xx, 388 pages ; 21 cm.
The best American series
Best American series.
"A Mariner original."
The gangster in the huddle / Paul Solotaroff with Ron Borges -- The one-legged wrestler who conquered his sport, then left it behind / David Merrill -- When 772 pitches isn't enough / Chris Jones -- 20 minutes at Rucker Park / Flinder Boyd -- The case against high school sports / Amanda Ripley -- The choice / Patrick Hruby -- Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend, the most heartbeaking and inspirational story of the college football season, is a hoax / Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey -- The match maker / Don Van Natta, Jr. -- Tomato can blues / Mary Pilon -- The end and Don King / Jay Caspian Kang -- The last days of Stealhead Joe / Ian Frazier -- Elegy of a race car driver / Jeremy Markovich -- Serena the Great / Stephen Rodrick -- Li Na, China's tennis rebel / Brook Larmer -- You can only hope to contain them / Amanda Hess -- "Anybody who thinks this is porn or abuse doesn't know my family" / Eli Saslow -- The coach who exploded / Jonathan Mahler -- The art of speed / Ben McGrath -- The Manic Mountain / Nick Paumgarten -- Heart of sharkness / Bucky McMahon -- Mavericks / Alice Gregory -- The chaos of the dice / Raffi Khatchadourian -- Raider. QB crusher. Murderer? / Kathy Dobie -- The last man up / Christopher Solomon -- The marathon / Charles P. Pierce.
Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing.
Burke, Timothy. Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend, the most heartbeaking and inspirational story of the college football season, is a hoax.