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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Greg Maddux

An essay on the pitcher, friendship and death.

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The Right Thing to Do vs. The State of Florida

After Devaughn Darling died during a workout with the Florida State football team, his family was awarded a payout of $2 million. That was 13 years ago. Only $200,000 has come.

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Gold In The Mud

The story of imprisoned boxer James Scott, who contended for the light heavyweight title by staging fights inside Rahway prison.

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The Many Crimes of Mel Hall

A flamboyant player, a charismatic coach, and a sex predator.

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Why We Play

The allure of dangerous sports.

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Heroes for Sale

A final visit with late boxer Teófilo Stevenson, who could have fought or even been Muhammad Ali had he not stayed in Cuba.

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The Istanbul Derby

A trip to Turkey for a soccer game between bitter rivals and its accompanying madness.

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Meet The Bag Man

How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money.

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What Happened To Jai Alai?

Jai Alai once packed Florida’s frontons with gamblers and glamor. Today, America is down to a single top-level pro who plays under the name Tevin in honor of Tevin Campbell.

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Broken Stride

The death of a runner and the “ongoing culture war between fitness enthusiasts and automobiles.”

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The Sordid End of David Meggett

Meggett was an All-Pro running back for the New York Giants. He was also a serial rapist.