The 14th-seeded Mercer Bears stunned the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils, 78-71, today. Jakob Gollon (20) led Mercer with 20 points, shooting 9-for-9 on free throws, while Duke’s freshman star Jabari Parker struggled, turning the ball over four times. Mercer scored 11 straight points during a late 20-5 run that clinched the biggest victory in school history. (Simon Bruty/SI)
GALLERY: Biggest NCAA Tournament Upsets

The 14th-seeded Mercer Bears stunned the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils, 78-71, today. Jakob Gollon (20) led Mercer with 20 points, shooting 9-for-9 on free throws, while Duke’s freshman star Jabari Parker struggled, turning the ball over four times. Mercer scored 11 straight points during a late 20-5 run that clinched the biggest victory in school history. (Simon Bruty/SI)

GALLERY: Biggest NCAA Tournament Upsets

Kirk Gibson is best remembered for belting one of the greatest home runs in World Series history, a pinch-hit, two-run blast with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over Oakland in Game 1. As a manager, the 1988 NL MVP has shown great potential, taking the Arizona Diamondbacks to the postseason in 2011 and leading the team to .500 records in both 2012 and 2013.  On Saturday at 4 AM, his D-backs will open their season against the Dodgers at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia, nearly 7,800 miles from Chase Field in Phoenix. (Rusty Kennedy/AP; Kevin French/Icon SMI)
GALLERY: When MLB Players Were Managers

Kirk Gibson is best remembered for belting one of the greatest home runs in World Series history, a pinch-hit, two-run blast with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over Oakland in Game 1. As a manager, the 1988 NL MVP has shown great potential, taking the Arizona Diamondbacks to the postseason in 2011 and leading the team to .500 records in both 2012 and 2013.  On Saturday at 4 AM, his D-backs will open their season against the Dodgers at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia, nearly 7,800 miles from Chase Field in Phoenix. (Rusty Kennedy/AP; Kevin French/Icon SMI)

GALLERY: When MLB Players Were Managers

This iconic photo of Bobby Orr captures him in mid-flight moments after scoring the overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final that gave the Boston Bruins their first championship in 29 years. Orr was the first defenseman to ever be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP, scoring 20 points in 14 games.  He turns 66 today. (AP)
GALLERY:  Bobby Orr Through The Years

This iconic photo of Bobby Orr captures him in mid-flight moments after scoring the overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final that gave the Boston Bruins their first championship in 29 years. Orr was the first defenseman to ever be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP, scoring 20 points in 14 games.  He turns 66 today. (AP)

GALLERY:  Bobby Orr Through The Years

Sophomore point guard Magic Johnson made the Spartans fly in 1979, and his two triple doubles capped an otherworldly NCAA run that would earn Michigan State its first national title and Johnson a statue on campus. “Every member of the team is a hero,” one Spartans fan gushed to SI that April, “but Magic is a legend.” (Rich Clarkson/SI)
GALLERY: Best Tourney Seeds Ever, 16-1

Sophomore point guard Magic Johnson made the Spartans fly in 1979, and his two triple doubles capped an otherworldly NCAA run that would earn Michigan State its first national title and Johnson a statue on campus. “Every member of the team is a hero,” one Spartans fan gushed to SI that April, “but Magic is a legend.” (Rich Clarkson/SI)

GALLERY: Best Tourney Seeds Ever, 16-1

The notoriously indignant John McEnroe won 77 singles titles in his career, including seven Grand Slams. Together with doubles and mixed doubles titles, McEnroe won 17 Grand Slam tournaments. He recorded arguably the greatest season in tennis history in 1984, when he won 96.47 percent of his matches, including Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles. (Walter Iooss Jr.(3), Steve Powell(2), Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Top 20 Athletes with Irish Connections

The notoriously indignant John McEnroe won 77 singles titles in his career, including seven Grand Slams. Together with doubles and mixed doubles titles, McEnroe won 17 Grand Slam tournaments. He recorded arguably the greatest season in tennis history in 1984, when he won 96.47 percent of his matches, including Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles. (Walter Iooss Jr.(3), Steve Powell(2), Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Top 20 Athletes with Irish Connections

Tampa Bay Buccaneer Darrelle Revis dressed as one during a photo shoot for SI Kids last season.  Revis was acquired by the Buccaneers in a trade with the Jets for a first-round and conditional fourth-round pick last April, then signed a six-year, $96 million deal (not guaranteed).  Tampa Bay released the elite cornerback yesterday, who the Patriots immediately signed to a one-year, $12 million contract. (Bill Frakes/SI)

Tampa Bay Buccaneer Darrelle Revis dressed as one during a photo shoot for SI Kids last season.  Revis was acquired by the Buccaneers in a trade with the Jets for a first-round and conditional fourth-round pick last April, then signed a six-year, $96 million deal (not guaranteed).  Tampa Bay released the elite cornerback yesterday, who the Patriots immediately signed to a one-year, $12 million contract. (Bill Frakes/SI)

After surpassing 3,000 points in his already illustrious collegiate career, Doug McDermott lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. The image is inspired by a cover of Larry Bird, “College Basketball’s Secret Weapon,” from Nov. 28, 1977. (Lane Stewart, Al Tielemans/SI)
GALLERY: 2014 Sports Illustrated Covers

After surpassing 3,000 points in his already illustrious collegiate career, Doug McDermott lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. The image is inspired by a cover of Larry Bird, “College Basketball’s Secret Weapon,” from Nov. 28, 1977. (Lane Stewart, Al Tielemans/SI)

GALLERY: 2014 Sports Illustrated Covers