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Life, the Juventus way

This is what happens when your club says it’s a lifestyle brand Gonzalo Higuain was knitting when Sami Khedira arrived at the Vinovo training ground. This, Khedira had to admit, was an unusual thing for his team’s star striker to be doing. There were tactical diagrams to read and training exercises to be done. “Why,” …

Tony Cattone and the Case of the Missing Trophy

In which our detective dodges dirty cops, degenerate gamblers, and worse—FIFA executive—in search of a certain piece of hardware Illustration by Patrick Leger Every so often I make the hour-long drive from Philly down to Atlantic City, a decaying monument to bad ideas where the salty sea air mixes with the sweaty scent of desperation. I don’t …

Re: Monday, Cliff’s Backpack, 8:10 p.m.

Dear Team by Michael Signorelli | photograph by Hans van der Meer August 15, 2014 3:41 PMFrom: JeffTo: TeamRe: Monday, Cliff’s Backpack, 8:10 p.m. Happy Friday! You’ve all worked hard this week and deserve to have a relaxing day at work. Way to go. You’re a special group of people. You’re warm, forthright, and athletic. …