Woly Award: Haley Anderson, swimming

The summer sports calendar is crowded these days — British Open, Tour de France, tons of soccer events, track and field meets/awkward press conferences — but the aquatic World Championships deserve some attention, too. The swimmers hit th...

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Washington Spirit vs. Chicago: No recap for now

I’m not doing a recap of the Spirit-Red Stars game for the following reasons: 1. I had family things this weekend. 2. Though the Red Stars have just posted the archived video, I’d really like to keep an eye on … Continue reading &r...

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How not to hold a press conference, C. Jeter edition

Before the actual soccer started, the most entertaining thing I saw at a 2011 Women’s World Cup venue was a press conference that included one Sepp Blatter and a couple of other dignitaries of varying connections to women’s soccer. They &...

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Today in Sochi boycott news

Just a quick summary: – Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested a boycott of the 2014 Olympics might be in order over the Snowden case. – To which House speaker John Boehner said, “No.” – And the U.S. Olympic Committee said, ̶...

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Woly Award: U.S. women’s eights

If you’re looking for dominant U.S. squads, you have to consider the women’s eights, the marquee event in rowing. The USA won gold in 2008 and 2012. But most of that team has moved on. Only Caroline Lind, a rower/debutante, … Conti...

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Washington Spirit vs. Seattle: The vigil continues

That’s what it is now, isn’t it? A vigil? A vigil for the first win since May or even the first run-of-play goal since May. A vigil for Conny Pohlers to convert one of the opportunities she’s getting in increasing … Continue ...

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20 alternatives to YSA

Dear MLS Supporters Group, You may be a little upset that your club is getting more aggressive in its efforts to keep you from chanting “YOU SUCK, ASSHOLE!” every time the opposing keeper takes a goal kick. The argument has … Conti...

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Washington Spirit vs. Chicago: Spirit willing, flesh weak

It’s getting difficult to write about the Washington Spirit. The options are: (A) Piling on to a team that’s obviously in an epic slump. (B) Appearing to be in denial. Not that it really matters what we the punditocracy think. … Co...

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