The Greatest Of All Time

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps' final turn

With his curtain call weeks away, the greatest swimmer of all time hopes to put his nightmares behind him and embrace life on dry land.
Wayne Drehs | June 23, 2016

Muhammad Ali

Shadow Boxing

Muhammad Ali fought 50 men. Only one disappeared.
Wright Thompson | Dec. 16, 2009

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan has not left the building

As he turns 50, MJ is wondering whether there are any more asses to kick.
Wright Thompson | Feb. 14, 2013

Kobe Bryant

Mamba Out

You'd think after the career Kobe has had, he'd just ride off into the sunset. But really, he's just getting started. Black Mamba may be out of the NBA, but not the spotlight.
Ramona Shelburne | April 19, 2016


The unkillable demon king

19-year-old Faker came out of nowhere to become the first true global star of gaming. But can the League of Legends prodigy carry a nation on his shoulders?
Mina Kimes | June 10, 2015

Stephen Curry

The full circle

The untold story of how a single rickety hoop in rural Virginia produced two generations of NBA greats, including the future-shaping golden boy.
David Fleming | April 23, 2015

Alex Rodriguez

The education of Alex Rodriguez

Six months, four cities, two coasts and one Batman suit -- we chronicle the fallen slugger's winding road back to pinstripes.
J.R. Moehringer | Feb. 18, 2015

Ronda Rousey

Rousey says she's down but not out

In the days after her stunning defeat, Ronda Rousey says that she's ready to fight again.
Ramona Shelburne | Dec. 8, 2015

Ted Williams

The greatest hitter who ever lived on

Ted Williams' ambitions shaped his legacy but wrecked his relationships. If his lone surviving child has her wish, the family's cycle of suffering might at last be broken.
Wright Thompson | May 5, 2015

Tiger Woods

The secret history of Tiger Woods

The death of his father set a battle raging inside the world's greatest golfer. How he waged that war -- through an obsession with the Navy SEALs -- is the tale of how Tiger lost his way.
Wright Thompson | April 21, 2016

Derek Jeter

The final walk-off

Now that Derek Jeter has joined the ranks of baseball immortals, we pause, in appreciation, to look at what he has meant to the Yankees, to the game, to all of us.
J.R. Moehringer | Sept. 26, 2014

Breanna Stewart

Being Breanna Stewart

The UConn senior comes across as "Stewie," the goofy kid, but her killer instinct has the Huskies on the cusp of a fourth straight national title.
Elizabeth Merrill | March 29, 2016

Abby Wambach

After the storm

U.S. women's soccer star Abby Wambach is known for living to the extreme. What life holds beyond the Women's World Cup is a great unknown.
Kate Fagan | Oct. 8, 2014


The legend of Zenyatta

Zenyatta is 19-0 and she has one race left, the Breeders' Cup Classic. She has won more consecutive races than any horse in history, breaking Cigar and Citation's record.
Wright Thompson | Oct. 10, 2010

Lionel Messi

Here & gone

The strange relationship between Lionel Messi and his hometown in Argentina.
Wright Thompson | Oct. 5, 2012

Tom Brady

What more could Tom Brady want?

What do you get a young father who has everything? Tom Brady would like to find a way to keep his privileged kids grounded. Another championship wouldn't hurt, either.
Seth Wickersham | April 15, 2013