The sixth annual edition of ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue will feature 22 athletes posing nude, including five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.
In ESPN The Magazine, Doug Mittler writes that the defensive shift has taken over baseball. Now some savvy left-handed pull hitters, sick of seeing base hits die in short right field, are starting to fight back.
In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Jason Schwartz writes that for five years, former Indians phenom Grady Sizemore fought injury after injury. Then one miraculous day, he met the doctor who could put the pieces of his body back together.