Championship time in football offshoots

Besides the USA, two other countries have a prominent game called “football” that is not played with 11 people kicking a ball at a goal without using their hands, and this is the season for their versions of the Super … Continue re...

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USA avoids relegation in Davis Cup … did you hear?

Fresh off their record-setting U.S. Open win, the Bryan brothers clinched the USA’s spot in the 2015 World Group (top tier) of the Davis Cup, beating Slovakia. We hope the crowd was a little better for the Bryans than it … Continue readi...

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Best Twitter exchange ever

With Georgia-South Carolina in a storm delay, CBS is showing the classic 2013 Alabama-Auburn game. Leading to this … Alabama and auburn on today and college game day was in north dakota — Cat Daddy (@Richdatdude) September 13, 2014 @Zach...

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Top football prospect / unknown soccer player chooses soccer

Drake Davis is a sudden celebrity within the soccer Twittersphere. The high school junior and four-star football recruit with scholarship offers from major programs like Alabama and Florida State apparently wants to play soccer instead. So is this t...

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Jordan Burroughs’ second career loss and one-day wrestling

Jordan Burroughs is pushing for the title of best U.S. wrestler of all time. He’s 92-2 in his international career, with two world championships and Olympic gold. (Hence the Twitter handle: @allIseeisgold) The second of those losses might merit...

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Women’s soccer hazing injury sparks suit against Clemson coaches

Siri Mullinix is a distinguished women’s soccer alum — starting goalkeeper for the national team while Briana Scurry struggled, terrific player in the WUSA. Eddie Radwanski has a lower profile, but he’s fondly remembered by those of...

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Bryan brothers win 100th title in style, aside from celebration

A major accomplishment that shouldn’t be lost in the NFL’s opening frenzy: Mike and Bob Bryan won their 100th doubles title, 16th Grand Slam and fifth U.S. Open. We can forgive them for botching the chest bump and accidentally scaring &he...

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Rio golf course vs. Rio golf court

Of all the curious decisions the IOC has made in recent years, the vote to add the land-hungry sport of golf just in time for Rio 2016 is one of the most curious. Too late to switch it to a … Continue reading →...

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