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Myles Garrett Was Too Violent for Even the NFL

The Browns defender has long had a reputation as a model football star: aggressive and dominant on the field, friendly and composed off of it. By swinging a helmet at Mason Rudolph, he’s changed that—and forced us to reckon with the dangers we accept and the dangers we don’t.

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Fantasy Football Tips, ‘Mandalorian’ Mania, and Kaepernick’s Tryout With Matthew Berry and Mallory Rubin

ESPN’s Matthew Berry joins Bill for a fantasy football check-in after 10 weeks in the NFL season, Mallory stops by for Mallory’s Most Intriguing story lines of the week, and more

The Myles Garrett Thing, Plus Daniel Jeremiah on CFB and 2020 NFL Draft

Russillo talks top 2020 draft prospects, a hypothetical Ohio State–LSU matchup, and stories from an NFL front office

‘Binge Mode: Star Wars’: John Williams’s Score and the Sounds of ‘Star Wars’

Mal and Jason take an auditory journey through the ‘Star Wars’ universe

Top Five Matt Damon Movies and James Mangold on ‘Ford v Ferrari’

With the release of the Christian Bale–Matt Damon racing two-hander, we look back on Damon’s best performances

‘Book of Basketball 2.0’: Shaq’s Last Great Game (With J.A. Adande)

Chapter 3b: Bill and J.A. Adande rewatch Game 4 of the 2004 Finals and discuss what it meant for Shaq and the Lakers

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Is Andrew Wiggins Going to Burn Us Again?

The Timberwolves star has always tempted us with his talent only to then mysteriously disappear, but this latest round feels different

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‘NBA Desktop’: Who Gave Dion Waiters the Gummies?

On this episode of ‘NBA Desktop,’ Jason reacts to Dion Waiters’s gummy overdose and 10-game suspension

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Can Carmelo Anthony Rewrite His Final Chapter With the Blazers?

Melo is finally back—but he’ll have to prove his worth quickly to stick around

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An Ode to ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and Dad Cinema

The Dad Movie—the type of film that is always on TNT—is shrinking from view, but the new Matt Damon and Christian Bale racing biopic gives it a moment in the spotlight

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A Tale of Two Queens: Only Olivia Colman Could Carry ‘The Favourite’ and ‘The Crown’

If 2019 has proved anything, it’s that this British actress has the range

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‘The End of the F***ing World’ Is Finally Being Honest About Love

The Netflix show’s second season lacks the fireworks of its first, but its sober assessment of relationships may be more gripping

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Everybody Loves Pasta: David Pastrnak Is Scoring Goals for Fun

The Bruins’ charismatic Czech leads the NHL in goals and in enlightening entertainment

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P.J. Fleck Won’t Stop Rowing the Boat, and Minnesota Won’t Stop Winning

The Golden Gophers are 9-0 for the first time since 1904 and have an outside chance at making the College Football Playoff. How did their coach transform a MAC rallying cry into a Big Ten revolution?

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Myles Garrett Hits Mason Rudolph With a Helmet, Chaos Ensues

An ugly brawl marred the closing seconds of the Steelers-Browns game. Three players were ejected, but the NFL will have to respond with serious disciplinary action.

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The Grizzlies’ Unconventional New Coach Used to Get Buckets on Me

Taylor Jenkins was never a star, but there’s a reason why he’s leading the Grizzlies’ youth movement

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The 2020 QB Carousel Could Be the Biggest Shuffle the Modern NFL Has Ever Seen

With a quarterback-heavy draft class incoming and plenty of teams ready to move on from veterans like Andy Dalton and Cam Newton, nearly a third of the league’s franchises could be in the hunt for new passers this offseason. Let the frenzy begin.

