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  1. Money's Inferno: Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Las Vegas, one of our many deflating cities, managed to puff itself up for the Canelo Alvarez vs. Floyd Mayweather bout. The sights usually associated with fight week stayed more or less within expectations — the heads of retired professional a...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  2. And Your New Batman Is ... Ben Affleck?!

    Amos Barshad

    It's true! Warner Bros. made the announcement yesterday: When Batman returns in the Man of Steel sequel, it'll be its golden boy Ben Affleck taking over for Christian Bale. In a statement, director Zack Snyder said, "Ben provides an interesting count...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  3. Rios-Alvarado II and a Deep Division, Divided

    Eric Raskin

    Let's play the bonus round on Pyramid: "I'm in the best shape of my life" ... "This has been the best training camp of my career" ... "I'm not looking for a knockout, I'm just looking to win" ... "He's never fought anybody like me before" ... "I have...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  4. Brawl Above All: Four Questions and One Takeaway From Bradley-Pro...

    Rafe Bartholomew and Jay Caspian Kang

    1. Was that the fight of the year? Jay Caspian Kang: It's only early March and the big fights of the fall haven't been lined up yet, but should we go ahead and proclaim Saturday's brutal 12-round welterweight battle the Fight of the Year? For thos...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  5. Boxing's return to Brooklyn and Brownsville's thirst for boxing

    Patrick Rosal

    If Barclays Center can host four title fights in a night, then why can't a nearby neighborhood get a boxing gym?

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  6. Looking back on the career of Andy Roddick as he retires from pro...

    Louisa Thomas

    A fond farewell to American tennis's almost-golden boy.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  7. Is a Mayweather Loss Whats Best for Boxing?

    Eric Raskin

    On June 16, 2012, a week after the Tim Bradley–Manny Pacquiao decision that launched every conspiracy theory short of a fourth judge on the grassy knoll, HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant uttered possibly the most perfect quote I've heard in my 16...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  8. Canelo Alvarez and the search for the next Oscar De La Hoya

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Canelo Alvarez and the search for the next Oscar De La Hoya.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  9. The not-so-true story of the 2012-13 Golden State Warriors


    The not-so-true story of the NBA's golden boys.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  10. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Golden Boys

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's playoff games. 1. Stretchy Elastic Bands (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) Robert Mays: Considering my own, "Oh, no, not again" reaction to Steph Curry's twisting left ankle last night...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  11. Can Lightweight Champion Adrien Broner be boxing's next crossover...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    A look inside the training camp of Adrien Broner, the sport's self-professed savior.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  12. Miguel Cotto: The Anti-Camacho

    Eric Raskin

    It's been a rough couple of years for athletes nicknamed "Macho." In May 2011, pro wrestling legend Randy "Macho Man" Savage suffered a heart attack while driving, crashed his Jeep Wrangler, and died at age 58. Last week, 50-year-old ex-boxer Hector ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  13. An Imperfect Path to Pacquiao-Mayweather

    Eric Raskin

    The two most marketable boxers in the world are also the two best boxers in the world. If that were the end of the statement, it would mean that we're living through a rare moment in boxing history. But that's not the end of the statement. These two ...

    Blog | September 16, 2011