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March 02, 2015
March 02, 2015

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March 2, 2015

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KYLE WILTJER
DAYTONA 500
NFL
  • Every year NFL prospects, coaches, GMs and insiders descend upon Indianapolis, and what unfolds—on the field, at the podium, in the lobbies and the bars—is the foundation of a new season. Here are SI's eight biggest takeaways from the 2015 combine

NHL
  • The Predators have bet big and lost before. (Peter Forsberg, anyone?) But their latest and riskiest gamble—on troubled center Mike Ribeiro—has them positioned for something never seen in Nashville: a long playoff run

GIANCARLO STANTON
  • Jeffrey Loria knows big-ticket collectibles, but the Marlins' owner and notable art dealer outdid himself when he gave Giancarlo Stanton the biggest contract in sports history. Baseball's best power hitter could have gotten paid anywhere—so why did he take the Marlins' money?

MINOR LEAGUE HOOPS
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HOT: Amar'e Stoudemire

This is an article from the March 2, 2015 issue

Mavs debut on Sunday: 14 points and 3 boards in 11 minutes backing up Tyson Chandler (12 and 7). Would anyone trade those two for Carmelo?

HOT: The Kings

The Stanley Cup champs won seven straight. Did the playoffs start early?

NOT: Nebraska

After a 74--46 loss to Iowa, coach Tim Miles barred the players from the locker room, guaranteeing they'll continue to stink.

NOT: Syracuse

In a ceremony to honor forward Roosevelt Bouie (1976--80), the school misspelled his name.

NOT: Kevin Durant

He's out after having the surgical hardware in his right foot adjusted. His health, like the Thunder's season, is screwy.

PHOTODANNY BOLLINGER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (STOUDEMIRE)PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (DURANT)