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The Wow Factor

How one billionaire owner outflanked two others and brought the NFL back to Los Angeles, doubling the value of his franchise.

Monday, February 8

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Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain?

An ex-SEAL turns to “ocean therapy” to cope with chronic pain and PTSD.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Surfing

Sunday, February 7

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The House That Built Cam

To understand Cam Newton, you need to go to a small church 45 minutes outside of Atlanta called Holy Zion Center of Deliverance and hear his dad preach.

Thursday, February 4

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Higher and Higher

Defensive end Shawn King was the 36th pick in the 1995 draft. His career with the Carolina Panthers didn’t turn out as planned.

Saturday, January 30

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A Guy Like Me

John Scott is a hockey enforcer — he makes his living fighting, not scoring goals. Scott wasn’t supposed to make the NHL. He certainly wasn’t supposed to make the all-star game. But when the fans voted him in, the league tried to keep him on the bench.

Thursday, January 21

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The Joy of Cam Newton

A profile of the Carolina Panthers quarterback, this season’s likely MVP.

Monday, January 18

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Spun

A bicycling love story.

Saturday, January 16

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The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.

Tuesday, January 5

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The Wall Dancer

Ashima Shiraishi is the most talented rock climber in the world. She’s also 14.

Friday, January 1

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Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever

A photographer captured the moment when a race organizer confronted a woman who’d snuck into the race.

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Thursday, December 31

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Snakes Alive!

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