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Magical Mahomes, an All-Red Super Bowl, Aaron Hernandez, and the Big ‘Curb’ Return With Cousin Sal and Joe House

Bill Simmons is joined by Cousin Sal and Massage-Chair Joe House to discuss the Chiefs’ win over the Titans and the 49ers’ win over the Packers

The 49ers Run Away With the NFC, and Mahomes Snaps a 50-Year Drought for the Chiefs

Robert Mays and Kevin Clark break down the conference championships

A Hard Megxit: What’s Next for Harry and Meghan Without the HRH

Breaking down what the renunciation of their titles means for the royal family

Major League Cheating, Plus NBA Check-in With Kevin O’Connor 

Russillo tries to make sense of the MLB cheating scandal before talking with Kevin about the Bucks’ improvement, the Celtics’ schedule, and more

‘The Mismatch’: Reassessing Brandon Ingram’s Ceiling, Talking Zion’s Return, and Examining the Depth of Denver

Chris and Kevin discuss Ingram’s epic 49-point game to defeat Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz

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Rocky Johnson, 1944-2020

Remembering the legendary wrestler, WWF champion, and father of Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson

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‘Cheer’ and ‘Dare Me’ Give Cheerleading a Much-Needed Image Correction

Two of 2020’s early TV sensations consider the cheerleader, delving far deeper than past superficial portrayals

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Aaron Rodgers Didn’t Look Settled in 2019. How Do the Packers Fix That?

Looking back on this season and assessing the offseason priorities for the NFC North champs

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The Conor McGregor Comeback Tour Will Define the UFC in 2020

McGregor knocked out Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone less than a minute into Saturday night’s fight. Just like that, McGregor is back in control of the sport he once ruled, whether you like it or not.

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Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry Powered This Magical Titans Run. Will They Be Back for Another?

Assessing the free agency and draft plans for Tennessee, the surprise story of this postseason

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Rumormonger: The Blazers Made a Trade … for Non-basketball Reasons

Portland has been on trade watch all season. On Saturday, it finally struck a deal—only, not to help the team this season.

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‘The Big Picture’: Roger Deakins’s 10 Best Films, From ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ to ‘1917’

A rundown of the cinematographer’s best

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The Incalculable Legacy of Aaron Rodgers

Numbers have never told the full story of the Packers star, nor has his playoff track record. But this year the QB has shown he’s still adding to his myth—and that he’s still Aaron Rodgers.

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On the Never-changing, Perfectly Bizarre World of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Nearly 20 years after ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ debuted, Larry David and Co. return for Season 10 on Sunday. But while the world looks different than it did in 2000, ‘Curb’ remains largely the same.

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Markelle Fultz Is Going Off Without a Hitch

The former no. 1 pick went to hell and back in his two NBA seasons. Now with the Magic, Fultz is drawing attention not for how janky his shot looks, but for how well he’s playing.

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MLB Tried to Bring the Astros Scandal to a Close. Instead, It’s Only Getting Bigger.

Carlos Beltrán, Alex Cora, and A.J. Hinch may be taking the fall for Houston’s illicit actions, but the blame game is only starting. And if Thursday was any indication, there will be more to come.

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The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Stuart Scott

Five years after his death, friends, family, and the athletes he covered reflect on the legendary ‘SportsCenter’ anchor and ESPN icon. Boo-yah!

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NBA Second-Quarter Awards: Biggest Delights and Disappointments at Midseason

Giannis and the Bucks are still wrecking fools, but they aren’t the only ones worthy of made-up hardware at the midway point. We’re going to tell you about Ja Morant and the Grizz, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s wild-card ways, and Philly’s funk.

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‘NBA Desktop’: Kyrie Irving Is Ruining the Brooklyn Nets

Plus CNBC’s Downtown Josh Brown on Spencer Dinwiddie’s financial offering and Kevin Clark on Markelle Fultz

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Richard Sherman Is Back—and He Wants Everyone to Know It

Two years removed from an Achilles injury, the 31-year-old is returning to the NFC championship game, this time as a vital piece in the 49ers defense. He’s not only one of the most dominant players of his generation, but he is also one of the most interesting.

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Is Built for a Packed Theater, Not Streaming

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s latest turn in the buddy-cop franchise is best viewed in a room full of strangers, not on your phone

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The Titans’ Real Music City Miracle? Winning Over Nashville

The typically middle-of-the-pack Titans are one win away from the Super Bowl after knocking off the Patriots and Ravens, but finally converting Tennessee might be even more improbable

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‘Little America’ Is Apple TV+’s Most Promising Series Yet

Created by Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, and Emily V. Gordon, the eight-episode anthology is an engaging look at immigrant stories

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Mike Vrabel’s Dick Deal May Have Already Decided This Year’s Super Bowl

Football is a game of inches

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In ‘Avenue 5,’ Getting Lost in Space Somehow Isn’t As Horrible As Other People

Armando Iannucci’s new comedy series makes a disastrous trip on a wayward spaceship look like just another day in the ‘Veep’ Oval Office

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The Most Jay Cutler Thing That Jay Cutler Did on ‘Very Cavallari’: Week 2

In an episode that affirms Jay Cutler as one of Chicago’s foremost sports heroes, the man himself summarizes his entire personality in one simple sentence

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The Five Best Comps for (Almost) Every Player in the NBA Draft Lottery

Is Ja Morant the next Steve Francis? Is Darius Garland the next Jimmer Fredette? We worked the numbers to come up with comps for players in the 2019 lottery—plus a few other notables.

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The Keys to the NFL Conference Championship Games

Could the Titans actually make the Super Bowl? If they want to, they’ll have to figure out how to cover the fastest man on the field.

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Kyrie Irving Already Wants More Help in Brooklyn

The star point guard called the Nets’ needs "glaring," and he essentially placed half the roster on the trade block

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Carlos Beltrán Is Out of a Job, As the Sign-Stealing Scandal Claims Another MLB Manager

The Mets didn’t win a World Series title while using a tech-aided scheme, but in typical Mets fashion, they’re still at the center of baseball’s biggest drama

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‘The Big Picture’: How Well Does the One-Shot Style of ‘1917’ Work?

Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, and Amanda Dobbins discuss the decision by director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins to make the movie look like it was almost entirely one shot

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The NBA in Tiers: Midseason Edition

The 2019-20 season has hit the halfway point. Can anyone catch the Lakers and the Bucks? Which teams’ outlooks are looking bleaker by the day? Here’s our staff’s updated outlook on the league’s hierarchy.

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Status Update: ‘The Circle’ Is the Perfect Reality Show for the Social Media Age

Netflix found a way to turn Facebook-style posturing and brand building into a competition—and the results are glorious

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Won’t Be the Same Without Marty Funkhouser

He was best known as Super Dave, but Bob Einstein was a comedian’s comedian, an entertainment pioneer, and maybe Larry David’s favorite foil. The show must go on, but ‘Curb’ won’t be the same without LD’s "best friend."

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Laurence Fishburne Turned Down Samuel L. Jackson’s Role in ‘Pulp Fiction’

On ‘The Rewatchables,’ Quentin Tarantino reveals that Jules initially was supposed to be played by the ‘King of New York’ actor

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Believe in the Bucks

Milwaukee is on pace for 70 wins, and Giannis is the favorite to win MVP again. So why aren’t the Bucks treated like runaway title favorites?

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One Major Lineup Decision for Each NBA Team in the Second Half

Can Mike Conley play off the ball? Will the Celtics ever regularly deploy their Death Lineup? And how should Victor Oladipo and Malcolm Brogdon coexist in Indiana? We examine each coach’s biggest rotation decision for the rest of the season.