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Weekly Roundup: October 13-October 23

Mitch Albom writes a poignant tribute to his late colleague at the Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp.

Cody Miller’s improbable rise to the Olympic podium in Rio for swimming. Pat Forde at Yahoo tells his story.

Anya Alvarez interviews Kelli Masters, one of the only female NFL agents.

A brief look into the dynamics of a high school football team at a marine base. Story by Nick Eilerson.

A fun short film about the American University of Beirut’s roller derby team, produced for Huck Magazine.

Jeff Pearlman published an excerpt from his book, Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre, on SI.com this week.

Adam Kilgore writes an in-depth look at Joe Maddon’s hometown of Hazleton, Pa. and Maddon’s contributions to the small community.

The Chicago Cubs broke a 71-year drought on Saturday night and will appear in the World Series for the first time since 1945. They have the chance to win the series for the first time since 1908. Story by Paul Sullivan.

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