Test Case Scenario

Red Sox DH David Ortiz defended his honor against PED allegations in The Players’ Tribune – Derek Jeter’s new site that gives athletes an unfiltered voice. The article prompted a number of media responses, including Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports suggesting that Ortiz tipped his hand.

In Other News

Upward Mobility

Photo: awesome shot of a skier ascending a Chamonix couloirAdventure Journal

Conversion

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explains why he converted to IslamAl Jazeera America

Seasons Change

Edit: one photo taken for each of the 2660 miles of the Pacific Coast Trail shows one man’s amazing transformationThe Inertia

Identity Crisis

The University of North Dakota has gone three years without a nicknameThe Wall Street Journal

Co-operators

How REI is killing it – Bloomberg Business

Cover shot: pit row – USA Today Sports Images