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Championship Reading Material

With America’s Tennis Tournament in full swing, we’ve compiled the best articles to keep you cool during any conversation.

Weed at the U.S. Open? Some Players Swear They Can Smell It

Why all the bagel talk at the US Open? Here’s why they use ‘bagels’ to keep score in tennis

How the U.S. Open Dials In Its Court Speed

American Tennis Has Never Been Hotter

This Year’s U.S. Open Belongs to Coco Gauff, Win or Lose

Aryna Sabalenka, the World’s New Number One, on Tennis, Tequila Shots, and ‘Not Letting Your Feelings Destroy You’

Don’t Forget Meddy

Novak Djokovic: how a kid from war-torn Belgrade beat the odds

Ben Shelton: The Pros and (C)ons of Going Pro

The Real-Life Diet of Francis Tiafoe

The Most Famous Woman in Men’s Tennis

US Open tennis balls serving up controversy, and perhaps, players’ injuries

Tennis ball wasteland? Game grapples with a fuzzy yellow recycling problem

The Saudi Quandary: Tennis Is Unlikely to Resist the Kingdom’s Involvement in the Sport. But it should.

How Iga Swiatek, Tennis’s Most Supersonic Star, Stays Grounded

I Went To the U.S. Open for the 1st time. Here Is What You Gotta Know

Andy Roddick’s Open Era


How Far Will Tennis’s Carlos Alcaraz Go?

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Can Pickleball Save America?

What do we really know about the Russian roots of America’s biggest cannabis company?

How to train for tennis — and recover

Jonquel Jones and the untold story of the WNBA’s reigning MVP

Hurl, Interrupted: What Ever Happened to the Playground Spinner?

How to Tweak Your Workouts as the World Gets Hotter

The Rapture of Listening to a Fake Baseball Game

String theory: the evolution of the tennis racket

How Orangetheory Kept Pace in a Pandemic World

Nathan Fielder Is Out of His Mind (and Inside Yours)

The Loneliness of the Junior College Esports Coach

The VW Bus Took the Sixties on the Road. Now It’s Getting a Twenty-first-Century Makeover

Big Nick Energy

How I learned to wear a baseball hat

Give Fitbits (of Sorts) to the Trees

Everything You Need to Build a Strong Core


Why All Your Friends Started Playing Golf—and Why You Should, Too


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Michael Jordan Took Up Fishing as a Way to Calm His Excessive Competitive Nature

Energy, and How to Get It

Rodney Mullen: the life and career of a skateboarding icon

How to Overcome the Negative Voice in Your Head

The unstoppable drive of Chris Wright, the first NBA player with MS

The Ten Most Underrated Tennis Shoes of All Time

Cody Townsend: The Delicate Dance Between Risk, Reward, and Death

How Shohei Ohtani Made Baseball Fun Again

Powerful portraits of women bodybuilders

Five Ways to Clear Brain Fog

H-Town United: An Unlikely Soccer Power Rises in Texas

Mitsubishi Delica: All You Need to Know About the Japanese 4×4 Van

The Greatest Living Antiheroes in Sports

73 Questions with Tony Hawk

The Visionary: Thai Richards is creating a new kind of running community

How Louie Simmons Defined the Extreme Sport of Power Lifting

The Story of Chalk Line apparel

What is CBN (cannabinol) and what are the benefits of this cannabinoid?

Talking with former Pro Tennis Players now fighting the war in Ukraine


How Exercise May Tame Our Anxiety

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There Is A Tennis Ball Shortage Too Now
The First Woman to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail Alone Did It as a ‘Lark’
One Man’s Amazing Journey to the Center of the Bowling Ball
Views from the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club
These Yoga Stretches Will Help You Have Your Best Run—And Recovery—Ever
How Walking Can Build Up the Brain
Is medical cannabis really a magic bullet?
Allen Iverson and Al Harrington on the Transformative Power of Cannabis
Dazzling Washington, Nadal Wins Even as He Loses
How to Get Luckier
Seeking a Grand Theory of Injury Prevention
Study Shows Cannabis Consumers Are Successful, Motivated, Health-Conscious
Why Do Tennis Crowds Have to Be So Quiet?


Love In The Time of Magic: The NBA’s 1990s sexual revolution

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The 2021 French Open Poster Is Gay

Naomi Osaka takes a complicated stand

What If Pro Sports Leagues Were Controlled By Their Players?

The Brain-Changing Magic of New Experiences

Tony Hawk’s Greatest Trick? Becoming a Middle-aged Skateboard Star

The Best Time to Exercise During the Day for Metabolic Health

In a healing forest, the Space Out Competition determines who’s the most chill

The Plot to Kill the Olympics

Has anyone actually summited the world’s 14 highest peaks?


LeBron James’s Agent Is Transforming the Business of Basketball

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The Super League: 12 of Europe’s Legendary Soccer Clubs go rogue

An Homage To Skaters Who Are Aging Like Fine Wine

6 Hiking Exercises for When You’re Too Busy to Work Out

Trans Girls Belong on Girls’ Sports Teams

The Mirnavator: Outrunning Stereotypes With Endurance Athlete Mirna Valerio

Justin Williams has a Bold Plan to Make Pro Cycling Cool Again

How to Improve Your Mind With Visualization

An Ode to the People in My Workout Video

How Fit Can You Get From Just Walking?


What Should We Do if Extraterrestrials Show Up?

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Yes, the Pandemic Is Ruining Your Body

An 11-Minute Body-Weight Workout With Proven Fitness Benefits

How to (Finally) Start Meditating

The WNBA Dream that turned into a political triumph

After 753 matches, Lionel Messi has received his first red card

The Night Maradona Came to Tijuana and I Looked into The Eyes of God

Forget actors, footballers are the new fashion icons

Baseball is changing marijuana testing, too late for some

A Nepali Team Just Made the First Winter Ascent on K2

Is it more efficient to walk or run up a steep hill?

and interestingly enough…

Legalizing marijuana boosts junk food sales

artwork by David Shrigley

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The story of womenSports: Billie Jean King’s female-focused athletics magazine.

Taking style tips from Ken Burns’ Baseball documentaries

Arnold Schwarzenegger shares his “Stay at home, stay fit” workout plan

and Punk icon Alice Bag gets Fit for the Apocalypse

A Surfer’s Introduction to Growing Your Own Food

In global crisis, the wellness industry is seizing the opportunity to sell self-actualization

RIP Charlotte Figi, the Colorado girl who inspired the CBD movement

and finally

The trusted folks at Backpacker highlight 5 things you can use instead of toilet paper

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