Category Archives: basketball

2012 medal projection update: Ball sports

See the original post for projections from 16 months ago; read on for the latest (which may not have changed much): BASKETBALL The only major international event played since the last World Championships were the men’s and women’s Europea...

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2012 ball sports: Yay, team! Except you folks with bats

Let’s see … I’ve done projections for archery, athletics, badminton … let’s call up the spreadsheet and see what’s next: Baseball! Oh … right. Baseball and softball are gone from the Olympic program because, ...

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2011 in myriad sports

Any listing of the year in sports is going to be selective, and this one is no different. The idea here is to get every world championship in every Olympic sport. Some sports don’t have world championships in odd years, … Continue readin...

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College hoops, dunks and generation gaps

Happened across (via a former Duke roomie’s Facebook feed) this compilation of “the best dunks in NCAA history.” I don’t want to be that guy who stumbles across a list of best guitarists and says, “How could you leave ou...

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Monday Myriad: No soccer withdrawal here

Sixteen years ago, I felt a few pangs of withdrawal. I had been able to watch maybe half of the World Cup games on my little TV in my little living room in my little apartment. After that dreary final … Continue reading →...

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Friday Myriad: UFC, Giro and a field of their own in WPS

This weekend, we’ll have the biggest weekend of global soccer until the World Cup, with title deciders and playoffs. We’ll also have a new soccer stadium opening, something unexpected happening in a large soccer stadium, the first big cyc...

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Tuesday tribalism (and news, not all about Duke)

We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog. We’re mutts...

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Monday news: 1 week and counting, Coach K rumors

SportsMyriad is one week into its existence, and I’m keeping it in “soft-launch” mode for another day or two. The idea here is to do mostly original content, and that takes time to bring to fruition. When you’re still catching...

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