Sports Illustrated

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How and (Why) Athletes Go Broke

Five years after they leave the league, 60 percent of NBA players have nothing left. In the NFL, it’s closer to 80 percent after just two years. On the economics of professional sports.

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Craig Sager: Always on the Bright Side

The NBA sideline reporter works the playoffs as he battles cancer.

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The Curious Case of Sidd Finch

A profile of a previously unknown rookie pitcher for the Mets who dropped out of Harvard, made a spiritual quest to Tibet, and somewhere along the line figured out how to throw a baseball much, much faster than anyone else on Earth.

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Heavyweight Champion of the Word

In an era when America’s great sportswriters were as big as the athletes they covered, W.C. Heinz may have been the best of the bunch.

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The Mourning Anchor

On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.

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Snakes Alive!

The Rattlesnake Derby is like a bass-fishing tournament, except you really don’t want a bite.

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Revenge of the Nerds

How the Caltech basketball team, losers of 310 straight conference games, figured out a formula for winning.

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After Rehabilitation, the Best of Michael Phelps May Lie Ahead

Michael Phelps returns to his Olympic training after a 45-day stint at The Meadows.

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Who Killed Lorenzen Wright?

Investigating the unsolved murder of a former NBA player.

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Trick Play

Australian Rocky Perone, age 21, made his minor league baseball debut with a stolen base in 1974. Except he wasn’t Australian, wasn’t named Rocky Perone and most definitely wasn’t 21.