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Past articles by matt:

Transfers Who Could Shift College Football’s Balance of Power —

Which familiar faces are set to thrive at their new schools? → Read More

Imagining a World Where Olympic Golds Trump NBA Rings —

What if DeAndre Jordan were right? → Read More

College Football’s Future Phenoms Have Arrived —

Top-ranked recruit Rashan Gary isn’t the only freshman primed to break out → Read More

Five Ways the Yankees Can Ruin Alex Rodriguez’s Farewell —

What Fresh Hell Awaits Alex Rodriguez in His Final Game? Getty ImagesTonight marks Alex Rodriguez’s final game with the Yankees, and no one is more excited for it than Joe Girardi. Ever since A-Rod announced his impending retirement on Sunday, the Yankees manager has trolled him to no end, toying with him in the media, keeping him out of the lineup as much as possible, and refusing to let him… → Read More

Carmelo Anthony Lifted Team USA Past Australia —

Carmelo Anthony, Olympic Icon, Lifted Team USA Past Australia APTeam USA’s men’s basketball team faced its first test of the Rio Olympics on Wednesday, narrowly defeating Australia 98–88 in a Group A matchup. Here’s all you need to know: Play of the game: The Bucks new $38 million man, Matthew Dellavedova, played like a maniac for Australia, finishing with a double-double and shooting 63 percent… → Read More

The Best Moments From Episode 1 of the New ‘Hard Knocks’ —

Eric Kush is ready to be the MVP of your heart, and Jeff Fisher becomes self-aware → Read More

Give Jabrill Peppers the Heisman Now —

Michigan’s jack-of-all-trades might play 10 different positions this year — can you even name 10 positions? → Read More

A Field Guide to a Very Los Angeles Season of ‘Hard Knocks’ —

Can the Rams follow the blueprint to TV success? → Read More

Katie Ledecky Can’t Stop Katie Ledecky —

As long as she keeps swimming, she’s going to keep winning → Read More

Did Someone Sabotage the NFL’s Hall of Fame Game? —

Did Someone Sabotage the NFL’s Hall of Fame Game? Getty ImagesIt’s been exactly six months since the Broncos defeated the Panthers in Super Bowl 50, which is quite a long time for the NFL to prepare for Sunday night’s Hall of Fame Game. Lest you doubt the the league’s incompetence, though, the annual preseason-opening snoozefest was canceled due to poor field conditions … even though the Tom… → Read More

Don’t Blame Golf for Yoenis Céspedes’s Injury —

We talkin’ bout optics? Not the strain. We talkin’ bout optics. → Read More

It’s Tom Herman’s Time in Houston —

It’s Tom Herman’s Time in Houston Getty ImagesOn Thursday, USA Today unveiled its college football preseason Coaches Poll, a mostly meaningless exercise conducted by SIDs around the country (and Brian Kelly). Amid the traditional powers clogging the rankings — Alabama, Oklahoma, and Ohio State are all in the top five — one program stands out. Houston, the only Group of Five school featured in… → Read More

How Are the Olympics-Dodging NBA Stars Enjoying Their Summer? —

And are they better off having not represented their country in Rio? → Read More

Who Is Cliquing Up on Team USA’s Men’s Basketball Team? —

Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan are becoming fast friends → Read More

Joey Votto Must Chill —

This guy loves baseball, minus the part about fans and umpires → Read More

Chasing Michael Jordan’s Ghost Might Be a Bad Idea —

But if LeBron’s intent on living out MJ’s career, this is what he’s in for → Read More

We Still Believe, Yasiel Puig —

The mercurial talent might not last with the Dodgers much longer, but at his apex, he was something Los Angeles could never forget → Read More

Jonathan Lucroy Is My Sworn Enemy —

The recently traded catcher deserves your scorn, too → Read More

Team USA’s Men’s Basketball Team Is Good at the Internet —

The Snapchat Squad has arrived. Eat your heart out, Dream Team. → Read More

What We Learned From the First Days of NFL Training Camp —

Bill Belichick’s got swag, Geno Smith’s got competition, and the Chargers have a problem → Read More