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  1. What’s the Matter With These World Cup Full-backs?

    Spike Friedman

    The 2014 World Cup has been something of a nightmare for the world's best attacking full-backs. With all the goals - we're on pace for the highest scoring Cup ever - no neutral fans are complaining abou...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  2. Zlatan's Revenge!

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The year is 2010. The La Liga offseason. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is grappling with his late-season outburst at Barça manager Pep Guardiola - and plotting his way out of one of the most storied clubs in European Football. What follows is a...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  3. Fear the Underdog?

    Brian Phillips

    Atletico Madrid is the third-most successful club in the history of Spanish soccer, which is a little like being the third-most famous khan in the history of the Mongol horde. Good job by you, but you're never going to stop hearing a...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  4. Real Madrid Slam the Door on Bayern Munich

    Mike L. Goodman

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. It's chief weapon is speed. ...;and set piece headers. It's two chief weapons are speed and set piece headers. And Cristiano Ronaldo free kicks&...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Frozen Treat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy jamming out to "Hit Somebody!" by Warren Zevon, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Opening night of the NHL postseason was a big night for birds and Canadiens as the Ducks beat the Stars ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Windy City Bynum

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pulling aside Johnny Manziel during a commercial break to have a serious values conversation, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Cleveland Cavaliers traded malcontent center Andrew Bynum and a host of draft pic...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Oh, New York, Oh, New York, No

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding the perfect throwback NFL tie for your big media appearance, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Knicks continued their early-season troubles, as they fell 102-97 to the Charlotte Bobcats while losing d...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Rangers Back in the Hunt

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy being quietly content with Greg Schiano, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Texas Rangers broke a seven-game skid and reasserted themselves in the AL wild-card race with a 7-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. When...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  9. Premier League Pass & Move: Take the Mesut Ozil Challenge

    Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman

    A review of the weekend's Premier League action. Ball Don't Lie Chris Ryan: If I were playing with Mesut Ozil, I'd be worried. The new Arsenal midfielder, who joined the Gunners from Real Madrid for a club-record £44 million transfer fee, ma...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. The Outsiders: Understanding Tottenham Hotspur's Daring Rebuildin...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Soccer is a world of haves and have-nots. The richest teams in the world, by and large, are also the most successful. For the Real Madrids, Manchester Citys, and Chelseas, the summer transfer window has become a time for almost ritualistic restocking...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Tigers Roar in Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy facing the ramifications of stealing plants off a wall, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: In a battle of the AL's top teams, Tigers starter Doug Fister spun a gem and Detroit got some late offense to top John Lack...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  12. About Last Weekend: Welcome Back, Football

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy laboring like a laborer, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: College football's opening weekend is in the books, and the marquee matchup went to Clemson as the Tigers protected their home field in a 38-35 win ove...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  13. Is There Value in the Guinness International Champions Cup?

    Andrew Lewellen

    Tonight, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Real Madrid will play Chelsea in the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup, this summer's version of the now-annual American tour of friendlies by (mostly) elite European clubs. The ICC kicked off la...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  14. Gareth Bale and the $120 Million Question

    Mike Goodman

    There's something timeless about the stories surrounding Gareth Bale's rumored transfer to Real Madrid. It's not only the fact that Madrid seemingly does this every year, but that this is now the third summer in a row that has seen long drawn-out neg...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  15. Men in Blazers: The Special One Returns

    Men in Blazers

    Michael Davies and Roger Bennett welcome Jose Mourinho back to Chelsea, cede the 2014 World Cup to the U.S., and review the annual end-of-season awards. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out ou...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  16. David Beckham's Retirement, and the Strangest Cultural Artifact H...

    Hua Hsu

    David Beckham's playing career drew to a close a couple weeks back when he captained Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 thumping of Brest. The evening ended with a teary-eyed, perfectly coiffed Beckham getting tossed into the air by his teammates. It was t...

    Blog | May 31, 2013