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  1. Illustration
  2. for the love of climbing

    Kathy Karlo chronicles a life spent moving ever upward: “Climbing has brought me closer to more successes and failures than anything else in my life. It’s a life journey that forever tests the limits of possibility.”

    Sports
  3. In The Depths, The Stars

    Open-water and long-distance swimmer Donal Buckley, alone in the ocean, finds himself: “Only the sea. Lakes and river and pools are small and pale. They are shadows and revenants. They are not big enough to fill me. I need an ocean to pour into me.”

    Sports
  4. Pulse shooting’s youngest victim left teammates with a mission

    At ESPN’s The Undefeated, journalist Timothy Bella tells the story of Akyra Murray, the youngest victim of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and how her high school women’s basketball team in Philadelphia is honoring her memory.

    Essay
  5. Happy 125th Birthday, Basketball!

    Did you know that the very first game of basketball took place 125 years ago today, played by a group of “incorrigibles”? Learn about the history of the first game and team at the Library and Archives Canada blog.

    History
    Library and Archives Canada
  6. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  7. Where the Big Ones Don’t Get Away: A Q&A with Fishing Enthusiast Ashley Rae

    Fishing enthusiast Ashley Rae talks about her passion and how blogging has helped her connect with anglers around the world.

    Sports
    All photos courtesy of Ashley Rae.
  8. Photography
  9. Nature
  10. The Goat Speaks

    “In the end, the curse is broken. One hundred and eight years of bad luck have ended at my bidding.” The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in over a century, so Murphy the goat decided to chime in on the historic event.

    Current Events
    Image by Ron Cogswell (CC BY 2.0)
  11. Underestimating the Density of the Fog

    “The great baseball writer Roger Angell said that traditional baseball people didn’t want anyone to shine any light in the darkness of baseball. But the sports analytics guys did and, today, every MLB team and, indeed, every major professional sports team uses analytics.” An epically long read on baseball analytics.

    Data
  12. One Woman’s Crusade Against Misogyny and Domestic Violence in the NHL

    Melissa Geschwind wrote to all 30 teams in the NHL to demand accountability for domestic violence and misogyny in the league. Read the clubs’ responses.

    Sports
    Photo by Tyler (CCBY-SA 2.0)
  13. The Baseball Bloggess

    “Baseball was my Yoga, before Yoga was my Yoga.” Jackie Howell, the Baltimore Orioles fan behind The Baseball Bloggess, writes about the game and its rich history with a mixture of deep knowledge and humor.

    History
  14. Mountain2Mountain: Field Notes

    In this Field Notes blog of the nonprofit Mountain2Mountain, Shannon Galpin chronicles the effort to grow the community of women cyclists in Afghanistan, through bike and equipment distribution and other support programs.

    Sports
  15. Olympians Blog on the Meaning of the Games

    “When it came to dreaming big, he told me I could be the best in the world if I did it the right way.” Olympic cyclist Gracie Elvin and other athletes reflect on their long road to Rio 2016.

    Inspiration