A selection of my published works
August 5, 2016, for the Newyorker.com
Nearly a century has passed since the Olympics featured rugby, and at no point has a conversation about the sport’s contemporary powerhouses included the United States.
November 30, 2015, for the New York Times
The New York Rugby Club has hosted its annual event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving since 1959. This year, 139 teams from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Fiji descended on the southern tip of Randall’s Island in one of the country’s largest amateur rugby tournaments.
August 18, 2014, for the New York Times
For many adaptive climbers — who include people with physical, neurological and congenital conditions — competition is a conduit to greater access to facilities and to increasing the frequency of paraclimbing events.
June 26, 2013, for Esquire.com
Earlier this month, Patrick was awarded his second Sportscaster of the Year Award. He recently sat down with us to talk about the art of interviewing, handing out the Lombardi Trophy, and his all-time NBA starting five
June 5, 2013, for Esquire.com
There’s a good chance that when summer came around as a teenager, your vacations were pretty average: playing video games, kicking it at the public pool, suddenly interested in chasing girls. That is, unless you’re Quinn Sullivan.
March 26, 2013, for Korduroy.tv
It was never going to be that easy for Micro. Not enough talent. Not enough sponsors. For more than an unglamorous decade, he circled the globe from contest to contest, chasing the Tour like a cat stalking a laser pointer, close but never caught.
November 12, 2012, for ESPN.com Action Sports
The devastation in New York was particularly acute in Long Beach and Rockaway Beach, their boardwalks pulled from their moorings like lids off of cans and slammed into homes, where the storm surge wedged cars beneath porches, and power outages persist two weeks after the storm.
May 4, 2012, for the New York Times
Ilya Bryzgalov signed a nine-year, $51 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in the off-season to help stifle the goaltending despair that has hounded the team since the departure of Ron Hextall in the late 1990s. But Bryzgalov’s first season on Broad Street has been inconsistent from opening night to the postseason.
April 5, 2012, for ESPN.com Action Sports
Sustainable Surf, a California-based environmental NGO, hopes its newest campaign will instigate the next shift in the steady evolution of board composition and design.
February 16, 2012, for The New York Times
After he won his second Stanley Cup, with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009, a concussion and a hip injury limited him to 14 games with the Minnesota Wild the next season. For Sykora, a 15-year N.H.L. veteran, retirement grew less abstract.
February 14, 2012, for ESPN.com Action Sports
Attention has also turned to how the plant would affect wave quality in the region. Surfers across the world travel to find waves from Cape St. Francis to Jeffrey’s Bay to Durban.
January 12, 2012, for The New York Times
…Fox and Smith, close friends and professional snowboarders, recently found themselves alone on the front lines against energy drinks.
July 12, 2011, for Esquire.com
The world’s most popular standard-issue rock band on growing up into a group with legitimately exciting potential. Thanks, at least in part, to Harvard.
June 22, 2011, for The New York Times “Green” blog
The N.H.L. calculated that a seven-game playoff series consumes roughly 800,000 gallons of water, from resurfacing the ice, to concessions, to flushing toilets.
The A.H.L. is not where Cheechoo, a right wing, was supposed to be. But meeting the high expectations that came with winning the Maurice Richard Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top goal scorer in 2005-6 proved daunting.