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    Everyone Used to Hate Coach KWhy are once widely reviled sports figures so often redeemed in the public eye?
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    Every Will Smith Movie Performance, RankedHow does King Richard stack up against against the rest?
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    What to Know About Baseball’s Looming Labor DisasterMLB players and owners are at each other’s throats, and the possibility of the first work stoppage in a quarter century is very real.
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    Why Nobody Should Want to Play for New YorkIt’s a hell of a sports town, but there are better places to join a team.
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    Every Tom Hanks Movie, RankedWhere does Finch fall in the Tom Hanks canon?
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    Aaron Rodgers Fooled UsHis anti-vaccine ravings offer another hard lesson about our distorted perception of athletes.
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    Almost All the Complaints About the World Series Are WrongGrousing about late-night games and too many relief pitchers just makes you sound old.
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    The Aggrieved World SeriesThe Astros and Braves both have fan bases defined by resentment — a perfect fit for 2021.
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    Every Matt Damon Movie, RankedFor nearly three decades, moviegoers have been rooting for Matt Damon. We take a closer look at the actor’s career.
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    The NBA Would Like You to Stop Talking About Kyrie IrvingThe league is now a culture-war lightning rod, even as its on-court product dazzles.
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    Jon Gruden’s Emails Are the Tip of the IcebergHis disturbing messages are a small part of a larger investigation — one that could reveal the true rot at the center of the NFL.
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    We’ll Never Hate Anyone Like This AgainSunday night’s Brady-Belichick showdown was a reminder that their era of NFL archvillainy is unlikely to be replicated.
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    Kyrie Irving and the Downside of Player EmpowermentAnti-vaxxers are testing the NBA’s unique egalitarian approach to its stars.
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    Every Melissa McCarthy Movie, RankedMcCarthy hasn’t always found material worthy of her talents, but she always tackles it with gusto.
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    What Sports Learned From the Pandemic It Thinks Is OverLessons from the last 18 months.
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    Dave Zirin Thinks the Kaepernick Era Is Just BeginningTalking with the veteran sports journalist about his new book, which examines how the activist quarterback transformed the sports landscape.
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    The 26 Best Movies About GamblingFrom Uncut Gems to California Split, many of our favorite films revolve around big bets.
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    Unfortunately, Roger Goodell Deserves Some CreditEveryone’s favorite punching bag has steered the NFL back to sheer dominance with a single-minded focus on making money.
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    Javy Baez Should Have Remembered Why Fans BooThe Mets player’s strange overreaction to being jeered is understandable but misguided.
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    College Football Is the Wild West NowAs a new season kicks off, it’s clear that the Supreme Court–weakened NCAA isn’t really in charge anymore.
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    The NFL Should Require Fans to Get VaccinatedSome sports leagues are making it more difficult for players to avoid being inoculated. That’s not good enough.
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    Ten Takeaways From a Very Weird Summer OlympicsHow these Games did and did not stand out.
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    Every DC Comics Movie, RankedFrom the Christopher Reeve era to the Snyder Cut.
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    The Unbridled Joy of Watching Olympic Sports You Know Nothing AboutIt’s refreshing to be in sheer awe of athletes instead of nitpicking them to death.
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    Athletes Aren’t the Ones Injecting Politics Into This OlympicsWhile most Americans are happy to marvel at the athletic achievements, a small minority of bad-faith blowhards are rooting against Team USA.
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    The Superhumanity of Simone BilesNo one has been under more pressure at these Olympic Games, and no one could have handled it better than she did.
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    Every M. Night Shyamalan Movie, RankedMaking sense of the director’s tricky career.
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    The Olympics Will Reel You In AgainThe Games still make for spectacular television, even with no fans and COVID cases surging.
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    Babe Ruth Was Never This VersatileShohei Ohtani isn’t just baseball’s most exciting player, he might be the key to the sport’s future.
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    Every Steven Soderbergh Movie, RankedStudying Soderbergh, from Solaris to Schizopolis.
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    Sports Are Already Getting Less PoliticalFor better and worse, the post-Trump era is looking like a return to a less opinionated time across the world of athletics.
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    The Extremely Selective Outrage Around Baseball CheatingMLB’s “sticky stuff” crackdown is a reminder that when it comes to bending the rules, hometown fans are always forgiving.
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    The NCAA Looks Like a Dead Organization WalkingJustice Brett Kavanaugh, of all people, has stuck a dagger into college sports’ unjust business model.
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    All 24 Pixar Movies, RankedFrom Toy Story to Cars 3, and everything in between.
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    This Was the Biggest Challenge of Kevin Durant’s CareerMaybe he can quiet some of the haters after almost single-handedly defeating the Bucks in Game Five.
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    Jon Rahm’s COVID Disaster Is a Great Vaccine PSASome athletes are still inoculation reluctant. Maybe watching a golfer lose more than a million dollars will help.
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    Every Emma Stone Movie, RankedHow does Cruella stack up against the rest?
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    Let’s Have a Good-Faith Discussion About Naomi OsakaHer abrupt exit from the French Open over anxiety around press conferences does not lend itself to a simple narrative.
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    Fans’ Bad Behavior Isn’t New. The Outrage Over It Is.Players have been complaining about how they’re treated by fans for years, and now they’re finally being heard.
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    Every Zack Snyder Movie, RankedSuperheroes, zombies, and Greek warriors galore.
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    The Extremely Welcome, Slightly Jarring Return of Sports CrowdsWith screaming fanatics back in the mix, games are no longer a pale imitation of themselves.
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    The Dynamic NBA’s Future So BrightAs the playoffs begin, the league looks to be on solid ground — despite the political haters.
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    States Are Starting to Fix the NCAA — For the Wrong ReasonsCompetition, not morality, is driving legislation that allows college athletes to make some money.
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    Every Guy Ritchie Movie, RankedWhere does Wrath of Man fall in the director’s filmography?
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    Kevin Durant Needs to Win It AllIt’s the only way his big move to Brooklyn will truly pay off.
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    Tom Clancy Movies, RankedNot all Jack Ryans are created equal.
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    Last Year’s NFL Draft Was a Charming Oasis. Now the Circus Is Back.This year’s big event is set to bring back the hype nobody missed.
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    Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked93 years into the Academy Awards, which movies stand above the rest?
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    Why Everyone Is Enraged About the European Super LeagueEurope’s top soccer teams are forming an exclusive new league just for themselves — and even their biggest fans are now in open revolt.
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    The Knicks’ Revolutionary CompetenceIn what feels like a miracle, the perpetually embarrassing squad is showing signs of life.
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