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  • If Bale can't please every last Madridista, Euro 2016 is at least an opportunity for him to flaunt his greatness for his undermanned national team.

  • The stars of tomorrow don't always pan out, but sometimes, wonderfully, they pan out in ways you would never expect. Sergi Roberto, Barcelona's new do-it-all utility man, is one such pleasant surprise.

  • November 17, 2015
    Striving for Perfection

    "I often wonder when, over the course of a nine-inning professional baseball game, a pitcher starts thinking this could be the day they toss a no-hitter. I know that I first had the thought in the top of the third inning when Arrieta struck out Pedro Alvarez for his fifth strikeout of the night."

  • October 27, 2015
    This Week In Barca

    A Barcelona fan examines his nostalgia-soaked relationship with a TV show about the goings on in La Masia, the greatest youth academy in the world.

  • Simone Manuel is a leader in the first generation of African-Americans swimmers to make systemic waves in the sport.

    What took so long?

  • June 26, 2015
    The Neymar Problem

    Fresh off a Copa America suspension, Neymar is in everyone's bad graces. But is he to blame, or is it just part of the circumstances that shaped him into Pele's rightful heir?

  • A eulogy of the Spain and Barcelona great's career shouldn't contain such heavy laments, but people aren't perfect.

  • New media have changed way we understand our favorite athletes, but not necessarily for the better.

  • March 5, 2015

    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.

  • February 12, 2015
    Demanding Overtime

    People spend a lot of time trying to figure out what makes winners win. All we know about it, after all that work, is that it's dark, strange, stubborn, and mostly invisible. That and that identifying it may not be worth it.