Wright Thompson

11 articles
Avatar_57x57

Brazil’s restless youth in the lead-up to the World Cup.

Avatar_57x57

A journey into the world of Italy’s racist soccer thugs.

Avatar_57x57

A profile of Jordan at 50.

Avatar_57x57

On the strange relationship between Lionel Messi and his Argentinian hometown.

Avatar_57x57

Two brothers dreamed of baseball stardom. One would end up killing the other.

Avatar_57x57

A new chapter for Ohio State’s football coach.

Avatar_57x57

An investigation into the true identity of a high school basketball player.

Avatar_57x57
 The same forces that put his family in the slum also gave him the golf course on the other side of the wall, and the teachers and sponsors, and the strange ability to hit a ball with a club. But it still doesn't make sense. Sometimes it seems as if fate is wrestling with itself, making sure the circumstances of his birth are always conspiring to take away whatever gifts might allow him to escape it. He lives in two worlds, each one pulling away from the other. Anil is in the middle, trying to keep his balance.
Avatar_57x57

Searching for Jimmy Robinson, a boxer who fought Muhammad Ali in 1961, then disappeared.

Avatar_57x57

A profile of Ernie Adams, Bill Belichick’s mysterious right hand man.

Avatar_57x57

On the day of the earthquake, two men went into Haiti’s Soccer Federation headquarters. Only one came out.