Did Jonathan Papelbon Cross the Rocker Line?The Nationals closer is big-time jerk, but it took attacking Bryce Harper to make him expendable.
Breaking HistoryNobody thought Roberta Vinci would beat Serena Williams. That’s what made it so great when she did.
Of Flying Squirrels and Yard GoatsMeet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.
College Football Players Deserve the Right to UnionizeThe National Labor Relations Board knows it, but is too cowardly to say so.
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.
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.
War CriesHow Russia’s 2008 invasion and ongoing occupation has motivated Georgia’s Rugby World Cup team.
Yogi Berra Wasn’t Trying to Be WittyAnd he wasn’t dumb either. How did the narrative of the wise buffoon come to dominate his life?
The Serena and Venus TribuneAs teenagers, the Williams sisters published a newsletter that offers a rare glimpse into their minds, innocence, and humanity.
Let Katie SwimThere are reasons beyond gender equity for the Olympics to finally add women’s 1,500-meter events.
Push It to the LimitThe women’s 1,500-meters record just fell after 22 years. What’s the fastest humans can possibly run?
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.