A preview so comprehensive, so wide-ranging, so dedicated to getting you up to speed with MLS that it has both Terence Malick and a crossword puzzle in it.
Juan Roman Riquelme has finally retired after 19 seasons of brilliance. His legacy is rich and disputed, but those who watched him play understand what he meant to the game.
Derrick Rose has gone from young superstar to injury-wracked cautionary tale. The saddest part is that it all seemed to happen so naturally.
It's been exactly a year since the inanity of the #HijackRaw movement entered our lives, and it's been exactly a year too long.
That it's a lady arm wrestling league would be enough, but the LA Lady Arm Wrestlers are so much more than enough.
Our senior Bicycling to Nowhere in Particular Correspondent writes about what he finds (and loses) while braving Vancouver, Washington's wind and rain.
Everyone knows what Sam Hinkie's gambit is with the Philadelphia 76ers. No one knows if it's working, or ever will. That's the sour and hilarious genius of it.
Kevin Garnett is back in Minnesota, where very little has changed.
Once one of the stranger and more in-demand quantities in the NBA economy, expiring contracts are no longer a big trade deadline target. Good. Basketball is for the living.
The Cricket World Cup is underway across the world, and will be going on for some time. For those of us stuck on the wrong side of the international dateline, this is an opportunity to get to know it, and get into it. What, you had other plans?