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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.


Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast
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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.