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What It's Like To Pick Up Tennis In Your 50s
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Late To Tennis Practice

Gerald Marzorati began playing in his 50s. He got a book deal out of it—and a pretty good one-handed backhand.


Are the Olympics Broken Beyond Repair?
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Are the Olympics Broken Beyond Repair?

Dave Zirin looks at the state of the Games, and it's not pretty.


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June 19: Varsity Letters at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan.


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June 19: Richard Sandomir and a Tribute to Frank Deford

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, June 19, with some of our favorite authors: New York Times author Richard Sandomir, will read from and discuss his new bookThe Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic. Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Jon Wertheim and some of his colleagues will be paying tribute to the legendary sportswriters Frank Deford, who recently passed away.

May 23: Sam Walker, Hamilton Nolan and Sarah Deming

Varsity Letters returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, May 23, with two returning authors, Sam Walker and Hamilton Nolan. Walker, the former editor at the Wall Street Journal sports section, will be reading from his new book The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams. Nolan, who writes about boxing for Deadspin, is a contributor to the new collection, The Bittersweet Science: Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside.

Feb. 22: Fix the Knicks

Varsity Letters returns to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, February 22, with a night that looks at the sorry state of New York Knicks basketball. Senior NBA writer at Bleacher Report Howard Beck will be joined by longtime New York Times writer and author of When the Garden Was Eden Harvey Araton, and Vocativ sports writer Robert Silverman. Along with moderator Yaron Weitzman, Knicks beat reporter at Bleacher Report, the panel will look at whether the Charles Oakley incident represents rock bottom for the franchise and what the lead singer of JD & the Straight Shot could possibly do to Fix the Knicks.

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