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The Player Whose Bell Stayed Rung

Football-related brain damage made Rickie Harris fall from the heights of the NFL to serving a DUI sentence in his ex-wife’s basement.

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When Muhammad Ali Was a Has-Been

Twelve columns about the boxer’s descent, originally published in the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Excerpted from Writers' Fighters and Other Sweet Scientists.

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How Jon Jones Became the Baddest Motherfucker on Earth

A profile of “the seven-time defending UFC light-heavyweight champion, practically unbeatable, and already maybe the greatest fighter of all time.”

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The Future of the Culture Wars Is Here, and It's Gamergate

How a small group of gamers has been able to “set the terms of debate in a $100 billion industry, even as they send women like Brianna Wu into hiding and show every sign that they intend to keep doing so until all their demands are met.”

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The Immigrant Sport

A trip to the U.S. Open of ping-pong.

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Just Undo It

A 2011 profile of LeBron James, originally meant to run in Port, that was killed by Nike.

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The Big Book of Black Quarterbacks

The stories of the 109 black men who have played quarterback in the NFL, from Fritz Pollard to Russell Wilson.

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A Sense of Who You Are

How fight coach Greg Jackson, once dubbed “the Philosopher King of MMA,” does his job.

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The Long Con: How The Manziels Conquered America

The family history behind college football’s most talked-about player.

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Can Diamond Dallas Page Save Wrestling's Walking Dead?

On a makeshift halfway house for down-and-out former wrestlers.

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My Roger Ebert Story

“The first time I was ever published in a book was 1997. It was because I found Roger Ebert’s email and asked him a question.”

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