Thursday, June 26

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Why We Play

The allure of dangerous sports.

Tuesday, June 24

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Portrait of a Serial Winner

A profile of Luis Suarez.

Saturday, June 21

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The Faded Smile

Eddie Griffin made it to the NBA. Then his life began to unravel.

Previously: Jonathan Abrams on the Longform Podcast.

Tuesday, June 17

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Heroes for Sale

A final visit with late boxer Teófilo Stevenson, who could have fought or even been Muhammad Ali had he not stayed in Cuba.

Thursday, June 12

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Tuesday, June 10

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Soccer, Made in America

How coach Jurgen Klinsmann, “soccer’s Alexis de Tocqueville,” is trying to give the US an identity.

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.”