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  1. 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
  2. We Went There: Nets-Sixers With a Brooklyn Fan Who Happens to Be ...

    Hua Hsu

    "An expectation of defeat." This was how my friend Chris explained his mind-set as a Nets fan in the 1990s — and they weren't even that bad back then! He grew up in Imlaystown, New Jersey, equidistant from Philadelphia and New York, in that...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  3. How Andre Iguodala is like Scottie Pippen

    Jonathan Abrams

    Andre Iguodala, one of the most versatile players in the NBA, could be the key to a championship for Golden State, but it took him years to find the right teammates — and some respect.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  4. Q&A: Steve Nash on Trying Out for Inter Milan, the Dwight Howard ...

    Zach Lowe

    You may have heard about Steve Nash "trying out" for Inter Milan, the Italian soccer powerhouse competing, along with seven other teams, in the Guinness International Champions Cup starting next week. The tryout, which isn't a real tryout, is among m...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  5. Time for Some Cricket: Five Reasons to Watch the Ashes

    James Tyler

    As this summer drags its heels through NFL image issues, a soccer transfer window with a few eye-opening moves, NBA free agency, and 162 games of baseball, you could do a lot worse than the Ashes series until the Premier League head-butts you at the ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  6. About Last Weekend: Miami Ready for an Encore

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy devising an elaborate fake game show so you could injure otherwise forgotten celebrities, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: LeBron James flirted with, but fell two assists shy of, a triple-double as his Miami H...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  7. The Humbling of Stephon Marbury and the Limits of the Chinese Bas...

    Hua Hsu

    Order was restored in the Chinese pro basketball universe last night when the Guangdong Tigers finished their sweep of the Shandong Lions to claim their eighth Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) title. This was probably the most competitive game of...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  8. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, Alexis Wangmene, and the NBA's...

    Jonathan Abrams

    The Spurs' R.C. Buford traveled to Cameroon with a plan for his family. Alexis Wangmene left the country for dreams of the NBA. Their lives haven't been the same since.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Only a Lakers-bound Dwight Howard could keep the Sports Guy from ...

    Bill Simmons

    We interrupt the Olympic Games to bring you this shift of NBA power, courtesy of Dwight Howard and the Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Lincecum's Giant Win

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Tim Lincecum struck out eight over seven scoreless innings to earn his first win in two months and give the Giants their third straight shutout against t...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  13. May in Sports: By the Numbers

    Michael Kruse

    Here's a look at the numbers behind some of the biggest sports stories this past month. Send us suggestions for next month's edition by tweeting at @michaelkruse with the hashtag #GrantlandStats. Amount of money Peyton Manning made last year: $42 ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  14. 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
  15. The Case for NBA Corporate Jersey Sponsorship

    Amos Barshad

    Are you ready for the future? Last week, BusinessWeek reported that when NBA owners meet on April 12 for the first time since the lockout, they might get into a conversation about the feasibility of putting corporate logos on jerseys, a la European s...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  16. About Last Weekend: Durant Wins Bragging Rights

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Kevin Durant scored 36 points in an MVP performance as the West beat the East 152-149 in the NBA All-Star Game. The game's defensive MVP award was ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012