ESPN’s Pablo Torre on sports writing versus sports TV, on Hang Up and Listen. — Slate 's sports podcast talks to sports writer and sports talker Pablo Torre of ESPN. In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Monday's edition of Hang Up and Listen, hosts Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Pablo Torre, senior writer at ESPN the Magazine and frequent panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn and Pardon the Interruption, to discuss how he approaches those two jobs.

Hang Up and Listen on the World Series, the NBA, and Josh Brown. — Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Pablo S. Torre by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: In this week's episode of 's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis are joined by ESPN The Magazine senior writer Pablo S.

Tex, Inc. — A Major League baseball player hears The Star-Spangled Banner upward of 190 times every year, and even the most patriotic among them will, at some point, be caught blowing a bubble or spitting a sunflower seed.

Faces in the Crowd — Nick Vena WHIPPANY, N.J. > Track and Field Nick, a shot-putter at Morristown High, set a freshman national indoor record with his winning throw of 61'1 1/2" at the Morris County Relays. He broke his own state freshman mark by more than 1 1/2 feet and the national record by 13 1/2 inches, and he was named USA Track and Field athlete of the week.

LARGER THAN REAL LIFE — They are never quite as clever as they think they are. They are never that subtle, that funny or that original, Mark Eaton has learned. Take this particular stranger-30-ish white male, black-rimmed glasses, purple hoodie-on a Wednesday afternoon at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Ten years in, the NBA's one-and-done rule is no less controversial — In the 2005 NBA labor negotiations, former commissioner David Stern won a key provision. The new collective bargaining agreement mandated that draft prospects be at least 19 years old and a year removed from high school. Now a decade old, the one-and-done rule is no less controversial.

Heroes of Euro (Marvel) — You just know there's plenty of Tony Stark coursing through Ronaldo's veins. At once arrogant and brilliant, Ronaldo has the ultimate Iron Man suit carved into his torso, something he's fond of reminding us after scoring big goals (look, the man can't keep his shirt on -- deal with it!)

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A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS — LED BY PLAYERS SUCH AS IAN SNELL, BASEBALL IS TAKING THE LEAD IN PRO SPORTS IN ADDRESSING DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS Do it, he thought. Just do it already, and be at peace. As the clock struck midnight on April 30, 2009, Ian Snell, the onetime ace of the Pirates, was still brooding in the shower of his apartment outside Pittsburgh.

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RT @AroundtheHorn: Today on HORN! @PabloTorre @TimCowlishaw &Jackie. On World Series stories, Cavs banner, GSW debut, bad Brock, haircuts,…

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RT @pgammo: I asked Dexter Fowler what he'd be doing today if he had gone to Harvard instead of signing w/Colorado. "Probably be the Cubs GM," he said.

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