Sports Illustrated

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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.

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A Tragic Fight Between College-Bound Basketball Stars Changed Lives Forever

The story of a sudden death amid a high school recruiting scandal in Texas.

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Yogi

A profile of Yankee legend Yogi Berra, who died Tuesday.

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The Heart of Football Beats in Aliquippa

The story of a small town just outside Pittsburgh that has suffered through a half-century of economic decline, racial tension, and endless crime. Despite that trajectory, or perhaps because of it, Aliquippa has also produced an astounding number of NFL players.

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Friday Night Lights

On the start of the high school football season in Odessa, Texas. An adaptation published alongside the release of Bissinger’s 1990 book of the same name, which led to the movie and the show.