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Nairo Quintana is the second-youngest rider and only South American in the peloton at the Tour de France. He's also the race's most fascinating unknown, and the closest thing cycling has to the paradigm-smashing multidimensional weirdness of Russell Westbrook.

Matt Harvey has done everything a baseball fans could've hoped for and more in his brief and brilliant time with the Mets. Don't we at least owe him a nickname?

In his first move as GM of the Philadelphia 76ers, Sam Hinkie traded a comparatively affordable young star just coming into his prime for a couple of draft picks. Hinkie has his reasons, and they're better than they may seem at the moment.

Skee-Ball originated on boardwalks, and has become component shorthand for a certain type of contemporary hipster caricature. It is, however, alive and well as a sport, and the fourth annual BEEB—the Super Bowl of skee-ball—was proof that it's a good deal more interesting and vital than any caricature.

My t-shirt was soaked in sweat and my hands were covered in axle grease, but I couldn’t resist the urge to check on the Stanley Cup celebrations via Twitter. I read reports of smashed storefronts and packs of marauding bros in Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville as I walked up the quiet, tree-lined streets of Beverly. The only celebration I witnessed was the dog barking like a maniac. He does that every time I come home, Stanley Cup or no Stanley Cup.

No wrestling organization leverages the yet-unfulfilled dreams of their competitors for more entertainment value than Pro Wrestling Guerilla, and none of its independent contractors deliver more than Kevin Steen, “Mr. Wrestling.” He's a 250-pound Canadian, part lumberjack and part bear, with a knack for safely dropping guys on their heads and complex suplexes. And he really, really wants this.

Aaron Hernandez is under suspicion for some very bad things. This doesn't look good, but given that none of us really knows a thing about Aaron Hernandez, it's tough to say any more about it than that.

LeBron James and the Heat are great enough to win multiple NBA Championships. But greatness isn't the most important thing, and it will take more than that to continue dominating a rapidly changing game.

When a longstanding and culturally integral part of your sport allows for players to punch each other in the head, can you really claim to be concerned about player safety? Hockey is still figuring that out.

It will be a long time before we see a basketball game to top Game Six of the NBA Finals. Luckily, we won't have to wait that long to see Game Seven, and one more chance to see something astonishing.