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The only guide you need to the most important names in Major League Baseball's June Draft.

Muhammad Ali lived a life that was bigger, in every way, than any athlete of his era. These are the memories of four people who knew him—author Thomas Hauser, When We Were Kingsfilmmaker Leon Gast, HBO's Jim Lampley, and trainer Freddie Roach—of meeting him at various points along that journey.

There’s Hemingway’s old bit about bullfighting and car racing, of course, but bikes are an even more perverse extension—totally exposed humans at ever-increasing speeds somehow allowed to continue racing one another from a very young age amid perpetual political bickering over safety, economic and environmental concerns.

Muhammad Ali was more than a champion, and more than a fighter. He championed revolutionary ideas, in revolutionary ways. Let's remember that, before history and expedience smooths it out.

In which a coffee-related mishap in a secret basketball bunker leads to two idiots coming up with every insane thing that happened in the NBA this year.

For much of the last year, the story of Kevin Durant has been about where he might go as a free agent. He's telling a different story on the court right now, and a much more entertaining one.

Advanced statistics give us a new lens on basketball, and help us see things in new ways. This is good, but we shouldn't confuse all that new knowledge with understanding.

Above all else, basketball a game of movement. In his book Ball Don’t Lie: Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball, Yago Colàs reminds NBA consumers that the future of basketball might not always be what the game is now and that the game did not always have to be what it is now. The sport, like the ball itself, is fluid.

When Seattle's City Council voted not to spend millions of dollars on an arena without a team to put in it, a shitlord faction of Seattle sports fans directed a torrent of gross gendered ugliness at the women who voted against it. Here are some sanctions that might set things right.

The chain of events that led to Rougned Odor socking Jose Bautista in the face began last fall, but all comes back to a game that's caught up in its own unwritten rules.