Please don’t come to Boston; or, don’t give up on the Games

Contrary to popular belief, a city or country can be a financially responsible host for a major sports event. While we fret about the cost of the Olympics, Toronto just hosted the Pan American Games, which has more sports and … Continue readin...

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Rio Olympics: Build, tear down, rebuild

If you build venues for the Pan Am Games, then tear them down or abandon them less than 10 years later when the Olympics come to town, you’re doing something wrong. That’s what Rio is doing, as detailed in this … Continue reading &...

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Two NWSL reserve teams in WPSL Final Four, we think

Never easy, but here’s what I’ve figured out so far from the WPSL site schedule: Home teams listed first, where applicable. West Region Champions of Northwest (Issaquah), Pac North (Spurs), Pac South (SoCal); plus Pac South runner-up (San...

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Crystal Dunn brings the fun that women’s soccer needs

Not to take anything away from Carli Lloyd, a clutch performer of the highest caliber and someone who has worked very hard to get where she is, but something was missing in the┬áSports Illustrated┬ácover story on her after the World … Continue...

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MMA fighters: Please don’t fight for your family

Marion Reneau is just the latest MMA fighter who says she’s fighting to support her family / give her family a better life: UFC women’s bantamweight contender Marion Reneau, who is pushing 40, started MMA in her early 30s to … Cont...

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Protesting the FIFA pay gap

Look! Up in the sky! It’s … a banner protesting unequal pay between the men’s and women’s World Cups! Yes, such a banner flew at the U.S. women’s ticker-tape parade on Friday. Hey FIFA look up at the #USWNTParade –...

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Huge night for McGregor, Lawler and UFC 3.0

The UFC couldn’t have picked a better night to unveil its new look. Let’s face it — the UFC of a few years ago was big but a little predictable. Georges St. Pierre would take people down at will or … Continue reading →...

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The U.S. women’s unlikeliest win …

No one saw this coming. Not at this World Cup. Not after France picked this U.S. team apart in February. Not while Jill Ellis stubbornly persisted with Lauren Holiday and Morgan Brian alone in center midfield with Carli Lloyd shoved … Continue...

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