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  1. High school pitcher keeps baseball in sights after fireworks acci...

    Tom Friend

    A fireworks accident cost Jameson Lamb vision in his right eye, but he's still throwing strong

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  2. San Diego Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds too busy living t...

    Tom Friend

    In the year since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, San Diego Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds has been determined to stay involved with the game he loves.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  3. OTL: Joe Citizen

    Tom Friend

    Tyrone Curry was just another ordinary high school janitor -- until a stroke of luck gave him the power to change an athletic community

    Eticket | Conversation | November 24, 2011
  4. Kevin Durant making a humble home for himself in Oklahoma City

    Tom Friend

    You'd think leading the NBA in scoring twice by 22 years old and taking the NBA's youngest playoff team to the conference semifinals would go to a kid's head. But not Kevin Durant's. Tom Friend explains why.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  5. Former Padres star Tony Gwynn returns after facing cancer

    Tom Friend

    Former Padres standout Tony Gwynn was in danger of losing more than just his signature smile. He had cancer in his mouth. Now Gwynn, the head coach at San Diego State, talks about his addiction to smokeless tobacco, his treatment and his recovery.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  6. OTL: Dear Nate

    Tom Friend

    Ten years ago, one son was lost but a family member was spared when a plane crash devastated the Oklahoma State men's basketball program

    Eticket | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  7. OTL: Fifth-and-goal

    Tom Friend

    Twenty years ago, a perfect storm of events led to arguably the biggest blunder in college football history.

    Eticket | Conversation | October 06, 2010
  8. Ron Washington nearly left baseball after admitting using cocaine...

    Tom Friend

    The morning after using cocaine, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington woke up in a panic. He looked in the mirror and saw a fraud. He didn't want anyone to know but knew he had to admit it.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  9. The tortured life of Eric Show

    Tom Friend

    Eric Show, the pitcher who gave up Pete Rose's record-breaking hit, lived -- and died -- under a heavy burden.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2010
  10. OTL: Kermit's Song

    Tom Friend

    The man whose tackle injured Gale Sayers ended up living the hardest life of all. Until fate gave him one last chance at peace.

    Eticket | Conversation | May 13, 2010
  11. OTL: Old College Try

    Tom Friend

    Darryl Dawkins was the first high school player to go straight to the NBA. Thirty-five years later, he has unfinished business.

    Eticket | Conversation | February 09, 2010
  12. OTL: Friday Night Lite

    Tom Friend

    What if a high school played a whole football season and almost nobody came to watch? For one team, it took a coach and a village to save the day.

    Eticket | Conversation | December 25, 2009
  13. 1989 Bay Area earthquake: Q&A with Mike Gallego

    Tom Friend

    Former A's second baseman Mike Gallego recalls his experiences on Oct. 17, 1989, when an earthquake struck the Bay Area.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2009
  14. 1989 Bay Area earthquake: Q&A with Curt Young

    Tom Friend

    Former Oakland A's pitcher Curt Young recalls his experiences on Oct. 17, 1989, when an earthquake struck the Bay Area.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2009
  15. OTL: Full Circle

    Tom Friend

    Sal Aunese died tragically before he could realize all his football goals. Now, 20 years later, the son who never knew him is trying to complete the dream.

    Eticket | Conversation | September 20, 2009
  16. OTL: Dream Chaser

    Tom Friend

    Al Joyner feels the presence of Florence Griffith 25 years after Olympic glory. Now, in their daughter, he sees a young Flo Jo.

    Eticket | Conversation | August 26, 2009