Let’s Force Cities to Host the OlympicsA modest proposal inspired by Boston and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.”
The How to Make Sports Funny Bonus SegmentParks and Recreation co-creator Mike Schur joins Hang Up and Listen to talk about athlete guest stars and how to wring laughs out of baseball stats.
What Happened to MLB’s Wacky “Fan Cave”?They found a smarter way to woo millennials.
Lucky BounceAn incredibly accurate new formula for predicting lead changes shows just how random basketball truly is.
Who Did It Better? The Warriors, Obviously.In the end, the best team in the world survived LeBron’s best shot.
Burst BubbleWhen did NBA stars stop chewing gum and start chewing mouth guards?
Who Did It Better? Andre Iguodola.Related: Steve Kerr’s alive, you guys!
Who Did It Better? Matthew Dellavedova.We are all witnesses.
Who Did It Better? LeBron James.The Cavs needed a point guard. Who would it be? Silly question.
Will American Pharoah Win the Belmont? Don’t Bet on It.Really. But do bet on every other horse to win.
Blatter’s Resignation Is Only the First StepFor true change, FIFA needs to start over with outsiders and a new structure.
Soccer SuperpowerThe American justice system could actually bring down mighty FIFA.
Caution FlagThe Indy 500 is turning into a car-flipping debacle.
Inside Pedro’s BrainThe new Pedro Martinez memoir offers rare insight into the career of a pitching great.
The NBA Draft Is BrokenHere’s how to fix it.
Push It to the LimitThe women’s 1,500-meters record just fell after 22 years. What’s the fastest humans can possibly run?
The Life of an NBA Body DoubleIt’s not all one-on-one with LeBron and strip horse with Anna Faris.
Let’s All Hate-Watch United Passions TogetherWatch the FIFA propaganda film while you listen to commentary from Slate’s Hang Up and Listen podcast.
Hurts So GoodThe Cavs’ NBA Finals run was joyous, hopeful, and heartbreaking.
The Coaches’ ChampionshipHow the NBA Finals became a chess match between two master strategists.
Who Did It Better? Curry's Helpers.James and Curry both dominated, but Curry also had help.
Colorful CommentatorA candid talk with Jeff Van Gundy.
Life After PiaNearly three years after the Swede’s departure, the USWNT still seeks the consistency of the Sundhage era.
Who Did It Better? Curry vs. James.LeBron had a bigger night, but Steph Curry had a hot streak at an opportune time.
Jersey BoysNike is making women’s soccer jerseys in men’s sizes. It’s about time!
In Praise of 1–0Fewer goals at the Women’s World Cup means more excitement and better play.
How Things BreakAli fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.
Patriots Derangement SyndromeDeflategate has sent New England fans over the deep end.
AtswhatimtalknboutHow racehorse names got so long and goofy.
Commandant Goodell’s Kangaroo CourtThe NFL’s deflategate punishment was outlandishly excessive.