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Water's Edge

Bill May, considered to be the greatest male synchronized swimmer who ever lived, and his long quest for Olympic gold.

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Drew Brees Has a Dream He'd Like to Sell You

It’s a multilevel marketing company called AdvoCare. Or maybe it’s a pyramid scheme.

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The FBI vs. FIFA

How the feds flipped a corrupt American soccer official named Chuck Blazer and brought down the sport’s governing body.

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The Wow Factor

How one billionaire owner outflanked two others and brought the NFL back to Los Angeles, doubling the value of his franchise.

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“Why Him, Why Me?”

The death of a high school football player and the life that has followed for the kid who made the hit.

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A Mystery Wrapped Inside an Enigma Shrouded in a Beard

A profile of James Harden, the Houston Rockets shooting guard that just signed a $200 million endorsement deal with Adidas.

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Beyond the Breach

The people who survived Katrina, ten years later.

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Believe in Featherbowling

“This is a story about the most magical, mystical sport on earth, and the Detroit lifer who improbably became its king. Also, it’s about an art heist.”

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The Unkillable Demon King

A profile of the world’s best League of Legends player, a 19-year-old Korean kid whose nickname is God.

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Welcome to Manny's World

Pacquiao and his entourage.

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Isolation Play

For a few weeks a few years ago, Jeremy Lin was on top of the basketball world. Now he’s riding the bench, being taunted by Kobe Bryant, and trying to figure out what the hell happened.

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The Man in the Van

Daniel Norris lives out of his car. He’s also the #1 pitching prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays.


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