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  1. Taylor Gang: The Rise of Taylor Townsend and a Q&A With Her M...

    Katie Baker and Rembert Browne

    Katie Baker: When rising American tennis player Taylor Townsend arrived to her second-round match at the French Open earlier this May, she caught a glimpse of the scoreboard from an earlier contest involving Serena Williams on the same court. 6-2, 6-...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Everybody Suffers: A Pair of Painful Triumphs at the French Open

    Louisa Thomas

    The rivalry between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic is the best in tennis right now, but sometimes a little part of me wants to wave the white flag and cry, "STOP!" The best of their matches have produced the most exquisite pleasure and pain:...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  3. About Last Weekend: Rangers Can't Keep Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy exhausting all possible avenues to make sure that X Games cyclist Chase Hawk is in no way related to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ... ALL possible avenues ... here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend:...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  4. The Crusader

    Louisa Thomas

    It has been easy to forget that Novak Djokovic is the best tennis player in the world. He finished 2013 on a 24-0 run. His record this year is 24-3; his winning percentage is the highest among players on the tour. He has won three titles this year...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Kings Strike First

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy remembering Don Zimmer as so much more than just the man who got thrown to the ground by Pedro Martinez in 2003, and also as the man who got thrown to the ground by Pedro Martinez in 2003, here are the top five stories you misse...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Getting All A's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out joining Horace Grant in permanently settling the debate between the 1990s Bulls and the 2010s Heat, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Oakland first baseman Brandon Moss hit two home runs, including...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Knicks Gone Fishin'

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy ousting Beavers and dropping Golden Boys, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: Phil Jackson's courtship of Derek Fisher for the head coaching job for the New York Knicks hit a rocky patch wh...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  8. About Last Weekend: Kings to the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy experiencing what life can be like in the 22nd inning, here are the five biggest stories you missed in sports last weekend: The Los Angeles Kings are going to the Stanley Cup final after defenseman Alec Martinez hit...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  9. Match Striker: The Increasingly Unclassifiable, Increasingly Unst...

    Louisa Thomas

    Simona Halep used to walk onto the court and tell herself to win. Then she would try not to lose, with the predictable result that she often did. She was not totally unsuccessful. She had too much talent - she had won the French Open girls&...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  10. My Sister, My Rival

    Brian Phillips

    What does it matter what you say about people? After days of hype surrounding their probable third-round meeting in the French Open, Venus and Serena Williams both lost in the second round yesterday, Venus to the 56th-ranked Slovakian player Anna Sch...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  11. Grantland Dictionary: Tennis Edition

    Brian Phillips

    The word tennis is easy to define; it's a noun that means "an energetic leisure pursuit invented by the upper classes as an alternative to playing sports." Try to discuss the finer points of the game without a thorough grounding in its...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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