Drawing a line in the stands: Leroux, Day 2

Yesterday’s Sydney Leroux saga had a few predictable outcomes. Late in the day, we heard Leroux wasn’t specifically talking about the game in Toronto on Sunday — in fact, she says the atmosphere there was great! “A positive st...

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Woly Award: Mary Cain, class of 1:59.51

What were you doing with your weekends when you were in high school? Mary Cain uses hers to break U.S. track and field records. She took down a few indoor and junior records in the indoor season, and she’s doing … Continue reading →...

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The Leroux celebration and unwritten rules of sports

Crash Davis, Bull Durham: What are you doing? Huh? What are you doing standing here? I gave you a gift, you stand here showing up my pitcher? Run, dummy! Sports have written rules and unwritten rules. The written rules tell … Continue reading ...

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Washington Spirit vs. Boston: Better never than late

I can’t say I wasn’t warned. When I mentioned that I needed to watch the Spirit’s 3-0 loss to Boston at some point, several people urged me to reconsider. And I can’t say I’m glad I ignored that advice. This was a &hel...

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Chivas USA vs. Employment Law USA

Dan Calichman and Ted Chronopoulos, whom many of us remember from 1990s MLS, are in the news as the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Chivas USA. C&C Coaching Factory had done pretty well with the club’s academy program, only to … Cont...

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Woly Award: Tyson Gay beats the elements

If we told you Tyson Gay ran a 10.02 in the 100 meters over the weekend, would you be impressed? No? How about if it was cold and raining? A little better? OK, shall we add that it was into … Continue reading →...

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Duke apparently not destroyed by lacrosse backlash

To recap the Duke lacrosse case in brief: Team members accused of rape, media firestorm ensues at Duke, evidence emerges that they couldn’t possibly have done it, students exonerated, district attorney disbarred. Most people then moved on. The ...

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War on nonrevenue sports, ctd: How college sports programs die

My old paper in Wilmington has a thorough report on UNC-Wilmington’s decision to cut a few sports. Title IX influenced the decision-making on what to cut, but the figures show some women’s programs bringing in more money than their male &...

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