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  1. games
    Don’t Just Blame COVID-19 for College Football’s Lost SeasonPresident Trump, the NCAA, and many of the sport’s most loyal fans had their chance to improve the odds. They blew it.
  2. recommended by experts
    An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Skateboarding, According to SkatersThe best skateboards, protective gear, and accessories to get you rolling.
  3. games
    Sports Now Feel Meaningless — and More Valuable Than EverWith the narrative stakes gone, each game is a pure, self-contained piece of entertainment.
  4. more milk
    Why Aren’t the Olympics More Like This?Katie Ledecky swam a lap while balancing a full glass of milk on her head. Perhaps this should be its own sport?
  5. coronavirus
    Miami Marlins’ Season Temporarily Suspended Following MLB’s First COVID OutbreakAround a dozen Marlins players have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to a temporary suspension as the team quarantines.
  6. vulture sports
    Yankees Reportedly ‘Surprised’ to Hear Trump Throwing Out First Pitch Next MonthAs neither the club nor the White House had heard about it.
  7. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: Rafael Nadal’s Fear of ThunderIt wasn’t until I learned about the tennis star’s anxieties that I developed a full-blown crush.
  8. sports
    The Uncanny Return of Major League BaseballImages from the bizarre — and much-delayed — 2020 opening day.
  9. vulture sports
    Dr. Fauci Is Exactly As Good at Throwing a Baseball As You Think He Would BeWhich is to say, not very.
  10. games
    Can Baseball Really Pull This Off?After a very rocky road back, the sport finally starts up this week amid a coronavirus spike.
  11. vulture sports
    Natalie Portman, Uzo Aduba, and More Are Bringing a Women’s Soccer Team to L.A.Including Alexis Ohanian, America Ferrera, and former FIFA World Cup champs.
  12. trailer mix
    Michael Phelps, Fellow Olympians Discuss Mental Toll in Weight of Gold TrailerShaun White, Lolo Jones, and other athletes discuss their struggle to receive mental health support in the world of elite sports.
  13. play ball
    Dr. Fauci to Throw Out First Pitch at Washington Nationals’ Opening DayThe director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will bring the heat Thursday, July 23.
  14. games
    The Washington Football Team Is Finally Changing Its Name. Who’s Next?The worst moniker in sports is no more. It may soon have company.
  15. coronavirus
    When (and How) Sports Are Returning Amid the COVID-19 PandemicIn the next few weeks, the MLB, NBA, and NHL will start playing again — but they’ll look wildly different.
  16. games
    Trump Can’t Turn Bubba Wallace Into Colin KaepernickIn his attempt to demonize an innocent driver, the president finds that even NASCAR won’t listen to him anymore.
  17. trump tweets
    Trump Attacks Bubba Wallace, Defends Confederate FlagThe president is being racist again.
  18. games
    10 Tips on How to Bring Your Sport Back During a PandemicFake crowd noise is good. So is shaming players who break the rules.
  19. coronavirus
    The First Pro League to Restart Is the First to Show Why It’s Still Too EarlyThe National Women’s Soccer League is scrambling to assemble an 8-team tourney, after six players tested positive on the star-stacked Orlando Pride.
  20. games
    The Only Thing That Would Stop Sports NowA player dying from the coronavirus is an unlikely but real possibility.
  21. vulture sports
    NASCAR Community Rallies Around Bubba Wallace After Noose IncidentDrivers and crew members walked alongside Wallace’s car before the Talladega racing event.
  22. rip
    Snoop Dogg Raps Emotional Tribute to Kobe Bryant at the ESPYS“Man, it was Mamba insanity.”
  23. reading lists
    The Best Sports Memoirs, According to Sports JournalistsFrom tennis to baseball to soccer, 20 gripping sports memoirs that may be the next best thing to spending hours watching a game itself.
  24. crime
    Simone Biles Is a Plaintiff in the USA Gymnastics Sex Abuse CaseThe Team USA gymnast is among 140 of Larry Nassar’s victims suing the organization for failing to protect its athletes.
  25. bars
    New York’s Best Baseball Bar Has Closed. What Will Happen to Its Memorabilia?Foley’s leaves behind more than 4,000 signed baseballs. We may not have seen the last of them.
  26. movie review
    Be Water Is a Sports Doc with Righteous RageIn fact, it doesn’t feel like a sports doc at all. You walk away convinced that Bruce Lee was an artist more than anything else.
