THE MARATHON OF THEIR LIVES
One runner was known as Superman. One was nine months' pregnant. At Mile 26, their paths diverged. David Fleming
• Unity With The Universe: Can a fly rod really hold the secret of life? A paralyzed man and his wife are proving the answer be yes. Wright Thompson
• Fighting To Get Out: The Stewart brothers, former NHL first-round picks, learned early how to be tough and resilient. Brandon Sneed
• Hell In High Waters: Lynne Cox's obsession led to a journey through the icy slush of Greenland's Disko Bay Sarah Turcotte
• The Runner: Fauja Singh ran his first marathon at age 89 and became an international sensation Jordan Conn
• LSU-Bama: An Alabama fan, an LSU fan -- and one night on Bourbon Street they'll never forget. Mark Winegardner
• Seitz: How FC Dallas goalkeeper became a bone marrow donor. Wayne Drehs
• Halmans: Bound by baseball, torn apart in psychotic episode. Wright Thompson
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• South Florida football gambling
• Safe youth football?
• Bounties in Pop Warner
CONCUSSIONS AND THE NFL
A new book, "League of Denial," reveals the moment the NFL could no longer ignore concussion science. Excerpt »
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• Book: NFL crusaded against science
• Goodell touts NFL safety in email to fans
• NFL's history of confronting the issue
• The authors on "League of Denial"
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PICKING EACH OTHER UP
TOMMY MORRISON'S LAST BIG FIGHT
THE LOSSES OF DAN GABLE
THE TROUBLE WITH JOHNNY
Heisman winner Johnny Manziel can't escape the pull of his celebrity, and it could derail his career. Wright Thompson