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  1. Hitting the NBA Paywall: Six Intriguing Extension Candidates

    Zach Lowe

    Get your tweeting thumbs and TV-watching ass muscles ready, because the NBA doldrums are about over. Players are trickling back, and team higher-ups are in the muck of one of the thorniest challenges they've ever faced: negotiating contract...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. A Clockwork Oakland: What the Heck Happened to the Once Great A&r...

    Jonah Keri

    At the end of play on July 30, the Oakland A's led the AL West by 2.5 games. They owned the best record in baseball, at 66-41. They also boasted the top run differential, outscoring opponents by an amazing 162 runs, which is what happens wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. The 30: Six P’s, One Giant Surge

    Jonah Keri

    Slowly but surely, the playoff field is starting to narrow. Three teams now lead their divisions by five or more games, meaning they're nearing the point at which they can start to feel safe. Two AL West and two AL Central teams are battling for...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. Who Are Those Guys? Five September Call-Ups MLB Fans Need to Know...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Who's That Guy" is an ongoing Grantland series and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. This week, that landscape expanded along with MLB's active rosters to include several high-profile prospects who are ma...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  5. QB Curve: Is Everett Golson's Notre Dame Ascent Still on Tra...

    Matt Hinton

    Quarterbacks: There are a lot of them! Each week, QB Curve will keep you up to speed on the game's most important position by putting a different college signal-caller in the spotlight and putting the rest of the field in perspective. Ty...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  6. Predicting the NFL’s Unpredictable

    Bill Barnwell

    Nothing is a surprise in the NFL, even the surprises. Sure, there will be teams that come from out of nowhere and blaze a path to the playoffs, like last year's Chiefs, but they're just the latest in a string of teams that rode up...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  7. NFL Heroes: All the Humans (and Machines) That Make Football Grea...

    Andrew Sharp

    It's August. Hard Knocks came back last week. Preseason football is happening almost every night now. It's time. Slap on some eye black and start mainlining over-the-counter adrenaline boosters that probably shouldn't be...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  8. The New Monsters of the Midway

    Robert Mays

    Muhsin Muhammad's time with the Bears is best remembered for its six-word eulogy. In 2008, Muhammad had just returned to the Panthers after three forgettable seasons in Chicago. In his final year, he'd caught just 40 passes for on...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  9. A Few NFL Draft Prospects to Keep an Eye on This College Football...

    Robert Mays

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  10. About Last Night: Getting All A's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out joining Horace Grant in permanently settling the debate between the 1990s Bulls and the 2010s Heat, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Oakland first baseman Brandon Moss hit two home runs, including...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  11. Brandon Marshall on ‘The View’ and Chip Kelly, Footba...

    Robert Mays

    A quick look at some of the NFL news from the past week. There are about a dozen reasons Brandon Marshall signing a contract on The View was weird. First, it was a reminder that EGOTer Whoopi Goldberg and Jenny McCarthy share the...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  12. Five Scenes From Marquez-Alvarado

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Was outboxing Brandon Rios in the March 2013 rematch of their rumble from the previous year the worst thing that could have happened for Denver junior welterweight Mike Alvarado's career? OK, "worst thing" superlatives can be over...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  13. Detroit Retools Its Engine With Stan Van Gundy

    Zach Lowe

    It's almost a relief now that Stan Van Gundy, for whatever silly reason, was never able to nab a full-time spot as an NBA analyst on national TV. He would have been fantastic, alternating X's-and-O's education with hilarious rants abo...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  14. An Elbow Injury for Jose Fernandez, and Surgery for Baseball Fans...

    Michael Baumann

    From time to time, I like to watch highlights of Brandon Webb, my favorite pitcher of the past 10 years. The big, slightly putsy-looking Kentuckian had a strange, mostly upright delivery and an arsenal of pitches that ponderously approached the plate...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  15. Five Years Later, the 2009 NFL Draft May Be the Worst Ever

    Robert Mays

    Twenty years later, we can reasonably call 1994 the birth of modern NFL drafting. That's when the NFL went to a seven-round format, down from eight the previous season. Over that time period, and with five years of perspective, it&#039...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  16. The 30: Armed and Dangerous

    Jonah Keri

    Got the post-Easter blues? Dreading a week full of TPS reports? Just remember: Things could be worse. Way worse. It's Week 3 of The 30. ...; and never left. 30. Houston Astros (5-14 record, -41 run...

    Blog | April 21, 2014