Category Archives: track and field

Monday Myriad: Waffle Cup … and greetings, Season!

Has soccer made it in America? We debate this topic every four years, and I’m officially declaring the conversation dead. Why? These two tweets: We don't believe in Belgium waffles — Waffle House (@WaffleHouse) June 30, 2014 America d...

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Monday Myriad, June 16: High jump record must fall

How do you stand out in track and field in a non-Olympic, non-World Championship year? A world record is the best way to do it, and high jumpers are getting closer and closer. That’s the highlight¬†of this week’s Daily Relay … Cont...

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Monday Myriad, June 9: Horse-athlon

Heading into the weekend, I cast some doubt on the hype for the modern pentathlon World Cup final, which included the peculiar boast that it was expected to draw a U.S. audience of 25 million on NBC Universal. I couldn’t … Continue readi...

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Monday Myriad, June 2: French Open fun

Best and worst from myriad sports over the week … BEST U.S. ATHLETE AT THE MOMENT That would be triathlete Gwen Jorgensen. She won again in the World Triathlon Series, this time on the Olympic course in London. And she’s … Continue...

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Monday Myriad, May 26: Relay the World …

Best and worst from myriad sports over the week … BEST EVENT World Relays. So simple, so wonderful. National teams in 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, 4×800 and 4×1,500, all in the track-crazed Bahamas. Alan Abrahamson was on the s...

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Monday Myriad, May 19: I win… oops …

Remember: Cross the finish line before you celebrate. Two people forgot that lesson this week. The first one, Spanish cyclist Eloy Teruel, had an excuse. The finish for this particular stage of the Tour of California had multiple laps, and … C...

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Monday Myriad, May 12: Wild chess

The Diamond League is the lead story this week, with a few athletes already in midseason form. – The men’s high jump was insane, with Russia’s Ivan Ukhov just 0.04 meters off the world record and just 0.04 meters ahead … Cont...

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Track and field Diamond League: Is this good?

Today is the opener of track and field’s Diamond League, which will be the best competition we have in this non-Olympic, non-World Championship year. (Watch on Universal Sports at noon ET.) I’m excited, and I know most of you aren’t...

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