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  1. World Cup Pass & Move: The Falling Dutchman

    Grantland Staff

    The first weekend of knockout action is in the books. Here's a look back at some of the most interesting games, emerging themes, eye-catching moments, and standout players. Mike L. Goodman: Refereeing a soccer game is more art th...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  2. Requiem for the Ghost Goals

    Joseph Neighbor

    Every so often there is a strange moment in soccer in which no one can tell if the ball has crossed the goal line or not. Everyone looks at the referee. The referee looks at his assistant. The players swarm both officials, gesticulating wildly, shout...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. Rocket Science

    Louisa Thomas

    It takes a moment to spot Cameron Fleming on trivia night at the Rose & Crown in Palo Alto. Even though he's an NFL prospect at a faux-British pub where football means soccer, even though he's half a foot taller and 2...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. The Year in "Holy S---!!!"

    Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp and Sarah Larimer

    It is the end of the year, which means it's time for everyone to look back at what just happened. Remember, reflect. Or, in today's case, rejoice at all the most surreal moments and humans we saw in sports in 2013. The sort of stuff for which the onl...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  5. Grantland Photo Quiz: Why Is Vin Diesel So Deliriously Happy?

    Mark Lisanti

    Q: Why is Vin Diesel so happy? A: Because he's now living life one soon-to-be-tourist-befouled slab of the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a time! You've made him the luckiest former bouncer in the world, America. Please take a moment to celebrate ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  6. The Designated Player: Taking Care of Business at the MLS All-Sta...

    Graham Parker

    Moments in Soccer Globalization, Part 1 I'm in a dark wood-clad, faux-Edwardian drawing room off the lobby of a luxury hotel in downtown Kansas City. I'm waiting to interview Italo Zanzi, the American CEO of AS Roma, which is in town to play the MLS...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  7. The DaMarcus Syndrome: Now That the U.S. Has Won the Gold Cup, Wi...

    Liam Daniel Pierce

    All athletes come with an expiration date, and for soccer players, it hits roughly around their 32nd birthday. But like on a jug of milk, the date acts simply as a recommendation. While Gold Cup captain DaMarcus Beasley's "sell by" moment will be pas...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  8. NHL Grab Bag: The Many Faces of Bryan Murray

    Sean McIndoe

    Welcome to a weekly blog post of thoughts and observations from the past few days and/or decades of NHL hockey. The Three Stars of Comedy Recognizing the three moments or personalities from around the league that produced the most comedic fodder ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  9. NYC FC and Other Great Moments in Manchester-U.S. Relations

    Graham Parker

    I used to live on Horton Road in Manchester. The back alley of the terraced house backed onto Maine Road, Manchester City's former home in Moss Side. On game days I used to enjoy the time delay of hearing a muffled roar through the window, followed a...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  10. The contradictions of Alex Ferguson

    Brian Phillips

    The contradictions — one for each of his championships — that defined the Premier League's greatest manager.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  11. Why MLS Cracks Down on Homophobia Harder Than Any Other League

    Caleb Hannan

    Last Thursday, in the waning moments of the Seattle Sounders' playoff victory over Real Salt Lake, left back Marc Burch was caught on camera calling an opposing Real player a "f----t." (Fair warning: Links to YouTube clips in this piece might not be ...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  12. Former LSU goalie Mo Isom will try out as kicker for the Tigers f...

    Jordan Conn

    This week, former LSU goalie Mo Isom will try to become a kicker for the Tigers football team. But even if she makes the team, her greatest accomplishment may be surviving the past five years.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  13. Your Friday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    OK, so we've officially made it through six days of Olympic action, and I wanted to take a moment to say that I'm proud of all of you. American, Canadian, whatever you happen to be, I'm swelling with pride. But mostly I'm proud of the Americans. Grea...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  14. The Future of U.S. Soccer, Part II: The Age of Determination

    Andrew Lewellen

    In the second in a series of posts on the future of soccer, Andrew Lewellen looks back on a pivotal moment in U.S. soccer history - the 1990 World Cup - and how it changed the trajectory of the sport in the States. For Part I of the series, on the re...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  15. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Celtics-Heat Get Whistled While They Wo...

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Fight Club In Game 2 of the ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  16. Readers' Revenge: Your Most Cowardly Moment

    Shane Ryan

    It's time for Readers' Revenge, the weekly feature in which we turn Grantland over to YOU, the unpredictable reader. This week's topic was Your Most Cowardly Moment. After a slow beginning, the e-mails poured in later in the week, and this ended up b...

    Blog | May 21, 2012