  27. vulture sports
    Drew Brees Called Out by Teammate and Other Athletes for Comments About the FlagBrees apologized for a second time in an Instagram video: “I just want you to see in my eyes how sorry I am.”
  28. coronavirus
    The NBA Will Reportedly Return on July 31Only 22 teams will be invited to continue the NBA season. The Knicks aren’t one of them.
  29. recommended by experts
    The Best Ping-Pong Paddles, According to ExpertsIncluding the right choice for you, whether you call it Ping-Pong or table tennis.
  30. chat room
    John McEnroe Learned About Thirst Traps on Never Have I Ever“I get razzed by my kids. ‘You don’t even know thirst trap?’ No, I don’t know it.”
  31. games
    It’s Probably Not Safe for Sports to Come Back. That May Not Matter.Both executives and fans have shown before that they’ll put entertainment over player safety.
  32. sports!
    Tiny ’90s Sunglasses Were the True Stars of The Last DanceAn ode to the Chicago Bulls’ incredible eyewear.
  33. vulture lists
    The 83 Non-M.J. Talking Heads in The Last Dance, RankedAll have something to say, but with dozens of interview subjects, not all of what they have to say is equally valuable.
  34. sports
    Squad of Fun-Loving Sex Dolls Enjoys Soccer GameA South Korean soccer team apologized for accidentally using erotic mannequins as a stand-in for fans — but the dolls did a great job, if you ask me.
  35. close reads
    What Did The Last Dance Tell Us About Michael Jordan, Really?It boosted Jordan’s standing as the greatest ever, but, like Mike himself, there was a hollowness at its center.
  36. overnights
    The Last Dance Recap: The Final CutMichael Jordan has lived his life as a battle of wills against the whole world. Why would he surrender control now?
  37. last night on late night
    John Oliver Looked Everywhere and Found Your New Sports Obsession: Marble Racing“It’s a beautiful, competitive event, and the world needs those more than ever right now.”
  38. just asking questions
    This Is What It’s Like to Watch Live, Professional Baseball Right NowA conversation with Lotte Giants staffer Sung Min Kim.
  39. games
    The Big Questions Sports Leagues Have to Answer Before They ReopenA big one: What happens if a player tests positive for coronavirus in the middle of the season?
  40. the last dance
    Is This Guy Really Michael Jordan’s Best Friend?His name is George Koehler, he lives in Chicago, and his friendship with Jordan has a surprising backstory.
  41. the last dance
    Why Did Michael Jordan Star in Space Jam?Why did the most competitive athlete of his generation spend a summer shooting a kids’ movie? Brand synergy, baby.
  42. the last dance
    Watch an Exclusive Last Dance Clip of Michael Jordan Being ‘an A-hole’This clip from ESPN’s The Last Dance provides a look at Jordan’s cold-eyed practice demeanor.
  43. explainers
    The Controversy Behind Michael Jordan’s ‘Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too’ QuoteThe Last Dance clears up one lingering Jordan mystery, but the answer probably won’t change your mind about him.
  44. vulture sports
    Watch Game of Thrones Actor Hafthor Bjornsson Break Deadlift World RecordThe Mountain made a molehill out of more than 1,104 lbs.
  45. overnights
    The Last Dance Recap: Branded Discontent“Episode V” rewinds to 1992, the year Jordan went from being an NBA star to a colossal, worldwide celebrity.
  46. vulture lists
    19 Outrageous Dennis Rodman StoriesIf The Last Dance has you craving more Dennis Rodman stories, we’ve got you covered.
  47. overnights
    The Last Dance Recap: Dennis Rodman AgonistesWhy rush through a life as interesting as Rodman’s to get to yet another Michael Jordan anecdote?
  48. sports
    Consider: Michael Jordan’s Gigantic Blazers in The Last Dance In addition to being the greatest basketball player in the history of the game, Jordan is also a fascinating dresser.
  49. vulture sports
    Jennifer Lopez Wants to Buy the Mets and We Should Let HerJ.Lo and A-Rod are reportedly sussing out financing for a potential bid.
  50. overnights
    The Last Dance Recap: The Second FiddleThe Scottie Pippen Episode, like everything else about the actual Pippen, is pulled inexorably back toward Jordan.
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