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Life After Inventing the Jump Hook

Billy "The Hill" McGill was once the first overall pick in the NBA draft, but it was downhill from there.

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Living on the Cut Line

Writer Paul Shirley tells Gelf about the trials and tribulations of being one of top 500 basketball players in the world.

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When the Sons of Eddie Break Through the Line

Sam Freedman's new book revisits the incredible 1967 football season when the players and coaches of Florida A&M and Grambling battled for supremacy on the football field and equality off of it.

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Making Sense of A-Rod

Michael O'Keeffe of the New York Daily News I-Team sorts through the baffling legal case of Alex Rodriguez.

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Where the Players Rule

Professor Daniel Gilbert explains the source of the MLBPA's considerable power—its stars.

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The Days of Awe and Baseball

Howard Megdal ranks all the Jews in MLB history in The Baseball Talmud.

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Examining the Games He Once Played

Robert Podhurst, an athlete-turned-sociologist, has a unique take on his field.

Books

Choosing the Chosen Jocks

Marc Tracy discusses how the figures of varying athletic abilities in the book Jewish Jocks were selected.

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Creating Order from Soccer's Chaos

David Sally and Chris Anderson use advanced analytics to poke, prod, and disrupt thinking about how soccer works.

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Maybe They're Born With It

Author David Epstein examines what genes control in athletics—and what they don't.

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