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  • Are West Ham for Real?

    What’s more strange: that the lead photo for this piece is of a “semi-robotic” mascot named Hammerhead basking in bubbles at West Ham’s Upton Park? Or that if the season ended today, West Ham would be in the Champions League? Usually the top of the Premier League table is pretty predictable. You have the usual mega-club suspects (you […]

  • Notes on the Death of the American Network Sitcom

    When it comes to comedies, none of the big four networks has the slightest idea what it’s doing.

  • Q&A: Isaiah Thomas on the Suns, U-Dub Love, and Sweating Out the Draft

    Isaiah Thomas has had an unusual basketball life. He’s only 5-foot-9. He bounced across the country during high school, waited until the very last pick of the 2011 draft to hear his name, and could only keep a tenuous hold on a starting job in Sacramento despite prodigious numbers. He thrived after the Rudy Gay deal delivered him the starter’s job free and clear, and then watched in July as the Kings signed a demonstrably worse player in free agency.

  • World Series Game 7 Preview: Four Factors That Could Determine the Decisive Giants-Royals Showdown

    The Royals blew out the Giants 10-0 in Game 6, forcing a final showdown for all the marbles. Trying to predict what will happen tonight might be a fool’s errand, but we can still forecast the major factors that could decide Game 7 — and with it, the 2014 MLB champion. So, let’s do just that!

  • Don’t Blame It on Rio

    Life after LeBron for Mario Chalmers and the way forward for the Miami Heat.

  • World Series Game 6 Wrap: The Royals Ride Spooky Halloween-Week Luck to a Blowout, Series-Evening Win

    The Royals woke up on Tuesday night, crushing the Giants 10-0 to even the World Series at three games apiece and force a decisive Game 7. Credit an outstanding pitching effort from Yordano Ventura and Halloween-spooky cluster luck from K.C.’s bats.

  • The Pirate and His Pupil

    After butting heads for two seasons, Mike Leach and Connor Halliday have finally found common ground — and air. Now, the passing records are starting to fall.

  • The 24 Guiding Lessons for a Perfect Life, According to Mase’s ‘Harlem World’

    Seventeen years later, what can we learn from Bad Boy’s second most famous rapper?

  • L.A. Haunts: Taking On the ‘Alone’ Experience (the Horror Attraction, Not the Lifestyle Choice)

    In the month leading up to October 31, Grantland editor Emily Yoshida, a person who knows no fear, has been visiting as many Halloween attractions in the Los Angeles area as will fit into her schedule. This week, the final installation of her terrifying journey: the full-contact existential horror of the ‘Alone’ experience.

  • 82 Games and Anthony Davis, the Human League Pass Advertisement

    The past few weeks have seen hundreds of NBA preview articles, and that’s just on Grantland. But there’s one topic we haven’t really touched on yet: Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. When people say they don’t watch the NBA regular season, it makes sense. You have to love the NBA in an unhealthy way to watch […]

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