In the 1970s, Ellen O'Neal was a freestyle skateboarding superstar
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John Keehan turned himself into a real life Karate Superhero in 1960s Chicago. Then it all went wrong. 
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The unlikely story of Ferris Fain, 1950s batting champ turned large-scale pot farmer.
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Racing (and writing) in the streets with Lou Mathews
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The Allahakbarries were a team of beloved authors including J.M. Barrie, Arthur Conan Doyle, A.A. Milne, and Rudyard Kipling. They almost never won.
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The ballad of Sputnik Monroe, wrestling heel and unlikely civil rights champion
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Eddie Feigner was barnstorming softball royalty and a true American original
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The 1948 game between the Globetrotters and Minneapolis Lakers that changed basketball forever
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Appreciating Efren "Bata" Reyes, the greatest pool player to ever live
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The greatest basketball player Detroit ever produced is also the most tragic.
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Some thoughts on watching basketball, making art, and (obviously) the Red Hot Chili Peppers
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In 1925, a dog named Balto became a national celebrity for bringing medicine to a remote Alaska town. But was he the real hero?
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