‘I Found Your Mom’

In October 2020, 41 years after his mother’s disappearance, Paul Wulff received an unexpected phone call.

Source: ESPN
Published: Aug 10, 2021
Length: 19 minutes (4,978 words)

Boxer Patricio Manuel, a Transgender Pioneer, Is Still Looking for His Next Fight

“Manuel sees sports as the latest front in a culture war that fought — and lost — previous battles over same-sex marriage and trans bathroom bills.”

Source: ESPN
Published: Jun 22, 2021
Length: 25 minutes (6,489 words)

Hall of Fame-Bound Tamika Catchings and Our Conversation That Affirmed Everything

“She weaponized her hearing loss on and off the court, defied its desire to define her.”

Source: ESPN
Published: May 15, 2021
Length: 9 minutes (2,431 words)

The Hero of Goodall Park

In 2018, a car careened onto a baseball field in Sanford, Maine, killing one spectator. Fifty years before, in upstate New York, a car had hit and killed a little girl. The two incidents were part of the same remarkable story.

Author: Tom Junod
Source: ESPN
Published: Jul 7, 2020
Length: 61 minutes (15,287 words)

Inside WNBA Legend Maya Moore’s Extraordinary Quest for Justice

Why did one of the greatest basketball players in the world leave the game in her prime? The answer sits in a Missouri courtroom.

Source: ESPN
Published: Jun 18, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,252 words)

A Letter from the Coronavirus Quarantine

Missing Serie A, pasta, and friendship.

Source: ESPN
Published: Mar 28, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,543 words)

Loss, Love, and a Promise Kept

A child presented them with a choice. They talked about it. They made a decision. They followed through. It was, by almost any measure, a fairly ordinary act of parenting. Except for this: Josh is not their son.

Author: Sam Borden
Source: ESPN
Published: Nov 26, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,850 words)

The Wild Story of the NBA’s Most Unlikely Heist

How executive Jeff David stole $13 million from the Sacramento Kings.

Source: ESPN
Published: Nov 19, 2019
Length: 25 minutes (6,400 words)

The Unbreakable Bond

Over 17 years ago, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ mom Sabrina Greenlee went blind after her boyfriend’s jealous girlfriend tossed acid in her face. After the assault, Greenlee avoided attending her son’s games, fearing people staring at her disfigurement. Today, she never misses a Texans home game from her spot in the end zone, where Hopkins’ sisters whisper game color commentary into her ear.

Author: Mina Kimes
Source: ESPN
Published: Oct 16, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,642 words)

44 Years. 41 Allegations. Now the Past Is Catching Up.

“It’s like finding out the Wizard of Oz is only this guy behind the curtain, and instead of getting courage, a heart or a brain, you found out he was a child predator and abused you 40 years ago.”

Source: ESPN
Published: Aug 1, 2019
Length: 40 minutes (10,198 words)