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A Big NBA Weekend With Jackie MacMullan and NFL Schedule Chicanery With Warren Sharp

Plus, Andrew McCarthy on ’80s-movies stardom, working with John Hughes, and more

A Deep Dive Into 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’’

Shea and Jinx dive into the 2003 classic on the debut episode of ‘No Skips With Jinx and Shea.’ They debate who had the best guest appearance, reminisce about how 50 Cent bullied his way to the top of the charts, and award the Trophy Song.

NBA Regular-Season Observations, Plus Chris Ryan on the Sixers, Embiid, and the Super League

Plus, Ryen closes the show with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions

Why the Sports Card Market Will Be Just Fine, Plus Panini’s D.J. Kazmierczak

Panini VP D.J. Kazmierczak joins the show to discuss how Target’s decision to suspend in-store sales of some sports cards will affect the market

Listener Mail on Liz Cheney and the NFL Schedule Release, Plus NASCAR Announcer Jeff Gordon

Bryan and David answer listener questions before NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon joins to discuss his experience transitioning to the booth, working alongside Clint Bowyer, and more

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A Deep Dive Into 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’’

Shea and Jinx dive into the 2003 classic on the debut episode of ‘No Skips With Jinx and Shea.’ They debate who had the best guest appearance, reminisce about how 50 Cent bullied his way to the top of the charts, and award the Trophy Song.

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Breanna Stewart Finds New Perspective Atop the World

The WNBA’s best player (ever?) isn’t satisfied with just MVP trophies and championships. After a career-threatening and life-altering injury, Stewie wants more. Which is why she’s continuing her pursuit of history, whether it’s through basketball, sneakers, or her newfound voice.

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What Are the Most Likely Matchups for the Play-in Games?

Could the Lakers fall into the NBA’s new playoff round? Where do the Celtics stand as the season winds down? Our regularly updating odds model has you covered.

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My NBA Awards Picks and a Deep Dive on Every Race

From MVP winner to third-place Coach of the Year finisher, I explain every decision and consideration on my official year-end NBA ballot

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Mamba In: The Summer Kobe Arrived

Long before all the buzzer-beaters and accolades, Bryant was just a 17-year-old trying to prove himself at summer league. His very first Lakers performance featured four traveling violations, earned him a Michael Jordan comparison, and showed glimpses of just how dominant he would be.

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‘Resident Evil Village’ Casts the Series Into Another New Direction

The latest installment of the zombie shooter manages to pay homage to past titles while illuminating newer characters. Where does the franchise go from here?

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: All You Ever Needed Was Whitney Houston’s Voice

The diva’s biggest hits and legacy broken down with help from writer Gerrick Kennedy

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The Biggest Story Lines Heading Into the 2021 WNBA Season

The WNBA season officially tips off Friday, which means it’s time to look at the contenders and pretenders, stars in new homes, and the young players who could shock the league in 2021

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How MLB’s Biggest Offseason Moves Are Looking So Far in 2021

Almost a quarter of the way into the season, some winter acquisitions—like the Padres’ pitcher frenzy, the Nolan Arenado trade, and the Trevor Bauer signing—look like slam dunks. Others, well, may need a little more time.

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The NFL Wants a Return to Normal. Players See an Opportunity for Change.

A dispute over offseason workouts has revealed old fissures between the league and many of its players

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Is This the End of the Golden Globes?

In the wake of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s rampant ethics and representation issues, NBC announced that they will not air the award show in 2022. Also, Tom Cruise decided to give his trophies back.

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The Night the Bugs Came for Joba Chamberlain

When the rookie phenom took the mound in Game 2 of the 2007 ALDS, he seemed poised to deliver the Yankees a victory. Then the midges swarmed—and created one of the most indelible moments in baseball history.

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The Definitive Ranking of Pop Culture Bugs

In honor of the once-in-a-generation emergence of the Brood X cicadas, two insect authorities lay out their case (without shedding them) for the best pop culture bugs

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Kevin Garnett Made Anything Possible

The Hall of Fame inductee’s limitless skill set and groundbreaking contract helped shape the modern NBA, but his legacy in Minnesota goes beyond what he did on the court

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Summer Is Coming. So Are Trillions of Brood X Cicadas.

