Creative nonfiction and stories from around the world of sports.

B.J. Jones recalls the year he won the Vezina and Hart trophies, on NHL '95.

Fiction author Peter Markus reminds us that Mark Fidrych only needed one season to leave his singular mark on the game.

When I write, I am reaching always back to words already written. I reach back now to take hold of the words of Samuel Beckett who staked this declaration into the hard dirt of our living ground: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Ron Leflore

Tiger Stadium no longer rises up on the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. The land itself where Tiger legends like Cobb and Kaline owned Detroit’s most infamous corner house has been left to go (for the past ten seasons) to weed.

Adam Foote Number Retirement Ceremony

It's true: memory has its own story to tell. For Adam Foote to make the claim that the Avalanche "kicked Detroit's ass" is to listen to a man speak with his foot stuck fully in his mouth.

Jim Leyland tribute - Peter Markus

Fiction author Peter Markus gives a final salute to Tigers manager Jim Leyland as he retires after his eighth season as Detroit's manager.

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Tony Consiglio recounts his journey swimming with great white sharks.

Boston Marathon Bombing: Bridging Daily Diversions and Reality

At certain points, the real world butts into our daily sports lives. It shakes us from our diversion and makes us ask real questions, and come up with some very tough answers. Today, that happened, when the bombs went off at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.