“Life Goes On” and “Blessed by Paco.” The Best American Sports Writing. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2012. Jane Leavy, Editor. Glenn Stout, Series Editor. A 2-Part Series that explores the life and death of a young boxer, whose transplanted organs saved the lives of five people. Read Article

“Forgive Some Sinner.” The Best American Sports Writing. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008. William Nack, Editor. Glenn Stout, Series Editor. A personal memoir. Read Article
“A Lethal Catch.” The Best American Sports Writing. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 2005. Mike Lupica, Editor. Glenn Stout, Series Editor. The sudden death of a college football player from MRSA, a form of staph that is stubbornly resistant to commonly used antibiotics and which has become an increasingly problem in the athletic community. Read Article
“I Want to Kill Him.” The Best American Sports Writing. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003. Buzz Bissinger, Editor. Glenn Stout, Series Editor. A young boxer deals with the emotional toll of killing an opponent in the ring. Read Article
“Joe’s Gift.” The Best American Sports Writing. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 2002. Rick Reilly, Editor. Glenn Stout, Series Editor. How a pro football star gave his life to save a young boy from drowning – and how that youth ended up. Read Article
“The World Is Her Cloister.” The Best American Sports Writing. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1994. Tom Boswell, Editor. Glenn Stout, Series Editor. The spiritual journey that led a women’s college basketball star to become a cloistered nun, told in part through the letters to her former teammates. Read Article
“A Sore Subject.” Best Sports Stories. St. Louis: The Sporting News. 1990. Dave Sloan, Editor. A college football coach with ALS is removed from his job in a storm of controversy.
“Making a Killing.” Best Sports Stories. St. Louis: The Sporting News. 1989. Dave Sloan, Editor. How two New Jersey men defrauded insurance companies by staging the “accidental” deaths of racehorses.
“Bad Boxers.” Best Sports Stories. St. Louis: The Sporting News. 1988. Tom Barnidge, Editor. Boxers who are used as “opponents” to build the records of others in what is commonly referred to as “the sophisticated fix.”
“End of the Line.” The Philadelphia Reader. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 2006. Robert Huber and Benjamin Wallace, Editors. A 1995 Philadelphia Magazine profile of Main Line scion Robert Montgomery Scott.
VOLUME 2: "Casualty of War," "Pet Project," "The Envelope Please," "Lend Him Your Ear," "Unbreakable" and "Report From the Lunatic Fringe." Fifty Great Reads. Cape Town, South Africa: Business Day Sports Monthly, Highbury Safika Media. Essays on Pat Tillman, Michael Vick, Boxing Movies, Mike Tyson and Joe DiMaggion.
VOLUME 1: “Barry Barry Bad,” “Eating Cherries with the Champ,” and “The Tail of Tiger Woods.” Fifty Great Reads. Cape Town, South Africa, Business Day Sport Monthly, Highbury Safika Media. Mark Keohane and Gary Lemke, Editors. Essays on Barry Bonds, Joe Frazier and Tiger Woods selected from my monthly column on American sports.