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The Book of Tebow

He prayed. He won. And then he disappeared. Will we ever see Tim Tebow in the NFL again?

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Drinking and Driving and Dying

Professional athletes don’t cause more DUI fatalities than other Americans—they just make more headlines. But with so many high-profile tragedies in recent years, why did Josh Brent and Jerry Brown not learn more from them?

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The Boy They Couldn’t Kill

Thirteen years ago, NFL receiver Rae Carruth conspired to kill his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn son. The child has not only survived but thrived—thanks to the unwavering love of his grandmother.

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The Legacy of Wes Leonard

You may have heard about the Michigan high schooler who made a game-winning basket and then died. Here’s the rest of the story: a violent car crash, a bone-shaking tackle, a near-perfect season, a reluctant substitute and a search for the will to carry on.

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Did This Man Really Cut Michael Jordan?

For years the NBA Hall of Famer has claimed that his high school coach underestimated his talent as a sophomore. Clifton (Pop) Herring, whose life has been a struggle since then, tells a different story.
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Costly Mistakes

A forgotten wallet leads to an error-riddled check fraud investigation. The cost to a man, his family and their community could be immeasurable.
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Fighting Chance

Sure the bouts are scripted, but wrestlers on independent circuits still take big risks for a shot at the dream.
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Free Wheelin’

The one thing that makes Michael Wiley feel free keeps landing him in jail.

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The Gator Terminator

Mickey Fagan is the Old Florida answer to one of New Florida’s trickiest problems: nuisance alligators. The recent string of fatal attacks makes his grim work more in demand than ever.

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The Golden Boy and the Invisible Army

When the H1N1 swine flu virus boiled up out of Mexico last year, the CDC became the epicenter of a worldwide struggle to stop its deadly march. Twenty miles north, at a brick house in Johns Creek, the virus found a perfect host.
Jun 2010
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The Way It Should Be

The story of an athlete’s singular gesture continues to inspire. Careful, though, it will make you cry.

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Dismembered again

Once upon a time, the Panhandle city of Vernon was a national laughingstock. Its people were ridiculed as bumpkins and cranks, freaks willing to shoot off their own hands. Then things changed. Time and hard work helped bury the past, and now Vernon has reclaimed some of its dignity. If only that were the end of the story.
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Fixer, Charmer, Builder, Mayor

Fourteen hours with Kasim Reed, the man who can’t stop trying to fix our city.

Oct 2010
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The Case against Matt Ryan

Aug 2009
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The Good People of Dalton Would Like Jobs Now, Please

First came the carpet industry, then the undocumented workers, then the transformation of a midsize city in northwest Georgia to a Mexican diaspora. Then came the night one neighborhood almost burned to the ground. Today Dalton is ground zero for the state’s economic collapse.
Jun 2009
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The Last Heavy Footfalls of Doc Hullender

How a kid from Gwinnett County became an Army medic, served on the front lines of two wars, and faced a question as old as the Earth.
May 2009
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Five-Year-Old Slugger

The video of his batting-cage exploits has tuned him into an internet curiosity and a media star. How can a kid so small and so young handle 85-MPH heat? are his parents up to something? Is Ariel Antigua for real?

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Thumbing His Way Back Home

Retirement is calling, and Bobby Cox has the Braves in first place (again). How has he managed to win so many games? Maybe by getting ejected so often.
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2 On 5

One night in 1992, in a small town in Alabama, the North Jackson Chiefs won a game against seemingly insurmountable odds. Then came the crashes and the gunshots and one man’s fateful choice.

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The Shot That Saved Lives

One year ago Mykal Riley sank a three that kept fans out of the path of a tornado. But Riley would never have been there if not for an intricate web of chance meetings, false starts and a terrible crime.

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The Debtor

Darren Lumar whirled into Atlanta, married James Brown’s daughter, made a lot of promises, lived in one grand home after another, and died on November 6, 2008, after a cigarette-smoking hit man strolled into his garage and filled him with bullets. The killer is still loose. The police have an unusual problem with their investigation: There are too many possible suspects.
Nov 2009
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The Boy Who Died of Football

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Bad Nights in the NFL

Early on Jan. 1, 2007, Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot to death after a New Year’s Eve party at a Denver nightclub. The police launched a massive investigation that included multiple interviews with two other Broncos who were at the same club that night. But years would pass before the full story came to light.