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April 14, 2021

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Mailbag: Breaking Down the ITF’s New Gender Equality Research

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jon Wertheim Hey, everyone. • Michael Chang was our most recent podcast guest. • Next up, ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi…. Let’s start here. We had a few questions about the ITF’s “research project examining sports gender equality across the media......

The Best Sports Quotes of All Time

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1. If you follow me on Twitter or have read my columns over the years on SI.com, you know, to put it lightly, I’m not a fan of Alex Rodriguez. So when I saw the amazing “I don’t know who that is” quote from Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards last night, I......

Anthony Edwards Hasn’t the Faintest Idea Who A-Rod Is

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMzEyODAwMzk1MDExMjIy/anthony-edwards-alex-rodriguez.jpg Dan Gartland Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards won’t be starstruck the first time he meets his new boss. Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, the former president and CEO of Walmart’s e-commerce division, are in exclusive negotiations to buy the T-Wolves from Glen Taylor. Lore is the money man but A-Rod......

The Evolution of Joel Embiid’s Mid-Range Game

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Pina Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan......

Trevor Lawrence Is Out to Prove Absolutely Nothing

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Rosenberg The sun is setting in Laguna Beach, Calif., and Trevor Lawrence wants to enjoy it. He opens the blinds so the light can stream in. His fiancé, Marissa Mowry, sits with a glass of red wine. They met......

The Myth of Shohei Ohtani Is Proving to Be Real Once Again

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Emma Baccellieri Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning you’ll get a fresh, topical column to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. There was a point last year when it was easy to feel that Shohei......

PSG Shows Its Growth in Ousting Bayern Munich

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson The European champion is out, and just as significantly perhaps, Paris Saint-Germain stared into the abyss, faced its fears and, finally, prevailed.  It was tense, it was tight, it was nervy, but a 1-0 defeat for PSG was......

USWNT Responds to Hiccup With Emphatic Win vs. France

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If the U.S. women’s national team’s draw vs. Sweden on Saturday uncovered some light cracks in the foundation, then Tuesday’s response vs. France filled them right up. Early goals from Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan sent the U.S. on its way to a 2-0 win at Stade Océane, where the......

What’s Next for NXT Women’s Champion Raquel González?

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Courtesy WWE Raquel González won the NXT Women’s Championship last week from Io Shirai, creating a moment in her first TakeOver main event at Stand & Deliver. González, who is 30-year-old Victoria González, is in the midst of an incredible rise in NXT. She got her start in both editions......

This Was the Lowest-Rated Masters in 28 Years

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NBA Power Rankings: Joel Embiid Makes Dominant Return for 76ers

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMjkxNTM0NDAxMzE1OTkw/joel-embiid-76ers-celebrate.jpg Michael Shapiro Welcome back to the MVP race, Joel Embiid. Philadelphia’s superstar center returned on April 3 to the Sixers’ lineup after a 10-game absence, and he’s quickly returned to form amid a dominant 2020–21 season. Embiid dropped 27 points on the Thunder in a blowout on Saturday night.......

Inside the Most Competitive NBA Awards Race Yet

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan......

The Trade That Might Have Saved Caris LeVert

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Phillies’ Bullpen Turnaround Ignites Hot Start to 2021

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Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning you’ll get a fresh, topical column to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. It took exactly one game for Phillies fans to get that all-too-familiar sinking feeling in the pits of their stomachs again. Facing the Braves on Opening......

Mock Draft 2.0: 49ers Take Trey Lance

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Conor Orr Every year, colleagues Jenny Vrentas, Albert Breer and I battle it out for mock draft supremacy. Every year, I end up going first, which is all right with me. (Technically, Albert got a head start this year with......

MAQB: Julian Edelman’s Legacy in New England

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMjc2NTI2NDQzNDA2NDg2/julian-edelman-teddy-bridgewater-james-conner-maqb.jpg Albert Breer Maybe it’s cliché to call him this, but when the Patriots couldn’t figure out quite what to do with Julian Edelman a decade ago, it was what he was, not what he wasn’t, that led Bill Belichick to keep the light on for him. Edelman, who announced......

Twitter Has Thoughts On Kevin James Being Cast to Play Sean Payton

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMjY5OTIxMzIwNTc2MTUw/sean-payton-kevin-james.jpg Jimmy Traina 1. It was just announced that Kevin James, of King of Queens fame, will play Saints coach Sean Payton in an upcoming film. When Payton was suspended by the NFL for Bountygate in 2012, he served as the offensive coordinator for his son’s sixth-grade team, which went......

USWNT Returns to Site of Last Loss on Heels of Rare Wake-Up Call

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Avi Creditor Most major tournament cycles for the U.S. women’s national team follow a familiar script: Play in a number of tune-up friendlies and tournaments. Win handily, for the most part. Endure a close call or defeat that all tout......

Best Moments from the 2021 Masters

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Warriors President Rick Welts Is Ready to Exit the Stage

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Howard Beck Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan......

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