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  1. Baby Turtles on Fire

    Brian Phillips

    It was a goal, one of many. Vincent Kompany took the ball out of the center circle. Jesus Navas was loitering ahead on the right wing, totally unmarked. No man is an island, John Donne says, but Donne never saw Navas play against Southampton. Kompany...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  2. Spurs Illustrated: San Antonio’s Scintillating Run, in Two ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    They have won 19 games in a row. They haven't lost since way back on February 21. Since then they have ranked first in the NBA in the following categories: 3-point field goal percentage, assists per game, points per game,...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. We Went There: USMNT-Mexico in Arizona

    Noah Davis

    In the end, the result was fair. The United States scored two goals in a dominant opening half, but Mexico rallied for two of its own in the second 45 minutes as CONCACAF's biggest rivals finished all square at University of Phoenix Stadium in t...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Two Goals, at the (Almost...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's really hard to watch two soccer matches at the same time. All of the things that make soccer a distinct sport - the lack of stoppages in play, the fluid transitions from attack to defense - also make it completely i...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. Poor Ox: Arsenal-Chelsea and the Mistaken-Identity Red Card

    Mike L. Goodman

    Poor Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain. When you have a 15-minute stretch as poor as the one the Arsenal midfielder had against Chelsea on Saturday, you usually at least get to disappear afterward. A turnover leading directly to a goal, getting caught out of p...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  6. The Doomed NCAA Tournament Dreams of 3-Point-Reliant Teams

    Ed Feng

    Live by the 3, die by the 3.This basketball cliche always surfaces around NCAA tournament time. But is it actually true?To find out, let's look at the past 12 NCAA tournament champions, and what percentage of their respective field goal a...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  7. NBA Bag: The Phil Jackson–to-the-Knicks Theory

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: Every Wednesday from now until the final day of the regular season (April 16), I am cranking out an all-NBA mailbag for the Triangle with a 5,000-word limit. My only goal for this week: cranking something that doesn't just de...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  8. "I don't understand the logic: Will it make the game sa...

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    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. Don't Take Julian Green to the World Cup

    Noah Davis

    It's becoming increasingly clear that Julian Green is a special soccer player. The 18-year-old winger already made his first-team debut for Pep Guardiola's world-destroying Bayern Munich, and has scored nearly a goal a game for its reserve ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  10. CourtVision: The Worst Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On Wednesday, we looked at the most efficient scoring players in the league. Today, we flip it around and report the bad news. Like Wednesday's list, I limited this list to players with at least 300 field goal attempts, which gets Ricky Rubio and som...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  11. NHL Grab Bag: Even When He's Not Playing, Ben Scrivens Wins

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. Th...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  12. Juventus Midfielder Arturo Vidal Is So Good, It's Unfair

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    At least with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the things they do can't be replicated. Messi's less a soccer player, and more an extraterrestrial sprite, gliding in and out of different dimensions, scoring goals just to show humans how inadequate ...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  13. About Last Weekend: Pack Frozen Out

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy forgoing your senior year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: A last-second Phil Dawson field goal gave the San Francisco 49ers a 23-20 win over the Packers at freezing Lamb...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  14. NHL Grab Bag: The Bobby Ryan Truth War that Destroyed America and...

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly grab bag of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the NHL personalities from around the league who produced the most comedic fodder for fans. Th...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  15. The Venn Diagram of Hockey Hate

    Sean McIndoe

    There's an old stereotype that hockey fans hate everyone. And like most stereotypes, it's simply not true. For example, we don't hate Teemu Selanne. And, uh ... well, that's pretty much it, actually. Other than Selanne, yeah, we hate basically ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  16. CourtVision: Kobe Bryant and the Elbow Test

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Imagine you are dropped into a random NBA game and a teammate throws you the ball at the elbow with three or four seconds left on the shot clock; there's no time to make another pass, you must somehow generate a field goal attempt, and everyone in th...

    Blog | December 06, 2013