Out in the Great Alone
A trip to the Iditarod.
A trip to the Iditarod.
In 2017, the Hall of Fame Louisville coach’s career collapsed under a string of scandals, leading to his firing from the school he had coached for 16 years. Now, Pitino is finding himself in Greece, coaching Panathinaikos, working for a self-styled Bond villain, and enjoying a new chapter of his life.
How do you move on from being the best?
In 2007, NBA ref Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to betting on games he officiated. But it was never proved that he fixed them—until now.
"The functionality, the quantity, the aesthetics of your bathrooms is critical. It seems unremarkable to most people, but, trust me, you invite 70,000 people to your house and you get the bathrooms wrong—you've got a huge problem."
These women want the right to compete in big-wave contests—and get paid as much as men do.
He was on a flight bound for the English Premier League. Then he was gone.
Pat Gallant-Charette is 68. She’s on a quest to beat marathon swimming’s globe-spanning challenge.
I’m a 36-year-old grown-ass man, and I’m about to start crying on the plane coming back from Game 4. That’s how bad I want it.
A lifelong runner is hit with a mysterious physical breakdown and forced to begin contemplating the end.
An oral history of the most important deal in sports TV history, when Rupert Murdoch and Fox stole the NFL and John Madden out from under the Big Three networks and launched a television empire.
How a cat litter scientist from Iowa ended up in an NBA star’s inner circle.
On the start of the high school football season in Odessa, Texas. An adaptation published alongside the release of Bissinger’s 1990 book of the same name, which led to the movie and the show.
One man’s quest to ride the strangest wave.
On a pair of kickers.
Heartbreak and heroics at the World Ploughing Championships
An oral history of Garry Shandling’s secret pickup basketball game.
The inspiring life and mysterious death of NBA player Bison Dele.
Deliberate isolation. Petty feuds. Constant turmoil. The Manchester United manager wouldn’t have it any other way.
She raced cars when few women dared. But more than trophies or prize money, it was the zen of driving that pulled her in. This is the story of Denise McCluggage, America’s once-fastest woman.
I know dudes like me aren’t supposed to talk about depression, but I’ll talk about it. If a real motherfucker like me can struggle with it, then anybody can struggle with it.
On the NBA’s most modern avatar.
Eighteen 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.
The 26-year-old is many things: New York Knicks center, devout Muslim, star of #NBATwitter, and enemy of the Turkish state.
How prison changed the former pro scout.