Shaq and Penny. Bobby Knight and Dickie V. The Sexiest Man Alive and the guy behind The Exorcist. Twenty-five years ago they all combined—or collided, really—to create the definitive college-hoops-scandal movie. This is the inside story.
As his nation's first (and still only) NBA star, Yao Ming made basketball relevant in China. Now, as chairman of the CBA, he wants to make Chinese basketball relevant across the world and ensure that he's not the country's last export.
A year after their dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand, the Wild Boars youth soccer players have seen their world reshaped by disaster tourism, an image-conscious military junta and the war to tell their story.