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  • What's in a nickname?

    What's in a nickname?
    A-Rod. K-Rod. F-Rod. I-Rod. B-Rob. We are not living in the Golden Age of sports nicknames. J-Roll. O-Dog. T-Mac. D-Wade. These are not nicknames; they're contractions, abbreviations. Crowned "King James" at the outset of a career that has yet to see him...
  • For 'Jack Armstrong in spikes,' the farm was The Show

    For 'Jack Armstrong in spikes,' the farm was The Show
    They're at the top of the stretch ... On the outside, Efficiency. Here comes Town Cheer! ... Yankee Cashmere is trying to sweep from ninth ... Yankee Cashmere comes from last to take the stretch lead! A magnificent drive to ... win the Cadillac Breeders...
  • Review: 'His Ownself' by Dan Jenkins

    Review: 'His Ownself' by Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins may not be the greatest sportswriter of the 20th Century but he is indisputably in the same ballpark with such people as Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, Red Smith, Jim Murray, Frank Deford and Gary Smith. There are others, of course, some of...
  • 100 years after big league debut, Babe Ruth is still larger than life

    100 years after big league debut, Babe Ruth is still larger than life
    It is easy now to identify the most famous name from the baseball box score dated July 11, 1914. However, one hundred summers ago at Boston's Fenway Park, the annotation "Ruth" was not historically significant. The baby-faced pitcher, only months...
  • 10 things you might not know about Wrigley Field

    10 things you might not know about Wrigley Field
    Amid all the wrangling over renovations and increased signage at Wrigley Field, we'd like to explode a few myths about the 99-year-old ballpark. As Ernie Banks might put it, let's play 10: 1 The ballpark you know as Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, used...
  • Critic's Notebook: Grantland takes on the bigger world of sports

    Critic's Notebook: Grantland takes on the bigger world of sports
    When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
  • The Sports Guy goes Hollywood: Can Bill Simmons make Grantland a must read for pop culture lovers?

     
    ESPN's Sports Guy Bill Simmons talks about how his new Grantland sports and pop culture site is making connections between the worlds of sports and show business...
  • USC stripped of another national title

     
    USC stripped of another national title The Football Writers Association of America has revoked USC's 2004 national championship....
  • USC football: Trojans will play home-and-home series with Texas

     
    USC Athletic Director Pat Haden announced that USC would play a home-and-home series with Texas in 2017 and 2018 and also play Utah State in 2013. The Trojans last played Texas in the 2006 Bowl Championship Series title game at......
  • Ring Lardner Jr., last of the Hollywood 10, dies

    Ring Lardner Jr., the Academy Award-winning screenwriter who was imprisoned for refusing to answer questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee, has died of cancer. He was 85. The last survivor of the so-called Hollywood 10, a group of...