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Jan. 09, 2012

Tom Brady As You Forgot Him

Before he became the premier postseason performer of his generation, the Patriots icon was a middling college quarterback who invited skepticism, even scorn, from fans and his coaches. That was all—and that was everything

Feb. 08, 2016

Megagone?

Q: Do you have a goal to be the best receiver ever? A: Yeah. No doubt. That was the question I put to Calvin Johnson three years and seven ...

Dec. 14, 2015

The Barry Problem

AFTER BEING KEPT out of the baseball Hall of Fame and investigated by the government, Barry Bonds suffered another blow last week when ...

May 13, 2013

JAW-DROPPING

The face of the NHL has a broken jaw. So when the Stanley Cup playoffs started last week, Sidney Crosby was far above the ice, in the press ...

Nov. 02, 2015

Game Planning

THERE HAS been talk lately about turning college basketball into a one- semester sport, giving the best players a fighting chance to learn what ...

Aug. 17, 2015

Minor Threat

SOMETIMES YOU WIN, sometimes you lose and sometimes you break a record with an egg on your jersey. Mike Hessman didn't plan on ...

April 04, 2016

A PERFECT 10

In a tournament full of historic comebacks, No. 10--seeded Syracuse completed the most surprising one yet, surging past one of the nation's top ...

July 20, 2015

Uniformly Bounded

IN HER LAST game before joining the U.S. Women's National Team this summer, Carli Lloyd scored the game-winning goal ... for her ...

March 14, 2016

The Bond Of Ball

In late February, Chip flew from California to Michigan to watch the last regular- season game of his son Max's senior year at Oakland University ...

Feb. 01, 2016

Troubled Water

WHEN THE PEOPLE of Flint, Mich., learned they would get their water from the town's eponymous river, they thought: That river? "If you walk by ...

Nov. 09, 2015

Nothing to Lose

In the NFL you can't win 'em all—usually—and this season's crop of unbeatens might want to remember that you're better off if you don't

July 08, 2013

JOE MONTANA

Cool as ever nearly two decades after his last snap, the man who led the 49ers to four Super Bowl championships now keeps the NFL at arm's ...

May 25, 2015

Bonus Babies

THIRTY-NINE IS OLD for a ballplayer, but not for a human, and a few months ago Alex Rodriguez appeared to be neither. Rodriguez was ...

Nov. 19, 2012

Mirror, Mirror

THEY'RE NOT SPITTING IMAGES OF THEIR FAMOUS DADS, BUT GLENN ROBINSON III AND TIM HARDAWAY JR. ARE BIG DOGS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT

March 14, 2016

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

8.8% WIN PROBABILITY WHEN IN DOUBT, pick the Spartans. This has been true for many years, as they have played in seven of the last 17 ...

Jan. 20, 2014

Forward Spin

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 10, 2018—Baseball star Alex Rodriguez announced today that he would "humbly accept" the Nobel Peace Prize that ...

July 21, 2014

Second Honeymoon

Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt wrote that what was once thought can never be unthought, and a modern-day Cavaliers fan ...

Dec. 08, 2014

Urban Renewal

LAST WINTER A high school defensive coordinator in Chicago gave one of his players a most unusual assignment. "Your job," Michael Larson ...