Why Brazil LostRather than make a real plan, they abandoned themselves to romantic notions of passion and desire.
Walking to Stay One Step AheadLionel Messi has figured out how to win matches by moving less than everyone else.
How to Negotiate With Daniel SnyderThe Washington owner said he’d never change his team’s nickname. How can the NFL get him to do it anyway?
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?
“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.
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.
This Land Is Their Land The Braves, Chiefs, and Washington NFL team all play on land seized from American Indians.
Who Was Dent McSkimming?The truth behind the legend of the lone American reporter at the 1950 World Cup.
American InvasionThe U.S. national team and its rowdy fans have taken over Brazil. The locals are not pleased.
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.
Slate Voice: “Why Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?”Listen to Slate’s David Haglund read his 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.