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José Fernández Was the Future of Baseball

The Marlins’ exuberant, Cuban-born pitcher changed what it means to play the game the right way.

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Sept. 23 2016 2:03 PMWhy Do the Green Bay Packers’ Opponents Stay at a Radisson in Appleton?A Slate investigation.
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Sept. 22 2016 1:33 PMIdiots on the Field Are the Forbidden Fruit of Sports TVWhy don’t networks show them?
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Sept. 14 2016 1:20 PMA More Convenient SeasonIt’s absurd for Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney to invoke Martin Luther King Jr. to scold the NFL’s anthem protesters.
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Sept. 8 2016 2:43 PMForecasting the 2016 New England PatriotsWill this year’s Belichick and Brady squad be excellent or merely really, really good?
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Sept. 7 2016 9:45 AMThe Least Boring Thing in BaseballKorean first pitches—an appreciation.
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Aug. 29 2016 4:58 PM“The Nature of His Injury Was Not Alarming”Tony Romo keeps getting hurt. The Dallas Cowboys keep saying it’s no big deal.
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Aug. 23 2016 10:20 AMHow I Won the Minnesota Twins’ Mascot RaceStep 1: Scout the competition. Step 2: Pick the fish costume.
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Aug. 22 2016 3:52 PMHow Sappy Were the Olympics?The schmaltz of NBC’s coverage, measured scientifically.
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Aug. 22 2016 12:37 AMDo Americans Still Care About the Olympics?Ratings were way down for NBC. Is that because the U.S. is too good at winning medals?
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Aug. 21 2016 4:23 PMThe Wrestling Controversy That Led a Mongolian Coach to Remove His Pants
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Aug. 20 2016 9:38 PMLochte Takes “Full Responsibility,” Says “My Immature Behavior” Led to Rio Incident
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Aug. 20 2016 7:31 PMWatch Neymar Score the Winning Penalty As Brazil Wins First-Ever Olympic Soccer Gold
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Aug. 20 2016 2:44 PMFormer NBC Analyst Dwight Stones Says NBC’s Track-and-Field Coverage Is a “Disgrace"
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Aug. 20 2016 12:48 PMTwo U.S. Swimmers Say Rio Gas Station Fracas Was All Ryan Lochte’s Fault
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Aug. 19 2016 6:04 PMShould We Feel Bad for Ryan Lochte?An Olympics debate.
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Sept. 23 2016 11:02 AMWho Actually Won the Moneyball Revolution?Maybe it wasn’t about jocks vs. nerds, after all.
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Sept. 18 2016 6:49 PMSo You Dropped the Ball Before You Scored a TouchdownYou are far, far from alone.
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Sept. 12 2016 6:54 PMColin Kaepernick’s Protest Is WorkingHis quiet gesture was precision engineered to accomplish exactly what it’s accomplished.
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Sept. 7 2016 3:51 PMYou Have Permission to Get Excited About Christian PulisicForget cautious optimism. It’s now OK to fall in love with American soccer’s new 17-year-old star.
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Aug. 30 2016 11:51 AMA Jock SpringIn 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists at the Olympics. Forty-eight years later, Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem.
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Aug. 25 2016 4:40 PMThe Hope Solo MistakeU.S. Soccer needed to get rid of its goalkeeper, but not like this.
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Aug. 22 2016 7:54 PMU.S. Boxer Claressa Shields Is a Gold Medalist Again. Will Her Dominance Ever Pay Off?
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Aug. 22 2016 12:48 PMWho Did It Better: Olympic Rhythmic Gymnasts or the Harlem Globetrotters?
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Aug. 21 2016 10:39 PMWatch Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Warp to the Rio Olympics Dressed as Super Mario
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Aug. 21 2016 2:14 PMOlympics Jerk Watch: The Alleged Ticket-Scalping, Butt-Showing European Sporteaucrat
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Aug. 20 2016 9:24 PMThe Olympics’ Most Entertaining Basketball Showman Plays for Serbia
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Aug. 20 2016 4:02 PMOh No, a Rhythmic Gymnast Just Did a Hoop Routine to the Theme from Schindler’s List
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Aug. 20 2016 1:43 PMWhat’s the Worst Olympic Sport, Marathon Swimming or Water Polo?
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Aug. 19 2016 6:16 PMDoes This Horse Have the Best Job at the Olympics?
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Aug. 19 2016 5:11 PMHow Old Is Too Old for Olympians?What we know about aging in elite athletes, and what it can teach us about how everyone gets older.

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