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  1. Ventura left to pick bullpen's lock

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Like using chess pieces to play checkers, or fixing your car with lawnmower parts, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura is going to have to figure out a way to be creative when it comes to his struggling bullpen. Fresh off the latest...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Doug McIntyre grades the Netherlands and Argentina following thei...

    Doug McIntyre

    The Match

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald exposed - ESPN The Magazine Bo...

    Morty Ain

    Larry Fitzgerald talked with reporter Morty Ain about what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue and reveals his love of chess

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  4. Pitcher's Perspective: Newton North vs. Silver Lake

    Andy Smith

    BROCKTON, Mass. -- As the game rolled on, Sunday's Super 8 nightcap between Newton North and Silver Lake became a chess match. Not just between opponents, but against the schedule. The winner would play Bridgewater-Raynham on Thursday, while the ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Breaking down tape of Dominique Easley

    Field Yates

    The New England Patriots have added to their carousel of defensive linemen with former Florida standout Dominique Easley. Below is our scouting report on Easley after a closer examination this morning. Alignment: A movable chess piece on the defen...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  6. Women's Final Four 2014 -- The pros and cons of another Connectic...

    Kate Fagan

    Geno Auriemma and UConn locked up another national title, in impressive fashion. But all the qualities that make this program great also pose a problem for women's basketball.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  7. Carmelo Anthony -- New York Knicks bringing in Phil Jackson a 'po...

    Ian Begley

    Carmelo Anthony was among several Knicks to express excitement about Phil Jackson's arrival, calling the hiring a "power move."

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  8. Curtis Martin on Peyton: Chess master

    Rich Cimini

    Curtis Martin always has been an admirer of Peyton Manning. Two years ago, the Hall of Famer wanted to see the New York Jets pursue Manning as a free agent. On Sunday, Martin believes Manning will be the difference in Super Bowl XLVIII. "I think t...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  9. Up-tempo chess match: Ryan vs. Kelly

    Mike Triplett

    METAIRIE, La. -- All of the descriptions I've heard about the way Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly likes to move his players around in various formations to create confusion reminds me a lot of how we've seen Rob Ryan operate since he became defe...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  10. The Overlooked and Underseen Movies of 2013

    Grantland Staff

    With the tidal wave of Hulu Plus, Netflix Instant, Crackle, Amazon Instant Video, Apple TV, and VOD titles crashing into our queues every week, it can be nearly impossible to keep up with the small (and big-small) movies of the year. That's why Grant...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  11. Big Ben on no-huddle, second-year QBs

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger has long thrived in the no-huddle offense, and the Steelers quarterback provided some insight during his weekly media chat into why he is such a big fan of the attack. "I think the game of football is a chess match...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  12. Upon Further Review: Bills Week 11

    Mike Rodak

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A review of four hot issues from the Buffalo Bills' 37-14 win over the New York Jets: Bills' defense keeps it simple: The first matchup between the Bills and Jets this season, back in Week 3, was assumed to be a chess match b...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  13. FIDE World Chess Championship! GET PSYCHED!

    Spike Friedman

    It's time to get prepped for your new November obsession: the FIDE World Chess Championship finals between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. This is the most hotly anticipated chess match since Garry Kasparov's prime. Aside from matches involving...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  14. Film review: Rex outsmarts Payton, Brees

    Rich Cimini

    One last look back at the New York Jets' 26-20 upset of the New Orleans Saints: Rex outsmarts Payton: The game was billed as Ryan vs. Ryan, but it never was going to be Rex against Rob, the Saints' defensive coordinator. It was really a chess matc...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  15. Dolphins prepare for Brady 'chess match'

    James Walker

    DAVIE, Fla. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is not the kind of player a team wants to face on a three-game losing streak. However, that's the position the Miami Dolphins (3-3) are in heading into Sunday's game against the first-place Pa...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  16. Chess match: Fletcher versus Manning

    John Keim

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning waves his arms, shouts signals and tries to confuse the defense -- either with an audible or with a false call. He's one of the best in the NFL, perhaps the best, at doing this and at knowing ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013