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  1. Peter Berg's State of Play: Trophy Kids and Memories of Crazy Spo...

    Rafe Bartholomew and Chris Ryan and Corban Goble

    On Wednesday night, HBO aired State of Play: Trophy Kids, a documentary about overzealous parents and the extreme lengths to which they push their children in sports. We follow four different parents and five kids playing tennis, basketball, golf, an...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  2. Jimmy Connors in 1991: The Sound and the Fury and the Startling C...

    Brian Koppelman

    It was like a Springsteen song in tennis whites. I first met my best friend and writing/directing partner, David Levien, in 1982, during the summer between my sophomore and junior years of high school. This was also the summer I began working at t...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  3. Lorde's Pure Heroine Is a Pop Music Fountain of Youth

    Emily Yoshida

    Pure Heroine, the debut album released today by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, opens with "Tennis Court," a track previously released as a single earlier this summer. The song, a murkily winsome, ever-so-slightly chopped ballad, ruminates rathe...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  4. About Last Night: You Stay Classy, San Diego

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy revamping your intimidation-based game plan, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Houston Texans stormed back from 21 points down to beat the San Diego Chargers, 31-28. "I'm in Cleveland now," yelled former San D...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  5. Stanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, and the Big Three at the U.S...

    Louisa Thomas

    Stanislas Wawrinka attempts a disruption of the Big Three at the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  6. The U.S. Open, night tennis, and Lleyton Hewitt's win over Juan M...

    Brian Phillips

    Discovering the magic of U.S. Open night tennis — with the help of meth-grade cold medicine.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  7. Robert Mays on the lifelong sacrifices made by the Kalsu family

    Robert Mays

    Arthur Ashe was spared from serving in Vietnam, allowing his tennis career to blossom. Bills lineman Kalsu elected to serve, and his family is still feeling the impact of his death.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  8. The U.S. Open and Waldorf Astoria

    Brian Phillips

    A trip to the U.S. Open and a stay at the Waldorf Astoria. What could go wrong? (Everything. Everything could go wrong.)

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  9. Can Juan Martin del Potro or anyone else join tennis's Big Four?

    Reeves Wiedeman

    Can Juan Martin del Potro - or anyone else - join tennis's Big Four?

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  10. Our latest 30 for 30 documentary short examines how Johnnie Ashe'...

    ESPN Films

    Our latest film, from television and film veteran Tate Donovan, tells the story of a brother's love and how it changed tennis history.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Carpenter Hammers Pittsburgh

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy sitting on a 70 million pound war chest because it's just too heavy to move, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Matt Carpenter provided four hits and the game-winning run as the St. Louis Cardinals took the rubbe...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  12. Rembert Explains America: Discovering the Glorious All-Iowa Lawn ...

    Rembert Browne

    Good lord, my handwriting was bad. As I crumpled up the chicken scratch–filled first draft and found a new piece of paper, I realized I didn't know what to say. Arriving 10 minutes earlier at the house only to be greeted by barks from the ho...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  13. The Faces of Wimbledon: Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler's Most U...

    Mark Lisanti

    On Sunday, Hollywood superstars (well, one Hollywood superstar and one guy who apparently has pictures of Hollywood in a compromising position with some heavy farm equipment, so Hollywood is forced to keep giving him jobs) Bradley Cooper and Gerard B...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  14. 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
  15. About Last Night: Such a Homer!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy warming up the ol' fuse-lighting hand, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Homer Bailey threw his second career no-hitter, as the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-0. Bailey joins an elite list of 31 ...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  16. Wimbledon's wild first week

    Brian Phillips

    Surveying the carnage at the most terrifying tennis tournament in recent memory.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013