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ESPN The Magazine: Best in Sports Issue (Graphic: Business Wire)

ESPN The Magazine: Best in Sports Issue (Graphic: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--What better way to start out this week’s “Best in Sports” mega-issue than providing fans the results of ranking the 122 teams in North America’s four major sports leagues – and in this week’s Double Issue, there is even more!

Also in ESPN The Magazine’s Best in Sports” issue – available on newsstands Friday, June 17 – is a compelling feature on Ohio State’s next chapter in “Law & Order: OSU.” As the Ohio State story continues to unwind, very few people have looked forward to the most important date of the entire saga: August 12. On that date, Ohio State – Jim Tressel included – will go before the NCAA and make their defense. What happens in those hearings? What can be learned from USC’s case last year?

In the spirit of the upcoming NBA Draft, this week’s ESPN The Magazine includes the third installment of the player mock draft, where NBA players Baron Davis, Kevin Love, and Al Jefferson, among others draft players for their teams off a virtual draft board in the actual order determined by last month’s lottery. In other words, they leave it to the NBA players to make the tough calls.

This week’s “Best in Sports” issue also draws attention to the argument that while Major League Baseball’s Derek Jeter may be overrated by fans, he is underrated by stat-heads.

Best in Sports Features

Best Fans in America

The Most Passionate Sports Fans in America Don’t Root for the Yankees or Cowboys. No, They’re Crazy for Mexico’s National Soccer Team. By Luke Cyphers

Matt Joyce Makes Himself At Home

Who Needs Carl Crawford? Not the Rays, Apparently, Thanks To The Emergence Of A Certain Sweet-Swinging Outfielder. By Jonah Keri

Making It Look Easy

A Photographic Journey Through Carlos Gonzalez’s Swing, Stephen Curry’s hammer, and Three Other Impeccable Examples of Sports Mechanics. As Told to By Amy Parlipiano

Best of Everything Compendium

From the Best Sports App to the Autograph You Have to Snag Right Now, We Clue You in To The Best of Everything Else in Sports Right Now. By Lane Strauss

Stat-O-Matic

Many Pro-Sports Teams Have Access to Stats You’ve Never Heard Of – Until Now. By Seth Wickersham

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Carrie Kreiswirth, 860-766-6042

Contacts

ESPN The Magazine
Carrie Kreiswirth, 860-766-6042