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Blades of Glory

gambling The deal with Hayward is, you can’t get there from here. The nearest interstate highway is about an hour and a half west, over the state line from Wisconsin in Minnesota. Any way you try to approach it, you’re...
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Russell, the Creator

gambling Back on October 7, the Oklahoma City Thunder were in Minneapolis playing their first preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Early in the third quarter, Russell Westbrook dribbled left around a Kevin Durant screen to beat defender Tyus Jone...
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30 for 30 Shorts: Every Day

30 for 30 Shorts: Every Day

gambling Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Joy Johnson would wake up before each dawn, pour herself a cup of coffee, lace up her running shoes, and read this Bible verse from Isaiah: “They shall run...
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The 15 Biggest Plays in Baseball History

The 15 Biggest Plays in Baseball History

gambling The Kansas City Royals may have lost last year’s World Series, but in the most indelible moment of the series — indeed, of the season — the Royals held the fate of the championship in their hands. With Kansas...
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The Laughs, Pathos, and Overwhelming Talent of Jan Hooks

gambling A theatrical and sometimes solitary child who grew up in Georgia during the 1960s and ’70s, Decatur-born Jan Hooks spent summers and holidays at her maternal grandparents’ home in the small city of Cedartown, not far outside Atlanta. Throughout...
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Ball in the Family

gambling During the rocky beginnings of his pro career, when Austin Rivers was running low on both confidence and playing time, he would seek advice from an NBA head coach — but not the one he played for. That’s one...
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After the Rupture

gambling Wesley Matthews sprinted down the right sideline, cradled Damian Lillard’s outlet pass, and spotted Dirk Nowitzki. It was early March and the Portland Trail Blazers were engaged in a sluggish back-and-forth with the Dallas Mavericks. I’m going to ...
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30 for 30 Shorts: #BringBackSungWoo

30 for 30 Shorts: #BringBackSungWoo

gambling Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. The Kansas City Royals’ odyssey to the 2014 World Series ran parallel with the equally improbable journey of SungWoo Lee. A die-hard Royals fan who lived in Seoul, SungWoo...
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Schoolboy

gambling On the first day of the fall quarter at Stanford University, Jordan Morris walks into his Introduction to Earth Systems class, finds a seat near the back of the lecture hall, and starts flipping through his syllabus. His long...
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The Most Important Hip-Hop Song of 2004

gamblingWhat This Song Is About It’s a lifestyle song, stuffed fat with meta Houston rap references and slang. Why It’s Important It turned Houston into the epicenter of rap in the months following its release. The city’s influence in rap...
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