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Steve Rushin

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Dec. 21, 2015

On Time

IT FLIES AND it drags. It's precious and it's wasted. It's on my side and it's passing me by. We have too much of it on our hands and not enough ...

May 02, 2016

Beautiful Games

SUBWAY EMPLOYS "sandwich artists," Alvin and the Chipmunks are "recording artists," and everyone else on Earth has made art of some kind ...

June 22, 2015

From Horror To Hope

IN THE FIRST summer in our house in Connecticut we put up a basketball hoop whose bright orange rim shone like a beacon. Almost ...

March 28, 2016

March Sanity?

The action on the court is unchanged, but within the NCAA and beyond, the battle between smart and stupid rages on

Nov. 02, 2015

Ruck & Roll

AT FIRST GLANCE the Rugby World Cup is the greatest celebration of national stereotypes since It's a Small World opened at Disneyland.

Sept. 07, 2015

Love Handles

RUNNING BACK NICK GOINGS retired from the Panthers after 2008 and defensive end Kenwin Cummings joined the Jets as a rookie in '09, ...

March 07, 2016

Music of The Sphere

BASKETBALL IS jazz, a collaborative and improvisational American art form exported to the world and returned to us as Kristaps Porzingis, the ...

May 09, 2016

The Real MVP

ON MAY 14, 1939, Lena Feller traveled to Comiskey Park in Chicago to watch her famous son pitch for the Indians. In the third inning on that ...

Nov. 23, 2015

Babies on Board

SPORTSWRITERS, THE sportswriter Jimmy Cannon claimed, work in "the Toy Department of human life," one of many ways sports journalists ...

April 01, 2013

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Booyah

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. The Taj Mahal would have unblemished symmetry if not for the tomb of its builder, which is just off-center.

July 06, 2015

Good Ol' Daze

"WHERE ARE THEY NOW?" is the theme of this issue, and a question you'll eventually ask about your car keys, your reading glasses and your ...

July 21, 2014

MINNESOTA TWINS

SOMEWHERE IN Mpumalanga, on the road to Mala Mala, the terrain began to look vaguely Minnesota—"Foreign but familiar," said my ...

Aug. 29, 2011

GENE GENIES

DNA testing companies promise they can predict your kid's sports success, but where's the fun in that?

Jan. 24, 2005

BU-BC? B-eautiful!

Of the many longstanding rivalries in sports--Yankees versus Red Sox, 'Noles versus 'Canes, the People versus Mike Tyson--none is quite as ...

Oct. 08, 2012

American Zebra

FOLK HERO, TWO-TIME SUPER BOWL REF, OWNER OF THE MOST FAMOUS GUNS IN THE NFL. THEN ALONG CAME THE LOCKOUT ...

Aug. 12, 2013

Hunger Games

A lot of people say they eat, drink and sleep sports, but does anyone really do it, ingesting nothing but Dodger Dogs and Soda Shaqs and Greg ...

Nov. 17, 2014

Dante's Paradise

THREE MONTHS after he was born—the umbilical cord wrapped twice around his neck—Dante Chiappetta was declared blind. "If he can't see ...

May 23, 2011

Everybody Loves Sportscasters

Three ESPN-inspired sitcoms are in development. Really