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The Snap Heard ’Round the World

When Gordon Hayward broke his leg, he joined an exclusive fraternity of catastrophically injured athletes.

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.
July 22 2017 6:31 PMKyrie Irving Is a Mad GeniusHis trade request could destroy the Cleveland Cavaliers and might ruin his career. I wholeheartedly approve.
June 30 2017 6:05 PMNo Shelter From the Woj BombsAdrian Wojnarowski gets more scoops than any other NBA reporter. He’ll make the ESPN hype machine even more terrifyingly powerful.
May 12 2017 11:58 AMIs Klay Thompson a Robot?A Slate investigation.
May 10 2017 10:24 AMThe Hero the NBA NeedsThe Cavs and Warriors are undefeated, but these playoffs belong to Isaiah Thomas.
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.
July 14 2017 4:15 PMHoward Hughes Has a Plan to Fix the NBAThe Eastern Conference is awful. There are too many bad games on TV. Should we burn it to the ground and start over?
May 17 2017 10:30 AMJohn Wooden’s Homespun Creed Was Not So HomespunThe legendary basketball coach claimed his father developed a brilliant, seven-point philosophy of life. That’s total hogwash.
May 12 2017 11:04 AMFlipping AwesomeIn praise of the Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera, who tosses his bat skyward when he grounds out to second base.
May 9 2017 6:50 PMThe Quest for a Sub–Two-Hour MarathonEliud Kipchoge almost broke the barrier. What does his race tell us about the limits of human performance?