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10+ most popular ESPN articles, as voted by our community.
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ESPN on Disability
The astonishing stories behind New York City Marathon's final finishers
These runners slogged through 26.2 miles in New York on Sunday -- some on crutches, some in wheelchairs. And they don't do it for bragging rights.
ESPN on Korea
The great Korean bat flip mystery
MLB's code is clear: Flip your bat and you'll pay. But in South Korea, flips are an art. How does this alternate world exist? And what does it say about us? Writer Mina Kimes trekked across South Korea with illustrator Mickey Duzyj to unravel the mystery.
ESPN on LGBTQIA
No distractions -- An NFL veteran opens up on his sexuality
There is not a single openly LGBTQ player in the NFL. Defensive end Ryan Russell wants to change that. "Whatever I was to you before this letter, I'm still that now. We just know each other a little…
ESPN on Running
6 things I've learned as a slow runner
Lisa Swan describes her running pace as "turtle-like" -- and she's had to deal with plenty of condescending comments on the race course. But she's also gotten more out of the sport than she ever…
ESPN on Sports
49ers legend Joe Montana reflects on legacy ahead of Super Bowl
He won four Super Bowls and retired as the undisputed greatest. What came next was turning a legacy into a life.
The college wrestlers who took on a grizzly bear
In October, two college wrestlers were in the woods looking for antlers when they came across the scariest thing you can find in the wilderness: an angry grizzly bear. This is their remarkable story…
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Rob Manfred wants you to know: He doesn't hate baseball, he wants to save it
In a series of exclusive interviews, the MLB commissioner talks about cheating scandals, rules changes and his plans to return the game to a crisper form of itself.
The young Yankees fan who lost his autographs
On March 19, an 11-year-old Yankees fan lost his beloved autograph collection at a spring training game. He still can't believe what happened next.
Albert Pujols joins 700-HR club - The best stories from those who played with and against him
Mike Trout, Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez, Tony La Russa, Brad Lidge and more reflect on the most memorable moments on Pujols' path to 700.
Sources: Commanders boss Snyder claims 'dirt' on NFL owners
Multiple NFL sources say they've been told that embattled Commanders owner Dan Snyder instructed his law firms to hire private investigators to look into owners and league execs. His attorneys deny…
Why grandmasters like Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana lose weight playing chess
You wouldn't think that chess players, who sit for hours on end and only extend their arms from time to time, would struggle with weight loss. But they do. Inside the very real, very bizarre metabolic…
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