Looking down from Mt. Pablo, he delivers highfalutin sports edicts designed to make the rest of us schlubs look like idiots. —NY Daily News

Openly gay basketball player Derrick Gordon transfers to Seton Hall and shuns the spotlight

Openly gay basketball player Derrick Gordon transfers to Seton Hall and shuns the spotlight
espn.go.com — This story is part of ESPN's ongoing series exploring what it means to be an openly gay athlete in the post-acceptance world. Look for stories on Gus Kenworthy, Megan Rapinoe, Chris Mosier and others in ESPN The Magazine's Being Out Issue, on newsstands Oct. 30. Subscribe today!

How LeBron James is building his empire in Cleveland

How LeBron James is building his empire in Cleveland
espn.go.com — BRIAN WINDHORST AND DAVE McMENAMIN Brian Windhorst is a senior NBA writer for ESPN.com who has covered the Cavaliers for seven years. Dave McMenamin is the Cavaliers' beat writer for ESPN.com. He covered the Lakers from 2009-2014 and the NBA from 2005-2009.

How Fair is Fair Harvard?

How Fair is Fair Harvard?
thecrimson.com — Before the hiring of men's basketball coach Tommy Amaker in April, the Boston Globe reported that Harvard did not have one African-American among its 32 head coaches-a glaring statistic for any university committed to diversity. But is anyone concerned about the students who actually play the games?

Rockets guard James Harden has found a place to excel, show strengths in Houston

Rockets guard James Harden has found a place to excel, show strengths in Houston
espn.go.com — ames Harden says an incredible amount of nonsense. I do not mean this figuratively. Whole sections of his vocabulary are, like the 26-year-old himself, self-made, and conspicuously weird, and inexplicable to everyone but the four friends he's trusted since he was a middle schooler growing up in Compton.

Untangling the powerful web surrounding Louisville's Rick Pitino

Untangling the powerful web surrounding Louisville's Rick Pitino
si.com — Stationed at the border of Rick Pitino's inner circle, Vinny Tatum is what you might call a gatekeeper.At his press conference Wednesday, Pitino made no mention of Tatum, of course. The legendary coach spent his time admonishing the media and brushing off the past, calling "everything that has been printed and reported ...

There’s A Difference Between Broke And Bankrupt For Ex-NFL Players

There’s A Difference Between Broke And Bankrupt For Ex-NFL Players
fivethirtyeight.com — Seven years ago, I started reporting a piece for Sports Illustrated on the financial health of NFL players - a whole lot of them went broke soon after leaving the league. Ever since then, I've been seeking reliable statistics to help define the scope of a complicated problem.

Isolation Play | abc7.com

Isolation Play | abc7.com
abc7.com — Warning: This story contains explicit language. BETWEEN THREE AND a million years ago, after an increasingly intimidating series of meetings with literary agents, I resolved to write a book about the ascension of Jeremy Lin. None of this was my idea.

Rising star Smart fuels VCU's crazy run with characteristic conviction

Rising star Smart fuels VCU's crazy run with characteristic conviction
si.com — HOUSTON -- On Sunday night, after Virginia Commonwealth University had reached the Final Four by razing No. 1 Kansas, 71-61, I met the coach who'd shocked the nation in a moment of rare quiet.

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fortune.com — The most famous words in the history of sports representation are fictional, sure. But Leigh Steinberg, the man famed as the original superagent, still claims responsibility for their provenance. It was the spring of 1993, the week of the annual NFL owners' meetings in Palm Desert, Calif.

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