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Harry Arter's 'waves' and more of the week's best sportswriting
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1. “Slightly built and balding, eyes peering out from behind round wire-framed glasses, Steve Trattner cuts the profile of a guy you’d ring for help with your computer—which is precisely the type of work he did before setting off on his improbable path to incarceration.”

For Josh Sens meets the man responsible for making Erin Hills a US Open host venue, in a Wisconsin prison.


AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - Vitality Stadium Paul Harding Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe embraces Harry Arter during their win over Manchester United in December 2015, just two days after his daughter Renee was still-born. Paul Harding

I went numb. I didn’t understand. Five minutes before that, everything was fine. We were about to meet our little girl. She has a name. Her name is Renée. She had a heartbeat. She was about to meet this world, just five minutes before.”

In The Player’s Tribune, Harry Arter writes about the tragic death of his first daughter, and the joy that came with his second.

3.  “Lee Chin resembled an action comic hero, ploughing through his enemy’s front line — dozens of black and amber bodies strewn at his feet as the rest clung to his back and legs in a futile effort to halt the clap of purple and gold thunder.”

Gordon Manning celebrates a seismic shift in hurling after Wexford defeated Kilkenny, for the Irish Sun.

4. “Increasingly viewers want shorter, sharper, bite-sized chunks of entertainment, on mobile devices too. No wonder some of them are scrambling to revamp their product to avoid being regarded as dull and outdated. The landscape is changing. So what is sport doing about it?

Sean Ingle discusses Sport 2.0 in The Guardian.

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5. “LeBron is now getting beat by a team that saw the superteam trail he blazed and went beyond it. LeBron’s odds of winning this series against the Warriors are currently about as strong as they were in 2007, when he led Boobie Gibson and Larry Hughes to the Finals against the Spurs.”

Can LeBron James, one of basketball’s greatest ever players, really be an underdog? Kevin O’Connor writes for The Ringer.

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