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  1. After Almonte: Sports and the Age Fraud Menace

    Katie Baker

    The Danny Almonte story was one of the splashier examples of age fabrication, with its media-ready blend of immigration, youth exploitation, a perfect baseball game, and, oh yeah, New York City. But for as long as organized sports have set constraint...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Kid Danny’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. In the summer of 2001, the kids from the Bronx were the feel-good story of the Little League World Series. Most of the attention went to their quiet, record-setting ace, Danny Almonte, who ha...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. Kid Danny

    Twelve years after Danny Almonte was accused of cheating at the LLWS, he discusses one of the strangest chapters in youth sports history....

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  4. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘The High Five’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. When Dusty Baker hit his 30th home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1977, the first man to greet him at home plate was his friend and teammate, rookie Glenn Burke. Overcome with happine...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  5. The High Five

    Glenn Burke invented the gesture most associated with celebration in sports, but few know the story....

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  6. MECCA

    A Bucks fan puts down $20K to protect the iconic MECCA floor from the 1970s....

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  7. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Mecca: The Floor That Made Milwaukee Fam...

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. When the people of Milwaukee had the chance to renovate the Bucks' basketball court, they chose to do something very avant-garde for a Midwestern city in the 1970s. They decided to use th...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  8. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Posterized’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Shawn Bradley came into the NBA in 1993 as a can't-miss prospect. The 7-foot-6 center was destined for a career of highlights that would culminate in a spot in the Hall of Fame. It didn&#0...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  9. POSTERIZED

    Former NBA center Shawn Bradley remembered for being one of the tallest players and being on the wrong end of a lot of dunks....

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  10. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘From Harlem With Love’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Tensions between the USSR and the United States were high in 1959, with the seemingly constant threat of nuclear war. Then some unlikely ambassadors stepped forward to clear all...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  11. 30 for 30 Shorts: How the Sox lost A-Rod

    ESPNBoston.com

    (Editor's note: This blog post first ran in February, when 'The Deal' debuted. It will be replayed on ESPN on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. after the Red Sox-Yankees game.) ESPN's latest "30 for 30 Shorts" (above) tells the story of two epic rivals b...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  12. From Harlem With Love

    At the height of the Cold War, the Soviets used segregation as propaganda. That's when the Harlem Globetrotters performed in the U.S.S.R....

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  13. The Andy Greenwald Podcast: Danny Pudi of ‘Community’...

    Andy Greenwald

    Community star Danny Pudi joins Andy Greenwald to talk about his 30 for 30 short, Untucked, and much more. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  14. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Untucked’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Marquette University's men's basketball team won its only national championship in 1977 - and did it wearing famously untucked jerseys. Commissioned by legendary coach Al McGuir...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  15. Untucked

    In 1977, Marquette coach Al McGuire let star player, Bo Ellis, design the team's uniforms. The most iconic, the untucked jersey, signified the power of uniforms and the benefits of a creative atmosphere, which let a Championship team flourish....

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  16. Judging Jewell

    On July 27, 1996, a terrorist's bomb exploded into a crowd at the Atlanta Summer Olympics. The toll would have been far higher if not for security guard Richard Jewell, who hours after his heroism was called a murderer....

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