Will Brazil Take Home the Trophy? Spain? Argentina?Use our interactive to make your World Cup picks, or let us pick for you based on population, animal power, and more.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Slate’s executive editor and Hang Up and Listen host on basketball, math, The Simpsons, and the sexiest pop hit of 1909.
Finding Delonte WestGetting an interview with the subject of my Slate story was a lot harder than I thought it would be.
“I Didn’t Really Know What the Story Would Be Until I Did”David Haglund and his editor Josh Levin talk about reporting his longform story on Delonte West.
This Is Why College Athletes Need a UnionThe case of a Kansas State basketball player reveals the NCAA’s moral bankruptcy.
The Last Day of the Old NBA With one sweeping move, Adam Silver paved the way for a new, better league.
Yes, Donald Sterling Sees His Basketball Team as a PlantationIt’s a provocative comparison, but in this case it’s an accurate one.
The NBA's Ownership SocietyDonald Sterling exposes an uncomfortable truth about race and power in pro basketball.
Minor Leagues, Microscopic PaychecksShould we care that a huge number of low-level ballplayers make as little as $1,100 per month?
Here, Take This CoatWashington owner Dan Snyder’s cynical new effort to squelch the controversy over his racist team name.
Congratulations, Warren BuffettWe already know that nobody’s going to win the $1 billion bracket challenge.
Delonte West, Mental Health, and the NBA: The ConversationsWhat readers and staff are saying about Slate’s story of the week.
Why Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?He was branded as “crazy” and became the subject of a vicious rumor. Is the stigma against mental illness keeping him out of the league?
Slate Voice: “Why Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?”Listen to Slate’s David Haglund read his story on Delonte West.
The Ball Was CrookedHow soccer’s powers that be infiltrated an international match-fixing conspiracy.
Donald Sterling’s Model MinorityWhat the Clippers owner’s love of Koreans reveals about racism in America.
Roller Derby vs. the NCAACan Maiden Asia, Haute Flash, and Stone Cold Jane Austen save college sports from itself?
Donald Sterling Is a Vile RacistBut even a horrible human being doesn’t deserve to have his property stripped away.
How to Fix Baseball’s Replay MessSteal tennis’s replay system: Make the players challenge and keep managers off the field.
United We FallIs David Moyes to blame for the collapse of Manchester United? Or is it all Sir Alex Ferguson’s fault?
Rich Kids Are Soft, Poor Kids Need to Be Toughened UpHow race and class affect the way we coach our children.
Oh, Mercer!It’s really, really great when a small school beats mighty Duke in the NCAA tournament, but it’s no longer that surprising.