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May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Table of Contents
May 6, 2013

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
THE GAY ATHLETE
NFL DRAFT 2013
NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW
  • ALEX OVECHKIN FOUND A NEW COMFORT ZONE OFF THE ICE (HE'S ENGAGED TO TENNIS STAR MARIA KIRILENKO) AND BROKE OUT OF ONE ON IT (HE MOVED FROM LEFT WING TO RIGHT). THE RESULT: HIS GAME IS REVITALIZED, AND THE CAPITALS SOARED INTO THE POSTSEASON

BOOK EXCERPT
  • A NEW COLLECTION OF COLUMNS FROM THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA SHOWS HOW RED SMITH BECAME A MASTER OF THE PAGE, ONE EXQUISITE SENTENCE AT A TIME

Departments

Screen Passes

Scouting the lineup at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival in New York City

Big Shot

This is an article from the May 6, 2013 issue

The story of conman John Spano, who lied his way to franchise ownership in '96. Club's slack "vetting" process elicits many head-to-desk moments.

Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau

Surfing icon Eddie Aikau's passion for his Hawaiian heritage and his intrinsic heroism ultimately cost him his life at 31. Beautiful imagery does justice to a beautiful story.

Lenny Cooke

Wrenching doc on former blue-chip prospect who outranked Melo, Amar'e and some kid from Akron, Ohio. Bring tissues.

Let Them Wear Towels

Pioneering women sportswriters on discrimination in press boxes and locker rooms of the 1970s. Beware, former offenders: These scorned women are naming names.

McConkey

Memorial to freestyle skier Shane McConkey, whose feats awe even his peers. Hilarity. Heartbreak.

The Motivation

Gets into the heads of eight pros prepping for the 2012 Street League skateboarding championship. Rich character development.

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