Michael Phelps talked with reporter Morty Ain about what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue and revealed his double-jointed arms as a key to his Olympic success, and then some.
In ESPN The Magazine, Bob Harig writes that Phil Mickelson is the greatest loser in U.S. Open history -- and we mean that in a good way (sort of). But will Pinehurst be the place where Left finally makes it all right?
New Royals coach MIKE JIRSCHELE spent 36 years in the bushes, most of them preparing players for the jump that eluded him. Yet he never balked, knowing his plight was nothing compared to that of his three brothers.
For ESPN The Magazine, Eddie Matz writes that everyone's convinced that the youth sports arms race is ruining our kids (and our country). Turns out the athletes themselves couldn't be happier. But do they really know what's best for them?
In ESPN The Magazine's Franchise Issue, Scott Eden writes that when Robert Griffin III, Bryce Harper and Adrian Peterson see their futures hanging by a tendon, they all turn to celebrated orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.