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  1. About Last Night: It's Austin, Mr. Jackson If You're Nasty

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy preparing to take back a national park from the bears, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Jim Leyland's decision to move Austin Jackson down in the batting order could not have worked out better, as the Tigers o...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  2. Week 4 Fantasy Football Preview: Nothing Was the Same

    Matt Borcas

    Folks, I searched far and wide for the perfect quote to introduce this week's preview, in hopes you would find it insightful, inspirational, and phenomenal. There was room for improvement in my quote-selection game after three weeks, certainly, and I...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  3. Exclusive: A-Rod's E-mails to Yankees President Randy Levine

    Shane Ryan

    As the Yankees make a late playoff push and Alex Rodriguez plays under the black cloud of a potential 211-game suspension, Grantland has unearthed a selection of e-mails sent by Rodriguez to Yankees president Randy Levine that shed light on the star'...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  4. The Other MLB All-Star Game Final Vote Controversy

    Michael Baumann

    In recent years, Major League Baseball has added another wrinkle to an increasingly convoluted All-Star Game selection process: the Final Vote. After the fan-determined starters and player-and-manager-determined reserves are set, the fans are given a...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  5. The Who and the When of the 2013 NBA Draft's International Select...

    Danny Chau

    I'm not sure any of us could have predicted who'd get selected in the NBA draft last night, but the talent pool from which the first 14 players were chosen should've been familiar. Though there were four internationally born players drafted in the lo...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  6. What Matt Barkley and the Eagles' Offseason Say About Chip Kelly'...

    Chris Brown

    The Philadelphia Eagles' selection of USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this year's draft appears, by any logical measure, to be a great value pick. At one time, Barkley was talked about as a high first-round pick, and there's no do...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  7. We Went There: The NCAA Tournament East Regional

    Charles P. Pierce

    I don't give away my basketball heart easily. I thought they were dead against Davidson, and I thought Butler had more of everything. The old loyalties never die, but whatever it was that the selection committee, and their coaches, and they themselve...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  8. Behind the scenes with the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, from S...

    Jordan Conn

    Behind the scenes with the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, from Selection Sunday to their season-ending loss to Michigan.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  9. Q&A: Dan Dakich on Stopping Michael Jordan

    Shane Ryan

    On Selection Sunday, Indiana secured the top seed in the East Region. The program has officially been revived; after a latent period, the 2012-13 Hoosiers — with Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller, and coach Tom Crean — will be following in the ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  10. The Hardcourt Shuffle: Conference Tourney Previews!

    Shane Ryan

    The Friday of conference tourney week is the most underrated day of the college basketball season. It's not the opening days of March Madness, and it's not Selection Sunday, but it's pretty fantastic in its own right, and I say it deserves a name. So...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  11. Money Walks: On Mayweathers Selection of Guerrero & and Showtime...

    Eric Raskin

    Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Floyd Mayweather's ascent to his position as king of the boxing box office is that he's done it without being an exciting fighter. Rather, he convinces fans to pay for his fights by distracting them from what w...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  12. CourtVision All-Stars Part 2: The Western Conference

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday, we revealed the 2013 CourtVision all-stars of the Eastern Conference. Today we look to the west, where there are many great players, but only five slots to fill. Remember, the selection criterion is simple: These are the players who are sc...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  13. Installing the Nash Doctrine: A New Plan for the All-Star Team Se...

    Zach Lowe

    It's bad for your health to care about All-Star selections. The selection process is flawed in minor ways, and with only 12 spots, deserving players will be left home every year. Still: All-Star selections matter, perhaps more than they should, when ...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  14. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and more NBA All-Star selections

    Zach Lowe

    Sure, LeBron and Melo made it. But who else should be Houston-bound? Plus: Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire aren't getting any younger, while Carlton Banks lives forever.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  15. The Designated Player: At the MLS Draft Combine

    Graham Parker

    "It was tough out there on the wing — that side of the field is really hard. I think they use it for cricket ... " I'm talking to a young hopeful at the MLS Combine, the selection trials for the SuperDraft, after he has dragged himself off t...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  16. VOD Report: Cry Your Eyes Out to Brave in the Privacy of Your Hom...

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner Brave Here's what I didn't expect would happen when I saw Brave this summer: that I would bawl like a damn baby. This is not to say that Pixar movies haven't made me cry before — I saw Up and Finding Nemo, and the look o...

    Blog | November 16, 2012