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May 05, 2014

NBA PLAYOFFS

72 Surprising Starts

Upsets abounded in the opening week of the postseason, but history says don't get used to it

By Chris Ballard

Features

NFL DRAFT

36 Johnny Manziel

Experts examine the technique of the draft's most polarizing prospect

By Peter King

• TWO-ROUND MOCK DRAFT

• SOUGHT-AFTER SKILLS

NHL PLAYOFFS

52 You Gotta Play Hurt

A playoff beard is cute, but the real badge of honor is much bloodier

By Brian Cazeneuve

BASEBALL

60 A Whiff of Crisis

Strikeouts are no fun for hitters—and even less fun for fans

By Joe Sheehan

SPECIAL REPORT

66 Semper Fit

The U.S. military elite is borrowing regimens from the sports world

By Andy Staples

Departments

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

12 The Mail

17 Scorecard

26 Faces in the Crowd

28 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Jabari Parker on why he's going pro

82 Point After

Franz Lidz: Donald Sterling, ignorance exposed

ON THE COVER: TODD ROSENBERG FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDFLIGHT PATH The Grizzlies' Ed Davis hits a wall of Thunder—forward Kevin Durant (bottom) and guard Reggie Jackson—during Oklahoma City's 92--89 overtime win in Game 4 last Saturday to even their series.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)