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  1. In Case You Were Wondering, Spain Is Definitely Not Over

    Michael Bertin

    Can you win a national anthem? Brazil might have done that before the Confederations Cup final. Although, from the crowd noise, it'd be difficult to pinpoint where the anthem stopped and the game began. It was only 90 seconds until Fred scored and...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  2. Your Friday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    After a brilliant performance from the American women on the most important day of team competition, the medal count is starting to lean very heavily toward the U.S., and we're enjoying our first lead in the gold-medal count in days. U.S.: 39 Gold...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  3. Your Thursday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    First, the good news: The U.S. is now leading China in the medal count, and it looks like a permanent margin. BOOM! U.S.: 81 Medals, 34 Golds China: 77 Medals, 36 Golds My man Daniel G., inventor of Saber-Medal-Trics — a system that uses...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. Men's Synchronized Swimming Is No Laughing Matter

    Michael Bertin

    It was a joke: Martin Short and Harry Shearer were two male synchronized swimmers who had given up everything in their quest for Olympic gold. It was made all the more ridiculous by the fact that (a) Martin Short couldn't swim and (b) there was n...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  5. Top 10 Moments From the First Week of the Olympics

    Shane Ryan

    If you haven't been reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides ... well, you should be reading Shane Ryan's Olympic Viewing Guides. Shane has traded his sanity and sleep schedule to watch pretty much every jump, leap, shot, throw, heave, dive, and v...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  6. Time to break down two of the Games' most iconic sports

    Bill Simmons

    Every four years, two iconic sports attempt to captivate our lives — but which one has the edge?

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  7. Poolside Podium, Part Deux: The Poolsidening!

    Katie Baker

    We're about halfway through the slate of swimming events in the 2012 Olympics, and things have not turned out exactly as expected. (Allison Schmitt's gold in the 200-meter freestyle and Matt Grevers's in the 100-meter back are the notable exceptions....

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  8. Your Wednesday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Whoa! We've got a busy day, and there's no time for chatter. Let's jump right in. You know the drill by now. With this guide, which can be followed with one computer and one TV with cable, we're aiming to see every gold-medal event and every team-...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  9. The Official, Comprehensive, Kobe-Filled Olympic Glossary

    Rembert Browne

    Knowledge is power. Educate yourself. Use this Olympics glossary and impress your friends with your new-found understanding of everything. GLOSSARY OF TERMS A Adams, Guy: Los Angeles bureau chief of Great Britain's The Independent; harsh cri...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  10. About Last Night: U.S. Done in by Horseplay

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. A disastrous showing by American gymnasts Danell Leyva and John Orozco on the pommel horse relegated their country to fifth place in the team finals, and t...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Your Monday Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Before we get going, forgive me as I become the 6,087,345th person to rant about NBC's decision not to air the swimming finals live on television. Put simply, it's a disgrace. I don't think I need to enumerate the reasons why it's a repugnant move fr...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. Your Weekend Olympics Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    LISTEN UP, gang. The Olympics are here, and we're all excited. But there's a lot going on, and I know it can be hard to catch all the relevant action. You need to focus. You don't want to dishonor your country, do you? I still have nightmares about O...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  14. USA Olympic long-distance swimmer Alex Meyer is one to watch in L...

    Louisa Thomas

    Long-distance Olympic swimmer Alex Meyer has an unusual capacity for tolerating pain - which is exactly why he's one to watch in London.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  15. Off the Blocks: Meet Your U.S. National Swim Team

    Katie Baker

    With the U.S. Olympic team trials finally over after a week of racing in Omaha, the swimmers who will represent Team USA in a few weeks have been finalized. You already know about Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte - if you don't, you can read more...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  16. Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials...

    Katie Baker

    Phelps, Lochte, and a visit to the trials in Omaha.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012