CATEGORIES

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

Introducing the marvelous Mallory Pugh

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
June 2019

Marks of Strength

A catastrophic accident took so much from Seth Hanchey, including his ability to speak. Weightlifting gave so much back: the motivation to recover, the drive to compete, the power to inspire. Here, his mother tells his story.

7 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
July 9, 2018

Ninja, The Biggest Gamer In The World

How did Ninja become gaming’s first crossover star? The Fortnite legend is relentless about one thing: He’s always on.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
October 1, 2018

The Greatest Dad On Earth

The Lakers are poised to be an NBA high-wire act. So what better place to prep their new big man, JaVale McGee, and his baby girl than at circus school?

7 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
October 1, 2018

NFL- The Smart Money Is On Defensive Backs

Slot Machine Miami placed a premium on inside coverage when it used a top pick on Minkah Fitzpatrick. If a team is smart, it will follow the Dolphins’ lead.

3 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
October 1, 2018

'I Want To Make Her Proud'

Devastated by the suicide of his older sister earlier this year, 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas opens up about his lossÑand shares his newfound dedication to fighting America’s mental health crisis. —AS TOLD TO MOLLY KNIGHT

8 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
October 1, 2018

How Pitchers Get A Grip On Hand Woes

Pickle juice? Superglue? Peeing on their digits? This is the gripping tale of how far pitchers go to get an upper hand.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
October 1, 2018

Ready For Prime Time

He is a rookie starter and much is expected, yet as Jayson Tatum warms up with his teammates before his first NBA game, he appears impervious to the noise and the lights and the pulsating anticipation inside Quicken Loans Arena.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
October 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

Ed Oliver Is Back For Thirds

Houston’s defensive tackle gobbled up awards as an underclassman and has already declared for the NFL draft. But as he enters his junior season, the Heisman hopeful is far from sated.

4 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
August 20, 2018

Idle Workshop

As the rest of America debates which statues should come down, how did sports—and college football especially—end up in a golden age of bronze?

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
August 20, 2018

The Fearless Bailey Foley

The incredible story of a high school star’s recovery from a terrifying brain injury and how it changed the way he and his family, friends and coaches see the sport.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
August 20, 2018

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fear And Floating In The Caribbean

We went shark diving (shark diving!) with Rob Gronkowski (Gronk!) in the Bahamas (the Bahamas!)! What could possibly go wrong?!?

8 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
July 30, 2018

Aly Raisman 'We Have To Change The Way Our Society Views Women.'

In her fight to end sexual abuse, the Olympic champion is challenging the very institutions she led to glory.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
July 30, 2018

Jalen Ramsey- The Most Interesting Corner In The World

What’s more interesting than the exquisite trash-talk of Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey? The person behind it.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
September 10, 2018

Hitting The Books

Inside Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym, where lessons learned in the ring aren’t as important as those taught just feet away in the library.

3 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
September 10, 2018

Everybody Wanted To Keep Playing

The oral history of how Garry Shandling’s super-secret hoops game bonded and inspired a generation of comedians.

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
November 2018

Spirits Of Morgantown

Blueberry? Butterscotch? Cinnamon toast? In West Virginia, every possible variety of moonshine flows openly on game day, bringing together one historic football community.

2 mins read
ESPN The Magazine
November 2018

The California Cool Of Jared Goff

In the midst of a wild three-year career arc that has taken him from rookie bust to MVP candidate, the Rams quarterback has learned to enjoy the ride. How far can his surge lift LA?

10+ mins read
ESPN The Magazine
November 2018

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