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Michael covers sports, culture, and politics, and hosts ‘The Ringer MLB Show.’ Before joining The Ringer he wrote for Grantland and Baseball Prospectus.

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The Formula One Circus Hit Miami and Produced an Event Unlike Any Other

From a fake marina to a celebrity-packed grid walk to an NFT art gallery, the Miami Grand Prix set new levels of spectacle, even for F1

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Miami Grand Prix Reactions

Kevin and Baumann break down Max Verstappen’s victory

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Miami GP Qualifying Recap

Kevin is joined by Michael Baumann to recap the Miami Grand Prix qualifying session that resulted in Charles Leclerc taking pole position

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The Panthers Can Beat Any Team in the NHL. But Can They Beat Hockey Randomness?

Being a historically great regular-season team doesn’t mean much come NHL playoff time. So will the Panthers live up to their potential? Or will they be yet another juggernaut to step on a crack and go out early?

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Byron Buxton Is Doing the Damn Thing

The Twins’ star center fielder has gotten off to a massive start this season and is proving he’s one of the best players in baseball. But we’ve been here before and know none of that will matter if he can’t stay on the field.

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How Significant Are Red Bull’s Reliability Issues—and Can Max Verstappen Overcome Them?

F1’s reigning champ has been knocked out of two races due to mechanical issues and is already 46 points behind Charles Leclerc in the driver standings. How unprecedented are these problems? And does Red Bull have enough time to return to the top?

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Who Was Right? Was It Wrong? Revisiting the Results of Iconic Rom-Coms

Did Tom actually have good reason to be upset in ‘500 Days of Summer’? Was Henry’s pursuit of Lucy in ‘50 First Dates’ ethical? Two Ringer staffers debate those famous plot points and more.

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Eight Takeaways From MLB’s Opening Weekend

The Nationals are winning the jersey battle, Steven Kwan is having a dream debut, and pitchers are hearing voices—in a good way. That and more from the first MLB series of the season.

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The 2022 MLB Preseason Power Rankings

After a long, chaotic offseason, Opening Day is finally almost here. Which teams are ready to make serious runs this year? Which are retooling for future seasons? And which team kept the Dodgers from the no. 1 spot?

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A Taxonomy of Hot Male British Actors

This weekend marks the return of ‘Bridgerton,’ a series that celebrates society journalism—and lusting after Brits. To celebrate, here’s an exploration of the different types of attractive male British actors—from the prototypes to the ones currently ruling the screen.