The best way to introduce an issue devoted to images is to turn it over to photographers right off the bat (or racket). This week, ESPN The Magazine debuts its first annual “Photo Issue,” available on newsstands this Friday, June 3rd
“Photo Issue” features “A Day in the Life of Sports,” which captures a single day in the world of sports – Saturday, May 7, 2011 – from Pacquiao-Mosley and Heat-Celtics to the Kentucky Derby and much more.
The Safest Place in Town
In the murderous, drug cartel-controlled border city of Juarez, Mexico, a high school football coach has turned the gridiron into a safe haven. By Donovan Webster
Who Will Be The Gay Jackie Robinson? Nobody – and not because an active male athlete will never come out. The problem is the question itself.
A Moment: Jimmie Johnson
Unlike some of his NASCAR brethren, the five-time champ has never been in a tit-for-tat altercation on Pit Road. The reason? He learned an important lesson long ago.
MLB: Trevor Bauer
UCLA’s Trevor Bauer is the most dominant pitcher in college baseball, and also the most idiosyncratic. His quirks will turn off a lot of teams in the June draft, but they could be missing out on the next Tim Lincecum.