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  1. About Last Weekend: A Series of Mistakes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy regretting your attempt to introduce that exchange student living in your home to the joyful simplicity of America's pastime, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: A weird weekend in the World Series left the Cardi...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  2. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Dean Norris, True Detective, and Su...

    Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Sunday was a big day! The weather was good, football season started up, Serena Williams won the Open ... oh yeah, and a neo-Nazi shootout in the desert threatened to Swiss cheese up everything we thought we knew about Breaking Bad. Chris and I went lon...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  3. About Last Weekend: Shrunk-Down Giants

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy building something with your hands, ensconced in the majesty of nature, allowing the last rays of summer sun to shine down upon your shirtless back, like a nerd, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: In a Sunday ni...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  4. Serena Williams defeats Victoria Azarenka at the 2013 U.S. Open

    Louisa Thomas

    Serena Williams, against the elements, triumphs again in Flushing.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Red Sox Strike Back

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy squeezing in one last fantasy draft so that you could ironically take Mark Sanchez in the second round, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Jon Lester outdueled Max Scherzer, as the Red Sox beat the Tigers 2-1, den...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  6. About Last Night: The Cardinal Way

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to stay awake during an all-day meeting on autograph compensation, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The St Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-6, to regain the lead in the hyper-competitive NL Cent...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. About Last Weekend: A True Yankee Win

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy going another year without winning a major, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Despite Mariano Rivera's third consecutive blown save, the Yankees, powered by Alex Rodriguez's first home run of the season and Bre...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  8. About Last Weekend: Phil Er Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy mournfully firing off one last bottle rocket, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Phil Mickelson fired a final-round 66 to surge up a star-studded leaderboard and secure his first British Open championship, winni...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  9. About Last Night: That's a Clown Return, Bro

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy picking the wrong Leonardo DiCaprio movie to model your life after and can't get that damn iron mask off your face, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Bryce Harper marked his return from an extended layoff with a h...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  10. Afternoon Links: Russell Brand Takes Over Morning Joe

    Tess Lynch

    The world's boyfriend, Russell Brand, appeared on Morning Joe. The hosts were pretty tacky to him, referring to Brand in the third person and generally treating him like an "extraterrestrial." Sure, the comedian rocks the casual chest hair, but harpi...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  11. An American in Paris: Serena Williams's Dominance of Maria Sharap...

    Louisa Thomas

    Up a set in the women's final at Roland Garros, at 0-1 in the second, Serena Williams hit a hard serve down the T. Maria Sharapova whaled a backhand deep into the corner, the kind of return that only one of the best returners in the game can hit, the...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  12. About Last Weekend: Miami Draws Even

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy accidentally watching a performance art piece in which the notion of sports was approached from many perspectives without any sports actually happening, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The Miami Heat bounced ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Spurs Win Battle of the Big 3s

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out playing it real cool about the NSA's newly revealed data-mining operations because you have nothing to hide, nope, nothing at all, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Tim Duncan shook off a poor first quarter to po...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  14. 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
  15. The Pain and the Joy of Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams

    Louisa Thomas

    It can hurt to see someone in pain. It's real, not metaphorical, and it's strange. The flash of pain across a face can signal across the space between bodies and the other mind will flash like lightning in response. A faint rumble of pain follows lik...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Serena Falls to Serena 2.0

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out brainstorming baby names with Shakira and Gerard Pique last night, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. American teenager Sloane Stephens upset Serena Williams at the Australian Open in an exhilarating, injury-plague...

    Blog | January 23, 2013