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  1. Gordon Hayward, Free Agency, and the NBA's Middle Class

    Zach Lowe

    As the world waits on LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, private planes, Vegas meetings, overpriced meals, and mystery pickup games, a few of the league's non-glamour teams are engaging in real and interesting transactions! The headliner is Gordon ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. Four Lessons From This Year’s Disastrous Fourth of July Box...

    John Lopez

    Maybe Americans have finally, truly, deeply embraced Futbol: The Beautiful Game. At least that's the excuse some pundits are pitching to explain this Fourth of July's massive box office boner: "because World Cup.&...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  3. USMNT World Cup Winners and Losers

    Noah Davis

    Six days ago, the United States national team fell 2-1 to Belgium in the Round of 16, bouncing out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Americans managed a single victory across four games, a 2-1 win over Ghana in their opening match, but the squad made i...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Coloring Inside the Lines: The Thrill and Dread of Drafting Dante...

    Danny Chau

    Twenty-three. That's the number of games Australian prospect Dante Exum has played against top-level international competition in his age group since 2012. That includes two age-specific FIBA World Championships (U17 in 2012, U19 i...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  6. 24 Lingering Questions From the NBA Finals

    Bill Simmons

    Leave it to the San Antonio Spurs. Just one day after celebrating one of the most emotional title clinchers in NBA history, the "Ozymandias" episode of the Duncan-Pop era was rendered irrelevant by America's first World Cup game....

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  7. The 12 Most Important Humans at the National Championship

    Andrew Sharp

    Who will we remember from the 2014 men's basketball championship game? Here are some suggestions. 12. Drake. First, Richard Hamilton's caption to the Instagram photo above: "Wit my family World Wide Wes and @champagnepapi at NCA...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Their Own Personal Hell: Breaking Down the Devils' Shootout ...

    Sean McIndoe

    The New Jersey Devils' line in the NHL standings may be the saddest thing in the hockey world. They sit at 34-29-16, good for 84 points in 79 games, which leaves them three points behind Columbus for the final Eastern Conference playoff...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  9. Dienghis Khan! Gorgui Dieng on His Late Rookie-Season Flourish

    Steve McPherson

    Calling the Minnesota Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng a dark-horse rookie of the year candidate is a disservice to dark horses the world over. The fewest minutes per game a ROY winner has ever averaged were the 29.1 averaged by Mike Miller in 20...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  10. George R.R. Martin Released a New Chapter from ‘The Winds o...

    Zach Dionne

    This is the best time of year to be a Game of Thrones fan, and probably the best and worst time of year to be the 65-year-old world-inventor we call George R.R. Martin. It's great because he gets to see things like 7,000 costumed me...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  11. NBA Overnight: Evil Klay Thompson, Good Russell Westbrook, and No...

    Chris Ryan

    A quick look at last night's NBA action. This game kind of sucked to watch. At one point Jordan Crawford and Lance Stephenson got into it and I thought the world was going to end. This was one of those contests where you feel like -- despite ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  12. Don't Take Julian Green to the World Cup

    Noah Davis

    It's becoming increasingly clear that Julian Green is a special soccer player. The 18-year-old winger already made his first-team debut for Pep Guardiola's world-destroying Bayern Munich, and has scored nearly a goal a game for its reserve ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  13. Dispatches From Bowlvania: Home of the Corned Beef Wonton

    Holly Anderson

    On today's itinerary: What you missed if you skipped the first day of bowl season, plus looking ahead to the games of pizza, pineapple, poisonous houseplants, and Pirates. What You Missed While Living Your Saturday Out in the World, Like a Person ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Cat Scratch Fever

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy officially filling out the paperwork necessary to hand over the title of "World's Most Obnoxious Argonauts Fan," here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Cam Newton's late-game heroics, and a controversial non-call on a ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  15. Death of the Avatar: Rayman Fiesta Run, Dumb Ways to Die, and Lim...

    Tevis Thompson

    Browse the charts of the most popular and highest-grossing mobile games and you'll see an odd, half-endearing snapshot of humanity in its downtime — its virtual casinos, its clashing clans, its toy worlds and endless runners, its hunting and pl...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  16. Jonah Keri on the Red Sox and the World Series

    Jonah Keri

    Game 6 of the World Series capped a lightning-fast turnaround for the worst-to-first Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013