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Arctic Man: Wild rides and crazed nights at America's most extreme ski race

It's April in Alaska so the traffic on the Glenn Highway can't be blamed on either winter snow or summer tourists. The line of yellowing motorhomes, bulbous camper trailers, jacked-up pickups and…
LENGTH: 29 minutes (7362 words)

Too Much Bull

It should have been a lucky day, with all those sevens lined up like that: 7-7-2007. Clouds drifted overhead but it was still and warm in Gallup, N. M.'s Red Rock Arena. Behind the bucking chutes,…
LENGTH: 27 minutes (6896 words)

The Essence of Velocity: The pitching theory that could revolutionize baseball, if only the sport would embrace it

It had been a good meeting as far as Perry Husband was concerned. The 15 minutes he had been promised to convince the Houston Astros' team brass to fundamentally revamp their organizational approach…
LENGTH: 34 minutes (8554 words)

A Son of the Game: Mariano Rivera III tries to make a name for himself in baseball

Officially, the box score will say that there are 180 people gathered around the diamond at City Park in New Rochelle, N.Y. In fairness, 90 seems a much more reasonable estimate. It's Friday, March…
LENGTH: 30 minutes (7661 words)

That Wonderful Summer: The 1994 World Cup changed soccer in America forever. The men from the U.S. team remember how it all happened.

On July 4, 1988, FIFA awarded the 1994 World Cup to the United States. At the time, there was no top-flight professional league in the U.S., and it had been 38 years since the country had…
LENGTH: 33 minutes (8398 words)

A miracle put on ice: Four years after the 'Miracle on Ice', the 1984 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team never had a chance

This is the tale of a team you don't care about. Admittedly, it's an unconventional way to kick off a story. But the sentiment is true. Unless you're some sort of hockey savant, and your walls are…
LENGTH: 30 minutes (7513 words)

The only game in town: 8-man football is a way of life in Eastern Montana, where small towns fight to survive

On a recent Saturday afternoon, 12 miles from the Canadian border, the hometown Scobey Spartans prepared to kick off to the Wibaux Longhorns in an 8-man high school football game. The Spartans were…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 10, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5690 words)

Andre Dawkins has a story: And the Duke guard would rather not talk about it

I'm driving east on U.S. 264, headed home from Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium. Clouds cover the setting sun behind me. I feel like I need a shower. I just interviewed a kid who didn't want…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 31, 2013
LENGTH: 27 minutes (6987 words)

Motor City's yearning

PART I: This Is Their Home Thirty concrete miles north of Detroit along Interstate 75, beyond the city bustle, before Flint and Saginaw and the intermittently wild offerings of all points "Up North,"…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 30, 2013
LENGTH: 31 minutes (7841 words)