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The Future Is Scoot

He isn’t 7-foot-4, but Scoot Henderson has always stood out. More importantly, he’s never been afraid to be different. To Scoot, safe is risky. "You’re not following anybody’s footsteps," he says. "You’re being the leader of yourself."

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Yunus Musah Is From Many Places, but Just Found His Home

How did a rising soccer star from four different countries choose to play for the U.S. men’s national team? By looking within.

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A New Dawn of Detroit Basketball

The new-look Pistons are young, hungry, and exciting. Sound familiar? Well, sort of. As the franchise begins a promising new era, it hopes to channel the spirit of title teams of the past. "We’re playing for them," says Saddiq Bey. "We want to make them proud."

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“We Went From Self-Preservation to ‘F--- It, We’re Just Going to Push’”

Courtney Dauwalter, the world’s greatest ultrarunner, visualizes her "pain cave" to conquer hundreds of miles at a time. She’s won nearly every ultramarathon there is, but she’s still searching for the limits of the cave—and herself.

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Sylvia Fowles’s Final Ride and the Last Days of a Legend

The Minnesota Lynx star’s final season hasn’t gone exactly according to plan, but the future Hall of Famer is still cherishing every little moment—and lesson—before she walks away from the game she relentlessly dominated for 15 years

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Andrej Stojakovic Is Paving His Own Path to the NBA

The 17-year-old with the familiar last name and silky shooting stroke is out to prove he’s much more than just a famous hooper’s son. "Proving to them that I can make it as Andrej—and not Peja’s son."

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The Trade That Completed Derrick White—and Maybe the Celtics

It’s been a winding path, but Boston’s biggest Finals X factor has finally found a home. The Celtics’ midseason trade rounded out their roster with the ultimate glue guy.

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Mavs Meltdown With Kirk Henderson and Sam Esfandiari. Plus: Mirin Fader on Keegan Murray and Jabari Smith Jr.

Kevin also goes over Game 3 between the Heat and Celtics

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If You Don’t Know Keegan Murray Yet, You Will Soon Enough

How does a future lottery pick fly under the radar for so long? It’s taken a long time for Iowa’s star sophomore to make a name for himself, but he learned patience early on, waiting for the right spurt and spot to lead him to the NBA.

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The Determination of Destiny

No. 1 South Carolina’s biggest X factor shows up when it matters most, largely because the big moments she stares down on the hardwood pale in comparison to what she’s endured in real life