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  1. Sloane Stephens learning from Serena Williams

    LZ Granderson

    For anyone who truly understands what it takes to be the best, this dustup between Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams is just business as usual.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  2. Wimbledon -- Venus and Serena Williams would be unexpected final ...

    LZ Granderson

    Venus and Serena Williams have had great success at Wimbledon. If there is any tournament at which something unexpected like an all-Williams sisters final could happen, it would be at the All England Club.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  3. In Grand Slams, women should play five-set matches

    LZ Granderson

    There are times in which more is actually more. Matches in the tennis majors would definitely fit in that category. The women should be playing best of five sets.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  4. Gregg Williams' NFL suspension shouldn't last long

    LZ Granderson

    How long should Gregg Williams be suspended before being reinstated by the NFL? Not for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  5. Parents don't expect to bury children, should get any discomfort ...

    LZ Granderson

    There is an unspoken thought that links all parents: We are not supposed to bury our children. And when one of us has to, we all share in the hurt.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  6. Maria Sharapova is in Wimbledon final and relevant to Grand Slams...

    LZ Granderson

    It's been awhile since casual fans in the U.S. had a reason to watch any women's tennis player not named Serena or Venus. Maria Sharapova's play at Wimbledon changes that.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2011
  7. Venus and Serena Williams deserve farewell tour when they retire

    LZ Granderson

    When the Williams sisters retire, they deserve an ovation. They deserve a statue at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. They deserve to take a told-you-so curtsey before the naysayers.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  8. Is Mardy Fish the Cinderfella to root for at the U.S. Open?

    LZ Granderson

    Last year's knee surgery was the catalyst for Mardy Fish's new, sharper focus. Even though he's been playing lights-out tennis of late, he's still a U.S. Open dark horse. But what's a major tournament without a Cinderfella to root for?

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  9. The NCAA is assigning academic scores to its coaches based on gra...

    LZ Granderson

    The NCAA's latest push to emphasize the 'student' over the 'athlete' is an all-bark, no-bite gesture that won't pressure coaches to improve their players' academic performance.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2010
  10. Rookie Dez Bryant's lack of concern about veterans' tradition has...

    LZ Granderson

    Injuries have always been a part of football. But their long-term effects haven't always been a concern in the way the NFL and the NFLPA provide for retired players. Is the league now paying a price?

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2010
  11. French Open: Serena Williams, Venus Williams still have to prove ...

    LZ Granderson

    Venus Williams' and Serena Williams' place in history is secure. These next two weeks will show whether their place in the present is as well, whether the current rankings are about their strength or a weakened field.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  12. The Detroit Lions have outlived their usefulness on Thanksgiving ...

    LZ Granderson

    Breaking up is so very hard to do, but even this die-hard Lions fan knows his favorite team has outlived its usefulness on Thanksgiving Day.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2009
  13. Serena Williams doesn't have enough critics, so Page 2 adds more ...

    LZ Granderson

    Serena Williams doesn't have enough critics, so Page 2 adds more blabbering to the senseless dialogue.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2009
  14. Page 2: NBA draft fashion photo gallery

    LZ Granderson

    Page 2 taps experts to determine who is the No. 1 fashion pick in the NBA draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2009
  15. LZ Granderson: There's a delicate balance to maintain when a male...

    LZ Granderson

    LZ Granderson has some advice for crying male athletes: You need to study the man-cry master, Denzel Washington.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  16. HBO's "The Wire" burns with quality, truth

    LZ Granderson

    "The Wire" sheds light on the kind of violence that took the lives of Sean Taylor and Darrent Williams.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2008