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Grading the 2019 NBA Draft

Zion has officially landed. Here’s our assessment on each first-round pick of this year’s draft.

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How Mark Hamill Became the Most Sought-After Villainous Voice in Hollywood

The erstwhile Luke Skywalker is the voice behind the new Chucky in a ‘Child’s Play’ reboot. But this is far from the first time he’s lent his chops to a vocal villain.

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The 2019 Draft Highlighted the Art of Building Around a Modern NBA Big Man

Chicago, Memphis, and Minnesota all found perfect complements to their ascendant frontcourt talents, but went about it in three different ways

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‘Toy Story 4’ Is the Rare Pixar Film That Takes Mercy on Parents

The latest installment in the franchise is still fun for kids while being a little less emotional for their chaperones

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Bill Hader on ‘Barry’ and Common on ‘John Wick,’ Kanye, Chicago, and Hoops

Breaking down one of the shows of the year with its star and creator

Taylor Swift Needs to Calm Down

Plus, a potential ‘Punk’d’ reboot, and the award for strangest movie award show goes to MTV

The Momentous Return of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’

The ‘Recappables’ podcast takes on the classic anime show that Netflix has rescued from the brink of obsolescence

The Present and Future of NFL Analytics With Josh Hermsmeyer

Robert Mays and Kevin Clark discuss the news of the NFL making pass interference reviewable and the drama surrounding Nick Caserio

The Joe Biden–Cory Booker Apology Feud

Plus, the "Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week," the nation’s first Donald Trump non-endorsement, listener mail, and more

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Watch ‘Big Little Live’ Recap Episode 3 of ‘Big Little Lies’

Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes are joined by Bill Simmons to provide insight on sustainability during Ask a Parent

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The Most Entertaining Round of 16 Matches at the World Cup

The USWNT cruised through the group stages and remain the heavy favorite. But as elimination play begins, their meeting with Spain falls well behind France-Brazil as the best game to watch.

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Anxiety Check: ‘The Lion King’

Creepy photo-realistic warthogs, shot-for-shot replicas of scenes, Donald Glover’s singing voice—can Beyoncé’s presence overcome all of these things?

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The Hawks Are Building a Team to Complement Trae Young

With the draft-night additions of De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, Atlanta GM Travis Schlenk is assembling a core of pieces around the franchise’s all-rookie point guard

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The Momentous Return of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’

The ‘Recappables’ podcast takes on the classic anime show that Netflix has rescued from the brink of obsolescence

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So Necessary: Burna Boy Stomps, Duke Deuce Styles, and Lil Nas X Grabs His Cash

Also this week in music: Little Simz takes a trip through her past and a surprise bonus track

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The Winners and Losers of the NBA Draft

The Pelicans and the Hawks each deepened their rosters, while the Suns and floral suits both fared rather poorly

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The Zion-Era Pelicans May Be Closer to Competing Than You Think

Landing Williamson at no. 1 in Thursday’s NBA draft changed New Orleans’s future in a flash. But thanks to the trades the Pels have made since, the future may not be that far away.

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Why Is Michael Thomas the Receiver the Saints May Finally Pay?

Despite posting prolific passing numbers, New Orleans has never given a wideout a big contract in the Sean Payton–Drew Brees era. That may change.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu Is the Dodgers’ New Clayton Kershaw—and the Best Southpaw in Baseball

After an astonishing string of injuries, the charismatic lefty is finally healthy and pitching at a historic pace

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The ‘Big Little Lies’ Awards for Best Cursing

Petty scandals and vicious infighting are the stock in trade for a show that has made high art out of its characters’ cuss words

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Daniel Craig Can’t Outrun His James Bond Fate

If ‘Bond 25’ is indeed Craig’s final turn in the franchise, a broken ankle and reports of on-set unrest don’t inspire much confidence that it will be an improvement on 2015’s Spectre

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‘NBA Desktop’: The Lakers Screwed Up, Plus the 2019 NBA Draft

Jason brings on NBA draft experts Kevin O’Connor and Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the newest member of the New York Knicks: R.J. Barrett

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Mike Trout’s Consistently Great, and the Angels Are Consistently .500

