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Sports Illustrated June 17, 2019

Through emotional storytelling and award-winning photography, Sports Illustrated provides you with complete coverage of all your favorite sports, including the NFL, College Football, Baseball, College Basketball, the NBA and more.

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Full-Court Press THE CROSSOVER has you covered for all things related to the NBA draft. In the days leading up to the June 20 event, which will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, SI’s NBA experts will be rolling out mock drafts, analyzing prospects and dissecting the needs of each team. On draft night, SI TV will host a live show featuring regular contributors Rohan Nadkarni and Madelyn Burke (above) on one set and Chris Mannix (left) and Jon Rothstein on another, along with some special guests. The SI TV crew will be covering the draft from all angles—breaking news, analyzing picks, assessing the draft’s impact on free agency, reaction on social media—and also weighing in on the big NBA story lines heading into the offseason. FIGHT OF HIS LIFE Former…

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THE LONG WAY BACK The Stanley Cup story is missing a cool anecdote about the famous photo of Bobby Orr’s game-winning goal. I was a sportswriter for the Boston Herald Traveler and was working with our sports editor, Cliff Sundberg, when we saw the photo in the Boston Record-American. Sundberg was so taken by it that he called Record-American sports editor Sam Cohen to congratulate him. Cohen said it almost didn’t run. He wasn’t satisfied with the photos put before him and asked to see others. When someone brought the Orr picture, Cohen asked why it wasn’t shown earlier. He was told that the paper’s policy was not to use a photo of a goal unless it showed the puck in the net. Needless to say, Cohen ran the shot. Robert Temple Middleborough,…

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beyond words

IT ISN’T a book so much as it is an institution. Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged weighs more than 12 pounds—nearly unmanageable—with more than 2,800 pages of densely packed print. It is culturally staggering, home to nearly half a million words—which is to say, nearly half a million fragments of collective human knowledge and imagination. Stretching from a to zyzzogeton, the book is not just a catalogue of language, but also an extensive manual and an exhaustive history. It is the product of more than a century of research and millions of dollars of investment. And it’s only the foundation for Merriam-Webster Unabridged, the dictionary’s official website, which has 14,000 more definitions and quotations and annotations than can be contained in the book. The dictionary can’t be outsmarted. By definition—by all…

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par excellence

WATCH HOGAN June 17 and 18, 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel When Tiger Woods won the Masters in April, it sealed one of the great comebacks in golf history. But it hardly compared to Ben Hogan’s resurgence nearly 70 years ago, when he won six majors after his car collided head-on with a Greyhound bus—he broke his pelvis, collarbone, ankle and ribs and developed near-fatal blood clots. That accident only added to the mystique surrounding Hogan, the subject of a two-part Golf Channel documentary. He has long been shrouded in ethereal mystery, but the film offers a revealing look at the legend, showing how he cultivated his iconic swing and parsing his complicated relationship with friendly rival Byron Nelson. “Ben Hogan is god,” former pro Charles Coody says in the documentary. “He’s the…

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dropping the needle

THE POINT of The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is not to, well, bash its subjects. “These guys really were our heroes growing up,” says Akiva Schaffer (left), who portrays Mark McGwire circa 1988 in the half-hour hip-hop Netflix comedy special he cowrote with Andy Samberg, who costars as Jose Canseco. But the lifelong A’s fans and SNL alumni play their beloved sluggers for plenty of laughs about the perils of fame, the workout benefits of bench-pressing bikini-clad women and, of course, steroid use. (A sample: “Go, Jose, go, oiled up like Rambo / Take the needle out my butt and hop in the Lambo.”) Aided by vocals from Sia and Haim and cameos including Sterling K. Brown and Maya Rudolph, the latest project from the Lonely Island—Samberg and Schaffer’s comedy group,…