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  1. Mayweather-Maidana 2: Nasty Money

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Boxing often feels like an alternate sports universe, and devotees of the sport tend to treasure that bubble. It's a world that's openly corrupt yet has developed its own internal logic based on money and power, risk and reward, y...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Boxing Relevance Report: Fighters We Love to Hate

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports build off of that franchise by gro...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Wait, Is Marvel Seriously Not Making 'Iron Man 4'?

    Zach Dionne

    [Right off the bat: Marvel, like Grantland, is owned by Disney. OK.] Robert Downey Sr.'s son, Robert Downey Jr., had a chat with Variety over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. He was there for The Judge, a new drama costar...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Featured the Rare Kan...

    Zach Dionne

    In May 2013, Kanye West did a couple of live performances of an AutoTuned piano ballad written for and about Kim Kardashian. The track was called "Awesome." In it, Mr. West digitally emotes, at length, about the future mother of his daughte...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  5. The Top Prospect Progress Poll

    Ben Lindbergh

    At last weekend's Saber Seminar, Red Sox senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett displayed this cryptic image of an undisclosed player's performance, as measured by an undisclosed metric, through the first 30 games of the 201...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  6. Why the Failure of 'Expendables 3’ Didn't Doom th...

    John Lopez

    Sometimes a rising tide doesn't lift all boats, especially when one boat is a massive cruise liner laden with a metric ton of 60-year-aged action star beef. Even though we all apparently decided to start going to the multiplex agai...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  7. Thought Experiment: What If ‘The Expendables 3’ Ignit...

    Shea Serrano

    Wesley Snipes, former big-name movie star, is mostly a nonfactor today. That's a shame. But it is not a static reality. And we are all, if you squint just a bit, standing at the precipice of change. A bit of backstory: Per his IMDb page,...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  8. The Key Battle for the Pac-12 North

    Riley McAtee

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  9. Let’s Watch Some NBA Rookie Dunk Vines

    Jason Concepcion

    Ah, the rookie. An athlete's brand -- that special kind of self-commodifying awareness -- exists in rookies as barely more than a fetal word cloud. And that lack of aesthetic rigor means rooks are open to trying things that could p...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  10. Know Your Beef: Freddie Prinze Jr. vs. Kiefer Sutherland, ‘...

    Molly Lambert

    At Comic-Con this weekend, Freddie Prinze Jr. let it slip to ABC News that he is not a fan of his former 24 co-star Kiefer Sutherland. His experience acting alongside Sutherland was apparently so traumatic that it made Prinze Jr. want to qui...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  11. Rosario Dawson Will Star in Netflix's 'Daredevil'

    Zach Dionne

    Daredevil, the first of five Marvel properties heading directly to Netflix, is coming in 2015. England's Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire, Stardust) was cast for the lead a month ago, and now Rosario Dawson has been added as "a dedicated ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  12. And the Dudes Playing Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Eazy-E in the NWA Mo...

    Amos Barshad

    ... People you've never heard of. As Billboard reports, the NWA project Straight Outta Compton has cast actors for its three most infamous members, and they are O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Marcus Callender as Dr. Dre, and Jason Mitchell...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  13. Miguel Cotto–Sergio Martinez: The End of Maravilla

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Between rounds during Saturday night's middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, between the three-minute intervals Miguel Cotto spent stalking and battering Sergio Martinez, my mind kept flashing back to scenes and memories...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  14. Malibooyah: Meet Seven of the Greatest Pickup Basketball Players ...

    Shea Serrano

    Here is the thing that I guess happened: When God was making all the humans, he grabbed a smidge of clay and started making me. While he was snake-rolling the clay between his palms he said to the angels, "Ha, dudes, check this out. See this guy...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  15. Career Arc: Russell Westbrook

    Brian Phillips

    Let's start with the growth spurt. The transformation of Russell Westbrook Jr. from an uncelebrated 16-year-old shooting guard to a potential NBA draft pick happened during the summer after his junior year in high school, when he shot up five in...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  16. Rookie Symposium: NFL Fans, Meet Your New Fascinations

    Holly Anderson

    As college football players coast to coast graduate or see their eligibility otherwise expire, we on the NCAA beat must say good-bye and give them over to our NFL brethren. And in this time of transition, as writers and as fans, we feel it'...

    Blog | May 13, 2014