Saturday, June 21


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


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


Tuesday, June 10


Soccer, Made in America

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

Monday, June 9


Mr. Ten Percent

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

Friday, June 6


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


The Birdman’s Vengeful Ghost

The catfishing of Chris Andersen.

Wednesday, May 28


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


In Kenya, Running With Chinese Characteristics

The Chinese team heads to the home of elite running.

Friday, May 23


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


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


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.”