Friday, November 6

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This Is Why NFL Star Greg Hardy Was Arrested for Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend

On May 12, 2014, Nicole Holder told Charlotte police that she had been assaulted by Greg Hardy. He was arrested, charged, and convicted. Then the case was dismissed on appeal. After a season out of the league, Hardy is playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Owner Jerry Jones has called him a “real leader.”

This is the story, and the photos, of what happened that night.

Monday, November 2

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The Greatest Boat Race Ever Dreamed Up Over Beers

An ocean race from the Olympic Peninsula to Alaska, with no motors allowed.

Saturday, October 31

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Why Are Sports Bras So Terrible?

The first sports bra was invented in 1977. It was two jockstraps sewn together.

Friday, October 30

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Lunch With the FT: Sepp Blatter

The disgraced former FIFA president tries to defend himself while eating boiled beef.

Thursday, October 29

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The Riddler

A profile of Henry Hook, the world’s best crossword puzzler, who died this week.

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The State v. Robertson

How one woman’s sexual assault by four University of Oregon football players in 1980 unwittingly led to the state’s expansive free speech protections.

Wednesday, October 28

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The Hateful Life and Spiteful Death of the Man Who Was Vigo the Carpathian

“Norbert Grupe—a Nazi soldier’s son, boxer, professional wrestler, failed actor, criminal, and miserable human being who was never so happy as when he could make someone hate him—was once a man so beautiful that other men wanted to paint him.”

Sunday, October 25

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The Man Who Never Was

Todd Marinovich was engineered from birth to be the greatest quarterback of all time. He ended up doing heroin in the locker room. A 2010 National Magazine Award winner, reprinted on Longform.

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Forces of Character

What Gregg Popovich, 5-time NBA champion coach, looks for in players.

Saturday, October 24

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How Did Lamar Odom Fall So Far?

Everything that happened before former NBA star Lamar Odom suffered multiple strokes on the floor of a Pahrump brothel.

Tuesday, October 20

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Who Killed Lorenzen Wright?

Investigating the unsolved murder of a former NBA player.

Sunday, October 18

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The Story Behind Bob Beamon's Miracle Jump and the Only Photo That Mattered

How an amateur photographer documented the greatest achievement in track and field history.