World Series Preview: Five Keys to Victory for the Royals and the Mets

One more day, and then it’s here: the series that literally none of us predicted. So, before the Royals attem
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'The Walking Dead': So, Is [BELOVED CHARACTER] Really Zombie Meat?

For a moment – no longer than the time it takes Rick to sprint several miles, the sound of a truck horn to carry across a few states, or an unknown Al…
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2015 Phillies Report Card: Cameron Rupp

I’ve said this before, but my favorite thing about Cameron Rupp is his name. Not only does it represent him accurately as a man–“Cameron Rupp” evokes a particular kind of brawny and hirsute but nonetheless friendly personage–but it also combines two of college basketball’s most hallowed arenas: Duke’s Cameron Indoor…
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2015 Phillies Report Card: Severino Gonzalez

There’s an admirable naivete to the rhetoric we use when discussing a rebuild. “Let the kids play,” we say. Or, “Let’s see what we’ve got in these young unknowns.” It’s the benevolent side of the “Every unknown player has potential” coin that, so many years ago, led Phillies fans to…
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2015 Phillies Report Card: Alec Asher

Alec Asher was probably the least important component to the Cole Hamels trade. Jake Thompson, Nick Williams, and Jorge Alfaro all have some level of future star potential. Jerad Eickhoff is already pitching well in the majors, and Matt Harrison, who I keep forgetting about, might never put on a…
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Schoolboy

On the first day of the fall quarter at Stanford University, Jordan Morris walks into his Introduction to Earth Systems class, finds a seat near the b…
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Schoolboy

On the first day of the fall quarter at Stanford University, Jordan Morris walks into his Introduction to Earth Systems class, finds a seat near the b…
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Grantland: Why Jordan Morris chose college soccer over the pros

Grantland: Why rising USMNT striker Jordan Morris chose college over the pros
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Poppo's Boys

One winter afternoon in 1980, the man who would become the greatest NBA coach of his generation stood in a decaying gymnasium at a Division III colleg…
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The End of the Hoop Dream: A Journey to the Extreme Fringe of International Basketball

Jon Solomon has the same birthday as Michael Jordan. Do you want me to prove it? he asks. He’ll pull out his passport if needed – anything to show t…
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