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April 28, 2008

Olympic Sports

FOR THE Best U.S.track and field athletes, the Olympic trials are a delicate dance —an attempt tomake the national team without sacrificing ...

Sept. 11, 1995

TROPICAL DEPRESSION

A small hill of tape, sticky and spent, grew at the big men'sfeet. Slowly, Miami center K.C. Jones and left guard AlanSymonette ripped and ...

Aug. 30, 2004

Fast Company

Youth was served at the birthplace of the Games as 22-year-old Justin Gatlin prevailed in one of the swiftest 100-meter dashes in history

July 23, 2012

Second Act

Four years after his electrifying Beijing double, Usain Bolt remains track's most thrilling performer and its economic engine—but can he win in ...

Oct. 31, 2005

Twin Peaks

The season's first giant slalom was (finally) a face-off between two stars in top form

March 21, 2005

Insider Trading

Coaches and players have found that there's big money in scalping tickets

July 04, 2005

400 Proof

At nationals, Jeremy Wariner & Co. showed how strong the U.S. is in the men's and women's quarter mile

Sept. 21, 2009

Why Not Us?

If the past is any indication, a team that missed the playoffs in 2008 will make it to Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. So who is this year's Arizona? Drew Brees's Saints lead the charge of the dark horses

May 02, 2011

Best of Times?

Record controversies often obscure the true appeal of track and field

Nov. 02, 2009

Unshaken, Unbroken, Unbeaten

They'd already shown they could blow opponents out; now the Saints have proved they can win on grit and guts. That's why they're breaking free in the NFC

May 11, 2015

A Good Trip

AMERICAN PHAROAH ENDED YEARS OF WAITING FOR HIS HUMAN TEAMMATES WHEN HE WON A THRILLING KENTUCKY DERBY

June 07, 1999

Inside Olympic Sports

STRETCHING OUT U.S. 5000-meter king Bob Kennedy is eyeing longer distances Bob Kennedy has never been sentimental. As he developed ...

Aug. 18, 2008

Hitting The Wall

The vista along the road race was breathtaking, but so were the conditions. Intense heat wiped out more than a third of the men's field, while a crash on a rain-slicked surface derailed the U.S.'s female medal hope

Jan. 12, 2009

No Looking Back

The struggles of the Eagles and their star quarterback seem a million miles distant after their professional dismantling of the Vikings

April 06, 2009

Only the Strong Survive

As the physical play increases with the stakes, four bruising—and bruised—teams arrive for a showdown in Motown, determined to be the last men standing

Feb. 26, 1996

A GUT-WRENCHING VICTORY

Senior writer Tim Layden reports on Bob Kempainen's courageousperformance at the U.S. Men's Olympic Marathon Trials lastSaturday ...

Feb. 03, 2014

SO GOOD, SO YOUNG

THERE IS this little girl. Thirteen years ago, on a late autumn afternoon, she goes with her kindergarten classmates to the top of the bunny hill ...

Sept. 16, 2013

NEW ORLEANS GETS ITS SEAN PAYTON BACK ON

THE YEAR AFTER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED FOR THE SAINTS—THE YEAR AFTER THEIR COACH'S SEASONLONG SUSPENSION, THE ...