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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin talk about the rise of American underdogs Taylor Townsend and Kristie Ahn and other news from the first week of the U.S. Open. Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders also joins to discuss rising expectations for the Cleveland Browns, dwindling contracts for running backs, and other storylines at the start of the NFL season. Finally, Sheba Rawson explains how her fan group, Portland’s Timbers Army, has responded to Major League Soccer’s ban on political signs.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show: