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  1. About Last Night: A Royal Beating

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy preparing for an awkward Christmas with all your exes down in Miami, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Jon Lester and the Oakland A's put an end to the Kansas City Royals' eight-game...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. Does James Rodríguez Fit In at Real Madrid?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Normal rules do not apply to Real Madrid. President Florentino Perez laughs at your Moneyball. He mocks your concerns over things like value. Real Madrid are different. They are the best team. They have the most money. Whoever they want, they...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. In Praise of Cristiano Ronaldo

    Kevin Lincoln

    If Cristiano Ronaldo didn't exist, we'd have to invent him. Prior to the 95th minute of the United States' game against Portugal, Ronaldo was merely - merely - the greate...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  4. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ronaldo? A Tactical Preview of US...

    Mike L. Goodman

    There are a lot of cliches about how to beat, or, in the case of the USMNT against Portugal, at least not get beaten by, a team with a superstar. Make somebody else beat you. Make him spend energy defending. Make him adjust t...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  5. About Last Night: San Antonio’s Beast Mode

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy buying milk and cookies to hasten the arrival of World Cup mascot Fuleco, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Kawhi Leonard poured in a career-high 29 points for the San Antonio Spurs, who shot an o...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. The Kids of the World Cup

    Bill Barnwell

    Here's a pretty small number for you: 736. Out of all of the professional soccer players on the planet, only 736 will compete for the World Cup in Brazil. You don't need me to tell you how talented these individuals are. What I can say a...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  7. Real Madrid Slam the Door on Bayern Munich

    Mike L. Goodman

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. It's chief weapon is speed. ...;and set piece headers. It's two chief weapons are speed and set piece headers. And Cristiano Ronaldo free kicks&...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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