Ricky Rubio Did the Wolves a Favor and Raised His Trade Value

King of the CourtRicky Rubio Did the Wolves a Favor and Raised His Trade Value Against the SpursMinnesota’s longtime point guard had one of his best games of the season, and it couldn’t have come at a better time(AP Images)Welcome to King of the Court, our daily celebration of the best performances in…
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“Empathy” Has Become a Curse Word in Political Discourse

No Country for EmpathyThe ‘Frontline’ documentary series ‘Divided States of America’ explores the crucial impasses that created our current political climate(Elias Stein)Despite an auspicious honeymoon period between his election and his inauguration, the earliest months of Barack Obama’s presidency were defined by congressional sabotage and popular resistance. In January 2009, in…
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Malcolm Brogdon Is the Bucks’ Steadying Presence — As a Rookie

Malcolm Brogdon Is the Bucks’ Steadying Presence — As a RookieGiannis may be the star, but he isn’t the only anomaly the Bucks have at the point guard position(Getty Images)You’ll find this Muhammad Ali quote on Malcolm Brogdon’s Instagram page: “It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I…
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The Fight to Fix Your Brain

New companies are creating technology to calm us, help us sleep better, and create a general sense of wellness. And users are saying the devices work. Is it a placebo effect or the real feel?(Thync/Molly McHugh/Ringer illustration)For me, sleep problems came later. I started tossing and turning around 26 years old.…
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We Figured Out How Many Non-‘Winds’ Words George R. R. Martin Has Written

Words Are (Maybe Preventing) WindEver wondered how many non–‘The Winds of Winter’ words George R. R. Martin has written during the seemingly interminable wait for Book 6? We found out.(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)“so.. could you please write faster?” — George R. R. Martin reader, June 2013“No, not really.” — George R. R. Martin“Why am I writing this…
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Obama’s Biggest Mistake

Many believe the devastation in Syria is the worst blemish on the outgoing president’s record. A Syrian American reflects on Barack Obama’s decision not to act, and explains how it contributed to the country’s descent into chaos, permanently tarnishing his legacy.(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)Let me start by making this clear: I want…
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The Patriots’ Backfield of Forgotten Men

Backfield of Forgotten MenDion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount were seen as misfits at previous NFL stops. Both are thriving in New England — and have given the Patriots an element that causes nightmares for opposing defenses.(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)Dion Lewis is trying to be polite, but it’s time for him to leave. It’s…
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A Six-Step Guide to Stopping Aaron Rodgers

How the Hell Do You Stop Aaron Rodgers?A six-step guide to slowing down the best player in the NFL(Getty Images/Elias Stein)At this point, Aaron Rodgers’s methodical dissection of the Atlanta Falcons secondary feels inevitable. The same defense that gave up 31 passing touchdowns now has to stop Neo after he learned how…
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Jayson Tatum’s Old Game Could Use Some New Tricks

The Duke super freshman is a bona fide scorer and one of the surest bets in the upcoming draft, but is there enough upside to warrant a top-three pick?(Getty Images/Ringer illustration)Jayson Tatum is a teenager with the game of an old man. The Duke freshman already plays like a 10-year…
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Ricky Rubio Did the Wolves a Favor and Raised His Trade Value Against the Spurs

King of the CourtMinnesota’s longtime point guard had one of his best games of the season, and it couldn’t have come at a better time(AP Images)Welcome to King of the Court, our daily celebration of the best performances in basketball from the night that was. We’ll be keeping track of the best…
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