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This Week's Edition
A Scot at Harvard
How much can business leaders learn from soccer’s most successful coach?
“That’s Racing”?: NASCAR Champ Tony Stewart Hit and Killed Kevin Ward, Jr.
A tragic death at a dangerous crossroads after two drivers refused to yield
With Big Data, Moneyball Will Be on Steroids
Defensive metrics are the final frontier in baseball analytics
Derek Jeter is Jerry Seinfeld, and All You Haters Are Newmans
Yankee great Derek Jeter's farewell tour is bringing out the nuts.
Germany Wins the World Cup
Germany's Mario Goetze volleyed in a brilliant goal seven minutes from the end of extra time to secure a 1-0 victory over Argentina
Soccer Is on a Roll in America but Not Everyone Is Happy
The USA's success in Brazil has incensed some conservatives and now America could be asked to host the 2022 World Cup
For Bosnia-Herzegovina Even a World Cup Defeat Will Mark a Huge Victory
Bosnia’s World Cup qualification has served to emphasize the deep divisions among the country’s three main ethnic groups
East Germany’s Steroid Shame
Depression, male features, kidney failure, heart attacks, cancer: the athletes systemically doped by their country are suffering chronic diseases
The Birdman’s Vengeful Ghost
Chris Andersen was one of Denver’s most popular athletes ever, until a malicious bit of catfishing portrayed him as a child molester and nearly ruined his life
AT&T-DirecTV Deal Could Hinge on NFL Content
AT&T Inc can pull out of its agreement to buy DirecTV if the satellite TV operator is unable to renew a deal with the National Football League
Starting 5: Clowney Time, Durant's Perfect Storm and Roy Hibbert Awakens!
The NFL draft kicks off, the Clippers lose Game 2, and the Mets are striking out
This Is Your Brain on Apps
Performance-enhancing apps will help you bend it like Beckham…or invest it like Buffett
Your Lying Eyes
Instant replay has made baseball less fun and no less error prone
Speed Is the Drug
McLaren is applying its race-car technology to improve pharmaceutical manufacturing
Pittsburgh Stealers, L.A. Takers
The owners of America’s pro sports franchises are some of the richest men in the country. So why do they insist on taking billions in welfare?
Feel the Illinoise
Cubs fanatic George Will takes a long stroll through Wrigley Field history
A Banal, Life-Threatening Crash
Michael Schumacher, the world’s most famous race-car driver, is lost in a coma
The Starting Five
Mexico–USA goes down to the wire and gets it wrong and the Knicks win another
I Used to Rule the World
The sudden fall of the L.A. Lakers under Jim Buss has been the stuff of great fiction—and low comedy
John Junker, once one of the most powerful men in college football, is going to prison
Just Keep Walkin’
Everything to see here, as Ryan Newburn starts a four- to five-year stroll around the world
In Alaska's 1,049-mile trail sled dog race, coming in last is still an amazing accomplishment. Doing it twice requires a very special musher
A Prairie Hoops Companion
The city game is being dominated by some college teams in the Midwest. What hath Larry Bird wrought?
The Post-Feminist Flash Gordon
She went viral in shoulder pads and a helmet, running over, around and through the boys, and now Sam Gordon is looking forward to a bigger challenge… and fifth grade
What Makes Sami Not Run?
Being the best at her sport, a great student and squeaky clean aren’t enough to get her into the championships.
All You Need Is Love. And Four Other Players
The Minnesota Timberwolves star forward has emerged as one of the best players in the NBA. That could be bad news for his fans in the Twin Cities
Translating the tortured, tortuous language of soccer can be a kick in the head
LGBT Moments in Figure-Skating History
The common assumption that male figure skaters are gay – and the latent and often blatant hostility behind it – is the sport’s deep and dirty secret.
Beck’s Got Next
A soccer demigod may be ready to plant his MLS franchise in Miami, a town that’s in no mood to build him – or anyone – a new stadium
Down and Out in New Jersey
Football started here. So there. Here’s a timeline of the Garden State’s most memorable football moments, some of which denizens wish they could forget