“The regular average layman couldn’t see what I see. And the way they’re painting the trainer is all wrong. Look at him there, screaming, Do this! and Do that! I never had anyone telling me what to do. I did it. Shouting at the fighter like that makes him look like an animal, like a horse to be trained.”
Sunday, March 29
Ronnie O’Sullivan is the best snooker player in the world. He’s also the most tormented.
Saturday, March 28
Friday, March 27
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.
An athlete without arms or legs tries to get a spot on a the national wheelchair rugby team.
Tuesday, March 24
What happened to one of the most hated basketball players in NCAA history after playing a single season at Georgetown.
Thursday, March 19
Billionaire Marcelo Claure wants to help David Beckham bring professional soccer to South Florida. He just doesn't want to talk about it.
Tuesday, March 10
Twelve columns about the boxer’s descent, originally published in the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Excerpted from Writers' Fighters and Other Sweet Scientists.
Sunday, March 8
A profile of a promising young runner.
Friday, March 6
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
Sunday, February 22
Friday, February 20
A beaten man tries to come back from purgatory.