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Under Bruce Arena, the U.S. men’s national soccer team has transformed from an embarrassment into an aggressive attacking force.

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March 26 2017 8:00 PMFox Sports 1 Is Amazing! Awful! Fantastic! Execrable!Will a network that serves up every opinion and its opposite reinvent sports television—or destroy it?
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Jan. 10 2017 2:10 PMRoll TigersTo beat Alabama, Clemson had to become Alabama.
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Dec. 9 2016 6:15 PMHeel in ChiefNo wonder Trump wants a WWE magnate in his administration. He and pro wrestling go way back.
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Nov. 21 2016 6:55 PMBad Coach, Bad for AmericaGoodbye and good riddance, Jürgen Klinsmann.
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Nov. 7 2016 1:54 PMThe Brangelina of the NBAParsing the divorce of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
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Nov. 2 2016 2:02 PMAroldis Chapman and the Cost of Risk AversionHow Joe Maddon’s fear of losing Game 6 could cost the Cubs in Game 7.
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March 13 2017 3:17 PMThe Ballad of Illinois StateHow the NCAA abuses statistics to stack the deck against small schools.
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Feb. 27 2017 7:30 PMThere Is No More American Name Than Muhammad AliWhat the immigration officials who detained the boxer’s son should know about the great champion and this nation’s values.
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Feb. 17 2017 3:33 PMShould the Worldwide Leader Stick to Sports?ESPN’s Rachel Nichols on talking politics and whether the NBA champs will visit the White House.
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Feb. 6 2017 5:33 PMWe Are the 99 PercentHow close were the Falcons to winning the Super Bowl?
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Feb. 5 2017 5:40 PMThe Super Bowl of Social MediaWhat Twitter’s smartest culture and sports writers are saying about the Falcons, the Patriots, the commercials, and Lady Gaga.
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Jan. 31 2017 4:55 PMIs Russell Westbrook a Rebound Thief?The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard averages a triple-double. He also stands accused of padding his stats.
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Jan. 5 2017 4:26 PMCould an NFL Team Miss the Playoffs With a 13–3 Record?What about 14–2? 15–1?
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Dec. 8 2016 12:05 PMThe Shame of English SoccerSexual abuse of minors has been a scourge in the sport for decades. The sport’s most powerful people should have done more to stop it.
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Nov. 15 2016 9:15 AMNo More Sticking to SportsWhat athletes and coaches said after Donald Trump’s victory.
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Nov. 3 2016 2:03 PMA Better Marathon Time CalculatorTwo years ago, we introduced our marathon calculator. Now, it’s gotten an update.
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Nov. 2 2016 4:36 PMRacist Mascot Wins World Series, PresidencyHeadlines from the future.
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Oct. 28 2016 1:50 PMWhy Chief Wahoo Is Still GrinningProtests against the Cleveland Indians’ racist, red-faced caricature never work. They just make its supporters stronger.
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Oct. 25 2016 4:08 PMThe Curse BreakerFirst, Theo Epstein saved the Red Sox. Now he’s rescuing the Cubs. Here’s his secret.
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Oct. 21 2016 12:22 PMCubs Win!How the most pessimistic fans in sports transformed into a bunch of optimists.

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