Reviews & Essays

Golazo!

With World Cup–level prowess, a soccer fanatic delves into the beautiful game's Latin American heart.

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Interviews

Rose-Colored Glasses: Kostya Kennedy on 'Pete Rose: An American Dilemma'

What have we learned from the tarnished legacy of one of baseball's greatest talents?

 

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Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football

Rebellion, innovation, and a taste for brutality were all part of a championship season.

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Reviews & Essays

The System

Passing and receiving college football's triumphs and failures.

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A Reading Life

American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith

Listening to baseball through the voice of one of its greatest chroniclers.

 

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A Reading Life

The Boys in the Boat

How a scrappy team of rowers from Washington State pulled ahead of the world.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Trading Bases

How a Wall Street trader raised the stakes of the national pastime.

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Reviews & Essays

Over Time: My Life As a Sportswriter

How a legendary commentator found his voice on the fringes of the establishment.

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A Reading Life

Open Season: Baseball Books of 2012

Tradition and revolution, friendship and bitter enmity, on the diamond and in the clubhouse.

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Reviews & Essays

War Room: The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team

How an NFL coach scouted a path to victory.

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In Brief

Branch Rickey

The man who brought Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball—and changed the sport forever—gets the biography he deserves.

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Reviews & Essays

Baseball in the Garden of Eden

The "sharp operators, connivers, and mighty strange customers" who nurtured the national pastime.

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Reviews & Essays

Chasing the Game

America takes its first steps in the soccer cleats the rest of the world puts on daily. Read more...

In Brief

The Eastern Stars

How a tiny island nation came to be the world's biggest exporter of big league baseball players. Read more...

In Brief

Satch, Dizzy and Rapid Robert

Before Jackie Robinson integrated the major leagues, white and black players met in contests that history has largely forgotten. Read more...