Dan Wolken of USA Today wrote that if Jim Harbaugh fails to achieve his lofty expectations at Michigan, it will have more to do with the university than Harbaugh.
Ronald Blum of the Associated Press told the story of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill and his journey to the World Series.
Tyler Kepner of the New York Times detailed the rise of Houston Astros second baseman, Jose Altuve.
Roger Angell of The New Yorker bid farewell to the hometown Yankees after the team lost to the Astros in seven games in the American League Championship Series.
Brenden Borell of Outside told the story of Jeff Caldwell, who conned outdoor enthusiasts for money for more than 20 years.
Wayne Drehs of ESPN wrote on the long lasting effect of former North Carolina mascot Jason Ray’s death and the lives saved by his organ and tissue donation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN detailed how the Houston Rockets landed point guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers, and how the perennial all-star will work with James Harden.
Michael Pina of Vice Sports profiled Cole Anthony, son of former NBA player Greg Anthony, claiming he is the best high school point guard in the country.