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  1. An American in Paris: Serena Williams's Dominance of Maria Sharap...

    Louisa Thomas

    Up a set in the women's final at Roland Garros, at 0-1 in the second, Serena Williams hit a hard serve down the T. Maria Sharapova whaled a backhand deep into the corner, the kind of return that only one of the best returners in the game can hit, the...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. Notes From Roland Garros, Pt. 4: The Threat of Terror and the Fre...

    Wesley Morris

    So there we all were, seated in Court Philippe Chatrier, already in a mild state of alert. Would David Ferrer figure out a way to mount a real challenge to Rafael Nadal, after losing to him 16 consecutive times on clay? Would the overcast sky have me...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  3. About Last Weekend: Miami Draws Even

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy accidentally watching a performance art piece in which the notion of sports was approached from many perspectives without any sports actually happening, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The Miami Heat bounced ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  4. Rafa Nadal and the French Open

    Brian Phillips

    What did Rafael Nadal prove by winning his eighth French Open? Everything and nothing at the same time.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Spurs Win Battle of the Big 3s

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out playing it real cool about the NSA's newly revealed data-mining operations because you have nothing to hide, nope, nothing at all, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Tim Duncan shook off a poor first quarter to po...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  6. Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and the French Open semifinals

    Brian Phillips

    A running diary of an instant tennis classic.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  7. Notes From Roland Garros, Pt. 3: Does France Have a Tsonga Proble...

    Wesley Morris

    It wasn't unthinkable that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could beat Roger Federer. On clay. In Paris. At Roland Garros. Maybe it was even likely. Tsonga is one of a handful of men who knows how to play Federer on any surface, how to stand strong under his relen...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Pittsburgh Gets Penned In

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out looking for a shooting star to wish on, but finding only derelict satellites, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: It took two overtimes and 53 saves from Tuukka Rask, but the Boston Bruins took a 3-0 lead in the E...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Kings Defend Their Throne

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out living your own sports dreams by eating pretzels like Jason Alexander circa '94, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Los Angeles Kings once again showed that Staples Center is a fortress, extending their unbeate...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Miami's Vice Squeezes Out Pacers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out protesting your local movie theater for continuing to show After Earth, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Miami Heat played their best game of the Eastern Conference finals when the stakes were the highest, clo...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  11. About Last Weekend: Kings' Reign in Jeopardy

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy WATCHING GAME OF THRONES OH MY GOD YOU GUYS, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The Chicago Blackhawks took a 2-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Kings with a 4-2 win at United Center. The loss was as bad for the...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  12. Nadal, Federer, and the latest from the French Open

    Wesley Morris

    Rafa's close shave, Federer's sustained excellence, and the rest of the weekend at the French Open.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  13. Rafa Nadal returns to the French Open

    Brian Phillips

    After a seven-month hiatus from tennis, Rafael Nadal returns to Roland Garros.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  14. Au Revoir, Les Enfants: A Report From Roland Garros

    Wesley Morris

    The color of the clay at Roland Garros is spray-tan orange. In French, it's "terre-battue," as in "beaten earth." But after the court's been combed and brushed, it's basically a glorious patch of suede. When it rains, the suede turns to mud. And off ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Chicago Fired Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy listening to Steve Winwood, wondering when you would be back in the high life again, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Despite being denied a late winner in regulation because of a delayed concurrent penalty ca...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Welcome to Indiana Basketball

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy making more than $1,244 a week from home using one simple trick, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Things are getting interesting in the Eastern Conference finals as the Indiana Pacers took Game 4 from the Miami ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013