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  1. Colson Whitehead on the Olympics, Part 3

    Colson Whitehead

    The Williams sisters, women's boxing, and the 20th-century scapegoat toss.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  2. Your Monday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    If you made it through the weekend without becoming an Olympic burnout zombie, congratulations. You've done well, and your reward is a very interesting development in the battle for national pride. A full week has passed, and the showdown with China ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  3. The Granddaddy of All QB Matchups: Your Guide to the Jameis Winst...

    Matt Hinton

    As amateur quarterbacking duels go, Thursday's semifinal clash between Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston is a transcendent matchup - Heisman winners have faced off only two oth...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  4. 30 for 30 Shorts: Our Tough Guy

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. The December 1, 1977, game between the Minnesota North Stars and Boston Bruins started out as just another typical NHL game in the '70s -- no helmets and lots of brawls. One showdown that ...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Cali Civil War

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting a tour of New York from Rex Ryan, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Extra innings were needed in two intrastate California showdowns, with the Giants beating the Dodgers 3-2 in 12 innings...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  6. ‘Justified’ Recap: Hungry for Resolution After &lsquo...

    Holly Anderson

    Previously, on Justified: Boyd rediscovered, in wholehearted fashion, just what it is that makes Boyd Boyd; Art got shot before the opening credits, which we actually forgot about for a minute, so gogglifying was the Boyd/Picker showdown. This wee...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  7. About Last Night: The NBA Pre-Playoffs

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out getting covered in Dwight-Out all day long, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: In a pair of Western Conference showdowns with playoff implications, Portland handled the Lakers on the road while Steph...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  8. Week 12 Fantasy Football Preview: The Other Guys

    Matt Borcas

    Welcome to Week 12, where Brady-Manning XIV is far from the only riveting QB showdown on the docket. We've also got Tolzien-Ponder, McGloin-Fitzpatrick, and Henne-Keenum, which we'll be breaking down in great detail a little bit later, because I know...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  9. Bill Barnwell on Chiefs-Broncos

    Bill Barnwell

    Even though this is a marquee matchup, by NFL hype standards everyone seems to be ignoring the significance of Sunday's Chiefs-Broncos game.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  10. Mark Your Calendar for the Summer of 2015 Showdown

    John Lopez

    What is Hollywood's natural response to a summer of blockbuster duds like The Lone Ranger, which blew a hole in Disney's balance sheet so big you could drive a derailing steam engine through it? Why, double down, of course! You would think studios wo...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  11. Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 13 Recap: A Gut-Wrenching Showdown...

    Andy Greenwald

    There's a certain type of silence that can be excruciating. You know what I'm talking about. You've all not heard it: Squirming in the dentist's chair, anticipating the drill. A baby's face the second before the tears arrive. The terrifying space bet...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Rays Turn Up the Heat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy confronting your ultimate nemesis, Wichael, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In an AL East showdown, Tampa starter David Price threw a five-hit gem, leading the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. The w...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  13. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Showdown in Atlanta

    Shane Ryan

    It's been proven time and again by science that a baseball fan should follow no more and no fewer than 10 story lines per weekend for the maximum viewing experience. Any more and you risk obsession, any fewer and you risk spiritual anarchy. For your ...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  14. A Showdown in San Antonio: What We've Learned About Heat-Spurs So...

    Zach Lowe

    Only Game 1 of these NBA Finals has unfolded the way many of us expected the series would — with two teams leveraging their very different strengths in a tight battle of possession-by-possession tradeoffs. Miami's ultra-aggressive defense, with...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  15. Previewing the Heat-Spurs 2013 NBA Finals

    Zach Lowe

    Plus six more crucial issues for the Heat-Spurs showdown, and a series prediction.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  16. Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 Preview: How We Got Here, and Wh...

    Zach Lowe

    A few league executives mentioned to me during the preseason what an interesting position the Pacers were in — a very good team, with a star player (Danny Granger) struggling through an unknown injury, in the same conference as a juggernaut. Sh...

    Blog | June 03, 2013