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  1. Don’t Call It a Lincecomeback

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Tuesday night, Tim Lincecum earned his first career save, coming in on his regular throw day to record the final two outs of the Giants' 9-6 victory over the Phillies. His familiar motion looked out of place as he warmed up mid-inning; h...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Opening Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving one final baseball stadium curtain call to the Captain of Captains, Tracy McGrady, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Thursday: Rory McIlroy opened up a one-stroke lead at the British Open at the Roy...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  3. Lance Blows Town: The Hornets’ Gamble, the Pacers’ Lo...

    Zach Lowe

    A few weeks ago, it would have been unthinkable to suggest that the Charlotte Hornets might be a better team next season than the Indiana Pacers. But they had nearly identical records and point differentials over the final 50 games of last season, an...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  4. Derek Jeter's Diary: Notes From a Final All-Star Game

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Thursday, July 10: at Cleveland Indians Nothing good ever happe...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  5. We Went There: The World Cup Final

    Graham Parker

    I was woken on the morning of the World Cup final by the same sound I heard when I had gone to sleep: the raucous singing of "Bad Moon Rising," recast as the ultimate graceless guest anthem by Argentine fans. While wandering through Copaca...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  6. A Tactical Preview of the World Cup Final

    Mike L. Goodman

    For all the surprises this World Cup has offered up, from Algeria being awesome to Italy and England apparently missing the plane to Brazil in the first place, the final matchup shouldn't come as much of shock. Ge...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  7. Inside U.S. Soccer

    Grantland Channel

    In this final installment of ESPN's exclusive, behind-the-scenes documentary series, members of the United States men's national team look back at the "group of death" and their loss...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  8. George R.R. Martin’s Final Answer to the ‘Will He Fin...

    Zach Dionne

    Fantasy historian George Raymond Richard Martin is asked, probably on a daily basis, to guarantee he'll complete A Song of Ice and Fire before quaffing any ale with Ned Stark in the afterlife. It's a serio...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  9. A Belated Celebration of Wimbledon Doubles Champs: POPSOCK

    Corban Goble

    For good reasons, another Wimbledon final dominated the talk Monday. But on Saturday afternoon, something glorious happened. Jack Sock happened. A few notable threads to pull on here: * Jack Sock is an American tennis player, age 21, and is n...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  10. When All Men Doubt You

    Louisa Thomas

    When Roger Federer steps onto Centre Court for a Wimbledon men's final, he has an aura he has earned but seems born with, a grace and superiority that seems a birthright. On Sunday, he seemed a throwback in so many ways. During the first set, he...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  11. ‘Sailor Moon’: The Explainer

    Emily Yoshida

    On July 5, 2014, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal will premiere on Japanese streaming site Nico Nico Douga and on Hulu Plus 17 years, 4 months, and 27 days after the final episode of Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars aired in 1997. No disrespect to J.J. A...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  12. Gerald McCoy Is Really Pumped to Play for Lovie Smith, and Quarte...

    Robert Mays

    Gerald McCoy had every right to speak up. In the final few days of the seemingly endless stretch before this year's NFL draft, his Bucs were being strongly linked with defensive line prospect Aaron Donald. The thinking was that Donald could...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  13. The Who to Celebrate 50th Anniversary With New (Last?) Album, New...

    Amos Barshad

    It looks like we've got ourselves [puts on dark sunglasses] a good, old-fashioned [pauses dramatically] Who-down. Yaaaaaaaaaah!!!! In, uh, other words: The Who is back, and planning not only a 50th anniversary tour, but quite possibly a new...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  14. Video on Demand Report: Your Chance to Find Out Exactly How Aweso...

    Tara Ariano

    The Lego Movie The Lego video-game adaptations of various film properties (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy) have been so tremendously popular that of COURSE someone thought turning Lego itself into the star of a fe...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  15. Surveying the LeBron Landscape

    Zach Lowe

    The trajectory of an entire sports league can turn on random things. If you gave Heat officials truth serum three weeks ago, after they had vanquished an imploding Indiana team, they'd have told you they preferred Oklahoma City as a Finals...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  16. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    Grantland's Zach Lowe and Bill Simmons discuss the news of Joel Embiid's foot injury, give their thoughts on the NBA Finals, and speculate about potential trades. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTu...

    Blog | June 19, 2014