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Why Has England Targeted Its Young, Black Star in the Wake of Its Euro Flameout?

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June 29 2016 5:03 PMHow Football Can Explain a Divided Europe
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June 27 2016 7:22 PMIceland Keeps Winning, and Newly Famous Icelandic Announcer Might Not Survive the Excitement
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June 22 2016 5:22 PMThis Iceland Announcer Goes Bonkers During the Team’s Game-Winning Goal
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June 22 2016 9:27 AMThe U.S. Copa Performance Proves It: Jurgen Klinsmann Has Fallen Short
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June 22 2016 9:15 AMHow to Stop Tanking in the NBAA plan to fix pro basketball’s perverse incentives.
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June 21 2016 1:00 AMHow Messi Compares with LeBron
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June 20 2016 4:07 PMCleveland, This Is for Us!A Cavaliers fan savors a long-awaited title.
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June 17 2016 6:08 PMWhat Makes a Great Soccer Rivalry?
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June 17 2016 4:22 PM“One of the Best Nights of My Life”An interview with Scott Raab on watching the Cavs win Game 6 in Cleveland and how he’s feeling heading into Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
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June 17 2016 11:00 AMClint Dempsey Is the Hero American Soccer Needs
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June 16 2016 5:50 PMThe Unbearable Lightness of Being Stephen CurryThe Warriors star is forcing fans and his fellow players to confront their assumptions about black athletes.
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June 16 2016 4:19 PMDoes the Fan Violence at Euro 2016 Augur a Return to Soccer’s Bad Old Days?
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June 15 2016 12:58 PMI Cannot Wait to See How England Flames Out of Euro 2016
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June 14 2016 4:56 PMCan Anyone Stop Messi and Argentina at Copa America?
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June 13 2016 7:30 AMHow Iceland Transformed From a Soccer Weakling to a European Strongman
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June 28 2016 12:46 PMWhy Was It So Hard for Me to Watch the Euros in Europe?
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June 27 2016 6:22 PMA New Version of Waiting for Godot, as Rewritten by a Sad England Fan
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June 22 2016 2:10 PMCristiano Ronaldo Is Soooo Good at Soccer. You Have to See What He Just Did.
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June 22 2016 9:26 AMMessi’s Free Kick Was Predictable and Amazing
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June 21 2016 12:32 PMHow the England National Team Reflects the Spirit and Hypocrisy of Brexit
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June 20 2016 4:38 PMStephen Curry, for 4!The 3-pointer is old news. Here’s where the NBA should put the 4-point line.
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June 20 2016 3:51 AMThe King Becomes a LegendLeBron James was already one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Now his record is unimpeachable.
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June 17 2016 5:04 PMGame 6 Was Weird. Game 7 Is Going to Be Glorious.A conversation with ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss about the NBA Finals.
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June 17 2016 3:16 PMLeBron James Is Even Better Than We Thought He WasWe knew he was one of the greatest of all time. His amazing 2016 finals prove we’re still figuring out what he’s capable of on the court.
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June 17 2016 1:07 AMAyesha Curry Says NBA “Rigged for Money,” Alleges Father Was Racially Profiled
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June 16 2016 5:09 PMA Brief History of Jürgen Klinsmann Trashing His Own Players
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June 15 2016 5:26 PMHow Ayesha Curry Became the World’s Most Controversial Couscous-Recipe-Tweeting Demi-CelebrityThe wife of NBA star Steph Curry became a battleground between progressive and reactionary factions on Twitter. Then she got famous.
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June 14 2016 5:46 PMWow, Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter Is Making a Lot of Crazy Claims These Days
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June 13 2016 7:07 PMWhy Don’t Basketball Players Wear Cups?Plus: Why don’t football players wear cups? Also: Why don’t baseball players wear cups?
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June 13 2016 1:40 AMRooting for Peru Has Always Been an Act of Fatalism. Until Last Night.

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