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  1. Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials...

    Katie Baker

    Phelps, Lochte, and a visit to the trials in Omaha.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  2. This Is Katie F-​-​-ing Ledecky: A Thesis About Kicki...

    Brian Phillips

    This is a column about Katie Ledecky. It has a simple thesis. The thesis is that Katie Ledecky kicks ass. The thesis is a gasoline fireball from which Katie Ledecky is walking away in slow motion, too cool to look back. The thesis is the world-...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. 5 Reasons to Get Excited and/or Worried About the Wachowskis&rsqu...

    Zach Dionne

    Netflix has a great many original television programs on its horizon. There's a post-Adult Swim cartoon, a period piece about a popular explorer/swimming pool game, a Marvel buffet, a mysterious talk show...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  4. NBA Playoffs Overnight: LAMARCUS!

    Andrew Sharp, netw3rk and Danny Chau

    (GIFs by Jason Gallagher, unless otherwise noted) netw3rk: LaMarcus Aldridge's jumper has reached Waterworld levels of wetness. Kevin Costner with vaguely vaginal gills, swimming through Aldridge's midrange turnarounds, two of...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  5. Afternoon Links: Watch Raylan Givens Murder an Innocent Swimming ...

    There's a new trailer for the upcoming season of Justified, which returns on January 7. The money shot (literally): Raylan walking calmly away from an above-ground pool he's just gunned down in cold blood. Can't wait. (For more pools to be murdered.)...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  6. How Badass Was Diana Nyad's Swim?

    Shane Ryan

    Who is Diana Nyad? Only the first person to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without using a cowardly shark cage. It was a journey of about 110 miles, and it took her 53 hours. Also? She's 64, this was her fifth and final attempt, and she almost di...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  7. Sharknado 2 Is Happening Because Everybody Tweeted Too Much

    Mark Lisanti

    The problem with the shark news game these days is that right after you hit publish on a shark post, there's another shark development swimming out of the murky depths to jam its greedy snout into your submerged blogging cage and make you soil your c...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  8. In Case You Were Wondering, Spain Is Definitely Not Over

    Michael Bertin

    Can you win a national anthem? Brazil might have done that before the Confederations Cup final. Although, from the crowd noise, it'd be difficult to pinpoint where the anthem stopped and the game began. It was only 90 seconds until Fred scored and...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  9. How Australian Sports Science Is Changing America

    Noah Davis

    For a country of just more than 20 million people, Australia boasts an impressive sporting legacy. Individuals frequently top international podiums in cycling, swimming, and track and field, while its national teams challenge for titles as well. The ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. The Sticker Shock of Wainwright's New Deal Is MLB's New Normal

    Jonah Keri

    The Cardinals agreed to terms with Adam Wainwright this week on a five-year, $97.5 million deal, the latest reminder that baseball is swimming in cash, and that salaries will continue to soar. Let's start with this: Wainwright is a very good pitch...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  11. Making Our Way Through The ABCs of Death, One Mangled Cat at a Ti...

    Tess Lynch

    One summer when I was a kid, I went swimming in a pond against my family's protests. I was a tomboy and I didn't mind skipping along the slippery shore composed almost entirely of goose feculence and dead one-eyed minnows, and pushing stinky algae as...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  12. NHL Week 2

    Katie Baker

    San Jose's stunning start and the rest of the week in the NHL .

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  13. Keep Your New Year's Weight-Loss Resolution With These 10 Weird, ...

    Tess Lynch

    Three seasons ago I freed myself from the prison of watching The Biggest Loser. I have no defense for why I was watching this show, other than the fact that I derived perverse satisfaction from eating dozens of tiny meatballs swimming in gelatinous, ...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  14. Your Friday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    After a brilliant performance from the American women on the most important day of team competition, the medal count is starting to lean very heavily toward the U.S., and we're enjoying our first lead in the gold-medal count in days. U.S.: 39 Gold...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  15. The Inevitable Union of John Mayer and Katy Perry ... And Other H...

    Molly Lambert

    Us Weekly John Mayer & Katy Perry: At a party in the Hollywood Hills a "bikini-clad Katy Perry" chilled out, "grabbed a beer and clung tightly to John Mayer in the swimming pool. They hugged each other and splashed around. They were all over each ot...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  16. Your Thursday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    First, the good news: The U.S. is now leading China in the medal count, and it looks like a permanent margin. BOOM! U.S.: 81 Medals, 34 Golds China: 77 Medals, 36 Golds My man Daniel G., inventor of Saber-Medal-Trics — a system that uses...

    Blog | August 09, 2012