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Monday, June 9

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Mr. Ten Percent

A profile of Chuck Blazer, “the man who built — and bilked — American soccer.”

Friday, June 6

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Why Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?

How a bipolar diagnosis follows you from the top to the bottom of professional basketball.

Sunday, June 1

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The Birdman’s Vengeful Ghost

The catfishing of Chris Andersen.

Wednesday, May 28

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Crime and Punishment

The story of a high school basketball star’s sexual abuse conviction and its aftermath, told from all sides.

Tuesday, May 27

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In Kenya, Running With Chinese Characteristics

The Chinese team heads to the home of elite running.

Friday, May 23

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The Dream-Time of the World Cup

“Someone has sliced open soccer’s hourglass, and the sand has come pouring out on to the streets.”

Saturday, May 17

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Nothing Can Stay Buried

A profile of Bosnian striker Vedad Ibisevic, who has come home after escaping the war more than 20 years ago.

Thursday, May 15

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Bullfighting, Sport and Industry

“Formal bullfighting is an art, a tragedy, and a business. To what extent it is an art depends on the bulls and the men who are hired to kill them, but it is always a tragedy and it is always a business.”

Tuesday, May 13

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The Undefeated Champions of Defeat City

A Little League season in Camden, New Jersey, where the murder rate is 17 times the national average.

Monday, May 12

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'The Fight's Over, Joe'

Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali, 20 years after their final fight.

Saturday, May 10

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Thursday, May 8

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All the Kings' Men

An oral history of the 2002 Western Conference finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings.

Previously: Jonathan Abrams on the Longform Podcast.