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Adrian Peterson's Suspended Reality

The running back’s life since he was indicted on charges of beating his son and suspended from the NFL.

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How Darrelle Revis Became the NFL's Savviest Negotiator

“In an industry in which millions of people are invested in his success – in which he’s constantly being advised, praised and berated, often by total strangers – Revis’ tranquillity might be his greatest asset. He isn’t just an island. He’s a fortress.”

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Out of Thin Air

Joe Namath believes hyperbaric oxygen treatment can reverse the brain damage he and others suffered playing football, so much so that a treatment center carries his name. The science, however, doesn’t support his claims.

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Jason Rabedeaux Was Here

The mysterious death of one of college basketball’s most promising coaches.

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The 76ers' Plan to Win (Yes, Really)

The team’s grand, analytics-driven experiment led by a business school grad who won the GM job after giving a “PowerPoint presentation that Sixers executives now recall as an ‘investment thesis.’”

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And He Shall Lead Them

Lester Cotton’s transformation from reluctant football player to top Alabama recruit, and the hopes and dreams of a neighborhood that ride on his shoulders.

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Precious Memories

On former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, who died Saturday, and his battle with dementia.

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Wes Welker Will Not Be Denied

When should a football player, and in particular one who has suffered three concussions in 10 months, retire?

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The Final Walk-Off

An essay on Derek Jeter.

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How the Ray Rice Scandal Unfolded

An investigation into who knew what, and when.

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Total Recall

On LeBron James’s photographic memory.

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Awakening the Giant

Y.A. Tittle, an 87-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback with dementia, travels to his hometown for the last time.