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How Netflix’s High Flying Bird Upends the Conventions of the Sports Movie

There’s no game-winning miracle dunk in High Flying Bird, a new basketball film from Steven Soderbergh that arrived on Netflix on Friday. There’s no training montage, rousing halftime speech or pint-sized surprise hero, either. Instead, the film is driven by backroom machinations, Sorkin-esque walk-and-talks and tense face-offs over cups of tea. But while the …

Is Tony Romo already the greatest TV analyst in US sports?

Tony Romo has already been linked with coaching roles due to his sharp-eyed analysis. Photograph: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images After last weekend’s AFC Championship Game, in which Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to victory over MVP front-runner Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, the internet was abuzz with …

Sports: Lessons for Managers

“Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.” -Bill Bradley, former pro basketball player and United States senator. When scholars discuss what makes a great business leader, they often turn to sports as the ultimate …

Today in sports history

Fidel Castro, the communist leader of Cuba for almost 50 years who pitched for the University of Havana, was ejected from a winter league game for beaning a player, 68 years ago Jan. 22. He’s at the plate in this 1962 photo. – The Associated Press 1857 — National …