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  1. On Marion Bartoli, a Perfect, Weird Wimbledon Champion

    Louisa Thomas

    The weirdest thing about this year's Wimbledon is that the tournament isn't like this more often. Yes, nine of the 10 top women's seeds lost before the semifinals. Yes, Nadal, Federer, Serena, Azarenka, Sharapova, etc. Yes, the women's winner didn't ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. About Last Night: Heat Are Dino-Mite

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy watching a yule log DVD in a misguided attempt to stay warm, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The Miami Heat stormed back from 15 points down against the Toronto Raptors, winning in overtime, 123-116. LeBron J...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  7. Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open

    Brian Phillips

    Maria Sharapova, David Beckham, and the erotics of beautiful athletes.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Lake Show Ratings Still Terrible

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy justifying your documentary short's omission from this year's Sundance Film Festival, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Miami scored the final nine points of the game in a 99-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers a...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  9. Australian Open Updates, Through 1.5 Rounds

    Rembert Browne

    At this very moment, there are no matches being played at the Australian Open. This is true for two reasons: (1) Everyone's asleep, because it's early in the morning, and (2) we, the East Coast liberal media elite, need time to write about what happe...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  10. Rediscovering Maria Sharapova at this year's French Open

    Louisa Thomas

    Rediscovering Sharapova all over again.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, and how to lose beautifully in the ...

    Louisa Thomas

    Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray and what they showed the world in Australia.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  13. About Last Night: Battle Los Angeles

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The Lakers used 12 fourth quarter points from Kobe Bryant to rally for a 96-91 win over the Clippers. After the final whistle, scuffles broke out on the ...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  14. His Own Words: Brandan Wright

    Jonathan Abrams

    As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams checked in with Brandan Wright, a forward from the University of North Carolina who split last season between the Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets, to see how he is spen...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  15. The U.S. Open Day 1: Sharapova Struggles, Harrison Flames Out

    Katie Baker

    Watching players at Wimbledon is like seeing your school friends all cleaned up and crisply side-parted in church. Watching them at the U.S. Open, however, is like seeing them out at the mall, trying on colorful looks and getting loud, unsolicited, a...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  16. Does Sasha Vujacic "Deserve" Maria Sharapova?

    Carles

    As I watched Sasha Vujacic cheerlead for Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon, I couldn't help but think, "Sasha Vujacic? Really? The guy with the shoe string headband? The guy whom the Lakers traded away because he was worse than Steve Blake?" Whom do pr...

    Blog | July 05, 2011