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  1. Inside Out

    Brian Phillips

    "I don't do well with claustrophobic situations." That's Landon Donovan, talking in "The Finish Line," the new Grantland Features series on his imminent retirement from soccer, about the aftermath of his most famous goal...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. Is the U.S. Men’s National Team Getting Better?

    Noah Davis

    The United States men's national team has never been deeper. There are at least 50 players who could contend for spots on the 2015 Gold Cup, 2016 Copa America, or 2018 World Cup rosters. Throw in a handful of younger players in the under-20...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  3. 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
  4. An Unpatriotic Salute to the 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Danny Chau

    With 5:51 remaining in the first quarter of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup final, Serbia held an eight-point lead over Team USA. Serbian magician Milos Teodosic, a sudden hot commodity who wouldn't mind heading Stateside for the right p...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Team USA Is Here to Save the Day

    Andrew Sharp

    It's only Wednesday, but it's already been a pretty miserable week in sports. But you know one thing that helps keep me going in times of distress? Team USA. So you know what you're getting today? TEAM USA ON JET SKIS. Just look at...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Fade to Blatche: A Team Philippines FIBA World Cup Postmortem

    Rafe Bartholomew

    The FIBA Basketball World Cup ended last week for Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine national team. The Andray Blatche-led squad failed to advance from the group round, finishing with one overtime win over Senegal and four competitive losses (...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  9. About Last Night: The Djok Is on Murray

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy refamiliarizing yourself with the Win Forever Pyramid, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Novak Djokovic outlasted Andy Murray to advance to the U.S. Open semifinals with a 7-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  10. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe and Joe House

    Bill Simmons

    Zach Lowe comes on to preview the upcoming NBA season and whether Rajon Rondo will get traded. Then Joe House joins the show to talk FIBA Basketball World Cup and Washington pro football. Listen to the podcast here. Subscri...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  11. Keep Team USA Young Forever

    Andrew Sharp

    So here's a quick idea for the future of USA Basketball that has probably been floated before, but bears repeating now that we're in the middle of the FIBA Basketball World Cup: What if every player can only play in one Olympic cycle? This...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  12. Team Philippines at the FIBA World Cup: Always Bet on Blatche

    Rafe Bartholomew

    At the end of July, when I visited the Philippine National Team's pre-FIBA World Cup training camp in Miami, assistant coach Josh Reyes marveled to me about the kind of competition his team would...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  13. Their Dinner With Andray

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Nineteen stories above downtown Miami, behind a glass wall that looks out on lounge chairs and cabanas surrounding a glimmering pool, inside an NBA-approved gymnasium where LeBron James once filmed a commercial, Andray Blatche stroked his first jump...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  14. How the United States Can Win the World Cup

    Noah Davis

    "We cannot win this World Cup, because we are not at that level yet." -Jurgen Klinsmann, December 2013 While the United States men's national team coach could have been more tactful in his choice of words, the sentiment h...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  15. We Went There: Team USA Pulls Together Against Brazil

    Jason Gallagher

    Narratives are often exaggerated, or even fabricated, to create interesting story lines, but the dark clouds hovering over Team USA were very real. If you did a Google News search on Team USA heading into their game against Brazil on Saturday in Chic...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  16. Men in Blazers: 10 Premier League Questions, and an Interview Wit...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo welcome back the Premier League with 10 questions, and talk with their World Cup hero, Mexico manager Miguel Herrera. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | August 14, 2014