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The Education of Alex Rodriguez

A beaten man tries to come back from purgatory.

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A Life on the Edge

How Billy Walters, the world’s most successful gambler, keeps winning.

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Free To Go

To save himself, a basketball recruit testified against his mother.

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The Shadow Life of Jim Irsay

The tragic romance of Jim Irsay, the shrewd owner of the Indianapolis Colts, and Kimberly Wundrum, a mother who shared his longtime addiction to painkillers, that ended with her overdosing in the secret condo he bought her.

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Jerry Football

A profile of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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You Can't Quit Cold Turkey

Jared Lorenzen was a star quarterback in college. He won a Super Bowl. And just like the author, he has spent his entire life fighting, and losing, a battle with his weight.

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While The World Watched

The World Cup and Argentina’s “Dirty War.”

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Just Cheer, Baby

The cheerleader who sued the Raiders for failure to pay minimum wage.

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Out Route

The bleak final season of Tony Gonzalez’s Hall of Fame career.

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In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple

How Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, all nine-sixteenths of a second of it, changed TV, the internet, and American culture.

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When 772 Pitches Isn't Enough

The fate of a star 16-year-old pitcher in Japan.

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You Can Only Hope to Contain Them

On having breasts and playing sports.