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Sports Villains and the Pats, Plus ‘Marriage Story’ With Chuck Klosterman

Bill Simmons discusses the latest New England Patriots "scandal"

‘Book of Basketball 2.0’: Dirk’s Game 7 Breakthrough and the Decade’s Greatest Series (BoB Rewatchables With Marc Stein)

Chapter 5b: Bill and Marc Stein rewatch Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference Semifinals between the Mavs and the Spurs

Is Pep Guardiola on His Way Out?

Could the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager be looking for a new job soon?

‘Group Chat’: The Top 25 Players of the 2019-20 Season Thus Far

Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden are lone rangers, but a few duos check in toward the top of our list as well

‘Happy Gilmore’ With Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and the Safdie Brothers

The ‘Uncut Gems’ directors chime in on this Adam Sandler classic

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The Raptors Have Nothing to Prove—to Kawhi Leonard or Anyone Else

The Toronto sports scene was forever changed by last season’s NBA championship run. Leonard will see that for himself in his first trip back to Scotiabank Arena with the Clippers.

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The Ringer’s 41 Favorite Sports Moments of 2019

From Tiger’s triumph to Kawhi’s heroics to the time a cat became the star of ‘Monday Night Football,’ here are the sports moments that defined our year

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With Gerrit Cole Signed, the Yankees Are the Yankees Again. Everyone Else: Beware.

New York’s reported free-agent deal with the former Astro smashes Stephen Strasburg’s one-day-old record. The Death Star has returned to the Bronx.

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How Will ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Handle Leia Organa?

The late Carrie Fisher is set to appear in Episode IX through unused footage from ‘The Force Awakens.’ Hopefully J.J. Abrams’s creative choices will give the actress and her character a proper sendoff.

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‘Slow News Day’: Let the Bengals Cheat Against the Patriots

The New England Patriots were caught filming the Bengals’ sideline at last weekend’s Browns game. Was it cheating or just incompetence?

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An Early Primer for NBA Trade Season

We’re five days out from 90 percent of the league becoming trade-eligible. Here are the players and teams to watch as the trade market begins to take shape.

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Which NFL Coach Is Sitting on the Hottest Seat?

This week’s ranking looks at the nine men who are coaching for their jobs between now and Black Monday

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An Oral History of the Shot That Changed Toronto and Kawhi Leonard Forever

The buzzer-beater in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals propelled the Toronto Raptors to their first title, and ended the season for the ascendant Philadelphia 76ers. Players, coaches, broadcasters, and a ball kid talk about the biggest moment of the season, and the impact it had.

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‘Binge Mode: Star Wars’: Eight Easter Eggs From ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 5

‘Binge Mode’ hosts Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion break down the fifth episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ by sharing eight of their favorite insights and observations

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It May Be Time for the Jaguars to Do a Complete Overhaul

The team that went to the AFC championship game two years ago is crumbling, and it’s clear that Nick Foles wasn’t the savior they needed. Is the best option a completely fresh start?

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‘Bill Simmons’s Book of Basketball 2.0’: The Best NBA Game Marc Stein Ever Covered

Bill Simmons is joined by The New York Times’ Marc Stein to detail Game 7 of the 2006 playoff series between the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs

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Will Rey’s Parents Still Be a Mystery in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’?

In ‘The Last Jedi,’ Kylo Ren told her that her parents were nobodies—"filthy junk traders"—but recent interviews from J.J. Abrams and Daisy Ridley hint at other, saga-shifting possibilities

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Victor Oladipo’s Return Could Turn the Pacers Into a Threat

Indiana is exceeding all expectations after making big changes this summer, but the team’s trajectory could skyrocket even higher once its most familiar face returns to the floor

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The Raiders’ Jon Gruden Experiment Remains Just As Confounding As Ever

In January 2018, Oakland handed Gruden a 10-year, $100 million deal. Since then, he’s been a laughingstock, a surprise success, and virtually everything in between. What should we make of the first two years of the hire that rocked the football world?

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Can TikTok Stay Weird?

The teen-driven, Chinese-owned platform was the social-media breakout of 2019—and now faces the scrutiny that comes with going mainstream. As governments investigate and celebrities invade, what will happen to the culture that made TikTok a hit?

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To Be Young, in Love, and Camila Cabello

The ascendant pop star has returned with ‘Romance,’ an album about being in love and wanting to tell everyone you’re in love

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Sam Darnold Saw Ghosts, but He Should’ve Been Scared of Adam Gase’s Offense

The New York Jets are out of the playoffs again. What will they do this offseason?

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What Are the Odds Baby Yoda Shows Up in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’?

And if he does, what role will he play?

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‘Book of Basketball 2.0’: Dirk’s Game 7 Breakthrough and the Decade’s Greatest Series (BoB Rewatchables With Marc Stein)

Chapter 5b: Bill and Marc Stein rewatch Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference Semifinals between the Mavs and the Spurs

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Stephen Strasburg’s Record-Setting Deal Is Surprising, but It Could Make a Lot of Sense

The 31-year-old World Series MVP is the latest beneficiary of the robust MLB free-agency market, but there’s reason to think he could be worth the $245 million he’ll make over the next seven years

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The Starting 11: The Offseason Acquisitions That Are Shaping the NFL Playoff Race

The Chiefs, Saints, and Titans all made moves for unheralded players this spring, and now, those deals are paying off. Plus: Drew Lock is playing like Denver’s franchise QB, and Sean McVay may be back.

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Oh Boy, the Pats Are Embroiled in Another Cheating Controversy

The NFL is reportedly investigating whether New England had a videographer illicitly record Cincinnati’s sideline on Sunday, though it may be a misunderstanding over branded content

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The Best Memes of 2019

What it do, baby? Here are the funniest pieces of content the internet created this year. Oh, nice.

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What Will the Panthers Do With Cam Newton This Offseason?

After a fifth straight loss, Carolina has been eliminated from postseason contention. What the Panthers choose to do now will affect the team for years to come.

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Saints-49ers Was the Game of the Season—and Maybe an NFC Championship Preview

In Sunday’s electric matchup, San Francisco and New Orleans showed the extra gears that other teams in the NFC haven’t been able to match. Those largely come from the guys calling the plays—and the ones under center.

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The Winners and Losers of the 2020 Golden Globes Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has once again come through with a list of nominees that is both star-studded and intermittently absurd

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“Worked at Vice Then Went to Jail”: Inside the Canadian Hipster Drug Ring

In December 2015, five young people were arrested in Australia during a botched drug trafficking attempt. In September 2019, their handler—a onetime Vice Canada editor—pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import cocaine. He admits his involvement in the scheme, and expects to serve time in prison. Does he feel that bad about it?

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How to Navigate the Injuries Upending the Fantasy Football Playoffs

Week 14 saw a number of high-profile offensive playmakers—including Mike Evans, DeVante Parker, and Mark Andrews—head to the sideline. With championships on the line, here’s how to make the most of the injury crisis.

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Can Kylo Ren Be Redeemed in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’?

Adam Driver’s villain is unlike any other—does that mean his destiny will be different?

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The Chargers Turn to the Offseason—and Maybe a Post–Philip Rivers World

Plus, Los Angeles has a big running-back decision to make

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An 11-point Plan to Save the Knicks

The entire process is broken in New York. Here’s what it would take to finally fix things.

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What the Schedule Tells Us About Who’s Real and Who’s Not

Wins and losses aren’t built the same this early in the NBA season. Here are the teams that have been helped and hurt the most by their strength of schedule, and what it means moving forward.