Sports Reporter, New York Times
National college sports enterprise reporter for The New York Times. Also boxing. And tennis. And NFL. And long form.
nytimes.com — For six games over the last two weeks, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers had one of the tougher assignments in the N.B.A. playoffs. His job was to guard the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony one on one, to keep the offensive damage that Anthony can inflict to a minimum, to do whatever he had to do, within the rules, to wear down one of the league's top scorers.
nytimes.com — So many options. Take the finance job in New York City. Star for the hometown team in Major League Lacrosse. Transfer to another university, one outside the Ivy League, to circumvent all its rules and regulations and red tape. Rob Pannell considered all of that for about two seconds last spring and narrowed his list of choices back to one.
Tyson, Holyfield and the Night That Changed Boxing Forever: George Willis: 9781600787904: Amazon.com: Booksamazon.com — George Willis is an award-winning sports columnist for the New York Post and a former journalist with the New York Times, Newsday, and the Commercial Appeal in Memphis. His writing has also appeared on ESPN.com and in ESPN magazine.
bostonglobe.com — The 29-year-old trauma nurse was on-call at home, unwinding in front of a "Friends'' television marathon on a Friday night. She had been ministering to patients horribly injured in the Boston Marathon bombings and craved a distraction. But she couldn't resist flipping to the news, and as she did, police surrounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, cowering and bloody inside a parked pleasure boat.
sports.yahoo.com — There was a letter from Sean, an inmate in a supermax prison in Florence, Colo. Sean is serving a 39-year sentence for fire-bombing a synagogue in 2001, but wrote that he has renounced his racist skinhead past. He saw Kevin Ware's leg snap on television, and he wanted to offer words of encouragement.
nytimes.com — SEATTLE - On the day the Mariners made Felix Hernandez the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history, about 100 team employees waited for him outside an elevator, clad in gold T-shirts that read simply "King." They held "K" signs as they clapped and screamed and chanted his name.
cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com — Sid Grossman, courtesy New York Public Library Yes, the New York Public Library swears, the old photo of the guy who looks scarily like Jay-Z really is an unretouched, un-Photoshopped image from 1939. "We're 100 percent certain it's legitimate," Adenike Olanrewaju, a library spokeswoman, said on Friday.
nytimes.com — SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Fallon Fox climbed inside the steel cage, past the sign that read "The Beating Will Continue," and onto a black mat. She followed right jabs with left hooks and kicks flung at imaginary kneecaps, safe, if only for a moment, from the questions and insults and the suffocating fame that descended overnight.
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