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The Best Damn Sports Show, PeriodThe greatness of HBO's boxing documentary De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7.
Teams We HateDuke, Eastern Kentucky, and 11 other odious schools in this year's NCAA Tournament.
A Center Shall Lead ThemWant to know who's going to the Super Bowl? Look to the middle of the offensive line.
How Soccer Explains the World Basketball ChampionshipsWhy does the United States keep losing in international sports?
The Spurs' Secret WeaponR.C. Buford is the NBA's best general manager. Plus: Why does every other GM stink?
Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the HighlightWhy football clips aren't as good as they used to be.
Are You Ready For Some Sarcasm?A promising debut for Tony Kornheiser on Monday Night Football.
Why Democrats Have the Right to Be Angry With Clinton Her email scandal was easy to predict and avoid.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
The United Slang of America If every state had an official word, what would it be? (Connecticut, you get glawackus.)
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Of Flying Squirrels and Yard Goats Meet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.