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8.15.17

Watch the Trailer for Aaron Sorkin's Directorial Debut 'Molly's Game'

The drama stars Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, the real-life "Poker Princess" who organized high-stakes games for the rich and famous.

6.12.17

An Experiment That Changed Baseball: The Moneyball Draft 15 Years Later

For this oral history, we spoke with more than a dozen people who were directly, and indirectly, involved in the Oakland A's 2002 draft, which changed baseball forever.

8.30.16

Rethinking The Transfer Window: Why Players Should Be Traded Not Transferred

With the transfer window more showboating than substance these days, perhaps it's time to redefine the value of a footballer, and the manner in which his services are acquired.

7.15.16

Not Enough Cooks: Has the Vaunted Oakland A's Front Office Become Too Insular for Its Own Good?

As competing teams turn to large baseball operations departments, Oakland has opted to keep its braintrust small.

6.17.16

When Will Artificial Intelligence Replace This Man?

How technology is changing sports analysis, and, soon, coaching.

5.12.16

Nick Swisher, Baseball's Ultimate Bro's Bro, Isn't Ready To Quit

In a dozen MLB seasons, Nick Swisher won a World Series, made millions, and had a lot of fun. He's at Triple-A trying to get back, because he's not ready to stop.

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3.25.16

RGIII And Afterlife In A Glass House: David Roth's Weak In Review

The Cleveland Browns signing a free agent quarterback does not really qualify as news. But, when Robert Griffin III is concerned, we're in another realm entirely.

2.19.16

Uncertainty Carries The Day At The NBA Trade Deadline

Moves got made, but the NBA's uneventful, anticlimactic trade deadline made clear that teams still don't know how they'll handle the coming salary cap boom.

1.14.16

Paul DePodesta Explains His Path to the Cleveland Browns

In his first interview since joining the Cleveland Browns, Paul DePodesta, long known as baseball's sabermetric whiz, talks about the philosophy that has guided his whole career, in and out of sports.

1.8.16

David Roth's Weak In Review: Efficiency, Anxiety, And Us

In hiring Paul DePodesta, the Cleveland Browns took a risk and dragged the NFL into the present. This sounds good, but honestly have you seen the present lately?

9.28.15

The Revolution Will Be Meticulously Tracked: Welcome to the Statcast Era

The possibilities for Statcast are more constrained by the human imagination than any technological barrier.

11.17.14

The Mental Illness Behind the 'Foxcatcher' Murder

Foxcatcher is the new Bennett Miller movie that tells the backstory of a brutal, mysterious, and headline-grabbing 1996 murder. However, the murderer and his motives are richer and much more complex than what is even on screen.

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