July 23, 2014

Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman

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

July 22, 2014

Kanji "Antonio" Inoki

Wrestler, Statesman, Hostage Negotiator, Legend: The Life of Antonio Inoki

How the storied Japanese professional wrestler went on to influence diplomacy with North Korea, Iraq, and Pakistan — and fight Muhammad Ali and Ric Flair along the way

The Rom-Com Hall of Fame: Champions and Challengers

Weighing the candidacies of the all-timers, the almost-weres, and the Heigls of the genre

Career Arc: Tom Petty

Taking stock of the legendary rocker’s steady, stunning 40-year career

The Kings of Confusion

Sacramento’s delicate balance between rebuilding and winning now has left many wondering what its plan actually is

July 21, 2014

Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers

The Assembly Line

The makings of a proper pennant race emerge in Detroit, whether the Tigers' ace is ready or not

When ‘Harry’ Met ‘Annie’

How ‘When Harry Met Sally … ’ transformed Woody Allen’s formula and launched the golden rom-com era

The 30: Angels in the Outfield (and Bullpen)

The Angels are getting better from within and without; how about their recent trade partners in San Diego and their division rivals in Seattle?

NFL Trade Value, Part 1

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

July 18, 2014

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Search and Destroy

The pent-up frustrations of the ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ and ‘Sex Tape’

Wedded Blitz! Do or DIY

Let’s face it: If you aren’t foraging in the forest for your centerpieces, you probably aren’t getting into the ‘New York Times’ ‘Vows’ section

The ‘World Cup Is Over, Now What?’ Guide to Soccer

From Barcelona to the Women’s World Cup, soccer never stops

July 17, 2014

Quicken Loans National - Round Two

Just Another Day

With a résumé of personal and professional ups and downs, Jason Day looks to the British Open to make the leap from good to great

Sting Speaks as WWE ‘Battleground’ Approaches

An interview with the WCW legend about his joining WWE for the release of its new video game and his possible return to wrestling

The Ninjas in Brazil

Tear gas. Stun grenades. Righteous anger. After embedding with the Brazilian activist group Mídia Ninja, one writer reflects on the World Cup demonstrations and their impact.

The Curious Case of Mark Buehrle

By almost every metric, Mark Buehrle is a thoroughly average pitcher. So how has he managed to find such success, especially at his age?

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