Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post gave a scathing commentary on what Donald Trump does not understand about the NFL and its protesting players.
Wright Thompson of ESPN the Magazine wrote a first hand account of the Cleveland Indians during the team’s 22 game winning streak.
Larry Lage of the Associated Press told the story of 6-foot-7, 13-year-old basketball phenom Emoni Bates of Clague Middle School in Ann Arbor, MI.
Malika Andrews of the New York Times profiled new Knicks GM Scott Perry.
Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic detailed the story of the Golden State Warriors annual trip to play basketball with inmates at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Tim Rohan of Sports Illustrated wore a Colin Kaepernick jersey to the Bills-Jets game in Buffalo to see how the fans would react.
Patrick M. O’Connell of the Chicago Tribune wrote the story of Dan Dorr, whose grandfather was the longtime groundskeeper at Wrigley Field and lived in a small home outside the stadium.
Karen Crouse of the New York Times told the story of Michael Phelps and his relationship with fellow Olympic swimming great Grant Hackett, and their shared bond through battles with mental illness.
Kevin Van Valkenburg of ESPN the Magazine profiled Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy and his public battle with his weight.