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Sports Inc.

October 16, 2017

Joey Erace knocks pitch after pitch into the netting of his $15,000 backyard batting cage in southern New Jersey. His private hitting coach tells him to shorten his stride. The coach is charging $100 for this hour-long evening batting practice.…


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NFL Protests

October 6, 2017

On September 24, more than 200 National Football League (NFL) players sat, knelt, or raised a fist during pregame national-anthem ceremonies. Some teams locked arms on the sidelines, and three teams stayed in the locker room during “The Star Spangled…



Cricket for All

April 21, 2017

Cricket is one of the world's most popular sports. But once, only the wealthy enjoyed it. Clubs around the world slowly opened their doors to all. In Malawi, the Under-19 Women's Cricket Team wants to bust the sport's doors wide…


Gold Rush

September 9, 2016

The world’s top athletes came together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics. On August 21, a colorful closing ceremony in Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marked the end of the 2016 Summer…



Power Pitches

April 29, 2016

For much of baseball's history, pitchers rarely threw a ball 100 miles per hour (m.p.h.). But over the past decade, more pitchers have been coming closer to triple digits than ever before. Among pitchers who threw at least 40 innings…

Time Off

Stephen Curry's Big Show

February 26, 2016

More than an hour before the Denver Nuggets tip off against the Golden State Warriors, Denver's arena is already filling up. Fans watch as Stephen Curry floats shot after shot from the farthest reaches of the three-point line. His shots…

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The Drive to Succeed

February 28, 2014

It was a milestone victory. On October 26, 2013, Darrell Wallace Jr., 20, was the first to cross the finish line in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200, at Martinsville Speedway, in Virginia. The win made Wallace the second…