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    The U.S. Team Can Hold Their Heads HighLosing to the Netherlands was deeply frustrating, but the Americans’ best days are ahead of them.
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    A Ranked Guide to John Wick–Inspired MoviesEvaluating the latest generation of stunt-heavy, fist-fighting action movies, including this weekend’s Violent Night.
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    The U.S. Can Absolutely Beat the Netherlands on SaturdayYour guide to this weekend’s very big, very winnable game.
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    The U.S. Pulled It OffThey survived a tense second half and an injury to their best player to beat Iran.
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    The U.S. Just Outplayed England at the World CupThey were the better team in Friday’s scoreless draw — which is amazing.
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    The 9 Best Christmas Movies on Amazon PrimeMiracle on 34th Street, Little Women, Edward Scissorhands, and more.
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    Every Steven Spielberg Movie, RankedFrom Jaws to his latest, The Fabelmans, see where each of the director’s major works falls.
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    The U.S. Team’s Draw With Wales Felt Like a LossDisappointment at not beating a top-20 team is actually a sign of progress for the Americans.
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    The World Cup Is the Only Real American Underdog StorySometimes it’s nice to root for a scrappy up-and-comer, and this year’s men’s team is exactly that.
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    March Madness Is Perfect, So of Course They’re Trying to Ruin ItBig universities want to expand the tournament, which would make the Cinderella stories everyone loves much less likely to happen.
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    Kyrie Irving’s Days in Brooklyn Are NumberedPromoting an antisemitic movie is a new low, and his antics will only get worse.
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    LeBron James Doesn’t Talk About Politics AnymoreTwo years after making himself ubiquitous in American political life, he’s sitting out the midterms, and his voting group is “dormant.”
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    Every DC Comics Movie, RankedFrom the Christopher Reeve era to the Snyder Cut — plus this week’s Black Adam.
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    Who to Root for in the Baseball Playoffs (Not the Astros)Not the Yankees, either.
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    This Yankees Postseason Feels ExistentialBy the team’s high standards, this century has been rough. If they don’t win a championship now, it might get a lot rougher.
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    Every Cate Blanchett Performance, RankedWhere does Tár fall in Blanchett’s body of work?
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    There Is No Fixing ThisTua Tagovailoa’s ugly injury is the latest reminder that no policy change can excise brutality from the NFL.
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    Brett Favre Was Always Pretty AwfulThanks to his legion of defenders, the ex-QB thought he could get away with anything. An egregious scandal in Mississippi shows there are limits.
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    Rejoice: Tom Brady Is MiserableIt’s nice to know the guy who always wins experiences rough patches like the rest of us.
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    Did You Know the World Cup Is in Two Months?The strange timing (and location) of the world’s biggest sporting event will make it a hard sell in America.
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    Every Tom Hanks Movie, RankedWhere do Elvis and Pinocchio fall in the Tom Hanks canon?
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    The NFL Is America’s Best Crisis-Management CompanyA new season brings with it new scandals, but the league’s cultural dominance has never been more secure.
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    Serena’s Greatness Always Extended Beyond the CourtHer final, unforgettable match is not the end of her story.
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    College Football Is Now NFL LiteA sport once defined by regional charm is awash in money and becoming more like the pros every week.
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    The ‘Real’ Home-Run Record Is 73, Not 61Aaron Judge’s tremendous season has rekindled a tiresome argument about the purity of the game.
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    The Mets Are Having an Extremely Un-Mets SeasonThey’re overachieving their way to the playoffs — and having a great time doing it.
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    Every Predator Movie, RankedWhere does the new Prey fall in the Predator canon?
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    The NFL Expects You to Forget About Sexual MisconductAnyone expecting a harsher punishment for Deshaun Watson has just as short a memory as football fans have.
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    The Time I Tried and Failed to Profile Derek JeterThe new ESPN documentary attempts to figure out who he really is. Good luck.
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    The LIV Tour Is Built to Weather OutrageIndignation over its poaching of PGA players won’t last. But Saudi money will.
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    9 Great James Caan Movies (Besides The Godfather)From touching dramas to goofy comedies, Caan had the range of a remarkable actor.
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    College Football Is About to Change Drastically — and Not for the BetterThe rise of two super-conferences will make the sport more like the NFL, and rob it of much of its character.
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    It’s Not Too Early to Get Excited About a Subway SeriesThe Mets and Yankees are simultaneously great for the first time in ages.
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    The Nets Are Outdoing the Knicks in DysfunctionKyrie Irving’s contract drama typifies a decade of missed opportunities.
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    All 26 Pixar Movies, RankedFrom Toy Story to Lightyear and everything in between.
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    Endless Saudi Money Throws Golf Into an Existential CrisisA new PGA rival shows that when the payday’s big enough, loyalty to established institutions only goes so far.
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    Every Jurassic Park Movie, RankedCome get your dinosaurs.
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    Enough With the Backlash Over Harmless Broadcaster GaffesThe Jim Kaat outrage cycle was completely unnecessary.
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    Why You Should Root for the Warriors in the NBA FinalsGolden State is the rare psuedo-dynasty that has remained likable, while Boston remains Boston.
  40. in memoriam
    10 Essential Ray Liotta PerformancesFrom “mesmerizing newcomer” to legendary tough guy, Ray Liotta was magnetic onscreen.
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    The Most Disturbing Part of the Yankees’ ‘Jackie’ Incident Was the FansYankee Stadium picking up Josh Donaldson’s taunt was another example of crowd dynamics gone haywire.
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    Brittney Griner Still Isn’t Getting Enough AttentionAs a trumped-up trial in Russia looms, her case remains curiously under the radar.
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    Every Stephen King Movie, RankedWith Firestarter in theaters, we take a deeper look at all of the horror master’s films.
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    Why Athletes Are Ignoring Roe v. WadeA short time ago, politics in sports was inescapable. But at this moment of profound crisis, there is mostly silence.
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    Baseball’s Unwritten Rules Are Just Excuses for Being a MeatheadA Mets-Cardinals brawl is the latest example of boneheadedness being passed off as tradition.
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    Wimbledon’s Ban on Russian Players Is the Coward’s Way OutThe tournament’s wrongheaded decision is political but not in the way it wants you to think.
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    Just Try to Take Your Eyes Off KyrieBrilliant on the court and perpetually compelling off it, Kyrie Irving is now the center of the NBA universe whether you like it or not.
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    The Bills Stadium Deal Is Both Indefensible and UnderstandableIt makes no sense from a financial standpoint. It makes slightly more sense if you consider the team’s priceless importance to Buffalo.
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    It’s Insane What Tiger Woods Is Doing Right NowA year ago, it was unclear whether he’d ever walk again. Now he’s within spitting distance of the Masters lead.
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    Your Guide to the Miracle That Is the 2022 Baseball SeasonAfter the end of a lockout that threatened to push the sport further to the margins, there’s a lot to celebrate.
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