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These Are the Things That Change Boys to Men

Checking in on Kentucky’s historic draft class — from top pick Karl-Anthony Towns to undrafted Aaron Harrison — during the summer before their first NBA seasons

A Dayton With Destiny

Few thought the 2015 Royals could replicate last season’s Cinderella run, but K.C. has made a mockery of the doubters on its way to the American League’s best record. We were wrong about the team. And we were wrong about the man who built it.

‘Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!’

The twisted, true story of the drug-addled, beer-guzzling hardcore punks who made the most popular T-shirts in Boston history

Hard Knocks: Playing Defense With TCU’s Gary Patterson

The Horned Frogs have a Heisman candidate at quarterback and a shiny no. 2 preseason ranking, but the main attraction in Fort Worth remains the innovative 4-2-5 defense that’s proven uniquely capable of slowing the no-huddle and spread

Song for My Father

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is on a quest to become the first born-and-raised Filipino to make the NBA and live up to his late father’s basketball legacy

August 24 - August 30, 2015


The Website MLB Couldn’t Buy

Meet Durland and Darvin, the Hummer-driving, rock-and-roll-playing, real-life twins keeping in the family and out of Minnesota’s baseball mitt

The Reflex

Duran Duran has always tried to make pop records for huge audiences. The band’s latest, ‘Paper Gods,’ is among the most diverse, accessible LPs of its long career. But will the pop audience care about a band whose members are in their fifties?

Breaking the Waves

Looking back on the Green Wave 10 years after Katrina

Life’s a Beach House

Burrowing into the world of Baltimore’s beloved dream-pop duo

August 17 - August 23, 2015

Cody Kessler has Heisman potential, but needs to improve his performance against ranked opponents.

California, Here He Comes

USC’s Cody Kessler has managed to fly under the radar despite posting astonishing numbers while occupying one of the nation’s most typically high-profile positions. The small-town QB doesn’t want to talk about the Heisman, or the temptations that have undone some of his predecessors, or the burden of expectation. But when you play quarterback in Los Angeles, you can’t stay out of the spotlight for long.

Inside Men

Once upon a time, a college tackle moving to guard or center in the NFL was considered a demotion. Now, a new crop of versatile, gifted, and punishing linemen are realizing that life can look a little better on the inside

Mac Miller Finds the Way

One of the most successful independent artists of the decade, the Pittsburgh rapper left his hometown only to stumble into a personal rough patch in Los Angeles. Now that he’s kicked some habits (thanks to Rick Rubin), moved to New York City, and signed to a major label, has Mac changed for the better?

Usain Bolt’s Final Turn

The legendary runner is less than a year away from vying for a third consecutive dominant Olympic performance. But as he nears the end of an unprecedented career, questions of doping in track linger, and the competition is gaining on him.

30 for 30 Shorts: Delaney

Our latest film, directed by Grant Curtis, tells the story of a man who seemed to have everything, but sacrificed it all for a chance to save people in distress

The Most Violent Man in Wrestling Lays Down His Staple Gun

New Jack, the 52-year-old balcony-diving, weapons-wielding architect of pain, is retired and living with no regrets about the mayhem he caused

Taking the Heat

Two recent cases of the Miami Heat being targeted by con men show that South Florida’s sports franchises aren’t immune to the city’s hustler culture — they’re part of it

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