I spend a lot of my time reading sports pieces and appreciate when someone else's words about a real life athlete touches my heart or makes me feel something. In sports, there are so many stories out there that seem so unbelievable. I am a boxing writer, and one of the reasons I love the sport so much has nothing to do with the war that is waged inside of the ring on any given night, but the stories of how they got there. Here are a couple of my favorite sports stories I have read over the years... Focus: Post links to some of your favorite sports pieces, and possibly a short summary on what they are about.[/b] Shadow Boxing: Muhammad Ali fought fifty men. Only one disappeared - This is a lengthy read about a search for a fighter named Jimmy Robinson, who fought Muhammad Ali on his way up when he was known as Cassius Clay. He is the only Ali opponent who had no trackable history. Very good read. Adrift in a Sea of Choices by Gary Smith for the October 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated. A really good portrait of former two-division world champion Alexis Arguello, who died earlier this year, supposedly by suicide. Another lengthy read but well worth your time.