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PUTTING THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS
Dallas came into 2019 needing to sign a chunk of its core players, most notably Dak Prescott. He could be in line to become the NFL’s highest-paid player, but does the team have other ideas? A history of how the Cowboys have leveraged the perks that come with playing for the world’s most valuable franchise.
TURNING THE SHIP AROUND
Year after year, move after move, hire after hire, the Raiders outdo their own capacity for abject humiliation, and every time you think they’ve bottom out, they bring in a new excavator.
TAKE A BOW
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams have driven the money and interest in tennis for two decades. They are also, like all of us, getting older. What happens to the men’s and women’s games when they retire?
BENDING OVER BACKWARDS
When Jessica Howard entered the world of gymnastics in 1987, she was three years old and wore a pink leotard adorned with poodles. She would go on to become a three-time national champion and later serve on the board of USA Gymnastics. The experience would nearly kill her.
AN 'UNSUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODEL'
Sami Jo Small believed that the 2018-2019 season would be a leap forward for her Toronto Furies. She was in her first year as a general manager, but had helped start the Canadian Women’s Hockey League 12 years prior, and played goaltender for the Furies for eight seasons. She knew the team could do great things.
THE IMMOVABLE OBJECT
The rivalry between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Melbourne Storm is one of the most intense in Australian Rugby, and Manly's Jorge Taufua marked this occasion with this absolutely bone-crunching tackle.
THE NO SPIN ZONE
With no true standard-bearers for the pitch in pro baseball, some are ready to declare it an endangered species. But if history is any indication, we haven’t seen the last of it yet.
STRAIGHT TO THE TOP
Tyshawn Jones’s jaw-dropping athleticism has made him a skateboarding icon. But is skateboarding big enough for someone like Tyshawn Jones?
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