As the superstar outfielder continues to add to his Hall of Fame résumé, his team could be on pace to set a record for mediocrity

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NBA Draft Takeaways With ‘One Shining Podcast’

The morning after the NBA draft, Mark Titus, Tate Frazier, and Producer Kyle get together to discuss all things draft

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The Warriors Dynasty Died So That Steph Curry Could Watch People Concuss Themselves Playing Extreme Mini Golf

ABC’s ‘Holey Moley’ takes the "athlete-produced competition show" genre to its logical conclusion

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The Ringer’s 2019 NBA Draft Live Show

Breaking down every pick in the lottery

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How Zion Williamson Became Bigger Than the Basketball Machine That Built Him

He’s the best prospect since LeBron James, possibly the most famous 18-year-old basketball player ever, and about to go no. 1 to the Pelicans in the NBA draft. Somewhere along the way, Zion became bigger than any city or team or dunk—or even his own last name.

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NBA Free Agency Primer: Which Teams Should Go for It, and Which Teams Should Rebuild

As we head into free agency, several teams have put themselves in an all-in position, while others are looking at taking a step back and rebuilding for the future

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Hollywood Is in a Panic Again. Is This the Summer From Hell or Business As Usual?

The flops are everywhere. The streamers are lurking. Is a new paradigm for the movie business on the horizon?

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What Does the Monster in ‘Stranger Things’ Want?

"We’re going to end you," the Mind Flayer seemingly says in the last trailer for Season 3. But the question remains: Why?

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What ‘Smart House’ Got Right—and Didn’t—About the Future

The Disney Channel Original Movie, which turns 20 this month, predicted a world that in some ways resembles our present and in other ways looks far off

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A Fundamentalist Community Forges a New Identity

The twin cities of Hildale and Colorado City, born of fundamentalist Latter-day Saints doctrine, are rebuilding themselves after years of abuse and corruption from their leader—but not without holding on to their core beliefs

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The Rest Is Still Unwritten: On ‘The Hills,’ the Last Pure Reality Show

In 2006, Hollywood looked a little brighter, Heidi and Spencer still hadn’t done what they knew they did—and social media wasn’t around to spoil everything

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The Best Movie Scenes of 2019 So Far

From the funhouse in ‘Us’ to Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry’s dogs to Vince Vaughn eating an egg sandwich

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Smells Like Yee-Haw Spirit: The Unstoppable Rise of Lil Nas X

With his new EP ‘7,’ the SoundCloud rap phenom is officially a pop star, and the genre he emerged from is having a Nirvana moment. Sort of.

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Paint It Crimson: Nick Saban Speaks on His 50-Year Love Affair With the Rolling Stones

On the eve of what could be the band’s final tour, we talk to Alabama’s hardboiled football coach about why he’s such a fan of Mick, Keef, Charlie, and Ronnie

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Say Hello to the Ex-Rays: MLB’s Tampa Bay–Montreal Split Is a Bold, Nonsensical Idea

Credit baseball’s power brokers for thinking outside the box, but a proposed two-city timeshare for the ailing Rays falls apart under even the lightest scrutiny

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The Lakers Landed Anthony Davis and Still Managed to Screw Up Their Team

New reporting suggests Los Angeles didn’t pay proper attention to the cap-related details of the Davis deal. It could wind up taking the franchise entirely out of the Kyrie, Kemba, and Kawhi sweepstakes, and could make it hard for them to even land role players to fill out the roster.

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Conspiracy Corner: Is ‘Space Jam 2’ a Way for LeBron James and the Lakers to Skirt the Salary Cap?

Or maybe this is all just a coincidence

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Making Sense of the NFL’s Five Most Unsettled Skill-Position Groups

The Patriots, Raiders, Lions, 49ers, and Cardinals all overhauled their pass-catching and rushing groups this offseason. But coming out of minicamp, there are some clues as to how those groups could sort out their structural issues this season.

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How Will the Warriors Adapt to Their New Reality?

Golden State has been weakened by injuries, and its rivals are getting stronger. What can Bob Myers and Steve Kerr do to rebuild their dynasty?