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Juju Smith-Shuster by Justin Merriman

Pittsburgh Steeler Juju Smith-Schuster livestreams Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as he plays with video game streamer Tyler Johnson, 21, of Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. To read more visit the Washington Post.

World Series by Justin Merriman

Jim Weinfurtner cheers on the Cleveland Indians outside of Progressive Field prior to game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Joe Wiegand of Colorado Springs, Colo., a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator and self-proclaimed Cubs fan, greets fans outside of Progressive Field prior to game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

(left to right) Casey Weinfurtner, Eddie Weinfurtner and Jim Weinfurtner cheer on the Indians outside of Progressive Field prior to game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Terminal Tower is lit for game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Jim Schulz of Elyria shows off his Cleveland Indian painted head outside of Progressive Field prior to game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Paul Hollo of Cleveland wears his Indian headgear as he cheers on the Indians outside of Progressive Field during game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Jim Stamper of Cleveland hangs a sign outside of Progressive Field during game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Joe Cooney of Willowick, Ohio stands outside of Progressive Field during game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Demilles Jones, 35, of Cleveland holds a homemade World Series trophy outside of Progressive Field during game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Stephen Caton, 29, of St. Louis, a Chicago Cub fan watches game 6 of the World Series through a fence at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Gary Eckart, 26, of Cleveland watches the game on a big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Cleveland Indian fans watch game 6 of the World Series on a big screen outside of Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

A large crowd watch a big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Fan react as the Cleveland Indians give up 3 runs in the the first inning as they watch on a big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fan react as the Cleveland Indians give up 3 runs in the the first inning as they watch on a big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 6 of the World Series on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland Indian fans watch game 6 of the World Series on a big screen outside of Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Cleveland Mounted Police keep watch near Progressive Field before the start of game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Cam Lathem, 21, of Ashville, Ohio cheers on the Indians outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Cam Lathem, 21, of Ashville, Ohio cheers on the Indians outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Indian fans react as they watch the big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Indian fans react as they watch the big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

(L-R) Dayana Guzman, 38, Alex Marquez, 33, and Doraliz Guzman-Marquez, 35, all of Chicago cheer for the Cubs in outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Indian fans react as they watch the big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fans react as they watch the big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

William Burgos of Cleveland prays in the street outside of Progressive Field during the 9th inning of game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Fans react as they watch a big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7. 

Fans react as they watch a big screen outside of Progressive Field during game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7. 

An Indian fan sits in the street after the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in game 7 of the World Series on November 3, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Chicago Cubs fans hug outside of Progressive Field after game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs on November 3, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7. 

Cubs fans celebrate after the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in game 7 of the World Series on November 3, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Indian fans sit outside of Progressive Field after the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in game 7 of the World Series on November 3, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

I covered Game 6 & 7 of the 2016 World Series in Cleveland for Getty Images.  I spent my time outside the park, immersed in the large crowd that gathered near Progressive Field to watch the game on a big screen. You can see my images on The New York Times, NBC, ESPN and many other publications

Ginny Thrasher by Justin Merriman

Morgantown, W.Va., August 17, 2016: Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher, 19, a sophomore at West Virginia University, poses as she gets photographed by the university photographer during a photo shoot on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Thrasher won the United State's first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, competing in the women's 10-meter air rifle event. 

Ginny Thrasher, 19, a sophomore at West Virginia University, stands outside of her apartment as she is filmed by the university on her first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Thrasher won the United State's first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, competing in the women's 10-meter air rifle event.

Ginny rides on a bus as she goes to classes on her first day of instruction for the fall semester at WVU on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Ginny listens to her calculus professor, Dr. Galyna Voitiuk, on her first day of instruction for the fall semester at WVU on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Ginny receives a round of applause from classmates in her General Physics class on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

Ginny meets with her academic advisor, Toni Key Oliverio, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. They decorated her box with messages of congratulations.

A page from 2015-2016 WVU Rifle Media Guide features a page with now, Olympic gold medalist, Ginny Thrasher at West Virginia University. 

