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Writer, and ESPN the Magazine. Author: The Last Hero, Juicing the Game and Shut Out. Sports correspondent, National Public Radio.

A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston — Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston by Howard Bryant is on Patrick's read shelf. Patrick gave this book 5 stars

US Open - First week reinforces questions about American tennis - ESPN — The graphics rolled across the television screen as a prophecy. In 1984, 33 American men reached the second round of the US Open. Ten years later, the number was cut in half to 16. It dwindled by more than half to just seven in 2004 and was down to just three last year.

Ferguson hits close to home for many athletes — Commentary In the fallout from Ferguson, athletes can help America see itself By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine THE LAST TIME a tank rolled through an American city, some 17 months ago, David Ortiz took the microphone at Fenway Park a day later and, with an expletive and a roar, became a national symbol of defiance.

Red Sox David Ortiz is the last remaining symbol of MLB's superpower era — Commentary David Ortiz is all that's left of a time when the Yankees and Red Sox ruled MLB By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Mark Smith for ESPN David Ortiz grapples with a post-superpower world. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's August 18 College Preview Issue. Subscribe today!

Tony, death, and a pretty good lamb chop.... — Arriving in St. Louis for Game 6 carried a temporary moment of dread. I was hoping for a quick series, hoping that it would end in Texas, averting a return to a city I do not particularly like. I have my reasons. I don't like the Cardinals.

Carpaccio: Adventures in Gastronomy — ONE DAY DURING his last season as general manager of the Chicago Cubs, I trekked over to Mesa, Arizona and interviewed Jim Hendry.

Carpaccio: Adventures in Gastronomy — Once, I used to write in my journal daily. I had many things to say, usually from about 38,000 feet traveling from one city to the next as life on the baseball beat dictates. One day, the journal writing stopped, not because I was more mature or more together; indeed life has only grown more complicated even as it has gotten better.

Washington Redskins nickname does not honor Native Americans — Commentary The battle over Washington's nickname is very much a matter of honor By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Mark Smith for ESPN Most agree that the name is offensive, yet Daniel Snyder refuses to act. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's July 21 Body Issue. Subscribe today!

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has long way to go before a ring — Commentary Kevin Durant may be MVP-worthy, but his game is counter to what playoffs reward By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Tom Pennington/Getty Images To win a title ring, Durant needs to do some soul-searching about his game. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 23 NBA Draft Preview.

Rafael Nadal looks vulnerable — Commentary Nadal heads into French Open haunted by the specter of facing Djokovic By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Mark Smith for ESPN Rafael Nadal approaches the French Open with a bad back and low confidence. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's May 12 NFL Draft Issue. Subscribe today!
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Oct 31, 2014

@exposbabe yes, but I'm comparing him to him. He hasn't lost much, but he isn't going to be gaining anything anytime soon...

Oct 31, 2014

As Ferrer loses steps to age, his lack of weapons becomes further exposed. We are watching the slow but obvious decline of an elite player

Oct 31, 2014

Yes, Ferrer was up a set and 4-0 in this tiebreak. Now Kei has a set point at 6-5, serving...and he gets it. Tough to watch for Ferrer.

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