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  1. Former Marquette star Vander Blue has been on eight teams in one ...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Eli Saslow writes that Vander Blue left Marquette early to pursue his professional basketball dreams. He never thought that the dream might mean nine stints with eight teams on three continents in one year.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  2. Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman pines for the life he left...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN The Magazine's Cuba Issue, Eli Saslow writes that since Aroldis Chapman lit up baseball with his 105 mph fastball, he's been living the American dream. But he pines for the life he left behind in Cuba.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  3. How LeBron James' life changed in fourth grade - ESPN The Magazin...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview Issue, Eli Saslow tells the story of LeBron James the fourth grader, before basketball came into his life.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  4. UFC fighter Randy Couture is famous for cauliflower ears - ESPN T...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN The Magazine's Fighting Issue, Eli Saslow writes that cauliflower ear -- a common and totally preventable condition among fighters -- has become a coveted badge of honor.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  5. Minnesota State Mankato coach Todd Hoffner's career was ruined af...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, Eli Saslow writes that all it took to ruin the career of Minnesota State Mankato head football coach Todd Hoffner was a university-owned cellphone and 100 seconds of video of his kids.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2013
  6. ESPN The Magazine: Hi, My Name Is Tyrann

    Eli Saslow

    Tyrann Mathieu is out of rehab and living alone, trying to convince himself (and NFL GMs) that he's more than his old habits and nicknames.

    Eticket | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  7. Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin's life-changing Hall of Fame sp...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN The Magazine, Eli Saslow writes about the spiritual journey that led Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin to his famous Hall of Fame acceptance speech.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  8. Podcast: ESPN the Mag on Peyton Siva staff

    Chad Millman talks to Eli Saslow about his inspirational story of Louisville guard Peyton Siva and Siva's attempt to keep his family together....

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  9. Louisville PG Peyton Siva returns for senior season to lead Cardi...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN The Magazine's Collge Basketball preview, Eli Saslow writes about Peyton Siva, the standout Louisville PG who decided to clean up the world of trouble in which he was raised.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2012
  10. Has Novak Djokovic become the fittest athlete ever? -- ESPN The M...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN The Magazine, Eli Saslow examines team of coaches, physiologists, trainers and doctors who have helped Novak Djokovic be the best in a sport at the highest level it's ever been.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  11. Freeskier Sarah Burke leaves lasting legacy on women's sports - E...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN the Magazine, Eli Saslow tells the story of freeskier Sarah Burke through the prism of those who knew her best.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  12. NCB - Rumeal Robinson's journey from Michigan star to incarcerati...

    Eli Saslow

    In ESPN The Magazine's Choke Issue, Eli Saslow explores Rumeal Robinson's title-winning shot, multimillion-dollar NBA contract and how he was the pride of the mother who once saved him -- until his gratitude gave way to criminal greed.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  13. Sports before and after Sept. 11, 2001 - ESPN The Magazine

    Eli Saslow

    Michael Jordan's return. Barry Bonds' pursuit of the home run record. Sports dominated the national conversation in the days leading up to 9/11. Ten years later, it still does. But the way we see our games, writes Eli Saslow, has changed forever.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2011
  14. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Eli Saslow: "Sam Ashaolu had spent more than six years working toward a basketball career at a Division I college. Two high schools. Two prep schools. Two community colleges. He journeyed everywhere it seemed, from Toronto, to Florida, to North ...

    Blog | September 22, 2006
  15. Importing Nigerian Players to USA "Like a Slave Trade"

    Henry Abbott

    Eli Saslow of the Washington Post concludes his excellent series on basketball players leaving Nigeria for the USA today. He profiles Joe Smith (not that Joe Smith), whose has made a six-figure nest egg in dicey businesses like importing diamonds fro...

    Blog | January 31, 2006
  16. Americans Recruiting in Nigeria

    Henry Abbott

    Eli Saslow of the Washington Post has a great series going on about recruiting basketball players from Africa. Today there's an article about one assistant coach's trip to Nigeria. He made his assessment seconds after the camp's opening whistle, havi...

    Blog | January 30, 2006