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  1. The Marc Gasol All-Stars

    Zach Lowe

    We're done with the NBA geek's midseason triathlon: the bleary-eyed madness of All-Star Weekend, the salary-cap gymnastics of the trade deadline, and the brain-bending MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. It's time to burn the pocket...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Aly Adds to Her Collection

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. American gymnast Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam event final, and followed that up with a gold on the floor exercise. Beleaguered U.S. ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  3. Your Tuesday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Let's get right to the good stuff: The Sino-American Medal Count Showdown China: 64 medals, 31 golds United States: 63 medals, 29 golds Reader Daniel G. e-mailed me today detailing a new system he invented, which I'm calling Saber-Medal-trics,...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  4. Gravity's Rainbow: On McKayla Maroney's Silver-Medal Vault Perfor...

    Louisa Thomas

    After McKayla Maroney's feet skidded out from under her on the landing of her second vault during the event final, and after she landed unceremoniously on her butt, she looked like she wanted to kill someone. Her coach tried to hug her, but she kept ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  5. About Last Night: Phelps Needs a Bigger Neck

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Michael Phelps out-dueled Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley to win his 16th Olympic gold and 20th medal overall. A heartbroken Lochte told r...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  6. Kobe Bryant Dines Alone

    Chris Ryan

    This is a photo from Kobe Bryant's Facebook page. It's of Kobe's pregame lunch, as he watches the women's individual gymnastics. Alone. Couple of things: (A) Is this a kobe beef burger? (B) Kobe definitely eats burgers like a guy who meticulously fol...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  7. About Last Night: Yo, Adrian!

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. In the finals of the 100-meter freestyle, American Nathan Adrian stunned the field to take the gold medal by .01 seconds. After the race, Adrian had to ...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  8. Time to break down two of the Games' most iconic sports

    Bill Simmons

    Every four years, two iconic sports attempt to captivate our lives — but which one has the edge?

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  9. Gabby Douglas: Gold in Gymnastics, Copper in Doing the Dougie

    Chris Ryan

    TO BE CLEAR: THIS IS AN AMERICAN HERO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. Just maybe not the greatest teacher of how to Dougie the nation has ever produced....

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  10. Your Wednesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Whoa! We've got a busy day, and there's no time for chatter. Let's jump right in. You know the drill by now. With this guide, which can be followed with one computer and one TV with cable, we're aiming to see every gold-medal event and every team-...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  11. About Last Night: U.S. Done in by Horseplay

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. A disastrous showing by American gymnasts Danell Leyva and John Orozco on the pommel horse relegated their country to fifth place in the team finals, and t...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  12. The key to victory for the U.S. women's gymnastics team lies with...

    Louisa Thomas

    One of the most challenging vaults in the world - the dreaded Amanar - may be the key to victory for the U.S. women's gymnastics team.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  13. Cousin Sal's Olympic Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    The XXXth Olympic Games are well under way, and much like the previous Games, this one is booooring. You'd think by now that watching a Russian teenager shooting an arrow wildly off target would get the blood going — but no. Not on YouTube and ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  14. About Last Weekend: Lochte Gold, Phelps Phourth

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on over the weekend. In their first duel of the Olympics, Ryan Lochte dominated Michael Phelps to take gold in the 400-meter individual medley. "Sure, Ryan swam well,...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  15. Grantland's 2012 London Summer Olympics Coverage

    Grantland Staff

    Team USA madness, profiles of the most fascinating athletes, and on-the-ground reporting from Bill Simmons.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  16. Brian Phillips on Olympic rhythmic gymnastics

    Brian Phillips

    As it turns out, we kind of like rhythmic gymnastics. (Seriously!)

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012