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  “Crying in the Wilderness” by Louisa Thomas on Grantland. A taste: Crying has always had a place in sports. The stadium has always been regarded as the rare place where that’s acceptable, where it humanizes, not feminizes, men on the field and in the stands. These days, tears on even the faces of female…

One Hell of a Match + A Touch of the Divine

In honor of the longest men’s singles Grand Slam final, in which Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in just under six hours to win the 2012 Australian Open, here is a link to an essay about…Roger Federer. Yes, the Federer-Nadal rivalry isn’t what it used to be (i.e., Federer lost to Nadal in the Australian…