2 months

America Is Finally Ready to Love Soccer

The U.S. team is unlikely to break through this afternoon to the quarterfinals. But either way, the U.S. seems likely, at last, to have a role in the beautiful, global game.

3 months

The Cubs: Still Really Bad, Still Really Unlucky

The Cubs are even worse than expected for the third straight year. They’re bad—but they actually play well enough to have a better record than this. Here are the stats of a team on a terrible run of bad luck.