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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.

Monday, March 30

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Watching Rocky II with Muhammad Ali

“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

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The Unhappy King of Snooker

Ronnie O’Sullivan is the best snooker player in the world. He’s also the most tormented.

Saturday, March 28

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John Madden Hockey

The making of an all-time great video game.

Friday, March 27

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Isolation Play

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.

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Take These Broken Wings

An athlete without arms or legs tries to get a spot on a the national wheelchair rugby team.

Tuesday, March 24

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The Troubled, Tormented, Surprisingly Lucky Life of Michael Graham

What happened to one of the most hated basketball players in NCAA history after playing a single season at Georgetown.

Thursday, March 19

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The Miami Connection

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

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When Muhammad Ali Was a Has-Been

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

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Mary Cain Is Growing Up Fast

A profile of a promising young runner.

Friday, March 6

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The Man in the Van

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

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Waitin’ on Sage

A profile of Sage Kimzey, the 20-year-old king of rodeo.