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  1. Can Derrick Rose Shoot?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On Sunday, the U.S. men's national basketball team easily defeated Serbia to win the first FIBA World Nap Cup of Basketball. The tournament failed to capture the attention of mainstream basketball fans, but it was still an important tournam...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Red, White, Blue, and Boogie: Your Gold-Medal Game Recap

    Andrew Sharp

    Remember when Team USA was supposed to struggle? Remember the shooting we didn't have, and the motion offenses we couldn't handle? Remember Goran Dragic and everybody else saying Spain was the best team in the tournament? Kenneth Faried re...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. The Designated Player: Ranking MLS’s Six Contenders

    Graham Parker

    The first couple of weeks of September are the moment when MLS's season-long bend through summer and its hurdles of international tournaments, European club friendlies, FIFA dates, and irregular ambles around baking stadiums start to resolv...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  4. Meet the Future of the USMNT

    Noah Davis

    The September following a World Cup is about as far as you can get from the most important tournament in the sporting world. This gives national team coaches maximal flexibility to experiment. United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann took full...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  5. B.S. Report: Brian Windhorst (Plus a Transcript of Brian and Bill...

    Bill Simmons

    Brian Windhorst joins Bill to discuss LeBron's decision to move to Cleveland, Paul George's injury, and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out ...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  6. Jalen and Jacoby: Popping the Trunk on the NBA Offseason

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk Kevin Love, LeBron James, midseason tournaments, Lance Stephenson, and, of course, crab legs. You can listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes he...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  7. The ‘World Cup Is Over, Now What?’ Guide to Soccer

    Mike L. Goodman

    Just because the World Cup is over doesn't mean soccer stops. Soccer never stops; that's one of its biggest appeals. There are so many different teams, leagues, club competitions, and international tournaments that, if you want to...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  8. Men in Blazers: Personal World Cup Highlights and Reflecting on G...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo, back from Rio, reflect upon Germany's triumph, elect their Men of the Tournament, and reminisce on their personal highlights from Brazil 2014. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&am...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  9. Five Burning Questions for the World Cup Knockout Rounds

    Brian Phillips

    I am here to tell you about fire. The group stage of the 2014 World Cup was one of the most spectacular phases of a soccer tournament in recent memory. We've had torrential rains. We've had jungle heat. We've had moths the size of...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  10. Ladies and Gentleman

    Louisa Thomas

    There was nothing more for Andy Murray to do. He had already changed history. He had already relieved, if only for a moment, an entire nation's sense of self-despair. He had won the only tournament he ever needed to win. He had dropped his...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  11. Group of Fairness: How the World Cup Would Look With Straight See...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The way FIFA structures the most important sports tournament on the planet makes no sense. Its chosen method elevates randomness over fairness, and in some ways the randomness associated with grouping is the most influential determinant of who wins a...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  12. The 15 People You Meet in a Golf Gallery

    Shane Ryan

    Before the 2014 PGA Tour season, I'd covered exactly five golf tournaments in my life. It was still a nice novelty, and I had the luxury of focusing solely on the players. This year, I've been to 17 tournaments, and when you're constan...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  13. World Cup Players to Know: England’s Daniel Sturridge

    Spike Friedman

    Dismissing England's World Cup 2014 hopes before the tournament begins based on nothing more than history is so easy. Its inevitable failure has become a fait accompli. But this is not your father's England team, overburdened by t...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  14. We Went There: Behind the Scenes at the 'Jeopardy!' Bat...

    Tess Lynch

    It had been, by all accounts - Alex Trebek's included - the most trying and exciting Jeopardy! tournament ever, and now it was almost over. Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and Roger Craig were standing at their podium...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  15. Mythbusting: Martin Kaymer Beats Jordan Spieth at the Players Cha...

    Shane Ryan

    Late Saturday afternoon, at the famous 17th hole with the island green at the Players Championship, a scoreboard behind the tee announced the next golfer: "Jordan Spieth. Winner of the John Deere Classic." Spieth, who won that tournament ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  16. Life After Tayshana: Coping With the Aftershocks of a Tragedy

    Jonathan Abrams

    Tayshana Murphy would have just competed in the recent NCAA women's basketball tournament. She'd be one step closer to a college degree. She'd be making a name for herself and ensuring her future. That was the future she had planned, ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014