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The Fight: Patterson vs. Liston

“We, the writers—a word I am using in its most primitive sense—arrived in Chicago about 10 days before the baffling, bruising, an unbelievable two minutes and six seconds at Comiskey Park. We will get to all that later.”

Saturday, October 18

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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.

Tuesday, October 14

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The Split

Relief pitcher Donnie Moore is best known for giving up a crucial home run during Game 5 the 1986 ALCS. It’s not what led to his suicide a few years later.

Friday, October 10

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The Immigrant Sport

A trip to the U.S. Open of ping-pong.

Thursday, October 9

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The Day The Mountain Fell

The reverberations of an avalanche.

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Once a Star, a Cricketer Is Now an Exile

A Jamaican cricket legend bowls in Brooklyn.

Thursday, October 2

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Greg Maddux

An essay on the pitcher, friendship and death.

Sunday, September 28

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The Final Walk-Off

An essay on Derek Jeter.

Saturday, September 27

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Using So Little

On the importance of skateboarding.

Sunday, September 21

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Together We Make Football

On domestic violence and the NFL.

Saturday, September 20

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How the Ray Rice Scandal Unfolded

An investigation into who knew what, and when.

Wednesday, September 17

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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.