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An Alabama nurse, her football-loving dad and a plea to stay home on game day

In Tuscaloosa, the stadium is back at full capacity. But some nurses are urging friends and family to do the unthinkable: stay away.
  • Sep 20, 2021

Pat Tillman’s nephew follows his uncle’s path, on the football field and beyond

He grew up steeped in the complicated legacy of his uncle. Now Adam Garwood is following Pat Tillman's path.
  • Sep 16, 2021
  • Podcast

America’s Song, Part 2

After 9/11, NYPD police officer Daniel Rodriguez comforted the nation by performing “God Bless America.” It felt like a timeless moment. Instead, it proved fleeting. In this series, we explore how he and the country have tried to heal after tragedy.
  • Sep 10, 2021
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America’s Song

With his performance of “God Bless America” during Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, NYPD officer Daniel Rodriguez comforted a nation still grieving in the wake of 9/11. It felt like a timeless moment. Instead, it proved fleeting.
  • Sep 9, 2021
  • Podcast

America’s Song, Part 1

After 9/11, NYPD police officer Daniel Rodriguez comforted the nation by performing “God Bless America.” It felt like a timeless moment. Instead, it proved fleeting. In this series, we explore how he and the country have tried to heal after tragedy.
  • Sep 9, 2021
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Ian Moller is ready to be Black behind the plate

This teenage prospect has resisted calls to change positions in hopes of upending a baseball stereotype: that Black players can’t be catchers.
  • Aug 17, 2021

On the hunt for his next sports-card score

From Jordan rookie cards to mint Ohtanis, the pandemic fueled a surge in sports-card prices -- and sent a 22-year-old man on a trek across L.A. for another great find.
  • Jul 14, 2021

Hungry for travel and connection, we took a road trip for Texas barbecue

After a year of saying no to everything, a group of vaccinated friends reunite in Austin for impulsivity, joy — and lots of brisket.
  • Jun 18, 2021

After the violence in ‘Football City, USA’

Rock Hill, S.C., is known for being a pipeline to the pros. But what happens when the game, and the town, no longer needs you?
  • May 18, 2021
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