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  1. The End of an 'Empire': HBO's Onetime Hope for the...

    Andy Greenwald

    "Year in, year out: different dogs, same fucking bone." It's Nucky Thompson who says these words, early in the fifth season of Boardwalk Empire, but it's not hard to imagine an HBO subscriber expressing something similar. Since pr...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Lucky Punks

    Wesley Morris

    Officially, Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys is - like the 2005 Broadway musical it's adapted from - about the rise and mild sputter of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. But come on! In the opening shot, one of t...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Twins 1

    Danny Knobler | Special to

    NEW YORK -- The offense often sputters. The injury list could be growing again. But at least on the days Masahiro Tanaka pitches, the New York Yankees can still win. And usually do. Tanaka did it again Saturday, going eight innings to give th...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  4. Sebastian Vettel's car sputters, Lewis Hamilton posts top times a...

    Sebastian Vettel's practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix ended with the four-time defending Formula One champion hitching a ride on a scooter after his Red Bull puttered out. Lewis Hamilton finished Friday's opening day of practice with the top times

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  5. Extra Bases: Offense sputters, but gets win

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers have scored 10 runs twice this season. So how are they doing in the other eight games? Texas has scored 19 runs total. That's an average of 2.375 per game and a big reason they're sitting at .500 on the season. Texa...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  6. Hawks' offense sputters in loss to Bruins

    Scott Barboza

    BOSTON - The Chicago Blackhawks ran into a red-hot team Thursday night and found themselves shut out for the second time this week. The Hawks didn't do themselves any favors, either. Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask collected his sevent...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  7. Daniel Ricciardo manages only seven laps as Red Bull sputters out...

    Red Bull's frustrating start to the Formula One calendar came to a sputtering halt as car problems forced it out of the opening test session early.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  8. Upon Further Review: 49ers Week 10

    Bill Williamson

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A review of four hot issues from the San Francisco 49ers' 10-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers: Offense sputters: The 49ers lost this game on offense. The defense was terrific, but the offensive was lackluster, especially in the sec...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  9. Spurs sputter but still win

    Dan Fitch

    Away is the new home. Spurs look a fairly formidable outfit on the road, but at home they look all at sea. This has been the case ever since Luka Modric left the club. Playing against teams that attack is not an issue, but when teams sit back, Totte...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  10. MNF Review: Run-stopping linebackers

    Steve Muench

    The New York Giants shut out the Minnesota Vikings' offense and held RB Adrian Peterson to 28 yards on 13 carries Monday night for their first win of the season. Why did the Minnesota ground game sputter? A few reasons: QB Josh Freeman getting his fi...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  11. Ducks bounce back from early turnovers

    Craig Murphy

    EUGENE, Ore. -- The Oregon offense started to sputter in the second quarter Saturday against Washington State. Oh sure, the Ducks entered halftime up 34-24, with 483 yards of offense already. But Oregon was up 27-7 early in the second quarter. ...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  12. Power play sputters after smooth start

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien enjoys nothing more than talking about the power play. Well, not really. But the special teams unit has shown signs of improvement this season. At least it did during training camp and the first two games...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  13. Detroit sputters without Calvin Johnson

    Michael Rothstein

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Calvin Johnson said he was "real close" to playing Sunday against Green Bay. Once real close became not happening, the Detroit Lions learned exactly how much they rely on the NFL's top wide receiver. Simply, a whole heck of a lo...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  14. Bad Quarterback League, Week 4: The King Back

    Andrew Sharp

    You said it was over, you gave up hope, you stopped looking at Jaguars box scores because you thought Chad Henne was just solid enough to steal the throne from the king and sputter along to a forgettable 4-12 this year. But you were wrong. BLAINE...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  15. Morning Stripes: Bengals offense sputters

    Coley Harvey

    The last two mornings after Bengals games have been a little more cheerful for the Who Dey Nation than this one likely will end up being, but the good thing for Cincinnati is that it has been here before, and found a way to recover from days like thi...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  16. USC TE Grimble preparing for more chances

    Johnny Curren

    While the USC passing game continued to sputter throughout much of the team's clash with Utah State last weekend, the performance of tight end Xavier Grimble -- highlighted by arguably play of the day -- was one of the few bright spots. Hauling in...

    Blog | September 26, 2013