‘The Sport of Love’: Ping-Pong, the Great Equalizer

Wally Green has played everywhere from Brooklyn to Pyongyang, becoming a beloved American ambassador for table tennis — and international understanding — in the process.

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2020’s Memorable Moments in Sports

Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.

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Dennis Rodman’s College Coach Recalls Recruiting Him Over H-O-R-S-E

Lonn Reisman, who coached Rodman at Southeastern Oklahoma State, said he dreamed of wooing the “raw” elite rebounder from junior college but figured it wasn’t possible.

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In ‘The Last Dance,’ Michael Jordan and the Bulls Still Dominate

ESPN’s new 10-part documentary doesn’t ask Big Questions. But it does go big on a team whose personalities and feats warrant just this sort of excess.

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