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  1. About Last Weekend: L.A.-N.Y.'s Collision Course

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy solemnly resetting the "Days Since Last Pitcher Blew Out His Elbow" counter back to zero, here are the top seven stories you missed in sports last weekend: Both NHL conference finals now sit at 3-1 after t...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Frozen Treat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy jamming out to "Hit Somebody!" by Warren Zevon, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Opening night of the NHL postseason was a big night for birds and Canadiens as the Ducks beat the Stars ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. The Midseason TV All-Star Team

    Andy Greenwald

    At the midpoint of their seasons, Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NHL all stick to a similar script. The majority of players - and, by extension, those who write about the players - get a brief, much-needed breather while...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  4. Grantland's Athletes of the Year

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland's writers on their favorite athletes of the year. Cristiano Ronaldo Brian Phillips: As of this writing, Cristiano Ronaldo has, between Facebook and Twitter, 90,992,874 followers. That's more than three times as many as LeBron James. It'...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. A Brief History of NHL Coaches Behaving Badly

    Sean McIndoe

    It's been a rough week for coaches in the world of professional sports. In the NBA, one was fined $50,000 for spilling a drink on the court to get a free timeout. In the NFL, the league is investigating a coach for stepping onto the field and interfe...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  6. Paying to Play in Memphis? The Strange Case of Tennessee's Jock T...

    Zach Lowe

    When I first asked Chris Johnson, the lefty shooter from Dayton who signed two 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies last season, about his tax issues in Tennessee, he went into a stock answer about the luxury tax — how he understood Memphis had ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  7. Start Your Morning With Metta World Peace

    Andrew Sharp

    The Lakers finally amnestied Metta World Peace yesterday — he's either going to Shanghai or the Knicks or the NHL — and if nothing else, it's a good excuse to remember one of the greatest press conferences of all time. From start to finis...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  8. ALERT: Jadeveon Clowney Is Not Safe for College Football

    Andrew Sharp

    This is not relevant to the NBA or NHL playoffs or baseball or anything else in today's news cycle, but in the spirit of Robert Mays's countdown to the NFL season, let's take a second to look at Jadeveon Clowney, the freak-of-nature hell-beast enteri...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  9. About Last Weekend: He Said, He Said at The Players Championship

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy asking, "yeah, but when is Spoiled Only-Child Day?" here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Tiger Woods won his second career Players Championship and his fourth PGA Tour event this year, finishing the tournament at ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  10. About Last Night: New York Feeling Melo Again

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy discovering something magical, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The New York Knicks blew out the Indiana Pacers, 105-79, behind 32 points from Carmelo Anthony to even their second-round series at a game apiece. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  11. 10 Players You Meet During the NHL Playoffs

    Sean McIndoe

    This year's NHL playoffs have featured plenty of sights that fans aren't accustomed to. We have rare appearances by teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders, veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester's long-awaited postseason debut, and the...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  12. Patrick Kane, LeBron James, and the Highlight-Driven Sports Conve...

    Robert Mays

    Yesterday afternoon, it was harder to imagine a more ideal place than on a comfortable couch with a TV remote in hand. The sports slate was excellent from start to finish, but the best moment probably came late in the day's first set of cross-sport a...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  13. About Last Night: King James Continues His Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finally figuring out the trick to seeing the hidden image in those Magic Eye posters, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points on better than 60 per...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  14. 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
  15. About Last Night: America Mourns Yankees Loss

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The New York Yankees are out. CC Sabathia struggled and the offense remained dormant as the historic franchise lost 8-1 and were swept out of the ALCS. ...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  16. The Portland Timbers Reserve League Is Sort of Insane

    Noah Davis

    On August 26, 14,121 spectators watched the Portland Timbers fall 3-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes. In itself, that figure is unremarkable. Average attendance at Major League Soccer games this season is nearly 19,000 per game, more than the NBA and th...

    Blog | September 18, 2012