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The Reclamation of Shang-Chi

On Friday, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ will mark the arrival of the MCU’s first Asian American lead character. But it’s not just a triumphant moment of representation—it’s one that aims to reverse decades of comic book stereotyping.

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Ranking All 45 Bears Quarterbacks Since the Team Last Won the Super Bowl

Chicago finally seems to have its franchise QB in Justin Fields. Before he takes his first NFL snap, let’s rank every one of his predecessors since 1985—from the mediocre to the bad to the truly baffling.

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What’s More Important in NFL Quarterback Development: Nature or Nurture?

Highly drafted quarterbacks are often seen as saving graces in the NFL. But many of the league’s most successful passers weren’t taken all that high, or didn’t start right away. So what matters more for long-term success: a QB’s talent level or their situation?

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The Top 200 Players in Fantasy Football

The Travis Etienne injury and Sony Michel trade have shaken up the running back landscape. With just two weeks until kickoff, whose stock is rising and whose is falling?

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The Top 200 Players in Fantasy Football

Who is rising and who is falling as the season nears? Plus: unveiling our dynasty rankings.

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“A Smile With Sharp Teeth”: Mike Richards’s Rise to ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Sparks Questions About His Past

The ‘Jeopardy!’ host search is finally over. New reporting reveals that concerns about Richards and the show’s selection process remain.

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The Best Nickelodeon Character Bracket Final: SpongeBob vs. Tommy

At last, it all comes down to this: an original Nicktoon against the contemporary face of the network. Who will prevail?

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The Best Nickelodeon Character Bracket: The Final Four

In the end, it’s come down to the absolute best of the best: the 1-seeds

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The Ringer’s Definitive Nickelodeon Theme Song Ranking

From certified slaps like TLC’s ‘All That’ theme to whatever is going on with the ‘CatDog’ song, we’re counting down the 20 best intro songs in the Nick universe

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The Best Nickelodeon Character Bracket: The Elite Eight

With just two rounds remaining until the championship, a clear picture of Nick’s top talent has emerged

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An Oral History of ‘Nickelodeon GUTS’

How a crack creative team dreamed up the wildest kids’ game show of the ’90s, invented the Aggro Crag, and helped make Mike and Mo famous

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How Nickelodeon Created Its Slime-Drenched ’90s Style

Thanks to its bright colors, clashing patterns, and a whole mess of green stuff, identifying with Nickelodeon was so easy because kids could so easily identify Nickelodeon shows

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The Best Nickelodeon Character Bracket: Round 2

Now the competition really begins ...

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Nickelodeon’s Generational Divide

At the height of its power, Nickelodeon helped shape pop culture for almost two decades. While the network was ubiquitous for anyone who lived through the era, the way it was experienced was far from universal.

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The Best Nickelodeon Character Bracket

As Nicktoons’ 30th anniversary approaches, it’s time to celebrate the heroes, villains, sponges and starfish, and cats and dogs who redefined children’s programming in the 1990s and beyond

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The Winners and Losers of the 2021 NBA Offseason (So Far)

After one week of maneuvering and dealing that definitely wasn’t agreed to weeks in advance, virtually every notable free agent is off the board. Our panel evaluates the best and worst of what’s happened so far and looks ahead to looming trade clouds and the 2021-22 title picture.

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Daisies, Aged: A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and the End of the Native Tongues Era

In 1996, the two most prominent groups from hip-hop’s most prominent conscious collective released tense works that reacted to the evolving genre around them—and signaled the end of the crew as fans knew it

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Vashti Cunningham Is Raising the Bar

As a father, a coach, and a pastor, former NFL star Randall Cunningham has taught his high-jumping daughter everything he knows. Now, as she readies for her second Olympics, she’s jumping into her own.

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Gregg Berhalter’s Plan for American Men’s Soccer Is Working

Berhalter laid out his vision for the U.S. men’s national team when he took the head-coaching job two and a half years ago. The signs of progress are clear, with consecutive wins over Mexico in tournament finals in the past two months. But the hardest test begins next month when World Cup qualifying begins.

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The Sun Gods of the LBC: The Last Days of Sublime and the Birth of Their Self-Titled Masterpiece

The full story of the SoCal band’s breakout third album, tragic ending, and enduring status as ska-punk-reggae legends

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Davante Adams Reclaims the Wide Receiver Crown

With Aaron Rodgers’s status in Green Bay settled, some Packers playmakers are rising up our rankings. Who else is moving up the board?

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There’s No Prospect Like Evan Mobley

The USC 7-footer has a chance to be a generational player in the NBA, thanks to his unique talents and an equally one-of-a-kind upbringing

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The Secret to ‘I Think You Should Leave’? Old Guys.

From Professor Yurabay to Detective Crashmore to that skunk Doug, the second season uses veteran character actors better than any other show on TV

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Ranking the Top 70 Prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft

Which players are rising and falling with the big night just days away? Kevin O’Connor reveals his final Big Board.

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The Ringer Guide to 2021 NBA Free Agency

Examining the most interesting teams, players, and trade rumors as the NBA’s annual free-for-all approaches

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Trust the Processing

Cade Cunningham doesn’t have jump-out-of-the-gym athleticism, so why is he expected to be the no. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft? The pace of play has given rise to a new breed of star: players like Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic who can read the game faster than their opponents can react.

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Rosalie Fish Wants to Be the Face of Change

She runs to spread awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women, an epidemic that remains in the shadows despite ravaging communities

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The Bucks Are Champions

Who will win today’s games? Which teams are the title favorites? And how long will every playoff series last? Our model has answers.

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How Steely Dan Became a Cult Favorite for Millennials

Even as younger generations seem to be at war with baby boomer ideals, there is one relic of the ’70s they can get behind: the soft-rock sounds of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker

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The Resurgent Appeal of Guinness World Records

In a pandemic-stricken 2020, many people found purpose in an unexpected way: breaking a Guinness world record. Why does the book hold such fascination more than 50 years after its creation? And why are these records so meaningful to those who pursue them?

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The Ringer’s 2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

Christian McCaffrey or Dalvin Cook? Patrick Mahomes or Kyler Murray? Stefon Diggs or Davante Adams? Use our top 200 rankings to dominate your league.

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The Top 50 Players in the 2021 NBA Draft

Who’s rising and falling as the draft approaches? Which lottery hopefuls have franchise-changing potential? And who could go down as the steal of this class?