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Home Court

Home Court

In this chronicle of the the struggles of African Americans to play tennis in the segregated south, a five-year-old meets a doctor who changes history by building a clay court in his back yard. Think Green Book, through a tennis lens, with Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe as guest stars.

Inside the Fight Over America’s Confederate Monuments

Inside the Fight Over America’s Confederate Monuments

In the century after the Civil War, the United Daughters of the Confederacy built hundreds of monuments to honor the South’s war dead. Today, the secretive group is fighting to keep those monuments — and its political power — from being toppled.

Return Game

Return Game

Wonder why the tennis world hates Maria Sharapova so much? Read my behind-the-scenes look into her comeback from a drug suspension, and why what worked on the court backfired in the court of public opinion.

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game

Counter-Strike has spawned a wild multibillion-dollar world of online casino gambling; it’s barely regulated and open to any kid who wants in.

Broken Route

Broken Route

A former Texas A&M standout committed an unthinkable crime. How did so many people miss the warning signs?

The FBI vs FIFA

The FBI vs FIFA

The exclusive account of how a small band of federal agents and an outsized corrupt official brought down the sports world’s biggest governing body.

The Shadow Life of Jim Irsay

The Shadow Life of Jim Irsay

This look into the secret life of Indianapolis Colts owner James Irsay was named a best sports story of the year by USA Today.