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  1. About Last Night: Windy City Bynum

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pulling aside Johnny Manziel during a commercial break to have a serious values conversation, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Cleveland Cavaliers traded malcontent center Andrew Bynum and a host of draft pic...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. Juventus Midfielder Arturo Vidal Is So Good, It's Unfair

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    At least with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the things they do can't be replicated. Messi's less a soccer player, and more an extraterrestrial sprite, gliding in and out of different dimensions, scoring goals just to show humans how inadequate ...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  3. Grantland's Athletes of the Year

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland's writers on their favorite athletes of the year. Cristiano Ronaldo Brian Phillips: As of this writing, Cristiano Ronaldo has, between Facebook and Twitter, 90,992,874 followers. That's more than three times as many as LeBron James. It'...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  4. The Year in "Holy S---!!!"

    Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp and Sarah Larimer

    It is the end of the year, which means it's time for everyone to look back at what just happened. Remember, reflect. Or, in today's case, rejoice at all the most surreal moments and humans we saw in sports in 2013. The sort of stuff for which the onl...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  5. The USMNT World Cup Draw: It's Not a Group of Death, It's a Group...

    Chris Ryan

    Are you feeling down about the United States men's national team World Cup group draw? Do you feel like some global conspiracy plopped Jurgen Klinsmann's boys into the Group of Death? Are you already having dark, twisted fantasies about the U.S. squa...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo Is the Best Player in the World (Right Now)

    Chris Ryan

    Cristiano Ronaldo would probably have fought all of Sweden to get Portugal into the World Cup. Turns out he only had to fight 11 of them. And on Tuesday, just outside of Stockholm, he won. Portugal beat Sweden yesterday, 3-2, with all three goals...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Firing on All Pistons

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy demanding a recount of People’s Sexiest Man Alive voting, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Rodney Stuckey scored 21 points off the bench as the Detroit Pistons heaped more woe onto the New York Knicks with...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  8. Champions League Pass & Move: Taking a Chance on Chances

    Mike L. Goodman and Spike Friedman

    A look back at the week's Champions League action. United's Lack of Ambition Mike L. Goodman: It's not that Manchester United didn't create much on the road against a mediocre Real Sociedad team that fans should find alarming. It's the fact that...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Oh, New York, Oh, New York, No

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding the perfect throwback NFL tie for your big media appearance, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Knicks continued their early-season troubles, as they fell 102-97 to the Charlotte Bobcats while losing d...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  10. Champions League Pass & Move: Dortmund's Pressure, Zlatan's Goal,...

    Spike Friedman and Mike L. Goodman

    A look at this week's Champions League action. Arsenal Under Pressure Spike Friedman: Borussia Dortmund's aggressive pressing effectively neutralized what had been a prolific Arsenal attack, before a late goal against the run of play gave the Ger...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Rangers Back in the Hunt

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy being quietly content with Greg Schiano, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Texas Rangers broke a seven-game skid and reasserted themselves in the AL wild-card race with a 7-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. When...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  12. Gareth Bale and the $120 Million Question

    Mike Goodman

    There's something timeless about the stories surrounding Gareth Bale's rumored transfer to Real Madrid. It's not only the fact that Madrid seemingly does this every year, but that this is now the third summer in a row that has seen long drawn-out neg...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  13. Just What Does Wayne Rooney Think He's Doing?

    Chris Ryan

    Regard the Rooney. Here he is, above, in a photograph taken last January, in the act of kissing, or grabbing, his Manchester United badge on his Manchester United jersey, in front of some Manchester United fans, at Manchester City's stadium, the Etih...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  14. Champions League Underdog of the Week: Borussia Dortmund

    Spike Friedman

    In Joe Posnanski's recent profile of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, there's a quote from Bob Spear, Pop's old coach from his playing days at Air Force: "A team could do anything as long as the players just kept moving." The theory is th...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  15. Champions League Quarterfinal Highs and Lows

    Spike Friedman

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the highest caliber of football in the world. This is only kind of about that. Welcome to the highs and lows of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. High: German power The Bundesliga is ascendent in Europe...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  16. About Last Night: New York's Lucky Number 13

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy letting yourself go after realizing that a late push for a role in Pain & Gain was a fool's errand, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: In a battle of red-hot Eastern Conference foes, Carmelo Anthony and the New Yo...

    Blog | April 10, 2013