Senior writer at @ESPN. Adjunct professor at @USC. Board member at @MurrayScholars. Followed and unfollowed by @KobeBryant & @KingJames, blocked by @Lakers.

10 things to know about Leicester City

espnfc.com — Leicester City is on the brink of completing the most improbable championship season in sports history. If that sounds like hyperbole, consider this: Before the start of the Premier League season, the Foxes were 5,000-1 long shots to win the title, according to William Hill, an England-based bookmaker.

20-Season Salute

espn.go.com — laying 20 seasons in any professional sport is rare. Playing 20 seasons for just one team? Now that's an exclusive club. In the last 20 years, 11 players in the four major U.S. pro leagues have played their 20th season with the same team, with Kobe Bryant and Shane Doan the latest to join the list.

College basketball's senior class in 2015-2016 imparts advice

espn.go.com — Introspection is a luxury rarely afforded to college basketball players these days. The game is so young, dominated by one-and-done freshmen whose collegiate careers are too brief to offer much in the way of perspective. But this season, seniors have overtaken the sport, not only fulfilling key leadership spots on their own teams but also running roughshod over the national conversation.

Beating out riders half his age, BMX legend Mirra dominates in Chicago

si.com — CHICAGO -- This was supposed to be the beginning of a new era in BMX. With the opening of this season's Dew Tour, the Nike 6.0 BMX Open was slated to be an opportunity to watch teenage riders such as Dennis Enarson and Garrett Reynolds, fresh off their high school graduations, take over as the new faces of the sport.

How Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant made history with 81-point game

espn.go.com — The number is as synonymous with Kobe Bryant's career as 8 or 24. Bryant's two decades in the NBA have been highlighted by five championships, seven Finals appearances, 15 postseason trips and too many individual awards and honors to mention.

Sylvester Stallone auctioning trove of 'Rocky' memorabilia

espn.go.com — 12:18 AM ET Arash MarkaziESPN Staff Writer Close Former columnist and writer after five years with Sports Illustrated Markazi has also written for Slam, King, Vibe and Playboy On board of directors for Jim Murray Memorial Foundation.

Heisman Trophy tales -- Strange stories behind what happens to statues after they've been awarded

espn.go.com — Arash Markazi, ESPN Staff Writer Close Former columnist and writer after five years with Sports Illustrated Markazi has also written for Slam, King, Vibe and Playboy On board of directors for Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. Matt Leinart can't remember the last time he saw his Heisman Trophy.

Atlanta Zoo black mamba called Kobe joins this herd of animals that were named after sports figures

espn.go.com — Arash Markazi, ESPN Staff Writer Close Former columnist and writer after five years with Sports Illustrated Markazi has also written for Slam, King, Vibe and Playboy On board of directors for Jim Murray Memorial Foundation.

Tim Brown says if Raiders leave Oakland it's just business

espn.go.com — Arash Markazi, ESPN Staff Writer Close Former columnist and writer after five years with Sports Illustrated Markazi has also written for Slam, King, Vibe and Playboy On board of directors for Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. Tim Brown will return to Oakland on Sunday to receive his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during an on-field ceremony when the Raiders play the Kansas City Chiefs.

How other teams like Philadelphia 76ers reacted after snapping record losing streaks

espn.go.com — Arash Markazi, ESPN Staff Writer Close Former columnist and writer after five years with Sports Illustrated Markazi has also written for Slam, King, Vibe and Playboy On board of directors for Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. All streaks, good and bad, must come to an end.
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May 01, 2016

He has now been discharged. Good news after a scary scene.He has now been discharged. Good news after a scary scene.

May 01, 2016

Enzo Amore suffered a concussion tonight but all other tests came back negative, per WWE. He is still at a local Chicago hospital.Enzo Amore suffered a concussion tonight but all other tests came back negative, per WWE. He is still at a local Chicago hospital.

May 01, 2016

Bret Hart is back in the WWE for the first time since beating prostrate cancer. #WWEPayback pic.twitter.com/AjwnuwsJNU

May 01, 2016

Sports Authority's naming rights deal at Mile High Stadium goes through July 2021 but the remaining five years could be sold or voided.Sports Authority's naming rights deal at Mile High Stadium goes through July 2021 but the remaining five years could be sold or voided.

May 01, 2016

Sports Authority is closing all 450 of its stores nationwide, according to CNN. Last week Sports Chalet closed all of its stores as well.Sports Authority is closing all 450 of its stores nationwide, according to CNN. Last week Sports Chalet closed all of its stores as well.

Apr 30, 2016

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Apr 30, 2016

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