Out at Home
Ken Griffey Jr.’s Cincinnati homecoming was supposed to be heartwarming and triumphant. It was a disaster.
“People Told Me to Shut Up and Play Football”Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins on why athletes are speaking out about social justice.
“The Zika Virus, You Know, and All That Crap”Golfers are using a public health crisis as an excuse to skip an event they don’t want to play. They should be ashamed.
David Ortiz Is the Best Home Run Trotter of All TimeHe’s got style, he’s got personality, and he rounds the bases more slowly than anyone else in Major League Baseball.
“You’re Not Going to Get Me to Say a Bad Thing About Kevin Durant”What the MVP meant to Oklahoma City and why Thunder fans will never feel the same way about Russell Westbrook.
Game 6 Was Weird. Game 7 Is Going to Be Glorious.A conversation with ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss about the NBA Finals.
LeBron James Is Even Better Than We Thought He WasWe knew he was one of the greatest of all time. His amazing 2016 finals prove we’re still figuring out what he’s capable of on the court.
How Ayesha Curry Became the World’s Most Controversial Couscous-Recipe-Tweeting Demi-CelebrityThe wife of NBA star Steph Curry became a battleground between progressive and reactionary factions on Twitter. Then she got famous.
“No Viet Cong Ever Called Me Nigger”The story behind the famous quote that Muhammad Ali probably never said.
Muhammad Ali Was Not a Saint, and He Was Not a Teddy BearAn interview with Robert Lipsyte on the fighter’s opposition to Vietnam, his sense of humor, and the time his trailer shook during a conjugal visit.
The Englishman Who Jogged Up a MountainTour de France leader Chris Froome’s bike got smashed by a motorcycle. So he took off running.
This Bar Fight Is Under ReviewHow the NBA would evaluate Draymond Green’s alleged slap at an East Lansing watering hole.
Flying Biles, Leaping Laurie, and Kocian in MotionThe best photos from the U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic trials.
Golden State vs. LeBron and Paul George and Andre Drummond …Could the new-look Warriors beat a team of Eastern Conference All-Stars?
The King Becomes a LegendLeBron James was already one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Now his record is unimpeachable.
“One of the Best Nights of My Life”An interview with Scott Raab on watching the Cavs win Game 6 in Cleveland and how he’s feeling heading into Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Stephen CurryThe Warriors star is forcing fans and his fellow players to confront their assumptions about black athletes.
Why Don’t Basketball Players Wear Cups?Plus: Why don’t football players wear cups? Also: Why don’t baseball players wear cups?
The Ultimate FighterKimbo Slice’s street fights made him a viral video star. His mixed martial arts bouts made him mortal.
The Sports Writer Who Hated Muhammad AliIn 1964, the New York Times’ Arthur Daley called Ali “a loudmouth braggart.” He never changed his mind.
The Best Stories Ever Written About Muhammad AliA collection of great journalism about the greatest of all time.