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Met Gala Reactions, Brad and Bradley at U.S. Open, and Bennifer’s Red Carpet Debut

Plus, Juliet and Amanda talk about Nicki Minaj’s infamous tweet regarding her absence from the Met Gala and offer a huge congratulations to Britney Spears on her engagement

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At the U.S. Open, the Weight of History Was No Match for Pure Joy

The dominance of older players has meant that tennis has become captive to a kind of static reverence for its past. This U.S. Open ushered in something different—and far more thrilling.

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Drake’s Dodgers Date, Yacht Season, and a Bennifer Update

Plus, reacting to the best celebrity outfits from Wimbledon and the European Championship

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MLB Prospect Cards to Watch For

Plus, Mike and Jesse give an NBA Finals update, discuss Novak Djokovic’s card value, and answer mailbag questions

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Dua Lipa’s ‘Vanity Fair’ Cover, Cardi B’s Pregnancy, and Ed Sheeran’s Sense of Humor 

Plus, honoring the 10-year anniversary of ‘Monte Carlo’ on the latest edition of Cringe Mode

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Naomi Osaka Doesn’t Need to Talk

Bryan and David reflect on Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open and discuss the evolving media-athlete relationship

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Mental Health, Mo’Nique’s Critiques, and Ellie Kemper Won What?

Plus, Van and Rachel reflect on the massacre in Tulsa 100 years later, and why it’s only now becoming common historical knowledge

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The Nuance of the Naomi Osaka Story

Osaka withdrew from the French Open after declining to sit for the tournament’s mandated press conferences. Does her decision affect the future of sports journalism?

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Naomi Osaka and the Press, Double Dating in Hawaii, and a ‘Friends’ Reunion Recap

Juliet and Amanda weigh in on how the press plays a role in the celebrity landscape, touch on Miles and Keleigh Teller’s Hawaii vacation with Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers, and recap the ‘Friends’ reunion show

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Serena Williams and the Battle Against Time

The end may not be here for the 23-time Grand Slam champion, but as Thursday’s Australian Open loss to Naomi Osaka shows, every moment now carries added significance

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Naomi Osaka Endures a Storm to Ascend Tennis Again

The 22-year-old seized control of her voice and her game at the U.S. Open, outlasting Victoria Azarenka in a final—and tournament—unlike any other

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No Novak, No Problem. Men’s Tennis Needs Some New Champions, Anyway.

Novak Djokovic’s early dismissal from the U.S. Open might alter the course of the sport’s history. For now, it’s an opportunity for a young generation of players to emerge from the shadow of the Big Three.

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Does Tennis Owe Its Players a Living?

Can average tennis players afford to keep competing—and can the sport survive without them?

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A Summer With No Slams

The tennis schedule has not been spared the desolation wreaked by the coronavirus. But perhaps no other sport features so many epic champions at the late stages of their careers.

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Maria Sharapova’s Strange, Successful, Paradoxical Career Comes to an End

Sharapova, who announced her retirement on Wednesday, built a successful brand as an emblem of tennis glamour at the same time that her dogged, counterpunching game could look like a grunting antithesis of style

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A Change for Doubles Tennis

Rodger Sherman has an opinion

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Coco Gauff on Beating Venus Williams, Taking Advice From Fellow Athletes, and Blocking Out the Noise

Vince and Annie sit down with 15-year-old phenom Coco Gauff to talk about her meteoric rise in the tennis world

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The U.S. Open Gave Us a Revelation, an Iconic Champion, and a Look at the Future of Tennis

Bianca Andreescu continued her ascent by beating Serena Williams. Daniil Medvedev put forth a remarkable effort in a loss to Rafael Nadal. The next wave of tennis stars were on display in Flushing Meadows—and this time, they lived up to the hype.

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How Will Tennis Survive Without Its Superstars?

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams have driven the money and interest in tennis for two decades. They are also, like all of us, getting older. What happens to the men’s and women’s games when they retire?

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Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff Offer a Glimpse of a Bright Future in Women’s Tennis

Hopefully, Saturday’s third-round matchup at the U.S. Open was the first of many future meetings between Osaka and Gauff

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A Night to Misremember: The Serena Williams–Maria Sharapova Rivalry That Wasn’t

The first—and probably only—U.S. Open matchup between the two tennis champs ended in a brisk, sub-hour Williams win

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Novak Djokovic’s Lovely, Victorious Crisis

Despite enduring many moments of trouble, including two championship points, the world no. 1 topped Roger Federer in the longest Wimbledon singles final of all time. How did he do it?

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Simona Halep Has Her Moment at Wimbledon

In a 56-minute dismantling of Serena Williams on Centre Court, the Romanian played remarkable counterpunching tennis to win her second career major

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The Nadal-Federer Rivalry Produced (Yet) Another Thriller

Roger Federer downed Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semifinals, adding another classic to the books and setting up a Fed-Djokovic final

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USWNT Celebrations, Wimbledon Watch 2019, and a Mystery Grab Bag of Celebrity News

Watching the U.S. Women’s National Team celebrate their World Cup win is just as fun as watching them play

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When Andy Met Serena

The two Wimbledon legends have teamed up to make mixed doubles the most exciting ticket at the All England Club

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Inside Coco Gauff’s Wild Run at Wimbledon

How fans, press, and the 15-year-old herself have reacted to the American’s surprise run through the first week at the All England Club

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In Love With Coco: An American Teenager Makes Her Name at Wimbledon

After defeating her idol Venus Williams in the first round, Coco Gauff made quick work of Magdalena Rybarikova on Court 1. How far can the 15-year-old debutant go?

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Wimbledon Preview: Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

The second seeds at this year’s tournament are both history players, but while one has nothing to lose at the end of his career, the other has everything to prove

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Stan Wawrinka Is Looking to Defy the Odds Again

The Swiss is one of the most accomplished players of his generation, but is still thought of as a party crasher. Now that he’s back in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros against Roger Federer, can he surprise us one more time?

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Nick Kyrgios’s Latest Act of Rebellion: Winning a Tennis Tournament

The 23-year-old Australian is a prodigy and a provocateur; an incredibly gifted player who is also a tireless innovator in the craft of mass irritation. His talents were on full display during his ATP tour win last weekend.

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Novak Djokovic Is in Apex Mode Again

Djokovic’s rout of Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open men’s final Sunday extended his latest run of dominance—and served as a reminder that no one is more unbeatable when he’s in the zone