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  1. Mag Minute: Ryan Lochte, Olympic swimmer

    Theresa Manahan

    Former Florida Gator Ryan Lochte has won 11 Olympic medals (five gold) and sits behind only Michael Phelps with his seven individual medals in men's swimming. He is the world-record holder in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter individual medley events. Sin...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  2. Aly Raisman is ready for 'Dancing' finals

    Lynn Hoppes

    It's down to the final four on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and Olympic gymnastics champion and Season 16 competitor Aly Raisman summed it up best: "Everyone wants to win, but at the same time it's not life or death. It's more about having fun ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  3. Tulsa inspires small-town Olympic dreams

    DJ Gallo

    Sydney. Athens. Beijing. London. Rio. Tulsa. Wait. What? One city doesn't belong, right? If you're a member of the Tulsa 2024 Olympic Exploratory Committee, though, your answer is that all six cities are equals. Yes, Tulsa, Okla. -- the se...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  4. Billy Baldwin trying to save wrestling

    Lynn Hoppes

    Actor Billy Baldwin, who grew up wrestling in Massapequa, N.Y., will be in New York City Wednesday to rally support in the battle to save Olympic wrestling. Baldwin, who starred in "Backdraft" and "Sliver," wrestled on his high school team and th...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  5. Ryan Lochte's reality show debuts Sunday

    Lynn Hoppes

    Despite what you might think, Ryan Lochte has no problems making fun of himself. An 11-time Olympic medalist, Lochte showed off how to exercise while working on a Web series called "Office Burn," made appearances on "90210" and "30 Rock" and, on S...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  6. The Mag 15 playlist: 2012

    ESPN The Magazine

    ESPN The Magazine is celebrating its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, The Mag will look back and generate exclusive playlists curated by Bomani Jones. The "Around the Horn" panelist will pick and discuss the biggest hits of the past 15...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  7. Brandi Chastain talks 'Splash,' staying fit

    Lynn Hoppes

    Growing up in San Jose, Calif., you'd think that Brandi Chastain would have been really good at swimming. But that wasn't the case. Chastain instead focused on soccer and became a two-time Women's World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist....

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  8. Aly Raisman on dancing, web series, teens

    Lynn Hoppes

    Daniel Tosh. Rob Dyrdek. Now U.S. gymnastics captain and "Dancing with the Stars" competitor Aly Raisman. Raisman, who led the women's team to the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, is juggling a lot of things these days: • Teaming w...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  9. The 33 best streaks in sports history

    Doug Williams

    After seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak come to an end at 33 games in 1972, forward Jim McMillian said NBA fans had seen something special. "We just finished a streak that I don't believe any other team is going to break," he told the ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  10. Meet Denzel Washington the hoops stud

    Dan Friedell

    Editor's note: Welcome to another installment of "How Good Was He?" It's an occasional Playbook series in which we delve deep into the athletic pasts of celebrities. If all you know about Denzel Washington's basketball skills comes from the exten...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  11. Olympian explains short-track speedskating

    J.R. Celski

    Apolo Anton Ohno may be mulling over one final Olympic run, but 23-year-old J.R. Celski is now Team USA's best bet for an Olympic medal in men's short-track speedskating. He took the bronze in the 5,000-meter relay and 1,500-meter race in the 2010 Wi...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  12. Tommy Lasorda on World Baseball Classic

    Lynn Hoppes

    With the United States playing its first game tonight in the World Baseball Classic, Playbook reached out to talk to baseball legend Tommy Lasorda about the event. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, Lasorda came out of retirement to manage the U.S. team...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  13. Scotty Lago on burnout, Olympics, Twitter

    Lynn Hoppes

    Olympic snowboarder Scotty Lago, before heading to Norway Thursday to prepare for this weekend's Arctic Challenge, was in Las Vegas on Wednesday to perform an ultimate orange burnout with fellow AMP Energy athletes Dale Earnhardt Jr. and MMA fighter ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  14. Stadium 50

    Playbook

    Stadium 50

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  15. It's settled: Where The Wave first started

    Doug Williams

    The Guardian newspaper in Great Britain once opened up its online "Notes and Queries" feature to allow readers to make their claims as to when fans first did The Wave at a sports event. The answers: • At the World Cup in Mexico in 1986. ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  16. Canadian rapper Classified talks hockey

    Jared Zwerling

    Among all of the different music artists on the "Madden NFL 12" soundtrack, only one hails from Canada: Classified. After more than 15 years in hip-hop, his "Madden" debut was the first time the 35-year-old rapper made waves in the U.S. -- but tha...

    Blog | February 26, 2013