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Sep 16, 2013

MOONSHINE WITH ... JUNIOR JOHNSON STOCK CAR LEGEND

THE MAN SI NAMED THE BEST DRIVER IN NASCAR HISTORY TALKS ABOUT PRISON, TOM WOLFE AND THE SECRET TO SOAP BOX DERBY—AND HE'S PLUMB HILARIOUS

May 12, 2008

Wag the Warrior

David Mamet tackles mixed martial arts

Mar 08, 2010

The Kingmaker

Jake Elder couldn't read or write, but few had a genius like his around a car

Nov 08, 2010

Abdul-Jabbar to Zaslofsky

A new almanac puts a light spin on professional roundball history

Mar 03, 2014

Stream Team

For watching the Games, the tablet topped the tube

Nov 17, 2008

F√∫tbol Follies

Strange days in the beautiful game

Jun 29, 2009

Crazed and Enthused

Richard Linklater profiles Texas' energetic baseball coach

Jul 01, 2013

Oz, Great And Tired

A magician's next trick: Finish a 135-mile ultramarathon

Apr 07, 2008

Major Latino Surge

MLS opens a pipeline to the hemisphere's soccer hotbeds

Mar 30, 2009

Rocky Topped

Ball State pulls a shocker for the ages

Dec 28, 2009

Not to Be Forgotten

From a right-leaning quarterback to a bass-playing power forward to a clotheshorse coach, the sports figures who died made marks that will last for ages—even those who passed away far before their primes

Jun 28, 2010

THERE AND BACK AGAIN

In far-off Bloemfontein, an unglamorous match showed the tournament at its best

Feb 04, 2013

Nationals Pastimes

Will there be a power shift in Washington?

Dec 30, 2013

Farewell

THE EARL OF BALTIMORE, A PAIR OF SACK SPECIALISTS (INCLUDING ONE WHO COINED THE TERM) AND THE GUTTIEST U.S. OPEN CHAMP WERE AMONG THOSE WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2013

Oct 06, 2008

Debauched Dynasty

True tales of those naughty '90s Cowboys

Jun 22, 2009

Just a Bit Outside

MLB's show needs to go deeper into the bullpen