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Review: The Other Dream Team

American audiences will be delighted to see how the Grateful Dead helped pay for the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic team, including supplying tie-dyed T-shirts. But only Lithuanians will thrill to the movie's climax...
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 10, 2012


Balls, Pucks, & Monster Trucks
Every June, students wrestle with finals, before either graduating or going off to their summer jobs, waitressing in places that specialize in fried full-belly clams.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 13, 2012

Dumb sports bets

Let's make it interesting  
The Bruins have been on vacation for a month, the NBA Finals have started without us, the Sox are playing .500 ball, and the Patriots aren't even in pads yet.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 13, 2012

Yoda is in the building

A completely unanalytic guide to the most important sports analytics conference on Earth
First, the numbers: the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference grew 50 percent from 2011 to 2012, and has now grown 1300 percent from its inception, in 2007, as a roomful of MIT math nerds, to last weekend's 2200-strong blowout at the Hynes Convention Center.
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  March 07, 2012
The year ahead in sports

The year ahead in sports

Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal
It seemed for every hail Mary, walk-off homer, and buzzer beater in 2011, the sports pages had a story on work stoppages, performance-enhancing drugs, or mind-boggling college-conference realignments.
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  December 28, 2011

Shopping, simplified

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
With the holidays, and their attendant sturm und drang , upon us again, I was thinking about sports news in the context of Thanksgiving.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 30, 2011

The Celtics and the birth of the real NBA

Sports Dept.
The Providence Journal 's estimable sports columnist, Bill Reynolds, is out with a new book, Rise of a Dynasty: The '57 Celtics, the First Banner, and the Dawning of a New America .
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 22, 2010

Review: NBA Jam

Baller status update
Maybe NBA Jam wasn't the best game of all time, but when it appeared in arcades back in 1993, it acquired a pop-culture cachet that most games couldn't dream of.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 19, 2010

Shack attacked

Overzealous cops are at it again. Plus, is UGA going for Oregon's crown?
Before Shaq, there was Shack.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 28, 2010

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Parental advisory

The pros take a back seat to their misbehaving moms and dads
An exceedingly bizarre sequence of events transpired this past week — the parents of two different playoff-competing NBA players were arrested in separate incidents, one on each coast.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 26, 2010

Review: Just Wright

Bench this fairy tale
As glossy as you might expect, the film double-dribbles with its familiar story of the ugly duckling who wins the swan.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 12, 2010


More than two decades after Kevin Mackey pulled off the then-biggest upset in NCAA Tourney history, he made it to the NBA.
When March Madness tips off tonight, Kevin Mackey will be in the stands taking notes. As a professional-basketball scout, he's looking for tomorrow's NBA stars.
By JON HART  |  March 17, 2010

Slam Dunk Season

How the Red Claws took Portland by storm
Back in the fall of 2008, WJAB sports guy Chris Sedenka hosted Red Claws bigwigs Jon Jennings and Bill Ryan Jr. on his afternoon radio show. They were solidifying their plan to bring an NBA development league basketball team to Portland, Maine, a scheme that — in other circumstances, under others' supervision — had been previously unsuccessful.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 03, 2010

NBA shoot-around

Gilbert Arenas brings the Bullets back to Washington. Plus, a D-lineman dustup.
Sometimes, even superstar athletes just wear out their welcome. When Gilbert Arenas came into the league back in 2001, and especially after he moved to the Wizards in '03, "Agent Zero" was poised to be the next big thing in basketball.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 27, 2010

The China syndrome

Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 16, 2009

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Magic man

A former NBA scrub gets caught speeding. Plus, Patrick Kane is sent to the penalty box.
Magic mushrooms may make for amusing Eminem lyrics, but are not and never have been a strong theme in the ongoing sports-crime story.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 19, 2009
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The Wat Misaka story

Making a rebound
He only played three games and scored seven points in the 1947-48 season, but Wataru Misaka's story is netted, slammed, and sealed in NBA history. The 5'7" Japanese-American was the New York Knicks' first-round draft pick and the first non-white basketball player in the NBA.
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  August 05, 2009

Deal or no deal?

Will the Globe 's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor 's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones
When the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's largest union, decided to take the New York Times Company's latest contract offer to its members last week, ratification seemed like a done deal.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 15, 2009

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Blue Balls

The word on the street is that sports are recession-proof — think again
It's one of the great myths of modern American life that, no matter what travesties befall us, sports will carry on unfazed.
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 15, 2009

Life on the D-list

Name that team
Last month Portland learned we'd be getting an expansion franchise in the NBA's D-League.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 25, 2009

Barkley edition

Barkley Rules
Thank you, Charles Barkley. Thank you!
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 07, 2009

Bad sports

While old and new media are mending many fences, they’re still squaring off in jockland
When historians trace the rise of the blog as the dominant journalistic form of the 21st century, they’ll pay close attention to two recent developments.
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 18, 2008

Minnesota dreaming

As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2007

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