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Dec. 18 2014 7:13 PMSquash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf!Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.
Dec. 6 2014 7:30 PMIt’s About Ethics in Sports JournalismFlorida State football fans are the new Gamergate.
Nov. 26 2014 1:34 PMTurkey Day in DallasHow the Cowboys ruined Thanksgiving.
Oct. 31 2014 6:32 PMMichigan Fans 1, Dave Brandon 0The resignation of the Wolverines’ villainous athletic director is why we like college sports.
Oct. 30 2014 11:47 AMIntroducing Slate’s Marathon Time Predictor
A better way to calculate how fast you’ll run.
Oct. 29 2014 6:34 PMNBA Stars Aren’t SuperheroesThey break just like the rest of us puny humans.
Oct. 27 2014 5:56 PMThe Iron GiantJust one pitcher in baseball history had a better postseason than Madison Bumgarner’s 2014 playoff run.
Oct. 20 2014 10:23 AMWhere I Was Wrong About the RoyalsI underestimated the value of building a team that’s just barely better than mediocre.
Oct. 16 2014 1:20 PMThe Best Gymnast in the WorldHow Simone Biles dominates the competition.
Oct. 15 2014 2:06 PMThe Fans Are on the Field!A history of celebratory field-storming in baseball, from the 1920s to today.
Oct. 3 2014 4:57 PMThe Royals Have the Mike Trout Scouting ReportHow to pitch to the best player in baseball.
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PMGoodbye, Tough GuyIt’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.
Sept. 25 2014 9:48 PMThe Real Reason Bill Simmons Got SuspendedThe Sports Guy wanted to prove he can still speak truth to power. ESPN wanted to show who's really in charge.
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PMYou’re Fired, Roger GoodellIf the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AMGrandmaster ClashOne of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.
Dec. 9 2014 5:51 PMInside the ESPN EmpireAn exit interview with ombudsman Robert Lipsyte.
Dec. 5 2014 6:56 PMJohnny KerrvilleIn the town where he learned to play football, Johnny Manziel is just as polarizing as he is everywhere else.
Nov. 19 2014 3:07 PMBad as They Wanna BeIs the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?
Oct. 30 2014 3:22 PMThe RedemptionHow LeBron James and Cleveland found their way back to each other.
Oct. 30 2014 2:08 AMAlex Gordon’s Not-So-Mad DashShould the Royals left fielder have tried to run all the way home to tie Game 7 of the World Series?
Oct. 28 2014 10:51 AMKyrie on My Wayward SonJames of Thrones, Home Oladipo, Ibaka Flocka Flame, and 2014’s other most popular fantasy basketball team names.
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PMKeepaway, on Three. Ready—Break!On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PMOh What a Relief It IsHow the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.
Oct. 15 2014 5:07 PMBaseball’s Strike Zone Expansion Is Out of ControlWhen will someone shrink it back down to size?
Oct. 6 2014 4:27 PMThe Genius of Buck ShowalterFinally, a manager who knows how to handle a bullpen in the postseason.
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PMBunt-a-Palooza!How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game? 
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PMNFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives.Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.
Sept. 25 2014 1:23 PMLes on OPSLSU football coach Les Miles explains advanced baseball statistics, for some reason.
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion”An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PMNFL Jerk Watch: Roger GoodellHow much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?

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