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  1. Scenes From Duke Football's Joyride

    Shane Ryan

    I watched the Duke-UNC game at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill with two friends, one of whom was French and still a little rusty on the rules of football. It took a while, for instance, to explain why a team would ever choose to decline a penalty. That ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  2. THAT Is How You Win Your First PGA Event, Billy Horschel

    Shane Ryan

    Let's set the scene: Billy Horschel is 26 years old and has never won on the PGA Tour. He's been to qualifying school four times, passed the test three times, but is at that stage of his career when he's at risk of becoming the equivalent of a career...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  3. Q&A: Coach John Giannini on La Salle's Chance for a Big Five ...

    Shane Ryan

    The last time the La Salle Explorers won an outright Big Five title — the longstanding championship of the Philadelphia college basketball scene — was the 1989-90 season. They made the NCAA tournament that year, and again in '91-92, but i...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  4. The Hardcourt Shuffle: College Basketball Gets Even More Confusin...

    Shane Ryan

    The Big Ten Road Trip, with all its local comforts, is over, and now it's time to plunge back into the chaos of the national scene. A huge part of college basketball analysis is projecting what will happen in the postseason. It makes sense, because t...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  5. Your Tuesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Scene: Shane Ryan on his computer Monday afternoon, fighting the good fight, trying to love his country despite the best efforts of technology. It's the 200-meter freestyle, one of the premier events of the swimming program, and Ryan Lochte is fighti...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  6. Does Michael Phelps Have His Groove Back?

    Shane Ryan

    Last week, we told you that after winning eight gold medals in Beijing, Michael Phelps wasn't quite the same. Good? Yes. World-class? Yes. But Ryan Lochte, the brightest star in the U.S. swimming scene, was challenging his throne. There was the 200-m...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  7. Giancarlo Stanton, You're No Roy Hobbs

    Shane Ryan

    If you missed the action in Miami on Monday night, here's video of Giancarlo Stanton hitting a grand slam and temporarily breaking the Marlins' new scoreboard. Watching that clip, it's hard not to think about the scene from The Natural in which Ro...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  8. Is Brett Lawrie the Boston Tea Party of the Robot Umpire Revoluti...

    Shane Ryan

    The Scene: Tuesday evening, ninth inning, classic Jays vs. Rays derby in the historic Rogers Centre. So much animosity. So much history. Greatest rivalry in sports. One out, Rays leading 4-3, and Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is at the dish with a ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  9. The scene in Charlotte as the Bobcats flirt with the worst record...

    Shane Ryan

    The scene in Charlotte as the Bobcats flirt with the worst record in NBA history.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  10. Sports Book Hall of Fame: Among the Thugs, Bill Buford, 1990

    Shane Ryan

    It began in a Welsh train station on a "misty, sleepy winter evening." There, Bill Buford heard an announcement over the loudspeaker telling everyone to step back from the platform. Unusual, but not as unusual as the scene that followed: an approachi...

    Blog | November 16, 2011