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  1. The Designated Player: Ranking MLS’s Six Contenders

    Graham Parker

    The first couple of weeks of September are the moment when MLS's season-long bend through summer and its hurdles of international tournaments, European club friendlies, FIFA dates, and irregular ambles around baking stadiums start to resolv...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. The Designated Player: Toronto FC’s Bloody Big Mess

    Graham Parker

    On Monday night, as fans around the world monitored the transfer deadline, waiting to see if Radamel Falcao was indeed going to be stripped for parts to make two good knees for Robin van Persie, Tim Bezbatchenko was holding a teleconference. If yo...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  3. Exit Music for Landon Donovan: The American Soccer Legend Retires...

    Graham Parker

    Say what you want about Landon Donovan, but the man knows how to time a run. There he was, in his 23-minute cameo for the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night, peeling off his marker to control and score the winner from a Diego Valeri cross before sprint...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  4. The First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies...

    Zach Dionne

    You think you know what happened to Lester Nygaard after the season finale of FX's Fargo, but here's the real, unvarnished truth, discovered by two detectives named J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson: the little guy escaped to Middl...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  5. Burning Men: Sorting Out the Real Thing and the Mirage at Vegas S...

    netw3rk

    Las Vegas in July. The city is in the Las Vegas Valley, surrounded by sepia-toned mountains, in the sprawling and barren Mojave Desert. Average July temperature: 105 degrees Fahrenheit. But inside the gyms on the campus of UNLV, away from th...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. We Went There: The World Cup Final

    Graham Parker

    I was woken on the morning of the World Cup final by the same sound I heard when I had gone to sleep: the raucous singing of "Bad Moon Rising," recast as the ultimate graceless guest anthem by Argentine fans. While wandering through Copaca...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  7. The Sportstorialist: The Yeses, Nos, and Boy-Oh-Boys of the 2014 ...

    Wesley Morris

    It's possible that Andrew Wiggins had noticed the assortment of roses and carnations sprouting on the men's lapels and thought, How classy. Maybe he reasonably believed that, if worn with a tie bar and a pocket square an...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  8. Grantland Exclusive: The Jason Kidd Mess Has a $144 Million Price...

    Zach Lowe

    Last Thursday was a time of good feelings for the Bucks and Nets. Milwaukee got its man in Jabari Parker, fired from its overloaded quiver of second-round picks, and Giannis Antetokounmpo may or may not have grown another three inches. The Nets unvei...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  9. 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
  10. NBA Draft Winners and Losers

    Andrew Sharp

    After a solid 12 months of buildup turned into seven days of chaos this past week, the "craziest draft in years" turned out to be pretty sane when it actually got here. No massive upsets at the top of the board. No potential top pick slidin...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. The Future in Cleveland Is Bright and Completely Terrifying

    Andrew Sharp

    OK. We're about 24 hours away from the NBA draft, and more than any draft I can remember, everyone's clueless. There are trade rumors involving every team in the top five, two different players could go no. 1, and then, on the periphery, yo...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  12. Ryen Russillo’s NBA Draft Confidential: Real Scouts on Dant...

    Ryen Russillo

    ESPN's Ryen Russillo is back with another edition of NBA Draft Confidential. In the first installment, Ryen talked with NBA talent evaluators, who gave us frank assessments of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Em...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  13. HINKIEEEEEEEEEEE! Taking Stock of the Sixers Draft Rumors

    Ben Detrick

    Sixers GM Sam Hinkie has maintained radio silence for a month. The team's workouts with potential draft picks are closed to the public. And last week, when intrepid beat reporters skulked too close to the Philadelphia College of Os...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  14. Rumor Roundup! Carmelo and the Bulls, Jabari and Cleveland, and I...

    Andrew Sharp

    What's going on in the NBA right now? Glad you asked. Draft week is here, which means NBA news is better than ever. Especially this year. Embiid's injury turned everything upside down in the draft itself, Carmelo and Kevin Love are (maybe)...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  15. What About Rodney Hood?

    Andrew Sharp

    How many times in the past year did you tune in to see Jabari Parker at Duke, only to come away wondering about Rodney Hood? For me, this happened almost every time I watched Duke. Jabari had his moments - he looked...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  16. Joel Embiid Is Hurt, and the Draft Is Descending Into Chaos

    Andrew Sharp

    We've spent the whole year arguing about Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Dante Exum, and Joel Embiid, but for the past month or so, Embiid separated himself from everyone else. It wasn't close. Scouts raved about his footwork, his athleticis...

    Blog | June 19, 2014