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Sports Illustrated March 2020

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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2 min
life and legacy

SPORTS AND the culture around them have always been imbued with a certain glibness about death. The manufactured drama of sudden-death overtime. Stars celebrated for their killer instincts. The harsh cliché about retirement that says every athlete dies twice, the first ending being the day they stop competing. That glibness melted away on Jan. 26, when 41-year-old Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles. As Michael McKnight describes in his story on page 48, the grieving for Bryant quickly spread from its core at Staples Center to become a global phenomenon. It was a reminder of just how beloved the Lakers icon is even outside of basketball circles. It was also an opportunity to reflect on legacies, second acts and hard questions…

1 min
miracle shots


5 min
this is madness

WHEN THE NCAA men’s basketball selection committee puts together the tournament bracket, will it rely on traditional stats, NET rankings, Ken Pomeroy’s system or a roulette wheel? And does it even matter? This season up has been down, good has been bad and Stephen F. Austin has beaten Duke. The No. 1 ranking has been passed around like a microphone at a party of toddlers: Everybody wants it, but nobody knows what to do with it. In the course of five games, Clemson lost to Yale at home, won at North Carolina for the first time in 60 tries and beat Duke. There are reports that North Carolina is actually not good, but Rutgers and Penn State are; we cannot confirm this until the smelling salts kick in. The sport’s last undefeated…

1 min
at what cost?

Darvish gave up eight runs over two World Series starts against Houston, lasting just 12/3 innings each time. Looking at the data from 2000–18, teams spend more when they come close to a championship but don’t win. Though their revenue increases by virtue of making the Fall Classic, the runners-up still tend to overspend in comparison with winners. SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE THE ECLIPSE AWARD FOR FEMALE SPRINTER OF THE YEAR WENT TO A 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY NAMED COVFEFE. THEY SAID IT “DONATIONS IN JOANNE’S MEMORY MAY BE DIRECTED TOWARD THE IMPOVERISHED RICKETTS FAMILY OF CHICAGO, ILL., FOR PURPOSES OF ASSEMBLING A NEAR-MAJOR LEAGUE-CALIBER BULLPEN.”The obituary of JOANNE DEVRIEZE, of East Moline, Ill., who died on Jan. 19 at age 95. GETTY IMAGES (MONEY); MASTERPRESS/GETTY IMAGES (DARVISH); SEAN M. HAFFEY/GETTY IMAGES (COVFEFE); NUCCIO DINUZZO/GETTY IMAGES (RICKETTS)…

2 min
l.a. glory

MLS’S 25TH SEASON, which begins on Feb. 29, will be all about the new: new franchises in Miami and Nashville, and a new bona fide star in Javier (Chicharito) Hernández. Mexico’s all-time leading scorer and MLS’s white whale, the 31-year-old striker finally joined the L.A. Galaxy in January after years of being pursued by teams around the league. In terms of Q rating, Chicharito is probably the second-most important player signed in MLS history, behind David Beckham, as well as further evidence that the Galaxy do the best job of any MLS team when it comes to landing superstars. (He follows Zlatan Ibrahimović, Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Landon Donovan, among others.) The addition of Chicharito will spice up the already-intense rivalry between the Galaxy and crosstown foe LAFC, which has its…

1 min
burning questions

CAN DAVID BECKHAM’S INTER MIAMI COMPETE? Will the new franchise compete for a playoff spot right away, as recent expansion teams LAFC and Atlanta have? Or will it be a debutante more like last year’s Cincinnati, which had one of the worst seasons in league history? With a mostly unknown roster, no one can be quite certain. Then there’s the question about Inter Miami’s fan base. In a city where MLS had to shut down a team (the Miami Fusion) back in 2001, will star-obsessed South Florida show enough interest to support a team that doesn’t have any global superstars on the pitch? Their global superstar in the owner’s box is taking that gamble. WILL SEATTLE DO ITS THING AGAIN? The Sounders have reached three of the last four finals—and won two Cups…