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Tom Breihan

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The biggest money match in history -- last year's John Cena vs. The Rock "Once in a Lifetime" main event -- will have its Twice-in-a-Lifetime sequel. When you throw in a dancing sociopath, more than a few Jurassic Park parallels and CM Punk wiping the fake ashes of the actually-dead Paul Bearer on him in preparation for his match with The Undertaker, it's no wonder people are predicting that this will be the biggest show in the history of the event. Our interpid reporters Tom Breihan and Nick Bond will do their best to prepare you. 

The Davis Cup can be one of the greatest and rowdiest tennis experiences out there. So why is the USTA so content to play it in front of tiny audiences, like the one it's almost certain to find this weekend in Boise?

Despite his claims to the contrary there's a pretty good case to be made that Sunderland FC's newest manager, Paolo Di Canio, is at least sort of a fascist. A wee bit of the iron fist never hurt anybody, right? 

One of the dirty little secrets football fans don’t like to talk about is that, in the game, a lot of things happen by accident. Xavi Hernández is the antidote to all that.

A fleeting moment of happiness in Queens on Opening Day, near the chop shops, amid the swirling on-field garbage and omnipresent Mets-fan anxiety, and in defiance of games two-through-162.

Topps chose "Chasing History" as its dominant factoid-theme for this year's baseball card set. It's a nice idea, if not terribly well executed, but also a worthwhile reminder of both how outsized baseball's bizarre past is and the importance of context.

In which Alan Thicke and Werner Herzog, two of the great film artists of their generation, tackle the filmic possiblilities of skiing. Not in the same film, sadly.

David Roth

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It's Opening Day: a day to summon hope where possible and delusion where necessary, bust on Shane Victorino out of reflex, and try not to make eye contact with the Arizona Diamondbacks. A hugely digressive and mostly useless season preview, in dialogue form.

Another consideration of an outsized, fantastical world shot through with feuds, intrigue, power struggles and occasional acts of violence. But we write about the NBA all the time, so here's how the league relates to "Game of Thrones."

Even before it started, Bobby Valentine's tenure as Red Sox manager was an unmitigated disaster. But, with a new crop of hot young prospects, a quarter billion in bad contracts shipped to LA and a top-10 pick in this year's draft, was Bobby V's reign really as bad as we thought?