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  1. Grantland Channel: Inside Joke With Judah Friedlander

    Grantland Channel

    In this episode of Inside Joke, "World Champion" Judah Friedlander takes us along for a ride in his car as he does four shows working out new material about raspberries, thrift stores, and his impressive sexual prowess. — David Jacoby ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  2. Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in the league. Is it blasphem...

    Jonah Keri

    It started with a meaningless pitch in spring training and just might end with a plaque in Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  3. An open letter to Manny Pacquiao from a gay Filipina American con...

    Laurel Fantauzzo

    "I feel too sad to celebrate your fights right now."

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  4. Let's All Get Excited About the Marlins' Home Run Geyser

    Sarah Larimer

    My (WORLD CHAMPION) St. Louis Cardinals face the Marlins tonight as the Fish show off their new stadium in Miami. I'm pretty excited, obviously, because this game brings together two of my great loves — Cards baseball and irresponsible governme...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  5. Chris Jones on the odd death of Arturo Gatti

    Chris Jones

    Debating murder versus suicide and the emotional life of a modern boxer.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2011
  6. Broken at Love

    Brian Phillips

    Did you know that former world no. 1 tennis player and nine-time major champion Monica Seles has written the first two volumes of a young-adult romance series? It's true! The series is called The Academy. It's set in a boarding school for a...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  7. What the Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Means for t...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the most shocking blockbusters in MLB trade deadline history, the Oakland A's sent All-Star Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox for Cy Young contender Jon Lester, former Athletic Jonny Gomes, less than ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  8. Stop Making Sense

    Brian Phillips

    Should we talk about where we've just been? The group stage was one coup after another, a sequence of thrilling games that gradually dismantled the existing order of international soccer. The last two world champions died in their baths. Italy, ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  9. The Reducer: World Cup Winners and Losers

    Chris Ryan

    Can I interest you in March Madness spiked with second chances? Because that's what we've got on our hands. After a little more than a week of World Cup action, we've seen the defending champions go crashing out, the hos...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  10. Remembering Mandela, the Boxer

    Keegan Hamilton

    With Nelson Mandela's death yesterday at age 95, the world lost not only a champion of equality, freedom, and democracy, but also an all-time great boxing philosopher and aficionado. Beyond his political career and achievements in human rights, Mande...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  11. The 2013 All-Star Game Power Rankings

    Michael Baumann

    Well, the American League put on quite the display of run prevention in New York, posting a 3-0 win to earn its champion home-field advantage in the World Series. Because this time, like a certain bucktoothed purple Muppet, it counts. But who were...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  12. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    With the world champions possibly joining the seller's market this month, Tim Lincecum's first no-hitter could be his swan song.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2013
  13. Champions League Quarterfinal Highs and Lows

    Spike Friedman

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the highest caliber of football in the world. This is only kind of about that. Welcome to the highs and lows of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. High: German power The Bundesliga is ascendent in Europe...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  14. Four Biggest Blunders From the Champions League Round of 16

    Spike Friedman

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the highest caliber of football in the world. This is not about that. Welcome to the worst blunders of the round in the UEFA Champions League. Presented to you with animated GIFs. 4. The Card Let's start ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  15. Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid defeat Manchester United in a C...

    Hua Hsu

    Triumphant but tamed, Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  16. The 5 Worst Blunders of the First Leg of Champions League Knockou...

    Spike Friedman

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the highest caliber of football in the world. This is not about that. Welcome to the worst blunders of the week in the UEFA Champions League. Ball to Hand? Let's start at the San Siro, where AC Milan upset Bar...

    Blog | February 21, 2013