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How Jay Bilas became the NCAA's fiercest critic.

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Nate Silver compares himself to the fox, knowing many little things, rather than the hedgehog, knowing one big thing. But his philosophy has characteristics of the latter.

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It would have saved Grantland some headaches, but it's hopeless.

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Grantland Undergoes LGBT-Sensitivity Training

Meet the woman who's guiding Bill Simmons through the "Dr. V" controversy

Meet the woman who's guiding Bill Simmons through the "Dr. V" controversy.

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A Grantland piece about a putter evinced extreme insensitivity toward transgender people, marring the whole article.

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There are a lot of conflicts of interest in the “Frontline” documentary League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussions Crisis, which premieres tonight on PBS at 9. There is the conflict within the National Football League, which on the one hand was in the best position to understand the likely link between playing football and suffering permanent brain damage early on, and on the other hand had the greatest stake in delaying the widespread understanding of this link for as long as possible.

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On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights this week, while Keith Olbermann fulfills a contractual obligation to TBS that predates his recent return to ESPN, Olbermann’s eponymous nightly show will be hosted by Larry King.

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In this week’s New Yorker profile of Bryan Goldberg, founder of the much-maligned women’s-interest site Bustle and co-founder of the much-maligned sports site Bleacher Report, author Lizzie Widdicombe makes reference to the latter’s “lingering bad reputation” and quotes Goldberg’s own web product director: “I’m a big sports guy, but I never liked Bleacher Report. The content sucked.”

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If a new New York Times report is true, ESPN is worse than I imagined.

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“Frontline,” the prestigious, multiple-Emmy-winning investigative news show produced by Boston’s PBS member station, announced late Thursday afternoon that a 15-month-old partnership with ESPN in which they published a series of pieces exploring how the National Football League has (and has not) accounted for the relationship between playing football, head trauma, and brain damage, had come to an end.

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