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  • ‘The Ultimate Fighter': Season 11, Episode 4: The doors of perception To review from last week (check the recap for a full rundown of the episode and the teams): – Chris Camozzi’s jaw injury forced him to leave the house and show. Seth Baczynski, who lost a close decision to Court McGee in the prelims, took his place. – Charles Blanchard gives massages, which some insecure people in ...
  • ‘The Ultimate Fighter': Season 11, Episode 7: Medic! We’re reminded right away that last week’s decision was pretty dumb. Nick Ring looked tentative, and Court McGee should’ve earned a third round. The early hints are that McGee might be back as the wild card or as a replacement for the injured Rich Attonito. Ring endures some teasing from Tito Ortiz about being tentative, but ...
  • MMA judging: A modest proposal What should be valued most in MMA judging? Supposedly, it’s some mix of striking, grappling and Octagon control, but the definitions seem elusive to fans and losing fighters. (Winning fighters, of course, always find some way to interpret the scorecards.) MMA fans and writers have many pet solutions for tweaking the judging process. This one attempts ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter 17, Episode 12: Award time! Wow, this is a long Harley-Davidson ad. Oh, wait, the show started. Yeah, one of the fighters gets a motorcycle. Whee. Chael Sonnen jokes with Kelvin Gastelum that the semifinalist fighter has upgraded his diet from Krispy Kreme to brownies. Man, I miss my 20something metabolism. Anyway, Gastelum and Josh Sannan both want to win. That’s a ...
  • ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 10: Kos keeps talking Should we really root for Michael Johnson over Alex Caceres? No doubt Caceres has had his annoying moments, but after seeing Johnson flip out over a pretty harmless kitchen-sink prank and falsely blame Caceres, the sympathy meter might flip toward Bruce Leeroy a bit. Kyle Watson, probably the most polished of the four quarterfinalists we’ll see ...
  • Monday Myriad, July 28: Sprinter’s paradise We begin this week with a view of a cycling sprint finish from the winner’s perspective. Sounds like that would be “nothing,” but Marianne Vos didn’t take the lead until the last few meters: https://twitter.com/jasonWSJ/status/493851076874223616 And another point-of-view video from a winning cyclist, this time from BMX women’s world champion Mariana Pajon. Nibali cares not for your dropped ...
  • MMA, pro wrestling and proper arenas It started with an innocent joke. With my eyes straining, I misread the name “CM Punk” as “chipmunk.” When my eyes refocused, I realized it was another reference to a pro wrestling champion whose name I just learned because he’ll be accompanying Chael Sonnen to his next fight. I thought it would be amusing to ...
  • Monday Myriad: When figure skaters attack The weekend in myriad sports … Figure skating:┬áIf you like seeing Americans in fourth place, the Cup of China was the Grand Prix event for you! Mirai Nagasu, Adam Rippon and the ice dance duo of Madison Chock/Evan Bates all took fourth. Chock and Bates set a personal best with 149.54 points. One surprise: Tatsuki Machida upset ...
  • Monday Myriad: World Series of Poker schedules around World Cup? Perhaps this is a coincidence, but the World Series of Poker has put its two big events on either side of the World Cup. The main event, the $10,000 no-limit hold-em tournament that will run ad infinitum on ESPN in months to come, starts July 5 but takes a day off July 11, coinciding with the ...
  • ‘The Ultimate Fighter': Season 11 semi-finale Two hours! Two semifinals! Crabman arguing with Uscola in the house! Are you ready?! Do you wish this wasn’t on opposite Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals and some MLS games? Let’s go … The first bit of suspense is in the opening credits. Will they replaced Ortiz with Franklin? The answer: Yes! That must’ve cost ...
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