Men of the Court

Who sank the NBA’s first hoop? Meet the pioneers of basketball.

All the Right Moves

A chess amateur shows how the game has mesmerized through the ages

Himmelfarb Don’t Surf

One man’s quest to become a shredder

Play Ball?

For the tortured club of Red Sox fans, a final match-up against the Bronx hegemon begets theological questions

Damn Yankees

Essayist David Shields considers how sports loyalty is the new American religion

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