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  1. About Last Night: Spilling the Beans

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy being ready for some football, some Wednesday-night football, Wednesday-night football that is never going to come, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Tampa Bay Buccaneers corner back Darrelle Revis has said he'...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  2. About Last Night: Chicago's Cup Runneth Over

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy anxiously looking over your shoulder like a wraith was following your every step, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Lord Stanley smiles upon Chicago again, as the Blackhawks scored two stunning goals in the final ...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  3. Rafael Nadal Falls at Wimbledon to a Guy Named Steve

    Louisa Thomas

    Back when life made sense — up until a few hours ago — it was generally understood that there was a way to beat Nadal, or at least scare him, but the conditions had to be just right. It helped if he had never played you before. It helped ...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  4. Notes From Roland Garros, Pt. 4: The Threat of Terror and the Fre...

    Wesley Morris

    So there we all were, seated in Court Philippe Chatrier, already in a mild state of alert. Would David Ferrer figure out a way to mount a real challenge to Rafael Nadal, after losing to him 16 consecutive times on clay? Would the overcast sky have me...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  5. Rafa Nadal and the French Open

    Brian Phillips

    What did Rafael Nadal prove by winning his eighth French Open? Everything and nothing at the same time.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  6. Notes From Roland Garros, Pt. 3: Does France Have a Tsonga Proble...

    Wesley Morris

    It wasn't unthinkable that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could beat Roger Federer. On clay. In Paris. At Roland Garros. Maybe it was even likely. Tsonga is one of a handful of men who knows how to play Federer on any surface, how to stand strong under his relen...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  7. About Last Night: Miami's Vice Squeezes Out Pacers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out protesting your local movie theater for continuing to show After Earth, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Miami Heat played their best game of the Eastern Conference finals when the stakes were the highest, clo...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  8. Rafa Nadal returns to the French Open

    Brian Phillips

    After a seven-month hiatus from tennis, Rafael Nadal returns to Roland Garros.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Memphis Goes Into Hibernation

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out grillaxing (grilling while attempting to fend off an ax-wielding dwarf) here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Tony Parker had 37 points as the San Antonio Spurs completed a four-game sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies with...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Ruh-Roh, Rafa

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thurday. Lukas Rosol, virtually unknown in the tennis world, upset Rafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon, prevailing with a spectacular fifth set on cente...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  11. About Last Night: Kings Hoist the Cup

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. The L.A. Kings are Stanley Cup champions. For the first time in franchise history, they're taking home the title after a 6-1 rout of the New Jersey Devi...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  12. Rafa Nadal Strikes Back

    Shane Ryan

    Sunday's French Open final was an absolute mess. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, meeting in the championship round of a Grand Slam for the fourth straight time, fought delays, poor conditions, and their own sporadic play in a match that lacked their...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  13. About Last Night: Spurs Are Thunderstruck

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Kevin Durant's 34 points and 14 boards led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs and an NBA Finals berth. A despondent Tim...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  14. About Last Weekend: Spurs Juggernaut Marches On

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Tim Duncan scored 21 points and Tony Parker added 17 as the Spurs moved on to the Western Conference Dinals with a 102-99 win (and a 4-0 sweep) ove...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  15. Rafa Nadal's Second Mountain

    Shane Ryan

    Rafael Nadal, Mallorcan tennis warrior, cemented his status as the king of clay over the past month with 21 straight victories on his favorite surface. On Sunday, he won his seventh Barcelona Open and attained one of those goofy arcane milestones tha...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  16. About Last Weekend: Clippers Tame the Grizzlies

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The Clippers finished with a 28-3 run to stun the Grizzlies 99-98 in Memphis and take a 1-0 lead in the first round of the NBA playoffs. It didn't ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012