July 1, 2015

The Overwhelming Sound and Fury of Day 1 of NBA Free Agency

The two LeBron James decision years couldn’t even manage to produce as much chaos and drama as the opening hours of the 2015 NBA calendar.

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Lightning Round, NBA Free Agency Day 1: DeAndre and Chandler’s Date Nights, DeMarre Goes North

A quick run through the crazy first day of free agency with some of the Grantland basketball staff.

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2-0: The U.S. Women Exorcise Their World Cup Demons in the City of Saints

Germany is in the rearview mirror now — on to Vancouver and the final.

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10 NHL Free Agents to Watch

Free agency could be even worse than usual this year, because there’s a distinct lack of talent available. But teams have cap space and impatient GMs, so somebody is going to get paid.

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Elbow Apprehension: Why It’s Hard to Get Too Excited About the Return of Jose Fernandez

Thirteen months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the Marlins star returns to the mound tomorrow. What will happen next is anybody’s guess.

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The USWNT Beats Germany: This Team Is Good, and It Should Be Good for a Long Time

Regardless of what happens in Sunday’s final, the USWNT looks like it finally has some ideas about how to keep moving forward.

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‘Jalen and Jacoby': Breaking Down the NBA Free-Agency Landscape

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the entire NBA free-agency landscape, HGH use in the NBA, Klay Thompson not getting into the club, and more.

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Where Should the Nuggets Send Ty Lawson?

Ty Lawson is great. His numbers are excellent (15.2 points, 9.6 assists last season) and his defense is pretty solid considering his size. He’s also only 27, and he’s signed through 2017 at about $12.5 million per year. He’s too fun a player to watch him waste away on another awful Nuggets team.

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‘The Jonah Keri Podcast’: James Wagner and Nick Mundy

Jonah Keri talks to ‘Washington Post’ writer James Wagner about the Nationals. Then, for ‘My Team Is a Joke,’ comedian Nick Mundy rants about the Astros.

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June 30, 2015

‘The Lowe Post’ Podcast: Marc Stein on LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan, and More

Zach talks to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein about the latest free-agency buzz.

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Even Efficient Machines Need a Conductor: On Germany’s Dzsenifer Marozsan and Chile’s Jorge Valdivia

The presence of a fully functioning Valdivia or Marozsan pushes the game from something to appreciate into something worth enjoying.

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Who Ya Got, Young Star Third Baseman Edition: Baltimore’s Manny Machado or Colorado’s Nolan Arenado?

The Orioles’ Manny Machado and the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado have caught fire in June. Both are third basemen in the front half of their twenties. Both have great gloves and rapidly improved power that’s put them on pace for career years. Both have last names that end in “–ado.” All of these qualities make them perfect fits for Who Ya Got, the series where we perversely insist on making impossible choices between two superstars instead of simply celebrating the fact that they both exist. Let’s play.

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The 10 Passed-Over NHLers and Their Chances to Make the Hall of Fame in 2016

Here are 10 players who were passed over this year who may have the best case for induction next time around.

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The Eight Biggest NBA Free-Agency Questions

From max deals, to qualifying offers, to (gulp) a potential lockout, here’s everything you need to know about the two-week insanity that is the league’s money season.

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The Year the NFL Went Insane and Gave a Kicker the MVP Award

The strike-shortened season of 1982 was crazy enough for the NFL, but once Mark Moseley was named the MVP, all bets were off.

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