Sports columnist Leigh Montville experienced ESPN for the first time in April of 1981. The 24/7 coverage held him captive.
Most people knew boxer Joe Frazier by his powerful left hook and his bitter rivalry with Muhammad Ali. But there’s a lot more to the story.
Jill Heinerth is one of the most accomplished cave divers in the world. But she and her crew were in danger when they explored Antarctica's B-15 iceberg.
The Clinton Administration attempted to resolve the 1994 MLB strike. It didn't work.
As an Army Reservist, Pete Rose wasn't too keen on going to Vietnam. Until he got a chance to go there with a baseball legend.
Andre Iguodala had started every game in his first 10 NBA seasons. In Year 11, Steve Kerr asked him to come off the bench. It was a tough adjustment.
Tom Seaver was suffering from Lyme disease when his old teammates visited in 2017. Not long after, they'd learn about a more serious diagnosis.
Major League Baseball player Dale Berra had used cocaine on and off for 12 years. Then his dad, Yogi, intervened.
John Urschel left the NFL in 2017 to focus on his doctorate in mathematics at MIT.
After the September 11 terrorist attacks, former Illinois State Senator William Marovitz drove from Omaha to Chicago with Cubs legend Ernie Banks.
Wright Thompson and his dad watched the 1986 Masters together. At first, he didn't understand all that it meant.
Most of the players in the NCAA tournament will not make it to the NBA. Those who want to extend their careers beyond graduation will likely have to get their...
Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal talks about his adolescent struggles with body image.
Babe Ruth was gravely ill in December of 1947. But he still showed up to a Christmas party to lift the spirits of children with polio.
Bob Cousy and Bill Russell were close on the basketball court. Bob Cousy regrets not being closer to Russell off of it.
Verne Lundquist is known for his rich baritone and for his long sports broadcasting career. And he was working at a small-time Texas radio station on Nov. 22, 1963.
Most people know the story of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists at the 1968 Olympics. But Wyomia Tyus made a stand at those Games, too. And far...
In the early '60s, Craig Breedlove designed, built and drove a jet-powered vehicle that would launch him to stardom ... and almost kill him.
Jimmy Connors entered the 1975 Wimbledon final having retained the national No. 1 ranking for over a year straight. But his opponent, Arthur Ashe, was playing for more than a...
Linda Dahl struggled for acceptance in the medical community — and as a fight doctor. With inspiration from boxers and a patient, she earned it.