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Meet Mira Rai

Nepal’s first female sports star is a trailblazing global hero.

Sept. 29 2015 1:32 PMThink of the Children!The moral panic over fantasy sports betting is misguided.
Sept. 24 2015 2:25 PMWar CriesHow Russia’s 2008 invasion and ongoing occupation has motivated Georgia’s Rugby World Cup team.
Sept. 23 2015 6:03 PMYogi 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?
Sept. 11 2015 1:45 PMHow to Write a Roger Federer Think PieceAn appreciation of appreciations.
Sept. 4 2015 4:21 AMThe Serena and Venus TribuneAs teenagers, the Williams sisters published a newsletter that offers a rare glimpse into their minds, innocence, and humanity.
Sept. 3 2015 6:45 PMFlushing FiascoA record number of retirements turned the U.S. Open first round into a joke.
Aug. 25 2015 4:31 PMTime for ChangeBetter IndyCar safety would be a fitting legacy for Justin Wilson.
Aug. 10 2015 5:51 PMLet Katie SwimThere are reasons beyond gender equity for the Olympics to finally add women’s 1,500-meter events.
July 23 2015 6:48 PMPush It to the LimitThe women’s 1,500-meters record just fell after 22 years. What’s the fastest humans can possibly run?
July 15 2015 7:15 PMThe Life of an NBA Body DoubleIt’s not all one-on-one with LeBron and strip horse with Anna Faris.
June 22 2015 12:58 PMLet’s All Hate-Watch United Passions TogetherWatch the FIFA propaganda film while you listen to commentary from Slate’s Hang Up and Listen podcast.
June 17 2015 3:17 AMHurts So GoodThe Cavs’ NBA Finals run was joyous, hopeful, and heartbreaking.
June 16 2015 9:45 AMThe Coaches’ ChampionshipHow the NBA Finals became a chess match between two master strategists.
June 15 2015 1:12 AMWho Did It Better? Curry's Helpers.James and Curry both dominated, but Curry also had help.
June 11 2015 3:05 PMColorful CommentatorA candid talk with Jeff Van Gundy.
Sept. 28 2015 5:23 PMDid Jonathan Papelbon Cross the Rocker Line?The Nationals closer is big-time jerk, but it took attacking Bryce Harper to make him expendable.
Sept. 24 2015 9:54 AMPGA Poster BoysGolf needs a new alpha to replace Tiger Woods. But who’s it going to be?
Sept. 11 2015 8:43 PMBreaking HistoryNobody thought Roberta Vinci would beat Serena Williams. That’s what made it so great when she did.
Sept. 4 2015 3:48 PMBeyond BradyThe NFL’s Deflategate defeat will reverberate for years unless the league reforms now.
Sept. 3 2015 7:42 PMGoodell’s Long FallWhy the NFL commissioner’s latest disaster might actually be his undoing.
Sept. 1 2015 3:42 PMOf Flying Squirrels and Yard GoatsMeet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.
Aug. 18 2015 5:13 PMCollege Football Players Deserve the Right to UnionizeThe National Labor Relations Board knows it, but is too cowardly to say so.
July 28 2015 4:37 PMLet’s Force Cities to Host the OlympicsA modest proposal inspired by Boston and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.”
July 20 2015 11:37 AMThe 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.
July 12 2015 7:41 PMWhat Happened to MLB’s Wacky “Fan Cave”?They found a smarter way to woo millennials.
June 18 2015 7:14 PMLucky BounceAn incredibly accurate new formula for predicting lead changes shows just how random basketball truly is.
June 17 2015 2:45 AMWho Did It Better? The Warriors, Obviously.In the end, the best team in the world survived LeBron’s best shot.
June 16 2015 5:45 AMBurst BubbleWhen did NBA stars stop chewing gum and start chewing mouth guards?
June 12 2015 1:43 AMWho Did It Better? Andre Iguodola.Related: Steve Kerr’s alive, you guys!
June 10 2015 1:30 AMWho Did It Better? Matthew Dellavedova.We are all witnesses.