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Jon Wertheim

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Lewis Jon Wertheim is a sports journalist and author. He has been a full-time staff member for Sports Illustrated since 1996, and is presently the Executive Editor. He has covered tennis, the NBA, sports business and mixed martial arts. He is also a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS and an analyst for the Tennis Channel at the four Majors. Wertheim is the author of ten books including Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played, which gives a stroke by stroke analysis of the 2008 Men's Singles Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and is a co-author of the New York Times bestseller Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won, a wide-ranging statistical analysis of common misconceptions in American sports.

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Author John Green: Reaching young adults and dealing with mental illness

The best-selling author of books like "The Fault in Our Stars," opens up to 60 Minutes about exploring his fears through his writing. Jon Wertheim reports.
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The talent and mindset behind the Golden State Warriors' dynasty

Jon Wertheim reports on the Golden State Warriors' attempt to accomplish what no other team has in over 50 years: making a fifth straight trip to the NBA finals.
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Rainbow Railroad: The organization saving LGBT citizens from hostile governments

For individuals in nations where being a part of the LGBT community threatens their freedom, safety and, sometimes, their lives, the Rainbow Railroad provides a way out. Jon Wertheim reports.
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Inside the corruption allegations plaguing Malta

The smallest nation in the European Union is earning an unsavory reputation, with a series of scandals involving allegations of bribery, cronyism and money laundering. Jon Wertheim reports.
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Couple wins millions using lottery loophole

It was completely legal and it won them millions. Jon Wertheim reports on how Jerry Selbee and his wife Marge used "basic arithmetic" to crack the code on certain lottery games
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What goes into Golden State's dynasty

Jon Wertheim reports on the Golden State Warriors' attempt to win three straight NBA Championships
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Outtakes from the Golden State Warriors' interview

Star players from the Golden State Warriors sit down with Jon Wertheim for a rare 5-on-1 interview as they attempt to pull off a third consecutive NBA Championship title.
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How a Japanese medic and American soldier became linked by World War IIโ€™s Battle of Attu

A small Alaska island was the site of the only North American ground campaign during WWII. Though not well-known, the battle featured some of the warโ€™s most brutal fighting. Jon Wertheim reports
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Escaping on the Rainbow Railroad

For individuals in nations where being a part of the LGBT community threatens their freedom, safety and, sometimes, their lives, the Rainbow Railroad provides a way out. Jon Wertheim reports.
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The sounds of Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq

"It's not for everybody," Tagaq says, but her unique music, a blend of an ancient art form with elements of punk rock, heavy metal and electronica, has been called "transfixing" by Rolling Stone. Jon..
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60 Minutes profiles the Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston talk with Jon Wertheim about becoming the reigning dynasty in the NBA. Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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The debate over legalizing sports betting

With more states legalizing gambling on sports, bookmakers, leagues and state tax revenues are winning big. But will players -- particularly unpaid college players -- be targets for bribery? Jon..
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Sports betting: What's changed?

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tells Jon Wertheim he was surprised by the decision to legalize sports betting in the U.S.
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How a retired couple found lottery odds in their favor

It was completely legal and it won them millions. Jon Wertheim reports on how Jerry Selbee and his wife Marge used "basic arithmetic" to crack the code on certain lottery games.
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