Author Archives: Beau Dure

Best chess writing: 2014

I was paying attention when Fabiano Caruana tore through the star-studded field at the Sinquefeld Cup (including world champion Magnus Carlsen), but no, it wasn’t exactly viral. So I agree with the premise of this Slate piece, and I highly &hel...

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Wrong time to suspend Hope Solo

One of the many peculiarities of covering women’s soccer is seeing something you’ve known about and discussed in public for a long time suddenly becoming “news” because someone with a platform suddenly noticed it. That was the...

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The unconscionable treatment of Lolo Jones

Clear your mind of any images. Now look at the following accomplishments: – World indoor champion, 60-meter hurdles, 2008 and 2010 – World Athletics Final champion, 100-meter hurdles, 2008 – 4th place in 2012 Olympics – 2nd pl...

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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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