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José Fernández Was the Future of Baseball

The Marlins’ exuberant, Cuban-born pitcher changed what it means to play the game the right way.

Sept. 23 2016 2:03 PMWhy Do the Green Bay Packers’ Opponents Stay at a Radisson in Appleton?A Slate investigation.
Sept. 18 2016 6:49 PMSo You Dropped the Ball Before You Scored a TouchdownYou are far, far from alone.
Sept. 8 2016 2:43 PMForecasting the 2016 New England PatriotsWill this year’s Belichick and Brady squad be excellent or merely really, really good?
Sept. 7 2016 9:45 AMThe Least Boring Thing in BaseballKorean first pitches—an appreciation.
Aug. 29 2016 4:58 PM“The Nature of His Injury Was Not Alarming”Tony Romo keeps getting hurt. The Dallas Cowboys keep saying it’s no big deal.
Aug. 23 2016 10:20 AMHow I Won the Minnesota Twins’ Mascot RaceStep 1: Scout the competition. Step 2: Pick the fish costume.
July 22 2016 12:00 PMOut at HomeKen Griffey Jr.’s Cincinnati homecoming was supposed to be heartwarming and triumphant. It was a disaster.
July 14 2016 4:25 PMThe Englishman Who Jogged Up a MountainTour de France leader Chris Froome’s bike got smashed by a motorcycle. So he took off running.
July 13 2016 7:03 PMThis Bar Fight Is Under ReviewHow the NBA would evaluate Draymond Green’s alleged slap at an East Lansing watering hole.
July 11 2016 6:13 PMFlying Biles, Leaping Laurie, and Kocian in MotionThe best photos from the U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic trials.
July 7 2016 11:51 AMGolden State vs. LeBron and Paul George and Andre Drummond …Could the new-look Warriors beat a team of Eastern Conference All-Stars?
July 4 2016 2:03 PMWhy Kevin Durant Signed With the WarriorsHow the NBA created the era of the super team.
June 20 2016 4:38 PMStephen Curry, for 4!The 3-pointer is old news. Here’s where the NBA should put the 4-point line.
June 20 2016 3:51 AMThe King Becomes a LegendLeBron James was already one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Now his record is unimpeachable.
June 17 2016 4:22 PM“One of the Best Nights of My Life”An interview with Scott Raab on watching the Cavs win Game 6 in Cleveland and how he’s feeling heading into Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Sept. 22 2016 1:33 PMIdiots on the Field Are the Forbidden Fruit of Sports TVWhy don’t networks show them?
Sept. 14 2016 1:20 PMA More Convenient SeasonIt’s absurd for Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney to invoke Martin Luther King Jr. to scold the NFL’s anthem protesters.
Sept. 7 2016 3:51 PMYou Have Permission to Get Excited About Christian PulisicForget cautious optimism. It’s now OK to fall in love with American soccer’s new 17-year-old star.
Aug. 30 2016 11:51 AMA Jock SpringIn 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists at the Olympics. Forty-eight years later, Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem.
Aug. 25 2016 4:40 PMThe Hope Solo MistakeU.S. Soccer needed to get rid of its goalkeeper, but not like this.
July 28 2016 4:59 PM“Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too”That quote has haunted Michael Jordan for decades. But did he really say it?
July 18 2016 7:55 PM“People Told Me to Shut Up and Play Football”Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins on why athletes are speaking out about social justice.
July 13 2016 7:48 PMTim Duncan and John Cleese Are Exactly AlikeAccording to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
July 12 2016 7:55 PM“The Zika Virus, You Know, and All That Crap”Golfers are using a public health crisis as an excuse to skip an event they don’t want to play. They should be ashamed.
July 11 2016 7:32 AMDavid Ortiz Is the Best Home Run Trotter of All TimeHe’s got style, he’s got personality, and he rounds the bases more slowly than anyone else in Major League Baseball.
July 6 2016 5:46 PM“You’re Not Going to Get Me to Say a Bad Thing About Kevin Durant”What the MVP meant to Oklahoma City and why Thunder fans will never feel the same way about Russell Westbrook.
June 22 2016 9:15 AMHow to Stop Tanking in the NBAA plan to fix pro basketball’s perverse incentives.
June 20 2016 4:07 PMCleveland, This Is for Us!A Cavaliers fan savors a long-awaited title.
June 17 2016 5:04 PMGame 6 Was Weird. Game 7 Is Going to Be Glorious.A conversation with ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss about the NBA Finals.
June 17 2016 3:16 PMLeBron James Is Even Better Than We Thought He WasWe knew he was one of the greatest of all time. His amazing 2016 finals prove we’re still figuring out what he’s capable of on the court.

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