The Greatest Story Ever Trolled: 12/12/17
Joel Embiid has turned the Sixers' famed process into performance art, and everyone is feeling merry and bright-for now. By Ramona Shelburne.
Waiting To Inhale: 12/6/17
They offer players a putrid punch in the nose but likely little actual performance boost. So how exactly did smelling salts become an essential part of NFL game days? By David Fleming.
First Neymar, Now World Domination: 11/29/17
With an eye toward building world football's biggest brand, Paris Saint-Germain spent $613 million to sign Neymar. But has the oil-fueled deal also changed the sport forever? By Bruce Schoenfeld.
Long Live The Butt Fumble: 11/22/17
Think we've put this, ahem, behind us? Think again! On its fifth anniversary, we proudly present the definitive oral history of the NFL's most celebrated blooper. By Dave Fleming.
Is This Heaven? No, It's A Waffle House: 11/15/17
It's more than just another breakfast joint. For years, college football fans of all stripes all across the South have made pregame and post-game pilgrimages to celebrate and commiserate over eggs, hash browns and, yes, waffles. By Dave Wilson
Tom Brady's Most Dangerous Game: 11/8/17
The Patriots legend thinks he can play until he's 45 without sacrificing mind, body or integrity. But his future is not just in his hands. By Tom Junod and Seth Wickersham.
A Decade of Hope: 11/1/17
Ten years ago, North Carolina Tar Heels mascot Jason Ray entered our lives in an unexpected and tragic way. But his story -- and his decision to become an organ and tissue donor -- lives on. This is the legacy of Jason Ray. And why, to so many people, he'll never be forgotten. By Wayne Drehs.
Better Call Paul: 10/25/17
As last season ended, Chris Paul and James Harden had the same revelation: They could not beat the Warriors alone. In this ESPN the Magazine cover story, we ask: Can they beat them together? By Jackie MacMullan
The Charcuterie Board That Revolutionized Basketball: 10/18/17
In the past three years, the Warriors have won two NBA titles with the most explosive offense in history. This is the inside tale of how it all began -- on a plate of appetizers. By Baxter Holmes.
Six-Man Forever: 10/11/17
In a fading town in rural Texas, one girl took the field in the struggle to keep a high school football tradition alive. by Elizabeth Merrill
MLB Roundtable: 10/6/17
Justin Ellis hosts a roundtable discussion with Tim Keown (Dodgers), Wright Thompson (Indians) and David Fleming (Astros), who each spent time covering various MLB teams this season.
Six Days In September: 10/4/17
How the NFL and its team owners, famous for ironclad control, grappled with losing it after an attack by President Trump and a rise of player protests during the national anthem. By Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham
Tommy Morrison's Latest Big Fight: 9/27/17
The rise and fall of former heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison, whose career was cut short by HIV. The fighter faced jail time, drug problems and more in his final years, all while denying he had the virus. By Liz Merrill
Game Interrupted: 9/20/17
How a teenage gamer in the hottest new esport, Overwatch, became a reluctant icon for South Korea's feminist movement. By Mina Kimes.
What, Me Worry?: 9/13/17
Good thing college football's top quarterback performs best under pressure, because Sam Darnold has returned USC to L.A.'s most glaring spotlight. By Molly Knight.
The Search For Aaron Rodgers: 9/6/17
Winning isn't everything. But after Super Bowl XLV, Green Bay's hero QB has been on a journey to find out what is. By Mina Kimes.
Once More, With Feeling: 8/30/17
Two decades into his legendary career, Roger Federer is playing with a newfound freedom-and having way too much fun to quit now. By Kurt Streeter.
Crossing Crumlin Road: 8/23/17
Long after he escaped Dublin, Conor McGregor still rebels against its psychic barriers. Small wonder he's crazy enough to box Floyd Mayweather. By Wright Thompson.
Wheels Up & Hammer Down: 8/16/17
Rihanna on the beach. Drake in the club. Kendall Jenner on his arm. Formula One's most dominant racer is crushing life and making no apologies. By Wayne Drehs.
Finding Darko: 8/9/17
The world is quick to label Darko Milicic an epic NBA bust, but here are 10 reasons he is an utter success. By Sam Borden.
Stephen Curry: The Full Circle: 8/2/17
The untold story of how a single rickety hoop in rural Virginia produced two generations of NBA greats, including the future-shaping golden boy.
Going Against the Grind: 7/26/17
Talented, joyful and Dominican-proud, Manny Machado is the face of MLB's new identity. By Tim Keown.
It's Go Time: 7/21/17
No one can resist nature's call, but for athletes, knowing when to let it flow can be the difference between victory and defeat. By David Fleming.
Eternal Champions: 7/21/17
Seven months ago, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
Speak It into Being: 7/21/17
No, LaVar Ball will not stop talking. Not until it gets him and his family everything they want, starting with oldest son Lonzo in a Lakers uniform. By Ramona Shelburne.
The NBA's Secret Addiction: 7/21/17
How one performance-enhancing sandwich has spread through the NBA. By Baxter Holmes.
Can Breanna Stewart Transform the WNBA?: 7/21/17
On draft night, Breanna Stewart was the toast of the sports world. But in a league that struggles for relevance, will she ever reach those heights again? By Elizabeth Merrill.
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