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Our Strange New Respect for Stephen A. Smith

The ESPN personality formerly known as the Most Hated Man in Sports Media has become something altogether new: a star we can agree on

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In His Clippers Debut, Paul George Showed Why He’s the Perfect Kawhi Complement

L.A. may not have beaten the Pelicans on Thursday night, but in limited minutes, George showed off the kind of scoring prowess that could eventually put the Clippers over the top

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How Ricky Rubio Has Transformed the Phoenix Suns Offense

Breaking down how the additions of Rubio and Aron Baynes have transformed the Phoenix attack

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The Book on James Wiseman’s Draft Prospects

After being declared ineligible again, the freshman center’s tenure with the Memphis Tigers is back in limbo. Here’s the scouting report on the potential top pick of the 2020 NBA draft after just three college games.

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Go for It: The Story Behind the NFL’s Fourth-Down Conversion

Ten years ago this week, the Patriots failed to convert a fourth down in a pivotal loss to the Colts, but they started a conversation about being more aggressive

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‘The Mandalorian’ Could Be the Best TV Western Since ‘Justified’

The new live-action ‘Star Wars’ series reminds us a lot of the adventures of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens

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‘Binge Mode: Star Wars’: Eight Easter Eggs From ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 1

‘Binge Mode’ hosts Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion break down the first episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ by sharing eight Easter eggs

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And This Week, the Masked Singer on ‘The Masked Singer’ Is ...

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog made for a surprisingly good guest judge

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Dashboard Confessional Live Performance | The Ringer Room

Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional headlined this intimate edition of The Ringer Room before kicking off the #DC20 tour

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Lindsey Vonn Confronts Life After Skiing

Vonn is a three-time Olympic medalist with 82 World Cup golds, an internationally renowned comeback artist, and one of the most dominant American athletes of a generation. She is also, as of February, no longer skiing. So what will she do next?

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The James Holzhauer vs. Emma Boettcher ‘Jeopardy!’ Rematch Is the Biggest Event in Trivia History

On Thursday night, the show’s Tournament of Champions final will pit the man responsible for a 32-game winning streak against the woman who famously snapped it. The third competitor from their first match talks about what to expect in trivia’s answer to the Super Bowl.

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The Mastery of Christian Bale, in Seven Charts

After rewatching every movie in which the ‘Ford v Ferrari’ actor plays a major role—yes, even ‘Terminator Salvation’—our writer presents graphical proof of his excellence

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‘Bill Simmons’s Book of Basketball 2.0’: Is Shaq the Most Underrated Superstar Ever?

Shaquille O’Neal was one of the most dominant players in NBA history, but did he get the most out of his career? Bill Simmons dives into that question and more as he examines the career of one of the NBA’s all-time great big men.

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‘The Crown’ Season 3 Syllabus

From the Troubles in Northern Ireland to Prince Charles’s love affair, a recommended study list to prepare for the new season of the Netflix period drama

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Ranking the Top 45 MLB Free Agents

We all know that Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, and Stephen Strasburg are the jewels of this class. But in a suppressed spending environment, they’re not the only players who can impact a team’s playoff hopes.

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The Final Days of the Fight to Save the Seattle SuperSonics

Episode 7 of ‘Sonic Boom’ explores the last-ditch efforts to prevent the new ownership group from moving the team to Oklahoma City

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Should You Be Concerned About Your Superstar Running Back?

Week 10 marked a Black Sunday of sorts for the stocks of rushers like Ezekiel Elliott, Saquon Barkley, and Le’Veon Bell. Who should we expect to bounce back?

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Kristaps Porzingis Is Free of the Knicks’ Problems but Not His Own

The former savior of New York no longer has to deal with the dumpster fire at MSG. His game, however, still needs work to fit with Luka Doncic in Dallas.

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A Brief Defense of David Fizdale

Yes, the Knicks are a dumpster fire, but firing the head coach—as reports suggest the team is considering doing—would be premature. New York has a long way to go to get back to contention, but their problems don’t begin or end with the guy at the front of the bench.

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Paul George Never Fit As a Michael; Can He Reboot As a Pippen?

The Clippers have been more than fine without the other superstar they landed this offseason. Now healthy, can PG-13 put the MVP votes behind him and become the perfect complement to Kawhi Leonard?

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How ‘Halo 2’ Invaded a Planet and Created the Modern Video Game Experience

The title that made gaming a mass shared experience and helped jump-start U.S. esports has turned 15