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  1. About Last Night: French Dressing

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy losing your balance and falling on top of an opponent, hitting your face against the person, and leaving a small bruise on their shoulder, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: France scored twice lat...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. 'This Is Where I Leave You' Trailer: We May Have Found ...

    Zach Dionne

    Jonathan Tropper's well-liked 2009 novel This Is Where I Leave You has (a) a title one could easily confuse for Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her, and (b) a film adaptation hitting theaters in September. Directed...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. Something Special’s Brewing: How Milwaukee Turned a Disastr...

    Jonah Keri

    The lineup the Milwaukee Brewers fielded against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night looked like it belonged in a split-squad spring training game. Elian Herrera, the light-hitting utility man with one career big league homer, hit second. Sco...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  4. Justin Smoak and the Stupid Strong Pull of Post-Prospect Kool-Aid...

    Michael Baumann

    Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak is off to a pretty good start: He's hitting .300/.400/.600 through eight games, which is more or less the line Chris Davis posted in 2013, plus about 15 points of batting average. Smoak also has t...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. Moneyball …; But With Money

    Jonah Keri

    Not too long ago, David Ortiz looked like he might be cooked. Boston's hulking DH had posted huge numbers through the first three and a half months of the 2012 season, hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 homers and 25 doubles in just 89 games...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  6. Dispatches From Bowlvania: Holiday Road

    Holly Anderson

    On today's itinerary: hitting the high points of the weekend action, glancing over the glut of bowl game goodness headed our way today, and exhausting our remaining supply of Belk puns. While You Were Belking * Military Bowl: Marshall 31, ...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  7. Why Do People Keep Hitting $20,000 Half-Court Shots at Thunder Ga...

    Chris Ryan

    Last night, this champion splashed a half-court shot at the Nuggets-Thunder game in Oklahoma City. Then this morning, CBS's Royce Young tweeted this out: OKC's had 7 halfcourt makes in five years. That's $140,000. They probably woul...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  8. Breaking Bads RJ Mitte Already Hitting the Celebrity-Showing-Up-...

    Mark Lisanti

    Look: We know you want to scoff at this, laugh at the two-for-$5 fireball shots, especially when the possibility of offering test-tube shooters of the many sky-blue liquors available at your finer binge-drinking establishments was a no-brainer. (We'l...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  9. Biting the Hot Hand: Basketball's Enduring Streakiness Debate Rag...

    Zach Lowe

    The "hot hand" has been mostly dead for the last half-decade — the province of irrational believers in "the zone" and "clutch hitting" and other amorphous concepts that haven't withstood killjoy statistical analysis. Almost every search for the...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  10. The Dodgers Are So Hot Even Their Pitchers Are Mashing

    Jonah Keri

    The reasons for the Dodgers' success are many. We've covered Hanley Ramirez's gigantic bounceback season, the rise of Yasiel Puig, and even the lesser-known players who've provided a big boost. Lately, the team's starting pitching has been the story,...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  11. Afternoon Links: The VMAs Win the Internet

    Tess Lynch

    Well, VMAs, I have to hand it to you. You've hijacked all of the feeds. You're drunk, you're driving, you're being tailed by police, you're hitting telephone poles and you're still going. I guess you've won. I guess we've been dwarfed by your enormit...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  12. The Brady Andersons of the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Baltimore Orioles' first baseman Chris Davis continues to lead the major leagues in home runs, hitting his 46th last week. At his current pace, it won't be long before he'll hit his 51st, breaking the franchise record currently held by Brady Anderson...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  13. Beyoncé Takes Brooklyn

    Amos Barshad

    Last we heard, Beyonce was having problems. "I think she scrapped the record," Diplo told the Sun in July, about the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011's 4. "The record was supposed to be done and they have been hitting me up for brand-new i...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  14. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Orange Is the New Black, Rating TV Them...

    Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida

    Appropriately, for a discussion of a show that is about hitting rock bottom and finding a way to thrive there, the Girls in Hoodies recorded this podcast from the plushly carpeted floor of the Grantland studio. Maybe it was our Pavlovian subconscious...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  15. NBA Job Interview: Shabazz Muhammad (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons question NBA draft prospect Shabazz Muhammad about the controversy over his age, as well as his backpack and his reaction to a teammate hitting a game-winning shot. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett Koremenos...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  16. The New Odd Couples: Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Are Fake BFFs, Owen ...

    Amos Barshad

    Are you ready for some hard-hitting Hollywood news? Specifically, Hollywood news about the casting of unexpected — but, to be frank, not all that loopy — lead pairings?!! Buckle up, bozos: We're going for a ride. First up: Kevin Hart ...

    Blog | June 11, 2013