E.M. Swift

E.M. Swift

All E.M. Swift Stories

Feb. 25, 1980

Look, Ma, Two Golds

By E. M. Swift

Mrs. Nancy Heiden was having a hard time of it. "You sure we haven't lost one yet ?" she asked a friend before the start of the men's 5000-meter ...

Feb. 15, 1993

Gary Bettman

Ask new NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman his priorities for the early months of his five-year contract, which began Feb. 1, and he ticks them off ...

March 01, 2010


The U.S.'s Evan Lysacek upset ice skating's status quo—and Vladimir Putin—by jumping to the top of the podium without even attempting a ...

Nov. 01, 1993

Brian Boitano

When he discovered his first gray hairs, he named them. Now Brian Boitano only bothers naming the graying tufts. He's 10 pounds heavier than ...

Oct. 11, 1993

Brian Burke

If past is precedent, hockey fans better get used to hearing the name Brian Burke. When there's an ugly slashing incident, a vicious cheap shot ...

Sept. 19, 1994


The great ones all bear a mark of originality, but Bobby Orr's mark on hockey, too brief in the etching, may have been the most distinctive of any ...

Oct. 27, 1992


Skill, flair, fire in the belly—these are the traits I've looked for in the players on my alltime hockey Dream Team. No one said anything about ...

March 07, 2005

Unsafe at Home

Even as Venezuela enjoys huge success as a hotbed of major league talent, the country's crime wave has turned its beloved beisbol stars into prime targets

Feb. 09, 1995

19 Oksana Baiul

PRETEND FOR a moment that for every sadness God heaps on a soul, aspecial gift, unique and beautiful, unmatched in all the world, isadded ...

Feb. 21, 2000

Inside Olympic Sports

NO. 2 WITH A BULLETAt the nationals, runner-up Sasha Cohen, 15, augured a dazzlingfuture for U.S. skating In an election year there's ...

Sept. 08, 2005

Follow The Birdie

Little-known Jeong Jang of Korea withstood the pressure to win an Open. Sound familiar?

June 27, 1994

Friends to the End

Ultimate buddies. That's how friends described the relationship between Al Cowlings and O.J. Simpson, who played together on teams from ...

Feb. 25, 1980


By E. M. Swift

For a few brief moments it seemed as if it would be a special day for U.S. ski jumping. It was clear and cold at the start of the 70-meter ...

April 18, 1983

The blankety-blank Sabres

Montreal swore by its offense until Buffalo got two shutouts in the playoffs

March 07, 1988


Yogi was wrong. Sometimes it is over before it's over. The unusual thing about the Olympic ice dancing competition was that the outcome ...

Oct. 07, 1985

Everybody's Picking On Poor Joe

Joe Theismann's troubles mounted in a 45-10 loss to the Chicago Bears

Oct. 12, 1987


The NHL is such an easy target, I wish it weren't necessary to keep dumping on it. It's a good league in many respects. Most of the world's best ...

April 14, 1986

The Banger in the Bronx

In Only His Third Season, Don Mattingly Invites Comparison with Gehrig, DiMaggio and Other Yankee Stars of Yore