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How Mo'ne Davis Made Her Hoop Dreams Come True: Inside Life After Little League

Mo’ne Davis calls for the ball. She drains a three, holding her follow-through for a second longer as she and a teammate battle two others for most threes made during a drill. “BOOM!” the boys on the sideline shout. Davis, wearing white and chrome Nike Kobe A.D.s, scurries around the perimeter, releasing shot after shot. “They cheatin’!” Davis hollers, waving her arms and hip-checking one of her opponents. She pops three more in a row. “Oh yeaaaaahhhh,” she says...
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Dominick Cruz: Give In to Win

"Once they stripped me of the UFC title," Dominick Cruz says, "it made me realize, 'Dude, you're a f--king mess right now. You may never come back from this. This has never been done.'" At his lowest point, "This has never been done" haunted the former WEC and UFC bantamweight champion. "This" was a comeback from a string of devastating injuries that kept him out of the Octagon for all but one minute from October 2011 to January 2016. He calls it "four years of Zen school."
Powell

The Incredible History of American Football in Mexico

I never realized that in Mexico football was once the most popular university sport. Or that this country’s legendary student uprising of 1968 started at a football game, and ended in gunshots right here in the plaza. Nor did I know that after the Tlatelolco Massacre, as it is called, the government—in an attempt to prevent future student unrest—broke up the most glamorous football program in the country. The game has never quite recovered.
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