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  1. Jonah Keri Podcast: MLB Playoff Preview Special

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren, Nationals beat writer Adam Kilgore, Tigers beat writer Chris Iott, Cardinals beat writer Jenifer Langosch, Giants broadcaster Dave Flemming, Pirates radio host David Todd, Grantland writer/Royals die-har...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. MLB Awards: The 2014 AL and NL MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Y...

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is in the books, and the playoffs start tonight. Before we start the postseason dancing, however, there's one final piece of pre-October business to handle: picking the 2014 MLB awards winners! Once again, I'm not...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. ‘F-​-​- It, I Quit’: New N...

    Mark Lisanti

    Sometimes you wake up on Monday morning, bleary-eyed and dreading the endless, unknowable expanse of the workweek that looms before you, and think of nothing else but going back to bed. But then you pour yourself a cup of c...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  5. Johnny-Come-Lately’s Guide to the MLB Stretch Run

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball isn't like the NBA, where you don't really need to pay attention until the second round of the playoffs. So if you've been on a spiritual quest to Cambodia or playing ninepins with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his men in up...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  6. Week 4 College Football Viewing Guide: Children Will Listen

    Holly Anderson

    You've had enough of bizarro cross-country tilts and Power 5 teams racking up Pac-Man points on paid FCS marks? You want a ranked team playing a ranked team on a national broadcast, with real divisional stakes? You want to watch just the fo...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  7. National Pastime: How Washington Built a World Series Favorite

    Jonah Keri

    The Washington Nationals became the first team to clinch their division this season, doing so mere minutes before the neighboring Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Throughout the 2014 campaign, the Nats have conjured late-inning heroics and convinc...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  8. Small Vols: Tennessee and the Children’s Hour

    Holly Anderson

    Two days on the road with the hatchling Volunteers. Tennessee's 73-player travel squad files onto the chartered Delta plane waiting at the farthest gate of the Knoxville airport. Clad in orange-striped gray track suits, the Volunteers re...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  9. Can Derrick Rose Shoot?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On Sunday, the U.S. men's national basketball team easily defeated Serbia to win the first FIBA World Nap Cup of Basketball. The tournament failed to capture the attention of mainstream basketball fans, but it was still an important tournam...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  10. Iowa–Iowa State and the Toxic Swamp of the Big Ten

    Charles P. Pierce

    There are few things in sports I dislike as deeply as overcoaching. (Using penalty shots to settle soccer games and Field of Dreams are the others.) Overcoaching comes in many forms, from what my pal Bob Ryan calls "creeping LaRussaism&...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  11. MLB September Math: When Small Numbers Become Big, and Fan Optimi...

    Michael Baumann

    The Miami Marlins are only 4.5 games back of the National League's second wild-card spot. That's incredible - 4.5 games is nothing. It's slightly more than a good weekend. It's a hiccup, and they have 18 games in which t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  12. Meet the Future of the USMNT

    Noah Davis

    The September following a World Cup is about as far as you can get from the most important tournament in the sporting world. This gives national team coaches maximal flexibility to experiment. United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann took full...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  13. You Won't See Me: The Hidden Lives of U.S. Open Ball People

    Peter Macia

    At 3:37 p.m. on Day 9 of the 2014 U.S. Open, attention was the hottest commodity at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The air temperature in Flushing Meadows was 91 degrees, humidity 57 percent, heat index hellacious, but inside Arthur Ash...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  14. Fade to Blatche: A Team Philippines FIBA World Cup Postmortem

    Rafe Bartholomew

    The FIBA Basketball World Cup ended last week for Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine national team. The Andray Blatche-led squad failed to advance from the group round, finishing with one overtime win over Senegal and four competitive losses (...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  15. About Last Night: You've Been Kershaw'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy digging out your old copy of "Twas the Night Before Football," here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw's gem pushed the Dodgers past the Nationals, 4-1,&...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  16. Team Philippines at the FIBA World Cup: Always Bet on Blatche

    Rafe Bartholomew

    At the end of July, when I visited the Philippine National Team's pre-FIBA World Cup training camp in Miami, assistant coach Josh Reyes marveled to me about the kind of competition his team would...

    Blog | September 02, 2014