Next Issue Guest Curator John ZAs a lifelong fan of soccer, NFL, NHL, and NCAA football (with a passing interest in cricket), ESPN The Magazine and Sports Illustrated are a couple of my most-read publications in Next Issue. It’s always helpful to research the latest happenings in the world of sports each time I write a new piece, and Next Issue is the best way to find it all on one device.

When I’m not watching or writing about sports, I’m pursuing my other professional passion—working with innovative technologies and nurturing/mentoring startups.

Read some of my most recent sports articles here.

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Athletes' & Coaches' Stories

From Hot Tubs to Cat Food: Spending Diaries of Six Athletes

ESPN The Magazine

I often write about the pros—the ones with the multi-million-dollar contracts—but not all athletes live so large. ESPN’s “Big Money Issue” profiles spending habits of six athletes, from an NBA player making $14 million to a college swimmer on a stipend.

Real Runners, Amazing Stories

Runner's World

It’s amazing how athletics can be used to cope with and overcome life’s greatest challenges. Here, ten amazing and passionate runners shared their stories as finalists in the 2014 Runner’s World Cover Contest, complete with video interviews.

Words with Jerry Kill

Sports Illustrated

Now for a story on leadership and dedication. Minnesota Gophers head coach Jerry Kill is working some turnaround magic with the team, all while battling epilepsy.

The Man in the Pinstripe Suit

Maxim

Some athletes lay it all out there (on Twitter as well as on the field). But the Yankee’s Derek Jeter has remained remarkably silent, even after three months of retirement. Outside of his baseball stats, Jeter’s opinions and views are unknown.

The Game Changers

Jack Ma Wants It All

Bloomberg Markets

Jack Ma started Alibaba out of his apartment with $60,000. Since then, the internet tycoon has changed the entire e-commerce landscape in China, and has joinined the billionaire ranks in the process.

The Rich 100

Canadian Business

I’m always fascinated to learn how the world’s most affluent people took their businesses to the top, and this profile of Canada’s 100 richest men and women definitely taught me a thing or two.

Hollywood Mavericks

Details

A wave of risk-takers, innovators, and visionaries are changing how the entertainment industry works. The disrupters include leading man Johnny Depp, a comedic duo, hedge-fund billionaires, and more.

The Wild Ones

Entertainment Weekly

Angelina Jolie has always made waves in Hollywood, and now she’s behind the camera. As the director of Unbroken, Jolie cast unknown Jack O’Connell as the star in a story of heroism, survival, and forgiveness.