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  1. Pick a rivalry: Messi-Ronaldo or LeBron-Durant

    Zachary Singer

    The clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is always one of the biggest spectacles in the soccer universe. That drama has gone to another level in recent years thanks to the battle between the global superstars of each team. Some argue that the ri...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  2. America's Next Top Messi

    Roger Bennett

    Part 1: Whither Lionel? A cruel accusation is often lobbed at America's soccer powers that be: How can a nation blessed with a diverse population of over 315 million have failed to produce a single Lionel Messi? Or, for that matter, a few more Clint...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  3. The 2012 Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    The year in sports, 2012, told in GIFs and riffs. The Little Giant Here's a video of Lionel Messi scoring 86 goals in the year of our Maradona, 2012, breaking Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals for club and country in a calendar year. It's ...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  4. About Last Night: That's So Kobe

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Kobe Bryant became the youngest NBA player to reach 30,000 points in the second quarter of the Lakers' 103-87 win over the New Orleans Hornicans. "Say ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  5. New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin and New York Jets' Tim Tebow make Tim...

    Mike Mazzeo

    New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow were selected by Time Magazine as two of its Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  6. Top Things to Know for Thursday

    Stats & Info insights into this morning's top sports stories 1. FLYERS COME BACK: The Philadelphia Flyers overcame a three-goal deficit in the first period to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime. FROM ELIAS: Philadelphia became the firs...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  7. Laureus World Sports Awards -- Dirk Nowitzki, Usain Bolt, Sebasti...

    The fastest man on legs is taking on the fastest on wheels for the top prize at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  8. Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Cuban among world's influential men

    Marc Stein

    As part of AskMen.com's sixth annual survey to pinpoint the most influential men in the world, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is the only NBA player to make the 49-man list. The web site's Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2011 has Nowitzki at No. 3...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  9. A brief history of the Harlem Globetrotters' draft picks, includi...

    Patrick Dorsey

    Lionel Messi ... Harlem Globetrotter? OK, probably not. But the international soccer sensation was selected earlier this week by the legendary organization in its fifth annual draft, held just days before the top NBA prospects heard their names cal...

    Blog | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  10. A brief history of the Harlem Globetrotters' draft picks, includi...

    Patrick Dorsey

    Why did the Globetrotters select Lionel Messi? Or anyone, really?

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  11. Weekend Recap: Celtics Pry One From Magic, Habs Have Nothing On F...

    AP Photo/John Raoux "Hey Jameer, I'd be in a rush too if I had to make up a 20-point deficit." If you're a casual pro hoops or hockey fan, this is the weekend where stuff just got real as the NBA and NHL playoffs switched to conference finals mod...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  12. Persistent fouling a real mess

    Jon Carter

    Jon Carter on the fouling of Lionel Messi for Barcelona.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2008