On faith and football.
How race and recollection still frame an Alabama football fatality 40 years later.
The persistent, tragic behavior of professional athletes.
The story of a home run that almost wasn’t, and the act of sportsmanship that made it so.
Thirteen years ago, NFL wide receiver Rae Carruth conspired to kill the woman carrying his child. The woman, Cherica Adams, died. The child, Chancellor Lee Adams, did not.
Darren Lumar lived in mansions he didn’t own, ran companies that didn’t make a dime, went to colleges that didn’t exist and slept with “any number of women” despite being married to James Brown’s daughter. When he was murdered, the cops had a problem: too many possible suspects.
The story of a high school star who died minutes after hitting a game-winner to end an undefeated season, and the family and friends he left behind.
On Clifton “Pop” Herring, the then-26-year-old high school basketball coach who famously left Jordan off the varsity squad as a sophomore.
The story of H1N1 and one of the lives it claimed.
A 15-year-old dies shortly after collapsing from heatstroke during a high school football practice. Was it has coach’s fault? The state thought so, and put him on trial.
Mykal Riley’s last-second three-pointer kept thousands of fans out of the path of tornado. Just as remarkable? That Riley was there to shoot the three in the first place.