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The Boston Celtics Are Athlete’s Foot

Can they annoy their way to an NBA title?

Nov. 17 2017 4:33 PMJoyless DivisionCollege football divisions dilute traditional rivalries and reward weak schedules. And there’s nothing we can do about it.
Nov. 3 2017 5:39 PMMagic 8-BallWhat Orlando tells us about the NBA’s crazy start.
Oct. 27 2017 9:25 AMLucky, Good, and RuthlessThe Houston Astros’ players are easy to love. Their front office is not. Should we care?
Oct. 25 2017 6:14 PMWho Is Conspiring to Keep Colin Kaepernick Out of the NFL?The quarterback should target these seven teams in his collusion grievance.
Oct. 18 2017 5:45 AMTrump’s Big Mouth May Have Given Colin Kaepernick a Case Against the NFLThe president may be key to the quarterback winning his collusion grievance.
Oct. 10 2017 11:20 PMStar-Spangled BummerWho’s to blame for the U.S. men’s soccer team’s failure to qualify the World Cup?
Sept. 30 2017 3:23 PMVince Lombardi Would Be ProudThe legendary Green Bay Packers coach disliked protests, but he was a champion for racial justice.
Sept. 25 2017 8:28 PMThe NFL Protests Are About a Lack of EmpathyPlayers want people to understand that, however Trump spins things, the protests aren’t an “anthem cause.”
Sept. 15 2017 6:57 PMESPN Is Letting the Conservative Trolls WinIt’s the Worldwide Leader in self-inflicted wounds.
Sept. 7 2017 7:33 PMCaught StealingLet’s marvel at the deep stupidity of the Red Sox’s sign-stealing scheme.
Sept. 1 2017 4:21 PMBaseball Is BrokenIf you took home runs out of the game, you would get a sport that is basically unwatchable.
Aug. 24 2017 5:50 AMDoes Fantasy Football Ruin Football Fandom?What happens when we stop caring whether our favorite teams win or lose.
Aug. 18 2017 7:43 AMColin Kaepernick WonIn angering the NFL’s white billionaire owners, the quarterback lost his job but started a movement.
Aug. 4 2017 4:57 PMMaking the Perfect Sprinter More PerfectHow Usain Bolt could have run even faster.
July 26 2017 6:21 PMInflategateDon’t believe the pumped-up headlines. The latest study on CTE in the NFL doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know.
Nov. 10 2017 12:01 PMSmart Coaches Don’t PuntThe statistics say teams should go for it on fourth down. Are NFL teams finally wising up?
Oct. 27 2017 12:54 PMThe World’s Best Three-on-Three Basketball PlayerIntroducing Serbia’s Dusan Bulut, a five-time world champion and the favorite to win gold in the 2020 Olympics.
Oct. 26 2017 3:13 PMWatch the World Series!If you like all the things that are great about sports.
Oct. 19 2017 11:37 AMThe Snap Heard ’Round the WorldWhen Gordon Hayward broke his leg, he joined an exclusive fraternity of catastrophically injured athletes.
Oct. 13 2017 1:21 PMI Believe That We Must Blow the Whole Thing UpThree U.S. soccer obsessives debate the future of the men’s national team.
Oct. 7 2017 11:14 AMThese Two Got the USA ThreeHow the dynamic duo of Jozy Altidore and Christian Pulisic got the U.S. back on the road to the 2018 World Cup.
Sept. 26 2017 7:07 PMBlack Athletes Are Only Loved When They Are HarmlessWhat happened to Muhammad Ali will happen to Colin Kaepernick and others like him.
Sept. 17 2017 12:17 PMThe Smearing of Michael BennettThe NFL star accused the Las Vegas police of violating his civil rights. Now the police are tarnishing his good name.
Sept. 8 2017 11:45 AMThe NBA Needs an Unlimited Data PlanTampering with pro basketball players should be totally legal.
Sept. 6 2017 1:52 PMUgly AmericansThe U.S. men’s national soccer team looks putrid, and World Cup qualification is in peril. Here’s how to fix it.
Aug. 31 2017 10:54 AMHe Doesn’t Fit the SystemAnonymous NFL execs say they’re not blackballing Colin Kaepernick. They’re just racist.
Aug. 22 2017 11:29 PMThe Kyrie Irving Trade Changes NothingWhoever won this exchange still gets to lose to the Warriors.
Aug. 7 2017 5:55 AMThe NBA Is One Big Banana BoatIt’s your duty as a basketball fan to obsess over whether players are friends.
Aug. 4 2017 11:06 AMBig Money, Pretty Big StarParis Saint-Germain is paying Neymar to be the best soccer player in the world. But will he ever surpass Messi and Ronaldo?
July 25 2017 5:55 AMAaron Judge Could Be the Face of BaseballBut he’s not the hero the sport needs right now.