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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a winner at Daytona this year. His triumph at the place where he lost his father 13 years ago was inspiring, but for a young writer dealing with the loss of his own dad, it's what Junior did during those years of growing up in public that really makes this triumph meaningful.

In 1965, Juan Marichal attacked John Roseboro with a baseball bat at Candlestick Park. The photo is iconic, and still horrifying. The story behind it is less well-known.

Wang Zhelin may be the next great big man to come from China. In his homeland, they're already sure he will be. How well that works out for all involved is yet to be seen.

A wobbly journey into the heart of China, or the unicycling adventures of an American abroad.

Jordan Gross retired after a long and distinguished career with the Carolina Panthers. His great, goofy, oddly uplifting podcast is his happy legacy.

Baseball's foggy, fussy mythos remains one of its biggest selling points, for better or worse. But even heroes are humans in the spring, and everything seems bigger and brighter and better when you're a kid.

As he approaches NBA maturity, Ricky Rubio is still one of the NBA's most inventive and dazzling passers. That, maddeningly and a little sadly, is still just about it.

The Olympic Games are invariably expensive, and defined by their hugeness. But, as the author learned while working on the 2008 Beijing Games, they are made of many small things. Very small ones.

The Dodgers are set launch their new cable network, Sports Net LA. They've also announced increases to ticket and parket prices. What does all this mean for their fans?

Twenty years after its release, William Friedkin's college basketball opus is a lot less convincing and no less watchable. And Nick Nolte's poly-blend coach sweaters have really held up.