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Burgers with Muhammad Ali: a boxing fan’s friendship with the champ

Russ Routledge is an amateur boxer from Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1984, he spent a week living with Muhammad Ali, the greatest fighter of all time. Russ was down on his luck and far from home, and Ali was attempting to deal with retirement and the onset of Parkinson's. Read the story of their unlikely friendship in Sports Illustrated's The Cauldron on Medium.

Lockdown longreads

Ten long (or medium-length) reads to help pass the time during self-isolation. From sports history to the golden age of piracy, all free to read. Enjoy and take care. NEW: How Four Americans Robbed the Bank of England In Victorian London, a gang of U.S. hustlers attempts a ten-million-dollar heist on the safest bank in the [...]