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  1. MLB Overnight: The Giants Best the Cardinals in the NLCS to Keep ...

    Michael Baumann

    Joe Panik and Tony Cruz both homered Thursday night. Adam Wainwright pitched very well for seven innings, but did so by pitching backward, throwing 34 curveballs in 97 pitches. The previously infallible Madison Bumgarner left the game trailing 3-2. A...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. Captain Planet: A Group of A-List Celebs Protects the Earth With ...

    Molly Lambert

    When it comes to talking about the environment, what group is more trusted than A-list celebrities? Scientists, probably, but never mind! The new environmentalism campaign "Nature Is Speaking," from Conversation International, employs ...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  3. NFL Week 6 Winners and Losers: How Do You Spell Elite? F-L-A-C-C-...

    Robert Mays

    The Lions Defense This Lions performance had a lot in common with the last time Detroit played without Calvin Johnson. It was early October and Detroit was facing a division rival away from home. Offensively, th...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  4. MLB Overnight: Comeuppance and Other Myths After the Cardinals�...

    Michael Baumann

    Three thoughts after the Cardinals' bonkers, 5-4 walkoff win over the Giants to knot the NLCS at one game apiece. 1. The Giants Set Up Hunter Strickland to Fail Four of the Cardinals' five runs last night came on solo homers. Stranger...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  5. 2014 ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Orioles

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Royals-Orioles ALCS" is a phrase that feels as strange to type as it probably does to read, but it's a reality. The two teams entered the ALDS as underdogs and emerged unscathed, sweeping opponents that seemed...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  6. MLB Overnight: More Magic for K.C., More Homers for Baltimore in ...

    Michael Baumann

    The first night of the 2014 ALDS featured several familiar elements: postseason heroics from Nelson Cruz; a bullpen meltdown from Detroit; some ...; creative ...; managing from Ned Yost; and, most memorably, a tense extra-inning win...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  7. Darren Sproles Is the NFL’s Extra Value Meal

    Bill Barnwell

    Through two games, the league's most influential player might very well be an afterthought who was acquired during the offseason for a fifth-round pick. No, Darren Sproles won't actually win league MVP when things are all said and done. He&...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  8. Abreu, Cano, and Cruz: Three Stellar Seasons, Three Free-Agent St...

    Jonah Keri

    Rather than wait until November to provide the next round of big free-agent news, the Red Sox made a splash over the weekend, signing 27-year-old outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, the biggest deal ever awarded to a C...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  9. There's a New Trailer for Angelina Jolie's 'Unbrok...

    Zach Dionne

    Did you ever see Angelina Jolie's first feature as a director, 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey? Were you really one of the people who contributed to that $303,877 box office haul? No, I didn't think you were. So here's ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  10. The 30: Youth, Movement

    Jonah Keri

    Saturday provided quite a glimpse into baseball's future. Toronto's Marcus Stroman was the first kid to make a splash. The 23-year-old rookie was electric against the Royals in his first MLB start, yielding just one run on five hits over s...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  11. Nelson Cruz, Ryan Braun, and Learning to Accept Post-PED Assimila...

    Michael Baumann

    Nelson Cruz hit two home runs last night, and while I'm not ordinarily a huge Cruz fan, I can't deny that he's having an incredible season: Those two homers were his league-leading 18th and 19th, and he's slugging an AL-best .66...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  12. Why Haven't Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales Signed Yet? And...

    Michael Baumann

    MLBPA executive director Tony Clark is really cheesed off. Why is he so cheesed off? Oh, hello, useful question-asking personality device. It's good to see you again. Well, last week, Buster Olney talked to a bunch of executives about...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  13. New Country for Old Men: On Last Vegas, The Counselor, All Is Los...

    Wesley Morris

    Last Vegas, directed by Jon Turteltaub It's easy to forget that nerds and teenagers aren't the only moviegoers who want their fantasies indulged. I thought about that watching Morgan Freeman in Last Vegas. As Archie, a twice-married Air Force reti...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  14. I Suck at Football 2.7: The Mirror Game

    Alex Pappademas

    Your wife is too good at recognizing actors' faces. Since moving to L.A. she keeps experiencing false-positive IDs. Sometimes she'll see someone in a store or across a crowded restaurant and become convinced it's someone she knows, maybe an old cowor...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  15. Jonah Keri Podcast: Rob Neyer, Tommy Rancel, and Scott Lucas

    Grantland Network

    It's October! Time for a fresh batch of MLB playoff-themed podcasts. First, SB Nation's Rob Neyer joins Jonah Keri to discuss the Rangers' decision to activate Nelson Cruz, and the pluses and minuses of Texas manager Ron Washington. We then cover ...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Saints Make a Statement

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy watching Senator Ted Cruz do his best Eli Manning impression, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The New Orleans Saints outclassed the previously unbeaten Miami Dolphins in a 38-17 win, sending a message to the res...

    Blog | October 01, 2013