Chris Ballard

8 articles
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Shirley Dygert had never jumped before. Dave Hartsock jumped for a living. Neither of them knew what to expect when the parachute failed.

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The story of a very bad basketball team.

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The inspiring life and mysterious death of NBA player Bison Dele.

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How a Peace Corps volunteer turned a high school basketball squad into Afghanistan’s national team.

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A high school baseball team responds to a loss.

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A profile of the oft-shirtless tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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On Mike Powell, a Chicago-area high school wrestling coach who hasn’t allowed a life-threatening illness to interrupt his life’s work.

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The Vancouver riots and an unforgettable image.

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A profile of Jake Plummer, the NFL quarterback who turned down a $5M offer and left the game while still in his prime.