Amy Brachmann

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Monica Hargrove's body shot

<i>This is an extended story from ESPN The Magazine's June 9 World Cup Preview Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>MONICA HARGROVE</b> burst onto the professional track …

Why more wrist injuries?

<b>RICHARD BERGER,</b>, the Mayo Clinic's leading hand surgeon, wasn't surprised when top-10 aces Juan Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic both withdrew …

Straight from the horse's nose

<b>IN A BID</b> to become the 12th Triple Crown winner, California Chrome will race the Belmont Stakes on June 7 with a small adhesive strip stuck to his …

Dodgers' payroll is worth it

<b>SEVEN MONTHS AFTER</b> they came two wins short of reaching the World Series for the first time since the Reagan administration, the Dodgers are awash in …

Portrait Of A Serial Winner

A journey in pursuit of Luis Suarez, who -- when he's not biting opponents -- is the most beautiful player in the game.<p><b>BEFORE GETTING TO</b> the alleged …

Vander Blue has 200 teammates

play<p>ESPN the Magazine: Vander Blue<p>In the last year, Vander Blue has played for five NBA teams, four D-league teams, and pro teams in Israel and Asia. …

Meet Masahiro Tanaka's translator

<b>1. You gotta get up to speed -- fast</b><br>I met Masahiro in a hotel the day before we did the big news conference in New York to introduce him. We said …

Tanaka is a $155M bargain

<b>IN THE AFTERMATH,</b> the players remembered how Masahiro Tanaka flinched, ducking as if someone had rifled a ball at his face.<p>It was early evening in a …

How to outfit an NHL team

<b>HE'S HOISTED THE</b> Stanley Cup and won gold with Team Canada, but the greatest achievement of LA's longtime gear guy is keeping his team -- and its …

Michael Del Zotto's biggest fan

<b>SAY WHAT YOU</b> will about texting, the medium has brought a new sense of intimacy to the world. And without it, the connection between Liam Traynor, a …

The Pride Of A Country

advanced-placement-vedad-ibisevic<p>ADVANCED PLACEMENT<p>paris-blues-vedad-ibisevic<p>PARIS BLUES<p>new-faces-new-places-vedad-ibisevic<p>NEW FACES, NEW …

Sam Stosur's body shot

<i>This is an extended version of a story that appears in ESPN The Magazine's May 26 Transactions Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>WITHIN THE WORLD</b> of women's …

New philosophy for NBA titans

<b>NOW THAT NBA</b> Nation has recognized that Donald Sterling is, to use a Bill James phrase, the north end of a southbound brontosaurus, the fun can …

Nothing Can Stay Buried

Two decades after escaping the brutality of war, Bosnian forward Vedad Ibisevic has returned to his homeland to rebuild a shattered family</b> …

Isaiah Austin sees future in NBA

play<p>No Excuses: Isaiah Austin<p>During middle-school, Baylor center Isaiah Austin suffered a torn retina that caused a loss of vision in his right eye, …

Test drive

<b>IN 2012,</b> after 15 years of fender-for-yourself chassis building, IndyCar rolled out its new one-size-fits-all race car. Manufactured by Italian …

Teddy Bridgewater Doesn't Care Where He Gets Drafted

Teddy Bridgewater explains why it's not important where he gets drafted and what's the one thing said about him that's gotten under his skin.

Teddy Bridgewater has no doubts

play<p>Teddy Bridgewater Doesn't Care Where He Gets Drafted<p>Teddy Bridgewater explains why it's not important where he gets drafted and what's the one …

World Cup Central Blog

Oct 10, 2017<p>With 23 of the 32 finalists for the 2018 World Cup finals now known, and all matches played that will be used by FIFA to rank nations, …

Technique: Ben Revere on the Art of the Steal - ESPN

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Jon Hamm on new Disney flick

<i>This is an extended story from ESPN The Magazine's May 12 NFL Draft Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p>Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" follows the true story of …

Does pitching velocity matter?

<b>AROLDIS CHAPMAN, HE</b> of the 105 mph heater, might reign as baseball's velocity king, but several other young guns, including Trevor Rosenthal of the …

First chaos, then clarity

C.J. Paul has seen a lot through the years. As manager for his brother Chris' basketball and business interests, he was there when the Hornets …

In defense of the combine

<b>NFL COMBINE STATS</b> can be fascinating. I remember reading last year that Eric Fisher had a 28½-inch vertical, and I sat and stared at my laptop, …

Agent of change

<b>ON A BITTERLY COLD</b> February afternoon, Kyle Strongin is holed up inside the first-floor restaurant of the Indianapolis Crowne Plaza, his eyes glued …

35 draft hopefulls tell all on Jadeveon Clowney - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN

NFL Draft Confidential<p><i>The Mag's</i> survey of 35 draft hopefuls delivers some candor on Johnny Football, Jadeveon Clowney and more.<p><i>Not all 35 players</i> …

FBS school spending for 2012-2013 - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN

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Kings for a day

<b>FOR THE</b> seventh annual edition, <i>The Mag</i> turned Jadeveon Clowney's South Carolina sidekicks into the stars of their own NYC draft party.<p>Photographs by …