RUGBY (LIONS! LIONS!)
Not every sport makes a great documentary. Not every documentary is SO good that it is the subject of its own documentary. Living with Lions is that documentary.
The league just isn’t set up to cope with tanking. But that’s what’s going on. (BBC)
Also: the truth about the hot hand. (ESPN)
The greatest clay-courter ever? A great piece comparing the achievements of Evert and Nadal on the red stuff. (Tennis.com)
What does it feel like to get hit by a pitch? (ESPN)
How Iran’s success reflects the failures of Asian football. (Economist)
The Age of the Living God: Superstars are staying superstars for longer than ever. (The Ringer)