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Upsets Certain in Stanley Cup Chase

Mike Johnston, Sportsnet Magazine

It's Not Easy Being Jeremy Lin

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Dodgers Have a Fatal Flaw

Ben Reiter, Sports Illustrated

Kobe Battles Complex Legacy

John Smallwood, Philadelphia Daily News

Just make the playoffs. After that, anything can happen. That’s the mantra of all NHL teams prior to the season, regardless of how high or low external expectations are. In t...(full article)

BETWEEN THREE AND a million years ago, after an increasingly intimidating series of meetings with literary agents, I resolved to write a book about the ascension of Jeremy Lin. Non...(full article)

This week, SI.com is previewing all 30 MLB teams, counting down to the No. 1 team in the league. At No. 2: the Los Angeles Dodgers. 2014 Record and Finish: 94–68 (.580), first pl...(full article)

For Jule Brown and his teammates at Lower Merion High School, it started as a normal December practice during the 2012-13 season — one that would culminate in the PIAA state ch...(full article)

Tumbleweeds might as well have rolled down the 405 freeway that runs through this city as far as the NFL was concerned for the last two decades. But suddenly the city that seemed...(full article)

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