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  1. The shocking resurgence of the Kansas City Royals

    Rany Jazayerli

    Just what are they putting in the waterfall in Kansas City?

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  2. The Weekend in Hockey: The Kings in the North

    Sean McIndoe

    A look at three of the biggest stories from the NHL weekend and how they'll play into the coming days. It's Good to Be Kings The Kings came into the weekend as one of the hottest teams in the league, riding a five-game win streak and outscoring t...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  3. The Weekend in Hockey: Is It (Finally!) St. Louis's Year?

    Sean McIndoe

    A look at three of the biggest stories from the NHL weekend and how they'll play into the coming days. Central Contenders Left Cursing a Blue Streak Coming off a 6-1 win against Dallas on Saturday night, the St. Louis Blues have quietly moved to ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  4. Tuesday Night Lights: Homecoming

    Shea Serrano

    I think you need at least five great players on a team to win a middle school football championship. You need to have two devilish boys to play outside linebacker (because everyone runs wide, particularly the best, fastest teams). You need to have at...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  5. Second Chances, First Place: Inside the Pirates' Rookie-and-Recla...

    Michael Baumann

    One of the knocks on baseball's dual wild-card system is that it leaves the winner of the play-in game at a real disadvantage, forcing the club to pitch its ace in the win-or-go-home match, then turn around and start the division series without being...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  6. AL East Report: Laser Show Locked Up, O's Pen Gets a Boost

    Jonah Keri

    Two AL East contenders made moves Tuesday, one of them a win-now play, the other with an eye toward the future. The Red Sox locked up their franchise player, signing Dustin Pedroia to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension. The All-Star sec...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  7. On the set of Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'

    Andy Greenwald

    On the set of Showtime's new The Departed–meets–L.A. series, Ray Donovan.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  8. Why the Heat's Big Three Are Champions and the NBA's Star System ...

    Zach Lowe

    Stars win or lose basketball games in the postseason. That's what everyone says, anyway. They play more minutes as the stakes rise and coaches shrink their rotations. Tim Duncan, ageless freaking Tim Duncan, just played 44:26 and 43:10 in back-to-bac...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  9. Rios-Alvarado II and a Deep Division, Divided

    Eric Raskin

    Let's play the bonus round on Pyramid: "I'm in the best shape of my life" ... "This has been the best training camp of my career" ... "I'm not looking for a knockout, I'm just looking to win" ... "He's never fought anybody like me before" ... "I have...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  10. Bill Barnwell on the conference championships

    Bill Barnwell

    Atlanta falls short again, and the rest of the news you need to know from championship weekend.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  11. I Suck at Football, Week 14: Back and to the Left

    Alex Pappademas

    On Sunday my sister drives me to the bar so I can watch the Bengals play the Dallas Cowboys. "Well, I hope they win," she says. "But I also hope they lose, so you'll have something new to write about." I don't say anything. She's just trying to be...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  12. Greatness is bubbling over in the Western Conference finals

    Bill Simmons

    You have to love a game where either a legendary series would be born or San Antonio would continue an epic run.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  13. Pepe, the Destroyer

    Chris Ryan

    On Saturday, Real Madrid will play Barcelona in El Clasico. The prize, ostensibly, is the Spanish Primera Division title. (If Madrid wins, they go seven points clear of Barca; lose and their lead shrinks to one.) Jose Mourinho will gesticulate. Pep G...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  14. How Utah Used a Staggered Pindown to Create Space for Devin Harri...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Thursday night, the Utah Jazz trailed the Sacramento Kings by a point with 4.1 seconds to play. Marcus Thornton had just made a tough shot to give the Kings the lead, and, in all likelihood, the win. The Jazz had one last chance to get a good look at...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  15. T.I., the Braves, and Atlanta

    Rembert Browne

    Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the time of T.I.'s release. Late Wednesday night — Freddie Freeman grounds into a double play. Out no. 3. Phillies win. Braves blow an 8½-game wild-card lead and fail to make the pl...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  16. Arcade Fire's Win Butler to Steal Basketballs for Charity

    Amos Barshad

    Great news, everyone: on September 10 in Toronto, the charity event Rock the Court will offer you — you! — the chance to play basketball with multiple Grammy Award winner Win Butler. The Arcade Fire front man, a noted basketball aficionad...

    Blog | August 16, 2011