CATEGORIES

Who Is The Future Of U.S. Women's Soccer?

Introducing the marvelous Mallory Pugh

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
June 2019

Which Aussie Rules Football?

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the unstoppable Sam Kerr

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
June 2019

Who Is The Ass Kicker Of The U.S. Women's National Team?

None other than the relentless Julie Ertz

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
June 2019

Kyler Murray - Will Past Be Prologue For The Possible Top NFL Draft Pick?

Sizable expectations? Kyler Murray’s got a few: go No. 1 in the draft, become a franchise player and—oh yeah— completely blow up decades of doctrine about short quarterbacks.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
May 2019

Williamson Is Ready For Takeoff

His dunks inspire awe, his all-around game will make him millions. But to understand his legend, you have to go back to the place where it all started.

10 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
May 2019

The Future Of Football Is You

To heck with Belichick. Out of the way, McVay. You, dear reader, now control the huddle in a new football experiment with an audacious vision.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
May 2019

Nick Bosa Reveals The Pain Of His Unfinished OSU Business

The NFL draft’s most disruptive force of nature reveals how painful it was to sit out last year—and how hungry he is to start sacking again.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
May 2019

One-Track Mind

Go along for the ride as Kentucky Derby favorite Game Winner endures anxious, rain-soaked weeks to do what he loves most: run.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
May 2019

Dear Future Me - Caroline Marks

The youngest surfer ever to qualify for the World Surf League tour, Marks, 17, anticipates her soon-to-be-legendary career—full of Olympic medals and celebrity cameos.

2 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
May 2019

The One And Only Naomi Osaka

She’s a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a blistering forehand: For all her growing fame, the world’s No. 1 remains tough to define—just the way she likes it.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
April 2019

Bryce Harper Is One Very Big Deal

He’s baseball’s best-known face and now its richest player. In this exclusive interview, the All-Star talks rejecting $300 million, recruiting Mike Trout and becoming a Phillie for life.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
April 2019

Kyle Kuzma Turned A Sneaker Obsession Into A Legit Business Opportunity

No eight-figure shoe deal? No problem. The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma walked his own path to sneaker supremacy.

4 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
March 2019

Kyler Murray Owns His Future In A Way No Other Rookie Has

As Kyler Murray decides which sport will win his talents, at least one thing is clear: He owns his future in a way no other rookie has.

6 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
March 2019

Michelle Waterson Reps More Than Herself In The Cage

MMA is a violent and unforgiving sport. But instead of shielding her young daughter from her career, Michelle Waterson is bringing her along every step of the way.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
April 2019

The Rape Allegation Against Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals Fame's Protective Shield

To be the world’s most famous athlete means Cristiano Ronaldo can appear on screens everywhere yet somehow elude the fallout from a rape allegation.

8 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
April 2019

House Of Devising Fun

Boisterous celebrations, lighthearted trash-talk and screaming—lots of screaming: The inner sanctum of Yasiel Puig—baseball’s tongue-wagging, coach-smooching oracle of joy—is exactly what you’d expect.

5 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
April 2019

The Fix Was In The Whistle

In 2007, NBA ref Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to betting on games he officiated. But it was never proved that he fixed them—until now. Our two-year investigation and intensive data analysis reveals how he did it, whom he did it with and the millions that flowed from the conspiracy.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
March 2019

The Boardroom Making Of A Mogul

Kevin Durant’s go-to move for off-the-court success?Trusting his instincts.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
March 2019

Raise Your Voice

How social media has helped Breanna Stewart realize the power of her platforms.

3 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
March 2019

It's Gotta Be The Laces!

We were promised flying cars! Guess we’ll settle for self-lacing kicks. But the way Jayson Tatum sees it, we’ll be levitating in no time.

2 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
February 2019

The Super Rise Of The Supercontest

Simple rules, huge payoff: This is the oral history of how a little-known NFL betting competition for Las Vegas sharps became a national phenomenon for everyone else.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
February 2019

A Very, Very Tall Tale

Boban Marjanovic is 7-foot-3 and—no joke!—the most efficient scorer in NBA history. He’s also a career backup. Does that bother him? Less than you’d think.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
February 2019

What Simona Halep's Win Means To Romania

The Romanian was a No. 1 who’d never won a major—until 2018. Gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci shares the joy of seeing Halep finally win, and what it means to their nation.

2 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
December 2018/January 2019

How Lewis Hamilton Turned Unexpected Weather Boost Into A Season-Defining Moment!

The Formula One champ needed some help from the heavens in July—and turned that unexpected weather boost into a season-defining moment.

2 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
December 2018/January 2019

Why Mike Trout Is Still The Toughest Out In The Game

MLB’s best player (sorry, Mookie) had his best season yet. ESPN’s Sam Miller explains why Trout is still the toughest out in the game.

3 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
December 2018/January 2019

Simone Biles The Most Dominant Athlete Of 2018

This was the year the greatest gymnast of all time showed that not a damn thing will ever stand in her way. The Undefeated’s Danyel Smith chronicles Biles’ journey to unparalleled dominance.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
December 2018/January 2019

Novak Djokovic's Return To The Elite

In the spring, he was in the worst slump of his career. Two grand slams later, he’s back to No. 1. Writer Michael Steinberger takes us inside Djokovic’s return to the elite.

7 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
December 2018/January 2019

Katie Ledecky

The Olympian tells espnW’s Allison Glock how she went from swimming at the local pool as a way to meet friends to repeatedly smashing world records.

5 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
December 2018/January 2019

Breaking Big

Ken Roczen thought he might never race again after two horrific crashes. But his incredible comeback is almost here.

1 min read
ESPN The Magazine
December 2018/January 2019

A Very Merry Shopping Spree

​We took Boston swingman Jayson Tatum on a fast break through the mall to find presents for teammates and loved ones on Christmas Day. (And boy, is he about to make Brad Stevens one happy coach.)

4 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
December 2018/January 2019

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