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Between Matches

Wrestling is serious business in Mongolia. When I heard that a 2016 Olympic match ended with an elaborate, clothing-free protest from Mongolian coaches, I wasn’t surprised.

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Naadam Bikers

In the main plaza of Dalanzadgad’s stadium, kids run and play and celebrate Naadam, the annual summertime festival of three traditional games: Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery.

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Shady Canal

Saturday afternoon on a quiet street in the Centrum.

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Pacific Surf

On the beach in Lima, watching surfers navigate the late afternoon swells.

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The Corner

Beginning in 1895, the dawn of professional baseball, and for more than 100 years onward, there was a stadium at this intersection in downtown Detroit. First Bennett Park, then in 1912, Navin Field (opened the same day as Boston’s Fenway), later renamed Tiger Stadium in 1961. But on the day this shot was taken, August 9, 2008, there was demolition.

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Forehand

Nadal returns a shot to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the 2012 French Open. A year after I took this shot, Nadal beat Ferrer again today and won his eighth French Open title.

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Ferrer Serving Nadal

I was lucky. I didn’t know much about tennis. And even less about how to get a ticket to one of the sport’s premiere events. But sitting in my Paris hotel room about 6pm, one year ago today, I figured it was time for a change. I didn’t know who was playing. Didn’t care.

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Bottom of the Sixth

Camden Yards, Orioles vs Tigers. Tigers won.

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Stadium I - Seville, Spain

A Load of Bull

While not the city that originally spawned bullfighting (Spain’s national sport), Seville is the sport’s most historic and most celebrated home. For hundreds of years, in the stadium at the center of the city, each Sunday night has seen a battle of Man versus Beast.