Category Archives: tennis

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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Bryan brothers win 100th title in style, aside from celebration

A major accomplishment that shouldn’t be lost in the NFL’s opening frenzy: Mike and Bob Bryan won their 100th doubles title, 16th Grand Slam and fifth U.S. Open. We can forgive them for botching the chest bump and accidentally scaring &he...

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Congratulations on your … oh … sorry

A few thoughts on the viral video of a reporter congratulating Nicolas Mahut, not realizing he had lost. 1. We’ve all had to go into interviews without realizing what happened. At one of the 2008 Olympic biathlon events, one with … Conti...

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Woly Award: Bryan brothers, tennis

Two remarkable careers, one in tennis and one in cycling, are worth celebrating this week. Bob and Mike Bryan have been the top doubles team in the world for nearly a decade. Rewind to 2003, when they first claimed the … Continue reading &rarr...

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Monday Myriad: Feb. 4

Yes, this will be more of an evening thing from now on. The week’s headlines: – Jose Aldo defended his UFC featherweight title as Frankie Edgar suffered yet another close decision loss. The rest of the UFC 156 card scrambled … Cont...

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Monday Myriad: Here comes the soccer deluge

The Monday Myriad is a little delayed this week for a few reasons. Today was a big day for parenting and youth soccer stuff. Also — there’s not a whole heck of a lot going on. If you have any … Continue reading →...

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2012 medal projection update: Tennis and table tennis

Table tennis always seems like one of those sports the average out-of-shape guy could play. Until you watch them play. They may not be triathletes, but you’ll see more fat baseball players than fat table tennis Olympians. For tennis, we’l...

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Midweek Myriad: Marta, Nadal, handball, 1260s, etc.

One of the joys of following a hundred sports or so is that you’re not stuck dissecting the Super Bowl to the point that it becomes joyless. Instead, we have all this: – Marta signs with Western New York. A … Continue reading &rarr...

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