The NBA's Secret Addiction
On the fleeting magic of volleyball.
An NHL goalie on playing with mental illness.
A profile of NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is returning to racing after a series of concussions.
He’s got 50,000 Instagram followers. He’s been offered several college scholarships. He just played his first high school basketball game.
A profile of the Oklahoma City point guard, who is averaging a triple-double in his first season without Kevin Durant.
When Randy Lanier sped to Rookie of the Year honors at the 1986 Indianapolis 500, few knew his racing credentials, let alone his status as one of the nation’s most prolific drug runners, smuggling in tons of marijuana when he wasn’t on the track. Now, after 27 years in prison, Lanier is looking to the road ahead.
At age 17, Bonnie Richardson won the Texas state track team championship all by herself. Then she did it again.
Suspecting he had CTE and that it would eventually kill him, a former high school football player kept a diary of what was has happening to his brain.
He was supposed to be the Dallas Cowboys’ star running back. Instead, Joseph Randle is in prison.
How the 1983 assassination of his father, the president of American University of Beirut, shaped the Golden State Warriors basketball coach.
A profile of the NBA sideline reporter as he battled cancer.
Pro boxing, famous for larger-than-life characters, now has one invented or the Instagram age.
What it takes to defect from the military state of one of the world’s youngest countries.
An ousted NBA general manager considers his next step.
“Oh my God, the NFL is using every trick in the book to market to kids.”
Can a December marathon in Northern Maine, organized by an eccentric long-distance runner, make a difference to a former mill town?
The intricate dance between highly organized ultras fan organizations, the teams they support, and the mafia for control of the center of curva and the lucrative ticket-touting opportunities that come with it.
How the Robin Hood of gamblers got ensnared in a money laundering scheme led by former football players.
With the 428th pick in the 1974 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected…one of the most violent killers in U.S. history.
In order to keep running, Tom White cut off his own leg.
An Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, then a 112-mile bike ride and then a marathon. The Quintuple Anvil Triathlon is five Ironmans in a row.
Maurice Lerner missed his shot at the majors and landed in the Rhode Island mafia.
David Roberts spent his life facing death in the mountains. Now he is facing a fatal prognosis.
A profile of Theo Epstein, the architect behind the Chicago Cubs.