Author Archives: Beau Dure

I’m back?

Well, I’m thinking about it. People keep visiting this site even though I’ve had no new content in almost a year. Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate. Recovering the Great Hack of 2016 wasn’t that bad. And my studies in data scie...

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On hiatus

When I left USA TODAY in 2010, I immediately launched SportsMyriad. I had grand designs. I would spend about half of each workday on freelance projects — books, articles for various clients, etc. The other half of each workday would … Co...

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Handicapping the men’s world curling championship

There might be some geoblocking on the YouTube feed. Let’s hope not. This is going to be fun. A look at each team, in order of year-to-date Order of Merit: CANADA: Kevin Koe is the skip after winning a masterful performance … Continue r...

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SportsMyriad’s new direction

I’ve been putting off this announcement for a while, but I figure today is the perfect day for it. I started SportsMyriad six years ago. I had just left USA TODAY to spend more time with my family and to … Continue reading →...

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Women’s soccer, pro/rel, UConn hoops and taking things for granted

If there’s war between the sexes, then there’ll be no people left — Joe Jackson. (Tori Amos did a terrific cover version.) I’ve spent too much time on Twitter this week grabbing the third rail. I’ve been in conversations...

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Washington Spirit report: Pretty good for preseason

Mild, sunny weather. A couple thousand fans nearly filling the stands and spreading out over the hillside. Crystal Dunn creating chance after chance. Washington Spirit fans had a lot to enjoy Saturday afternoon at the SoccerPlex. The result — a...

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A revelation on Jurgen Klinsmann

The U.S. men’s soccer coach is trying to impart some sort of style, a vague nation of playing “the right way” with skill and flair. He juggles his lineups, often putting players in unfamiliar positions. He emphasizes long-term gro...

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What sports teams really need more than anything …

… is this guy or someone like him:...

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