Journalism

Explore The Work Of ESPN Storytellers

(Illustration: Emily Archacki)

ESPN’s robust storytelling is evident across platforms. Here is a sampling; also see Journalism at ESPN: A Visual Snapshot:

Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada
ESPN investigation finds coaches at NBA China academies complained of player abuse, lack of schooling

Paula Lavigne
Less than half of college trainers say coaches in full compliance with COVID-19 protocols

Wright Thompson
As Clayton Kershaw waits for baseball to return, a look at his family, legacy and future

Tom Junod
The Hero of Goodall Park: Inside a true crime drama 50 years in the making

David Fleming
Cover Story: DK Metcalf Is Chasing Glory

Kevin Arnovitz
How NBA executive Jeff David stole $13M from the Sacramento Kings

Chris Connelly
SC Featured: “El Paso Strong”: How a soccer team found resilience with each other

Gene Wojciechowski
SC Featured: A Marine’s determined finish at the Boston Marathon

Lisa Salters
SC Featured: New Dolphins OL Austin Jackson put his football career on hold to save his sister

Liz Merrill
Whatever happened to Villanova basketball star Shelly Pennefather? ‘So I made this deal with God.’

Malika Andrews (on SportsCenter)
Breaking down the process of entering the NBA’s ‘bubble’ in Orlando

Andrea Adelson
Through the Groundskeepers, Virginia football team aims for lasting change in Charlottesville

Jason Reid
Patrick Mahomes, DeShaun Watson and the NFL’s new beginning

Jeff Wagenheim
Pit bulls and pugilists: How Terence Crawford and a dog breeder forged an uncommon bond

Emily Kaplan
How NFL offensive linemen escape the 5,000-calorie lunch and transform in retirement

William C. Rhoden
Tony Dungy’s life lesson about the Tuskegee Airmen and the meaning of humility

Dave McMenamim
Inside LeBron James’ and Adam Silver’s make-or-break moments in China

Baxter Holmes
Secret team dinners built the Spurs dynasty

Ramona Shelburne
NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler has established his legend, no matter what happens next

Ohm Youngmisuk
‘It’s either hoop or you sell dope’: Patrick Beverley never forgets his humble beginnings

John Barr
Thousands of stadium workers not covered by pledges of financial support from athletes, teams

Tim Kurkjian
How baseball made it through its best, worst, smartest, stupidest and scariest season ever

Jeff Passan
World Series 2020: The oddest of World Series ends with the most 2020 moment of the season

D”Arcy Maine
Seven of the most haunted venues in sports

Jesse Washington
Noose comment by Penn State basketball coach points to larger NCAA problem

Josh Weinfuss
Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury’s beautiful mind

Sam Borden
Karaoke, trivia and frat parties: Tales of Aaron Rodgers’ inner weirdness

Ryan Hockensmith
From MJ’s Jumpman to DJ’s Danny Dimes: Inside sports’ weirdest, most lucrative underworld

Scott Eden
From the archives: How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games

Tim Keown
After devastating fires, Paradise football team gives a community hope

Seth Wickersham
The clash of the Cleveland Browns: How Hue Jackson, Jimmy Haslam and Baker Mayfield collided</a>

Howard Bryant
The reality of Black pain is breaking American sports’ status quo

Clinton Yates
The league isn’t boycotting anything; the NBA needs collective bereavement

Joon Lee
Instagram is the new mixtape for high school hoops

Greg Wyshynski
Why Nathan MacKinnon is the best hockey player in the world

Heather Dinich
What will the Ivy League’s fall sports decision mean for college football?

Ryan McGee
Coastal Carolina’s long road to becoming college football’s must-see attraction

Sarah Spain
The women who will literally be plugged in to the virtual NFL draft

Dan Murphy
Former Michigan player says team doctor’s abuse had lasting impact

William Weinbaum
Racing on the edge

Marc Raimondi
Rodeo barns, strip clubs and biker rallies: MMA fighters are used to unconventional venues

Tisha Thompson
Behind the scenes of the investor push to change Washington’s football team name

Jen Lada
College GameDay: JMU running back plays the day his father died

Pedro Gomez
Relieved Tampa Bay Rays enjoy earning AL pennant in MLB’s strange, tough 2020 season

Buster Olney
‘We have a heartbeat’: How A.J. and Kate Pollock faced their daughter’s premature birth during COVID-19

Kimberley A. Martin
Driveways, canyons, pools: NFL players create clever workouts

Michelle Beisner-Buck
Monday Night Countdown: How Patriots DE Lawrence Guy overcame learning disabilities to reach NFL

Laurence Edmondson
F1 will learn lessons from Grosjean’s crash but also faces hard truths

David Purdum
Betting battleground: The fight over where people bet in the future

Adam Teicher
Success, trust and burnt ends: Why everyone loves Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid

John Keim
A support team, root beer and trust: How Washington’s Ron Rivera faced cancer without missing a game

Alyssa Roenigk
The stories and faces of mothers, daughters, sisters and veterans

Mechelle Voepel
Women’s college basketball’s new norm in 2020: Scheduling via Twitter

Katie Barnes
‘Bring It On’: From spirit fingers to appropriation, the cult sports film is much more than a teen rom-comh

Sean Hurd
It’s Different: The overseas experience for Black WNBA players

Shelley Smith
I could only go backwards: Chargers RB Austin Ekeler speaks about hamstring tear

Tom Rinaldi
Iowa Hawkeyes’ new tradition is more than just a wave

ESPN INTERNATIONAL

ESPN Cricinfo:
Teammates in love: We should think of sexuality and professional sport in much the same way as race and sport

ESPN Cricinfo:
Cricketers are more open about anxiety and depression than ever before, but systemic support is missing

ESPN Cricinfo:
“I wasn’t willing to be honest about my mental state and that cost me”

ESPN Cricinfo:
English cricketer Tom Smith: “I didn’t want to be known as the widower”

ESPN Australia:
The frightening reality of women’s concussions in sports – a personal story

ESPN Australia:
Bullied to X Games gold: Ryan Williams’ extreme ride to the top

ESPN Australia:
Bogut’s retirement leaves a hard-to-fill hole at the heart of Australian basketball

ESPN UK:
Agony of defeat: How do you recover from record 13-0 Eredivisie loss?

ESPN UK:
Why so many top young American footballers choose Germany on career path

ESPN India:
Breaking good: How the latest Olympic sport is inspiring Indian youth

ESPN India:
Sport, interrupted: How the coronavirus lockdown is affecting the Indian sport ecosystem

ESPN Global:
From Fields to Field Hospitals: Stadiums remind us of what we had, and promise of what’s waiting on the other side of this pandemic

ESPN Australia:
Sports stars have been stalked and trolled for decades, but social media has exacerbated what has become a big problem in world sport. Justin Robertson explores the world of death threats in football and the AFL’s sophisticated war on trolls.

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