April 23, 2012 | Frank Deford
So was SI writer Frank Deford, who cut his teeth on a league then so inconsequential that reporters got floor seats. In this exclusive excerpt from Deford's memoirs, the author recalls encounters with Bill Russell,...
April 23, 2012 | STEVE RUSHIN
From the moment it opened in April 1912, Fenway Park has been a muse for poets and a monster for pitchers and modernists. What, you never thought it would see its 100th birthday? It might have 100 more
February 20, 2012 | MICHAEL FARBER
Feisty, ferocious and very denim-collar, Brad Marchand of the Bruins is making enemies fast, but there's a payoff in that for the NHL's best team
December 26, 2011 | CHRIS BALLARD
You must remember this: Amid the chaos of the rioting after Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, a young couple, captured in a moment of intimacy. Here is how fate and chance converged on the streets of Vancouver to...
November 28, 2011 | MICHAEL FARBER
The mystifying decline of some of hockey's top offensive talents is just one takeaway from the NHL's early-season report card