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  1. Divers making a splash

    John Brewin

    "Diving," we call it in England. "Flopping," some call it in the United States. "Simulation" is what the rulebook calls it. These days, penalties that might be or should never have been fill a significant proportion of managers' postmatch reactions. ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  2. Dirk Nowitzki flops in charity soccer match

    ESPNDallas.com

    Dirk Nowitzki, who has been vocal about how the NBA's enforcement of flopping, showed off his skills -- or lack thereof -- on the subject during a charity soccer match on Sunday in Wurzburg, Germany. Nowitzki faked a fall during the match and was ...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  3. NBA Playoffs 2013: Flopping still problem in postseason

    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez

    Flopping in the East finals has gotten out of hand. J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez search for answers.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  4. Jay Cronley: Flops

    Jay Cronley

    The horse racing equivalent to soccer flopping is when a jockey acts like he was taken out of the race by another animal or rider.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  5. David Stern unsure of keeping veteran NBA players in Olympics

    David Stern wants to take a closer look at flopping and referees to be able to take a second look at all flagrant fouls.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  6. Thanks, Coach Vogel. Now what?

    Henry Abbott

    HoopIdea began with the conviction that NBA basketball was the best game ever, but could be even better. To that end, we opened channels of communications to ESPN.com readers, to hear how they thought the game could be better. You know what they w...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  7. Flop of the Night: Jason Terry

    Beckley Mason and Zach Harper

    Danny Bollinger/NBAE/Getty Images Not even a well-timed flop could get Jason Terry and the Dallas Mavericks going last night. HoopIdea wants to #StopTheFlop. To spotlight the biggest fakers, we present Flop of the Night. You can help us separate th...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  8. Five for Friday

    Beckley Mason

    Since we launched HoopIdea on February 8, we've received thousands of ideas, from brilliant to bonkers. Each Friday, we'll publish five we find especially interesting. This week's set incudes HoopIdeas from Twitter (follow us at @HoopIdea!), Jeff Van...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. Soccer - MLS uses video replay to stop to flopping

    Doug McIntyre

    Doug McIntyre explains the measures Major League Soccer is taking in an effort to put an end to unnecessary flopping.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2011
  10. Page 2 Power Rankings: Injury Time Edition

    Greg Hardy

    Page 2 Power Rankings examines the karma of flopping.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2011
  11. 2010 World Cup: America, time to embrace flopping

    Patrick Hruby

    All the U.S. needs is better athletes to play soccer, right? Wrong, writes Patrick Hruby.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2010
  12. The World Cup would be the perfect opportunity for soccer neophyt...

    Tim Keown

    Everybody's buzzing about the World Cup, and why not? The only thing we can hear out of South Africa is that confounding buzz from those cheap plastic horns.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  13. Thirty-one new rules to make sports better -- ESPN The Magazine

    ESPN The Magazine presents 31 new rules to make sports better.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  14. Report: NBA studying flopping

    The NBA is studying how often flopping oocurs and whether officials can tell the difference between flops and actual fouls, Stu Jackson, the NBA's executive vice president for basketball operations, said.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2007
  15. The art of the flop

    Patrick Hruby

    Patrick Hruby salutes all the students in the NBA's school of flopping -- the least-appreciated actors in the world.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2006