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How An Inner-City Minnesota High School Built a Girls’ Badminton Dynasty How An Inner-City Minnesota High School Built a Girls’ Badminton Dynasty

Bao Nhia Thao is maybe 5-foot-2, with an enigmatic smile—smooth and benign.

SB Nation Is Still Exploiting Workers, But In A Kinder, Gentler Way

In the nine months since Deadspin reported on how SB Nation’s business model relies on underpaying and not paying workers across its sprawling empire of more than 300 sports sites—“team sites,” as the jargon goes—bosses at SB Nation and its parent company, Vox Media, have put in a lot of work to make clear to people…

The NWSL Hasn't Had A Commissioner For Over A Year, And It's Getting Left Behind The NWSL Hasn't Had A Commissioner For Over A Year, And It's Getting Left Behind

On March 2, 2017, Jeff Plush stepped down as commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League.

What It's Like To Navigate The NFL's Concussion Settlement Hellscape What It's Like To Navigate The NFL's Concussion Settlement Hellscape

George Andrie has always been a devoted father to Mary Brooks and her six siblings. But with the benefit of hindsight, Brooks also sees that something was always a bit off about her dad, going back to when she was a child. The outgoing guy she always knew suddenly became less socially engaged in the early 1980s, about…

I Beat Up My Own Brain At The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament I Beat Up My Own Brain At The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

I once read an essay from which I can remember a single thing: that the author, a white man entering his forties, was no longer afraid to commit acts of minor to moderate civil disobedience in the service of righteous causes, or for just for shits-n-gigs. Send him to jail? Sure. Whatever he had to pay, literally or…

Jamie Lee Curtis, On The Eve Of A Flop, Searches For Her True Self Jamie Lee Curtis, On The Eve Of A Flop, Searches For Her True Self

Originally published as “How to be Jamie Lee Curtis” in the July 15, 1985 issue of US magazine, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

How One Rich Man's Weird Dream Transformed A British Pro Soccer Team How One Rich Man's Weird Dream Transformed A British Pro Soccer Team

Outside the 3500-capacity AGP Arena in the modest suburban town of Billericay, Essex, a 100-foot-long, 20-foot-high mural depicts Glenn Tamplin’s dream. It begins with the Mayflower setting sail for the New World, jumps ahead somewhat to the formation of Billericay Town FC in 1880, and quickly addresses the club’s…

The Ridiculous Saga Of Lance Armstrong, The Cheater Who Became An Enemy Of The State The Ridiculous Saga Of Lance Armstrong, The Cheater Who Became An Enemy Of The State

It was more than five years ago when Lance Armstrong went on Oprah, looked her in the eye, and admitted to the world that his iconic comeback story was fueled by the most comprehensive doping regimen in cycling history. The seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor had spent his career brashly denying that…

The Wizards Of Aughts: The Post-Millennium Washington Wizards And The Bloggers Who Immortalized Them The Wizards Of Aughts: The Post-Millennium Washington Wizards And The Bloggers Who Immortalized Them

The late-model Washington Wizards are broadly competent, secretly mediocre, spotty, and more boring than they are not. They could be nutshelled as an equal and opposite reaction to their counterparts of a decade ago. Those Wiz teams, which weren’t better but sure were stranger, boasted a bigger collection of…

Katharine Graham Was Not To Be Fucked With Katharine Graham Was Not To Be Fucked With

This was first published as “Pillar of the Post” in the May 20, 1976 issue of The National Observer. It appears here with the author’s permission.

The Kickboxer Who Is Empowering Saudi Women By Teaching Them To Fight The Kickboxer Who Is Empowering Saudi Women By Teaching Them To Fight

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s port city on the Red Sea, serves as a commercial hub full of beach resorts and sights, as well as a gateway into the Islamic cities of Mecca and Medina. Several kilometres inland from the Red Sea, with its breathtaking coral reefs, is the Al Rawdah district, where a private, all-women gym tries…

Garry Shandling's Power Was His Fear Garry Shandling's Power Was His Fear

Originally published in the February 1997 issue of GQ as “Shandling Agonistes” this story appears here with the author’s permission.

"I'll Ship You Back To Africa": The Full Story Behind Brandeis University Firing Its Basketball Coach "I'll Ship You Back To Africa": The Full Story Behind Brandeis University Firing Its Basketball Coach

Brandeis men’s basketball head coach Brian Meehan joined the program in September 2003; since then, he’s taken the program to the Division III Final Four and become the winningest coach in program history. The Judges’ on-court output has slipped over the past five years, due in part to the team’s inability to recruit…

The Making Of The Golden Boy The Making Of The Golden Boy

Originally published in the July 1996 issue of Playboy and reprinted here with permission.

Native American Lacrosse Teams Reported Racial Abuse. Then Their League Expelled Them. Native American Lacrosse Teams Reported Racial Abuse. Then Their League Expelled Them.

Lacrosse was played by Native American nations across North America long before it was colonized by Europeans. But despite Native people’s historical and cultural connection to the game, they were periodically banned from playing before the 1973 American Indian Religious Freedom Act restored Native peoples’ right to…

How Big Colleges Prey On Fan Loyalty To Fight Back Against Scandals How Big Colleges Prey On Fan Loyalty To Fight Back Against Scandals

If you’ve been following the ongoing developments in the Larry Nassar scandal and Michigan State University’s sexual-assault crisis, you’ve recently become familiar with the phrase “#SpartansWill.” If you’ve spent any time around East Lansing, you already knew about it, because it’s all over town. You see it on…

This Was Muffet McGraw's Masterpiece, And Notre Dame's Next Season Could Be Even Better This Was Muffet McGraw's Masterpiece, And Notre Dame's Next Season Could Be Even Better

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Muffet McGraw’s husband Matt clearly knows the drill by now. He beamed as he watched his wife of 40 years hold court with reporters after the greatest coaching win of her career. She wore a black dress that she’d bought especially for what turned out to be her second national championship, her…

Teaira McCowan Is The Most Undeniable Player In Women's College Basketball Teaira McCowan Is The Most Undeniable Player In Women's College Basketball

COLUMBUS, OH — When Teaira McCowan grabbed her 23rd rebound of Mississippi State’s semifinal win over Louisville on Friday night, she just kept coming down with it—all the way to the floor. That’s a long way down for McCowan, who stands a muscular 6'7", but she wasn’t going to let this rebound get away. That board…

I Blame Chris Brown I Blame Chris Brown

Here are just a few, tiny things that happened in a dark, bizarre, depressing Year of our Lord 2018:

A Used Condom, Screaming, And Porn: There's So Much More To How Bad Harassment Was At The Dallas Mavericks A Used Condom, Screaming, And Porn: There's So Much More To How Bad Harassment Was At The Dallas Mavericks

For years, one guy in the Dallas Mavericks sales department would come into the office and watch porn at his desk. Former employees don’t remember exactly how often he did it—they were trying to avoid seeing it, after all—but it was often enough that multiple people who worked with him remembered seeing it multiple…

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