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Even in a league of massively gangly humans, Tayshaun Prince stands out thanks to what might be the NBA's most instantly recognziable pair of arms. It's what he does with them, and how unassumingly and well he does it, that makes him one of the NBA's more reliably underrated players.

David Eckstein has been retired for years, and wasn't all that remarkable during his playing days. So why does he still stand for so much to both sides in baseball's long-running argument about numbers, heart and the relationship between the two?

What will Sacramento's widely reviled owners be up to in a couple years? Something terrible, most likely. Here's one guess.

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In which we welcome our robot overlords, wonder when the Arizona Diamondbacks will secede, digress in defense of digressive broadcasters and so on. Also Dan Shaughnessey.

With the FA Cup final between Wigan and Manchester set for noon Saturday, American fans will descend upon pubs through the country to watch England's most important annual football game. It can be a daunting scene for newcomers, which is why we pulled together a brief guide for fans looking to fake it effectively. 

New York City may be about to get its own MLS team, courtesy of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour. But it won't be the New York Cosmos, in name or coolness or spirit or any other sense, and that's a pity.

Savannah, Georgia is a long way from Cheyenne, Wyoming, and also a long way from the Major Leagues. But Savannah is where Brandon Nimmo, one of the very few baseball players to make it out of Wyoming and a prospect in the New York Mets organization, plays in the outfield for the Savannah Sand Gnats. It's all a lot closer than it seems.

The greatest possible tribute to what Sir Alex Ferguson did during his 26 years with Manchester United is how hard it is to imagine the team, or the game, without him. Even when he retires, though, Ferguson won't quite be gone.

The X-Games have always traveled the difficult road between relevancy and authenticity. Now, in an attempt to reinvograte the flailing brand, ESPN has brought the games to Europe and South America. And nobody's cared. 

The Brooklyn Nets are a mediocre, tacky, over-branded and mostly heart-free basketball team that's no fun to watch. But give them time and they'll become something else, despite everything.