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  1. The Year After: Nasim Pedrad on Leaving ‘SNL’ for Pri...

    Carrie Battan

    After five years as a cast member, Nasim Pedrad left Saturday Night Live this spring with as little fanfare or melodrama as possible. During her final week on the show, she went about her business as usual -- nobody, Pedrad included, knew exactly whe...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. 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
  3. What's Wrong With the Padres?

    Jonah Keri

    The San Diego Padres' firing of general manager Josh Byrnes on Sunday ended his depressing run of two-plus losing seasons, leaving behind one of the worst teams in baseball and one of the worst offenses of all time. The Padres went 76-86 in eac...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. About Last Night: The Bitin’ Bandit Returns!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were jet-setting down to Brazil like some kind of hipster hotshot, leaving About Last Night in the hands of an unstable sociopath, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: * Uruguay defeated Italy, 1-0, in World Cup action,...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  5. World Cup Players to Know: Costa Rica's Keylor Navas

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    There's a famous bit in Eduardo Galeano's brilliant Soccer in Sun and Shadow about what a joyless vacuum being a goalkeeper is. "Never leaving the goal, his only company the three posts," Galeano write...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  6. Craig Ferguson Is Leaving CBS As Well

    Zach Dionne

    Craig Ferguson has announced he's departing The Late Late Show in December. "CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are 'consciously uncoupling,' but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of th...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  7. Swan Songs: The Last Film of Hayao Miyazaki and the Death of Alai...

    Wesley Morris

    Hayao Miyazaki has vowed that The Wind Rises is his last film. It's the movie of a ferocious animist and part-time surrealist who's slipping away, leaving his body, moving on to some new ethereal place. Miyazaki has managed to find in the l...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  8. Bill Barnwell on Week 17 in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    The unlikely road to the playoffs for the Chargers. Plus, the rest of the notable news from the final week in the NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  9. The Katniss Era: What Our YA Heroines Say About Us

    Emily Yoshida

    Earlier this week, as I was leaving the Grantland offices, I was immediately reminded that it was Hunger Day. The entire plaza at L.A. Live was filled with mostly teenage and college-aged women lined up for the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  10. John Oliver's Leaving The Daily Show for HBO, and Somehow Everybo...

    Andy Greenwald

    Yesterday it was announced that John Oliver is declaring his independence from The Daily Show and taking his talents to HBO, where he will star in a weekly "topical news" comedy series to air on Sunday nights. For fans of Oliver, this was great news....

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  11. Saying Good-bye As the Braves Leave Atlanta for 'Atlanta'

    Rembert Browne

    The Atlanta Braves are relocating. As first reported by the Marietta Daily Journal, the Braves are leaving Turner Field, the downtown home of the Atlanta Braves since 1997. The team is leaving for a new stadium in Cobb County, an inner northside s...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  12. The Walking No-Longer-Dead: The Sundance Channel's The Returned G...

    Andy Greenwald

    "The highbrow AMC" may seem like a strange identity for a cable network looking to make a splash. But for Sundance Channel it makes sense. The unprecedented ratings success of The Walking Dead has gobbled up everything in its wake, leaving little roo...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  13. Good Night, Sweet Munch: Richard Belzer Leaves Law & Order: SVU

    Amos Barshad

    Richard Belzer is leaving Law & Order: SVU. On last night's episode, Captain Cragen broke the news to Detective Olivia Benson: "Munch put in his papers … Liv, it's OK. Nothing changes. Except what has to." On an October 16 retirement party epis...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  14. Boise State, Alabama, the college football playoff system, and sm...

    Michael Weinreb

    Why the college football playoff system could shut out small schools like Boise State.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  15. Jason Sudeikis Leaves SNL  Here Are His Best Sketch Moments

    Tess Lynch

    In case you had any doubt (how could you have had any doubt?), Jason Sudeikis is officially leaving Saturday Night Live after 10 years on the show, two as a writer and eight as a performer. SNL bid good-bye to veterans Fred Armisen and Bill Hader in ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  16. B.S. Report: Bill Hader on Leaving SNL, Lorne Michaels Name-Dropp...

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Hader tells Bill Simmons about how Lorne Michaels name-drops serial killers. He also describes writing lyrics with Mick Jagger, leaving SNL, and working with his wife on The To Do List. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podce...

    Blog | July 25, 2013