A once-every-17-year cicada emergence is about to take place. To prepare, we set out to find the massive insects—and learn all about how they live, sound, and taste.

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Late Nights With Heath Ledger: Stories From the Set of ‘A Knight’s Tale’

Twenty years ago, Ledger flexed his leading-man talents in an absurd-yet-fun action movie about medieval jousting. But the real takeaway is the friendships he made along the way with Paul Bettany, Mark Addy, and Alan Tudyk.

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Most of All, Cicadas Sound Like Summertime

As the Brood X cohort emerge from the ground for the first time in 17 years, summer can officially begin

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A Second-by-Second Breakdown of the Trailer for ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’

Eddie Brock and his best friend Symbiote are back, joined this time by breakfast foods, extreme gore, and Woody Harrelson, who absolutely understands the assignment

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The Aaron Rodgers 2021 Offseason Tracker

Is the reigning NFL MVP about to be traded? Could he become the next full-time host of ‘Jeopardy!’? And what’s next in his relationship with Shailene Woodley? Let’s run through all of the developments in the quarterback’s offseason for the ages.

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If You Thought Playing NBA Defense Was Hard, Try Quantifying It

Nikola Jokic may be the MVP, but is he a good defender? The truth is, the numbers don’t really know. The analytics revolution has changed basketball, but everyone—armchair statheads, team quants, agents, general managers—still can’t quite figure out how to properly measure the defensive side of the ball.

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Introducing ‘No Skips With Jinx and Shea’

Check out the show trailer for ‘No Skips’ as Jinx and Shea go back and forth to reveal what you can expect from their hot new podcast celebrating hip-hop’s most iconic albums

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My NBA Awards Ballot and This Year’s Toughest Calls

This year’s jumbled MVP race may finally be settled, but there are still plenty of awards without a clear winner. Here are my picks (as of now!) as the regular season winds down.

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‘Ziwe’ Steps Through the Looking Glass Into the Next Wave of Late Night

Now with the backing and distribution of Showtime, internet sensation Ziwe Fumudoh has room to scale a different type of late night comedy

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The Future of the NBA on TNT

Go behind the scenes with Candace Parker, Dwyane Wade, Shaq, and Adam Lefkoe

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How Tyler, the Creator Grew Into the Rebel He Always Wanted to Be

Ten years ago, the Odd Future leader dropped his official debut, ‘Goblin,’ a testament to youthful rage—and all the good and bad that comes with it. But his truly iconoclastic work was still years off.

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Money, Power, and Respect at the Champions League Final

Chelsea and Manchester City have shown that you can have it all, as long as you’re willing to pay for it

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Is at a Post-Trump Crossroads

In Elon Musk, ‘SNL’ got another business tycoon to distract its viewers while it figures out what to do next

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Grit, Grudges, and Gurus: What to Make of the Rangers’ Shocking Week, and the Team’s Future

James Dolan stunned the hockey world this week by firing his beloved top two executives. And even before that, the Rangers made headlines for the Statement. Where did all this come from—and where does the team go from here?

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2021 NBA Draft Guide: How Deep Is This Year’s Class?

From Modern Rip Hamilton to Jumbo Jrue Holiday, here are player comparisons and updated rankings for the top 30 prospects in this year’s draft

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Tank Diaries: Tank, Tank and Tank, Tank, Tank

The end of the season is no place for respectability. What the Thunder need now are losses.

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How the World’s Most “Dangerous” Punk Band Got a Little Less Cold

The lead singer of the Danish band discusses the evolution of their songcraft, coming up in the music industry, and their excellent new record, ‘Seek Shelter’

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Mark Millar and Netflix’s Gamble on ‘The Godfather II’ of Superhero Shows

The writer behind ‘Kick-Ass’ and some of Marvel’s most beloved story lines answers some questions about his rise in the industry and his new show, ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’