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  1. Detroit Just Landed David Price in a Three-Team Bonanza …;...

    Jonah Keri

    Well, so much for a quiet 2014 trade deadline. Following this morning's Oakland-Boston blockbuster, the Detroit Tigers capped one of the wildest deadline days in history with an 11th-hour deal for David Price, the most sought-after commodity on ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Manny Being Manny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out what the deal is with netball, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: In a battle of AL playoff contenders, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado's 12th-inning walk-off blas...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  3. The Beginning and the End of History

    Charles P. Pierce

    On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays won a game in Yankee Stadium for the first time in their last 18 tries. His team having lost there again Friday night, Toronto manager John Gibbons decided on Saturday that he wasn't going to risk...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. Damn, It’s Good to Be the Tigers: In the AL Central, One Tr...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Wednesday, the Tigers played their appointed part in baseball's pre-trade deadline dance, acquiring a closer to reinforce a relief corps that entered the day with the fifth-worst ERA and sixth-worst FIP among big league bullpens. After s...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  5. Weird Al's 14th Studio Album Is His First No. 1

    Zach Dionne

    Thirty-one years after releasing his self-titled debut album, "Weird Al" Yankovic's Mandatory Fun has debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. It's the first time Al's gone to the top, and, with 104,000 copies sold, it&#03...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Cheery O's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy taking a ride into the danger zone with Wes Welker, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Orioles outfielder Adam Jones smashed two home runs as Baltimore opened up a four-game advantage in the AL East...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  7. 'Fargo' Is Getting a Second Season, and 'Louie...

    Zach Dionne

    Just to make us all extremely happy, FX renewed both Fargo and Louie today. Fargo - returning no earlier than fall 2015 - will have a new cast, new story, and once again clock in at 10 episodes. Noah Hawley, who wrote the...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  8. The 30: Angels in the Outfield (and Bullpen)

    Jonah Keri

    We're only three games beyond the All-Star break, yet the pennant-race craziness has already begun. The NL Central is a free-for-all following the Brewers' big slump. The AL East is full of mediocre-to-bad teams that believe they still hav...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  9. The Curious Case of Mark Buehrle

    Rany Jazayerli

    In a 1991 Sports Illustrated article, there's a now-famous quote from MLBPA executive director Donald Fehr: "You go through The Sporting News for the last 100 years, and you will find two things are always true. You never have enou...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  10. Omnipresent, Omnipotent Rapper Kanye West Will Headline the Made ...

    Zach Dionne

    How do you feel after having a big, important day on the East Coast and then flying immediately to the West Coast? Are you generally game for performing in front of thousands of people upon arrival? Then you are Kanye West, ...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  11. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  12. Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart Dude It Up for Jenny Lewis'...

    Zach Dionne

    Erstwhile Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis is continuing the celebrified music video week begun yesterday by Weird Al's "Tacky." For her entry, Lewis grabbed some Adidas tracksuits and snapbacks and asked Kristen Stewart, Anne Ha...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  13. The Winter of Weird Al

    Steven Hyden

    The first track on "Weird Al" Yankovic's 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, is "Handy," a do-it-yourself-themed parody of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," because of course it is. S...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  14. Weird Al’s Back With a ‘Happy’ Parody That&rsqu...

    Zach Dionne

    One thing that's brilliant about Weird Al's parody of Pharrell's "Happy" video/song, "Tacky" - no matter how lame that screenshot makes it seem before pressing play - is its outfits and dance routin...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  15. The 30: East of Eden

    Jonah Keri

    These are not the American League standings most of us expected to see. When the season began, the defending champion Red Sox appeared to be loaded with young talent and poised to make another title run despite losing their starting center fielder...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  16. Kyle Seager’s Ascent to Transcendence

    Michael Baumann

    There's a tired trope in romantic comedies: The leading man (or woman) bounces from dalliance to dalliance with a series of beautiful but ultimately disappointing people before eventually realizing that the steadfast best friend is his (or her) ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014