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  1. The Panthers, Not the Refs, Beat New England

    Bill Barnwell

    The Patriots didn't lose to the Panthers last night because they got jobbed by a bad call on the final play of the game. That's wildly inaccurate. The Patriots lost because they let the game come down to one play from the 18-yard line down four point...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  2. 5 NCAA Tournament Predictions, Day 2

    Mark Titus

    Before I offer up five predictions for Friday's games, let's look at how my predictions for Thursday turned out. Both Butler-Bucknell and Arizona-Belmont will be decided on the final play Butler won by 12 and Arizona won by 17. Then again, these ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  3. BQBL: Chad Henne Hits the Summer Jam Screen (Plus the 2012 Season...

    David Jacoby

    Could there be a more fitting final play in the 2012 NFL season than Tony Romo clinching defeat with a horrific interception? No, there could not. That super Romo-ish floating Christmas gift to the football fans of the beltway not only marked the end...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  4. Was Miami's Final Play a Good Idea?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    At the end of Game 2 on Tuesday night, the Miami Heat trailed the Indiana Pacers by three points with 8.3 seconds left in the game. The Heat had to inbounds the ball from the corner, which makes setting up a play more difficult. Instead of going for ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  5. About Last Night: Fear the Pack

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. In the opening game of the NFL season, the Packers outgunned the Saints 42-34. Green Bay's defense held strong on the final play, stopping Mark Ingram at...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  6. The NFL Buddy System: How One Team Helps Another Make the Playoff...

    Bill Barnwell

    The final two weeks of the NFL season make for strange bedfellows. We're at the point at which every team that still has competitive football to play has a pretty clear path to either improving its playoff stock or ensuring that it gets to Janua...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  7. Rory McIlroy Becomes Iconic at the PGA Championship

    Shane Ryan

    On the sixth hole at Valhalla, on Sunday, play was so backed up that Rory McIlroy and Bernd Wiesberger, playing in the final group, arrived at the tee to find Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler waiting for the fairway to clear so they could hit their d...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  8. Please, Basketball Gods, Let the Thunder and Warriors Play in the...

    Chris Ryan

    Man, this has been a weird little season so far. Everybody looks terrible on the second night of back-to-backs, and back-to-backs are happening all the time. Miami looks human, Indy looks unbeatable, Brooklyn looks old, J.R. Smith hates Brandon Jenni...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  9. Is There Value in the Guinness International Champions Cup?

    Andrew Lewellen

    Tonight, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Real Madrid will play Chelsea in the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup, this summer's version of the now-annual American tour of friendlies by (mostly) elite European clubs. The ICC kicked off la...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  10. USMNT 'B' Team Looks to Impress Klinsmann at Gold Cup

    Noah Davis

    The CONCACAF Gold Cup is a silly tournament with a rather goofy name. It serves as the regional championship, which means a bunch of teams play a bunch of games, then the United States and Mexico meet in the finals. The structure of the tournament, w...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  11. Bill Simmons's Video Tribute to Tim Duncan

    Grantland Staff

    With San Antonio's sweep of the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals, Tim Duncan is set to play in his fifth NBA Finals — 14 years after playing in his first. In this video essay, Bill Simmons pays tribute to the greatest NBA player of hi...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  12. The Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, and the NBA Eastern Conference fi...

    Charles P. Pierce

    The biggest takeaways from Pacers-Heat going into Game 4 in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Fear the Bulldog

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy drinking all of the soda in New York, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Top-ranked Gonzaga completed its perfect run through West Coast Conference play, winning the WCC tournament final, 65-51, over St. Mary's. In...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  14. The Triangle Podcast: NBA Finals and Euro 2012

    Chris Ryan

    This week on the Triangle Podcast, Robert Mays, my NBA Shootaround brother in arms, joins me to talk about everything NBA Finals-related. We chatted about the pace at which the Thunder play and the almost celestial level at which LeBron James seems t...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  15. NBA Finals Preview: Can the Thunder Beat the Heat?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder's pick-and-roll play is integral to their offense, which you might remember from my Western Conference finals preview. Of the Thunder's 1,304 half-court possessions in the playoffs, 426 were pick-and-rolls, according to Syne...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  16. Rafa Nadal Strikes Back

    Shane Ryan

    Sunday's French Open final was an absolute mess. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, meeting in the championship round of a Grand Slam for the fourth straight time, fought delays, poor conditions, and their own sporadic play in a match that lacked their...

    Blog | June 11, 2012