Category Archives: olympic sports

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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Rio golf course vs. Rio golf court

Of all the curious decisions the IOC has made in recent years, the vote to add the land-hungry sport of golf just in time for Rio 2016 is one of the most curious. Too late to switch it to a … Continue reading →...

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I’m back – what’d I miss?

My hand is out of a splint after three weeks, though my typing speed is still diminished by a bit of tape on my two still-aching fingers. I may need to put my goalkeeping career on hold for a while. … Continue reading →...

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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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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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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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