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  1. Yearbook, Nov. 29: The release of 'Pong'

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 29, 1972: Electronic table tennis! It seems so natural now -- there's even a Playbook blog dedicated in part to sports video games -- and it had been around long before. But this day 40 years ago brought about a revolution in all such games,...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Sept. 20: Battle of the Sexes

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 20, 1973: A woman couldn't beat a man in tennis, could she? Nowadays we know the answer to be an obvious "yes." But this day 39 years back? Some needed Billie Jean King to beat Bobby Riggs on national TV in order to think that way. So she d...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  3. Instagram photo stars capture U.S. Open

    Patrick Dorsey

    In spring we saw them in New York City's Madison Square Garden, capturing Rangers Stanley Cup playoff game. Now in late summer, a trio of Instagram stars -- Brian DiFeo (@bridif), Anthony Danielle (@takinyerphoto) and Liz Eswein (@newyorkcity), w...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  4. Photo of the Night: Melzer's sunset serve

    Patrick Dorsey

    Jurgen Melzer, warming up in the twilight, before a match with John Isner....

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  5. It's Playbook's 2012 ESPYS predictions!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Who had the St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series? (If you did, be quiet for a second.) Or the Los Angeles Kings climbing from the No. 8 seed to Stanley Cup glory? Or the New York Giants even getting to the Super Bowl, let alone beati...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  6. Shot of the Day: Tears & cheers for Murray

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day. Andy Murray lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon men's singles final, but won the support of many inside Great Britain for his hearty play and his heartfelt post-match speech. ...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  7. Yearbook, July 7: All-American Wimbledon

    Patrick Dorsey

    July 7, 1973: On this day 39 years ago, 29-year-old Billie Jean King met 18-year-old Chris Evert in the Open era's first all-American women's singles final at Wimbledon. King won in straight sets -- her fifth of six Wimbledon titles -- while Evert ha...

    Blog | July 07, 2012
  8. Shot of the Day: The loneliest umbrella

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day ... Rain put a damper (sorry) on Wimbledon on Monday. The gloom extended even to inanimate objects, as this sad cat umbrella got left behind in the washout....

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  9. Shot of the Day: Wimbledon begins

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day ... Yes, the famous fortnight has begun ... and this is what happens when defending champion Novak Djokovic happens (to Juan Carlos Ferrero, in this case). Photo by Leon Neal/AF...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  10. Federer, Lochte, Gay celebrate Father's Day

    Patrick Dorsey

    Ahead of Father's Day, sporting champions Roger Federer (tennis), Ryan Lochte (swimming) and Tyson Gay (sprinting) joined for a Gillette campaign, one that celebrates the roles of dads in their lives. Reminiscent of the "Thank You, Mom" campaign t...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  11. Soccer fans toss tennis balls on pitch

    Patrick Dorsey

    Barcelona takes on Chelsea in Champions League action Tuesday afternoon. And those among us who love soccer/football are pretty excited. But not everyone is happy about all things Barcelona. Just take these fans of fellow Spanish club Sevilla, wh...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  12. Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka meets Rashad Evans

    Patrick Dorsey

    With the Sony Ericsson Open going on in Miami (Key Biscayne, to be exact), No. 1 women's tennis player Victoria Azarenka met up with highly ranked UFC fighter "Suga" Rashad Evans for a little MMA training. Who's better: Azarenka at fighting or Eva...

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2012
  13. Sunday's Web video of the day

    Patrick Dorsey

    No Option Basketball returns to Page 2 with a new selection of trick shots. Tennis, anyone? (With a basketball, naturally.) Have you seen a cool sports-related video that deserves to go viral? Email links to bypatrickdorsey@gmail.com or let us know ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 27, 2011
  14. Friday's Web video of the day

    Patrick Dorsey

    College baseball teams are getting pretty creative during rain delays. Take this hyper-intense fake tennis match between Clemson and Davidson. Think Novak Djokovic could compete with these guys? Have you seen a cool sports-related video that deserve...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2011