Ginny listens to her physics professor speak on her first day of classes in the fall semester on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

Ginny walks with Maddy Gardner, 20, a junior, left, on her first day of instruction for the fall semester at WVU on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

Ginny sits in an Intro to Electrical Engineering class on her first day of instruction for the fall semester at WVU on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Ginny at West Virginia University, picks up her books from Sandy Cole-DeMent on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Ginny talks to Aishwarya Vijay, 18, left, and Skyler Roth, 19, right, in an Intro to Electrical Engineering class on her first day of instruction for the fall semester at WVU on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

Ginny Thrasher's gold medal sits on an U.S. flag during a photoshoot on the campus on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

Ginny poses as she gets photographed by the university photographer during a photoshoot on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

Range records hang inside of the rifle range at West Virginia University on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

Ginny gets photographed by the media during a press conference at the campus on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

Ginny talks on her phone for a radio interview on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

Ginny gets interviewed by MetroNews Radio Network's Tony Caridi, left, and Greg Hunter, right, in Morgantown on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

A sign congratulating West Virginia University sophomore Ginny Thrasher, 19, who won the United State's first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, competing in the women's 10-meter air rifle event. Thrasher is the first female from the university to win a gold medal in the Olympics. 

Ginny poses for photographs with the university's photographer on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. 

I followed Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher, 19, a sophomore at West Virginia University, for ESPN on her first day back to school after winning the United State's first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, competing in the women's 10-meter air rifle event. You can read about her day at ESPN.com.

WWE Superstars by Justin Merriman

WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil visits with Zachary Hoover, 17, of Altoona at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday, July 25, 2016. WWE Superstars and Divas, Titus O'Neil, Neville, and Summer Rae visited with patients as part of "Conner's Cure," a fund established at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, which was named in honor of Connor Michalek.  Michalek passed away at age 8 from Medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord.  WWE and Connor's Cure raises funds to support pediatric cancer research. 

WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil and Diva Summer Rae visits with Gini Galloway, 13, of Bethany, W.Va., at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Monday, July 25, 2016.  Titus O'Neil joked with Gina that she wears bald better than he does. 

A Visit with Lord Stanley by Justin Merriman

Dave and Kathy Somerville of Latrobe admire the Stanley Cup during the cup's visit with patients at the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers at the Hillman Cancer on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Kathy who was receiving chemotherapy for her pancreatic cancer said, "Coming here for chemo, I wasn't looking forward to it and this made it a good day," speaking about the surprise visit with the cup.

Penguins' Stanley Cup Victory Parade by Justin Merriman

A few images from the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade, Downtown on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Pittsburgh Marathon by Justin Merriman

TOP: Runners start the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 1, 2016. BOTTOM: (left) Hailemaryam Ayantu Dakebo of Ethiopia the female winner of the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon with a time of 2:29:18. (right) Kipkoech Ruto of Kenya, winner of the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon with a time of 2:17:27.

Pens & Pins by Justin Merriman

Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby bowls at the 7th annual Pens & Pins Charity Bowling Tournament on Thursday at the Paradise Island Bowl & Beach on Neville Island. The event benefits Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Pittsburgh Marathon by Justin Merriman

Runners are blurred by a slow camera shutter speed as they begin the 2015 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Runners await the start of the 2015 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
 Hand cyclists at the start of the 2015 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.
 Stephen Njoroge of Kenya approaches the finish line.
 A runner cools off in the mist of an open fire hydrant.
Emergency personnel rush a 25-year-old runner who collapsed just shy of the finish line after suffering cardiac arrest.  The medics performed CPR and used a defibrillator to restart his heart.
Clara Santucci of Dilliner, Green County, won the Pittsburgh Marathon women's race for the second straight year.
 Stephen Njoroge of Kenya wins the Pittsburgh marathon men's race.
Stephen Njoroge of Kenya, wrapped in the Kenyan flag, walks away from the finish line after winning the 2015 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Take me out to the ballgame... by Justin Merriman

TOP: Nick Stipetic, 14, goes up for a ball as he plays catch with his hockey coach, Ron Steedle, at the Forbes Field wall in Oakland as faithful fans gathered on Monday to listen to the rebroadcast of the Pittsburgh Pirates game 7 of the 1960's World Series win. Each year on October 13th fans gather at the site of the former ballpark and listen to the radio broadcast of the game when Bill Mazeroski hit his famous home run to give the Pirates the win over the NY Yankees. BOTTOM: Mark Marinch of Regent Square sits with his son, Tristan, 9, at the Forbes Field wall in Oakland as they listen to the radio broadcast the historic Pirates win.