Monday Myriad, Aug. 18: Hit!

A once-in-a-lifetime javelin throw, Usain Bolt’s beach activities and some winning U.S. teams are in this week’s highlights: So great to see diving on @sportscenter tonight! 10-meter national champ @DiverJordan featured as Star of the Nig...

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SportsMyriad podcast, the first: Lori Lindsey’s perseverance

Lori Lindsey’s retirement provoked a lot of good discussion. Would a young player coming through the ranks today stick around in amateur soccer to work her way into the national team? Who else makes that great through pass down the … Con...

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Spirit vs. Sky Blue: Farewell to Lori Lindsey

I’m not going to do a big recap of Sky Blue’s 1-0 win over Washington for the following reasons: 1. Western New York held Chicago to a draw in the later game, clinching a playoff spot for the Spirit despite … Continue reading &rarr...

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MMA’s new Dark Ages

Why limit five-on-five to basketball? Why limit fighting to one-on-one? Most people could come up with a whole list of reasons, but that hasn’t stopped Team Fighting Championship from lining up five-man teams to do battle in the … well, &...

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One-handed Monday Myriad, Aug. 11: USA is not Greece

My poor goalkeeping form has left my left hand in a splint, so this will be a scaled-down Monday Myriad. The lead story this week: Ten years ago, Athens hosted the Olympics in venues that were doomed to rust. The … Continue reading →...

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Soccer as distraction and soccer as sanity

When I was little, I learned about war and sports at the same time. I browsed World Almanacs and other reference books and read statistics, my young brain not yet able to distinguish the gap in meaning between Hank Aaron’s … Continue rea...

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USA Swimming championships, Day 2

The basic U.S. women’s plan for the foreseeable future: Katie Ledecky wins the distance races, Missy Franklin wins everything else. But hold on a minute. Ledecky met Franklin in the 200-meter freestyle Thursday at the U.S. nationals and won. By...

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USA Swimming championships, Day 1

Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky and Cammile Adams were on target on the first day, but the depth in the 100-meter freestyle left Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin in seventh place in their respective events. Time is cruel....

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