July 23, 2014

Hot Head? Mild Salsa! Exploring Manny Machado’s Meh Foray Into the Condiment Game

Manny Machado is an excellent young baseball player … but is he an equally excellent salsa frontman?

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Emmanuel Mudiay and the Choice College Basketball Makes

Given the stakes, all the people who want the NCAA to burn to the ground will be rooting like crazy for Mudiay to succeed overseas. He would be giving other high school stars the blueprint to skip college basketball in the future. On the other side, there will be plenty of college hoops purists who point to Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler.

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Eric Bledsoe’s Long, Hot, Restricted Summer

Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe are the last guys in the free-agency green room, discovering together how the weird netherworld of restricted free agency — where you’re neither fully restricted nor fully free (but perhaps verklempt) — can unfold at a snail’s pace.

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Jalen and Jacoby: Marshawn Lynch’s Lamborghini and Emmanuel Mudiay’s Decision

Jalen and Jacoby talk about the implications of Emmanuel Mudiay’s decision to play overseas and Marshawn Lynch’s decision to put velvet ropes around his Lamborghini.

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How the NL Central Will Be Won

Barring an unexpectedly huge winning or losing streak from one of the contenders, the NL Central looks like it’s going to be a four-team dogfight the rest of the way. But someone has to win the most competitive division in baseball.

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B.S. Report: Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman joins the show to discuss his dislike of LeBron’s “I’m Coming Home” essay, the legacy of Kobe vs. Wade, and why American soccer fans are so passionate.

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About Last Night: Fear the Brew Crew

In case you were busy wondering if Donald Sterling is ever going to get around to naming you as a defendant in a frivolous lawsuit, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday.

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July 22, 2014

Alex Ovechkin’s No Good, Very Bad Half-Year

You might not know it from the reliably shirtless exuberance of his Instagram feed, but Alex Ovechkin has been having what must be a pretty rough six or so months.

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Perfect MLB Trade Fits: Player/Team Pairings That Would Be As Satisfying As a Pumpkin in a Fruit Basket

Adam Dunn playing first base for the Brewers? It seems insane, but it just might be exactly what Milwaukee needs to pull ahead. Welcome to the MLB trades edition of Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things.

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T.J. Warren and the Demise of the Short Jumper

Watching Warren play and thinking about the comparisons to Bernard King makes you realize how much the game has changed.

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Jonah Keri Podcast: Sam Miller and Jason Beck

Jonah Keri talks to Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus about the Dodgers and NL pennant races, and to MLB.com’s Jason Beck about the Tigers and trade rumors.

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Summer League Kings

The Sacramento Kings won the Las Vegas summer league on Monday night with a 77-68 win over the Houston Rockets. Ray McCallum snagged the Summer League MVP Award, scoring 29 points on 15 shots in the title game. For more on what exactly the Kings are up to this offseason, check out Zach Lowe’s feature here

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The Absolute Least You Should Know From College Football Media Days

Summer football news is like a summer movie slate: allowed all manner of leeway as long as it sells popcorn. Here, let us hand-feed you fluffy kernels of news, interspersed with unpopped seeds of rank absurdity from SEC, ACC, and Big 12 media days.

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Five NFL Training Camp Battles That Could Decide a Playoff Spot

Good teams don’t have many weak spots to begin with, and if there are any obvious holes as the offseason gets started, they’re usually taken care of with a chunk of money in free agency or an early pick come draft time. There are times, though, when the options run out and one or two spots still hang in the air. That’s what training camp is for.

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Luis Suárez, Manny Ramirez, and Knowing When to Cut Bait With a Troubled Superstar

The sale of Suárez wasn’t surprising (he tried to force his exit from the club last summer). It was Fenway Sports Group’s speed in acting on Suárez’s post–World Cup exit that surprised many. It shouldn’t have, though. After all, this ownership group has had to do this before.

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About Last Night: Cheery O’s

In case you were busy taking a ride into the danger zone with Wes Welker, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday.

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