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  1. NFL Week 3 Wrap: Stand and Deliver

    Bill Barnwell

    Selfishly, I wish that Broncos-Seahawks game had been what we saw in last year's Super Bowl. Can you imagine? Peyton Manning intercepted while driving his team down for a game-winning score, only to launch an improbable 80-yard, no-timeout drive...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. The Relief Ace: Where Dellin Betances’s Season Ranks Histor...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Yankees reliever Dellin Betances should be one of the least likely players to get out of his chair when a reporter requests a one-on-one conversation in the clubhouse. For starters, the energy Betances must burn to hoist his huge frame from a sitting...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Meet Chris Carter 2.0

    Jonah Keri

    On September 5, Houston designated hitter Chris Carter came to the plate against Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija in the top of the sixth inning. The A's led 3-2, and, with two outs already recorded, speedy Astros second baseman Jose Altuve dance...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Gilbert Gottfried

    Brian Koppelman

    Gilbert Gottfried, the Miles Davis of comedy, on what's funny and what's not. Plus an update from Gary Gulman. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture podcasts and The Moment on iTunes, and check out ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  5. The Man Who Wasn’t There: James Dolan and His Disappearing ...

    Jason Concepcion

    New York Knicks owner James Dolan is Llewyn Davis if Llewyn Davis had been born into wealth, owned a world-famous concert venue, and had a sub-mediocre, Nassau County-inflected singing voice. (Although, to be fair, unlike Llewyn, Jim does w...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Red, White, Blue, and Boogie: Your Gold-Medal Game Recap

    Andrew Sharp

    Remember when Team USA was supposed to struggle? Remember the shooting we didn't have, and the motion offenses we couldn't handle? Remember Goran Dragic and everybody else saying Spain was the best team in the tournament? Kenneth Faried re...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  7. What Went Wrong at the Strangest Tennis Match You Never Knew Occu...

    Tom Perrotta

    Perhaps the strangest tennis match in history - the one that began but never ended - happened in Myanmar last year. It was the Davis Cup. Pakistan was up one match on New Zealand when the refere...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  8. Meet the Future of the USMNT

    Noah Davis

    The September following a World Cup is about as far as you can get from the most important tournament in the sporting world. This gives national team coaches maximal flexibility to experiment. United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann took full...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  9. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe and Joe House

    Bill Simmons

    Zach Lowe comes on to preview the upcoming NBA season and whether Rajon Rondo will get traded. Then Joe House joins the show to talk FIBA Basketball World Cup and Washington pro football. Listen to the podcast here. Subscri...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  10. About Last Night: You've Been Kershaw'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy digging out your old copy of "Twas the Night Before Football," here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw's gem pushed the Dodgers past the Nationals, 4-1,&...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  11. Keep Team USA Young Forever

    Andrew Sharp

    So here's a quick idea for the future of USA Basketball that has probably been floated before, but bears repeating now that we're in the middle of the FIBA Basketball World Cup: What if every player can only play in one Olympic cycle? This...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  12. The Last Temptation of the Ol’ Ball Coach

    Matt Hinton

    For a good long while, it's been fashionable to talk about SEC football in terms of passion and tradition and occasionally even religion. (It's been pretty profitable, too.) Whether those paeans stem from nostalgia or devotion, th...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  13. Jonah Keri Podcast: James Wagner and Michael Baumann

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Washington Post writer James Wagner about the red-hot Nationals, and to Grantland writer Michael Baumann about Mo'ne Davis fever, college baseball, the AL West, and hexes. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  14. The Showstoppers

    Bill Barnwell

    You already know that the defending NFL champions are a unique team. The Seattle Seahawks have a quarterback who is two sizes too small, a running back seemingly powered by candy, and an unconscionably loud home stadium. Something else is strange abo...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  15. We Went There: Taney's Little League World Series Adventure ...

    Michael Baumann

    Wednesday morning, I called my dad back in South Jersey and told him I was going to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to see the now-legendary Taney Dragons in person. "That's cool," he said. "Mo'ne Davi...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  16. How the United States Can Win the World Cup

    Noah Davis

    "We cannot win this World Cup, because we are not at that level yet." -Jurgen Klinsmann, December 2013 While the United States men's national team coach could have been more tactful in his choice of words, the sentiment h...

    Blog | August 20, 2014