Mercury in Gatorade

Despite the rise of analytics in sports journalism, we still talk about basketball as though it's magic.

How to Fix a Soccer Game

In this excerpt from The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime, Declan Hill investigates the intricacies of match-fixing in soccer: how fixes are arranged, how they're signalled, and how everyone gets paid.

Hatred, Haiku, and Hardcore Erotica: Your Guide to the 2015 Baseball Season

Literally every single thing you need to know to prepare yourself for the next 2,430 games.

The Nord Remembers

It was always easy to dismiss Montreal as a baseball city. Now, though, 10 years after the Expos’ final game, it's somehow harder than ever.

Kneel Before the IOC

With the potential host cities for the 2022 Winter Games narrowed down to Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, the International Olympic Committee is no longer even trying to hide its priorities.

What Baseball Still Doesn’t Get About Injury and Mental Health

Ryan Freel’s 2012 suicide shed light on the rarely mentioned issue of mental health in baseball. Dirk Hayhurst’s new book goes even further, chronicling his own struggles in the majors, and the culture that tries to keep those kinds of discussions quiet.

This is Why You’ll Let Steve Nash Lead You

How does an average-sized white guy from a country not known for its basketball prowess become one of the game’s biggest stars and most valuable leaders? A new book charts the unlikely course, but Jack McCallum has some theories of his own.

What About the Wrestlers Who Didn’t Die?

Pro wrestlers wreck their bodies, ruin their careers, die far ahead of schedule, and David Shoemaker draws from a rich well of their stories in his new book, The Squared Circle. Here are some, however, who improbably, defiantly made it out alive.