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  1. NBA Overnight: The Final Days of Mike Woodson, the Golden Age of ...

    Chris Ryan

    Every once in a while, the NBA throws a randomly awesome night at us and we need to run through the games and savor the flavor. Last night was one such night. Dig in. The Agony of the Knicks, the Ecstasy of the Wiz YEAH. THAT'S JAN VESELY DUN...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Mike Trout Has No Idea Where He Is and Other Great Moments From t...

    Chris Ryan

    Last night, some MLB dudes did some yard work (total insider baseball term there) at the 2013 Home Run Derby. Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A's bested Bryce Harper in the final round, which means Harper has to serve as the Cuban slugger's personal b...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  4. Brazil Turns the Page Against Spain in the Confederations Cup Fin...

    Chris Ryan

    Some takeaways from Brazil's 3-0 demolition of Spain in the Confederations Cup final: Passing Torches Back and Forth Over the last five years, Spain has captured the football world's imagination, playing the sport about as well as it can be playe...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. Guys, Go Push This Mario Gomez Button!!!

    Chris Ryan

    PUSH IT!!! The Champions League final is tomorrow. Read Brian Phillips on the matter. Push the button! (h/t Brett Koremenos)...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  6. Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger Wants Basketball Playoffs ...

    Chris Ryan

    About a year ago, Bayern Munich played Chelsea in the Champions League final, losing on penalty kicks. It was a heartbreaker; Bayern were, overall, probably a better team, and they were playing in front of their home crowd at Allianz Arena. What did ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  7. Manchester City Just Want to Be Loved (So They Are Going to Fire ...

    Chris Ryan

    During what would be a doomed FA Cup final performance at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, Manchester City fans sang for their doomed manager, Roberto Mancini. The divisive Italian still had a place in the hearts of the club's supporters, even if he had ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  8. About the Previous Evening: Lakers Lose, Spartans Win, and All th...

    Chris Ryan

    Pretty much every morning, About Last Night provides you with the essential sports headlines that you need to know. This is not one of those mornings. The Spurs defeated the Lakers last night, 84-82. This was the first and final appearance of Pa...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  9. We Will Miss You Most During Press Conferences, Andy Roddick

    Chris Ryan

    Andy Roddick announced last night that he will be hanging up his spurs whenever he completes his run at the U.S. Open. The 30-year-old, once America's great tennis hope, leaves the game with a U.S. Open trophy (2003), four other Grand Slam final appe...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  10. Chris Ryan's The Reducer: Spain seals its place in history

    Chris Ryan

    Spain defeat Italy and cement themselves as the greatest national team of all time.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  11. 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
  12. NBA Finals Playthrough: Heat-Thunder

    Chris Ryan

    Everything ends. I think I saw that on a poster for one of The Matrix sequels, but it's especially true here. We've come to the end of the NBA season, which means we've also come to the end of Anthony Richardson's wonder-filled NBA Playoffs playthrou...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  13. NBA Playoffs Playthrough: Spurs-Thunder

    Chris Ryan

    It's Friday, which means two things: You're killing it with your casual attire and it's time for another one of Anthony Richardson's CPU vs. CPU NBA Playoffs Playthroughs. This week, Anthony tackles the huge Western Conference Finals clash between...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  14. Way to Curb Your Enthusiasm, Clippers

    Chris Ryan

    On Wednesday night, the Clippers and Lakers square off at Staples Center for their final regular-season matchup. Last time the two teams faced each other, Pau Gasol touched Chris Paul's head, Chris Paul got mad, Pau Gasol was like, "Be easy, in Spain...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  15. Zambia Beats Ivory Coast in Africa Cup of Nations Final

    Chris Ryan

    Do you believe in miracles? No, me neither. But sometimes sports gets awfully close to changing my mind. Let me tell you about the Chipolopolo, Zambia's national football team, which just won the country's first-ever Africa Cup of Nations tournament ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  16. The Lion in Nuclear Winter: The Comedy of Kobe Bryant

    Chris Ryan

    Kobe Bryant is sitting on five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, a regular season MVP award, 13 All-Star game appearances and two scoring titles. He's played with some of the best players to ever walk onto a basketball court and he's punc...

    Blog | December 13, 2011