July 29, 2014

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Spoon Feed the Beast

A great band reemerges, still great but now loaded with narrative to boot

All Work and No Play for J.J. Watt

Can the best defensive player in the NFL get even better? The Texans’ superstar is sure going to try.

Kyle Korver: An Offense Unto Himself

How the Hawks sharpshooter became one of the most uniquely valuable players in the NBA

July 28, 2014

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The Beginning and the End of History

An old Yankee awaits the end of his journey, while a young Blue Jay embarks upon his own

The 30: Center of Attention

The red-hot Rays headline a group of four teams that could shape this year’s trade deadline

The Geniuses Behind ‘Sharknado’

An inside look at The Asylum, the production company that makes all of those badass Syfy movies, including this week’s ‘Sharknado’ sequel

Don’t Dismiss Texas

New coach, new scheme, and a little less bad luck should have Houston looking better than most people think

July 25, 2014

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Sports Movie or Not a Sports Movie?

Bill Simmons relies on four decades of experience to determine the difference between a sports movie and a rom-com (among other things)

No Brain, No Gain

Scarlett Johansson is inhuman again in ‘Lucy,’ while Dwayne Johnson is wasted in ‘Hercules.’

July 24, 2014

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The All–Bad Contracts Team

Let’s break down the worst deals in the NFL and the five different ways to overpay someone

Knocked Out

Have romantic comedies become obsolete?

Donating Your Body to Sportswriting

Why do athletes like Mike Tyson, Lance Armstrong, and Pete Rose keep reliving their sins in the press?

Summer TV Mailbag!

Answers to your questions on 'Homeland,' 'Better Call Saul,' showrunners in the hot seat, and stars stuck on CBS

Don’t Call It a Lincecomeback

After two terrible seasons, erstwhile Giants ace Tim Lincecum seems to have emerged anew. But is he really back? And was he ever really gone?

July 23, 2014

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The Mouth of the WWE

How did Paul Heyman become the biggest star in professional wrestling?

At Least One Real, Authentic Moment of Humanity With Cameron Diaz

Notes on a kinda-sorta awkward conversation with the fearless ‘other woman’ of rom-coms

30 for 30 Shorts: ‘The High Five’

Our latest film, from award-winning director Michael Jacobs, tells the story of a celebratory gesture and the tumultuous life of the man who made it happen

NFL Trade Value, Part 2

Bill Barnwell completes his ranking of pro football’s top 50 most valuable assets

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