He pauses and glances around him. Just about everyone in the place is aware of him now. When he continues, the voice is still under control, but the eyes have become lasers. “I know that some of the press is out to get me. It’s ’cause I’m more intelligent than they are, I handle myself well, I’m wealthy and I’m black—and there ain’t nothin’ they can do about it.” He flashes his joyless smile
Tuesday, September 29
Controversy following a climbing disaster that killed eight.
Monday, September 28
Inside the paranoid world of Nike headquarters, where people are worried that Adidas might finally be capable of taking over the sneaker industry.
Sunday, September 27
Saturday, September 26
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.
Thursday, September 24
The story of a sudden death amid a high school recruiting scandal in Texas.
Wednesday, September 23
Friday, September 18
Ricky Williams today.
Thursday, September 17
‘‘Just imagine what it was like to be him,’’ Walton added. ‘‘It was 50 years of him being 18 inches taller than everyone and having the brain that he had. Imagine being this jazz head coming up during black power. This is just a dude who has a different head.’’
Wednesday, September 9
Sunday, September 6
On the troubled, legendary Deschutes River fly-fishing guide.
The life of the former defensive tackle, who was paralyzed during a kickoff return.