Today in wrestling’s Olympic battle

Hey, Dana White! Bjorn Rebney! What do you big-time MMA promoters think wrestling should do to stay in the Olympics? Wrestling’s leaders have indeed asked, and my former USA TODAY colleague Kelly Whiteside has the story on what they’re co...

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UFC contracts laid bare, marginally fair

Ever see something that used to be top-secret, then wondered why it was so secret? That’s what happened today when Bleacher Report flexed its investigative muscle (No, I don’t mean that sarcastically — they’re making progress)...

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Monday Myriad, May 13: Triathletes, pentathletes and mascots

Storify by Beau Dure Mon, May 13 2013 12:17:41 Monday Myriad, May 13: Triathletes, pentathletes and mascots The top U.S. Olympic athlete of the week (an honor I used to bestow on behalf of USA TODAY and may soon reclaim … Continue reading &rar...

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Washington Spirit vs. Boston: Ties, ties, ties!

Here’s a quick look at the top-to-bottom competitiveness of the NWSL: – The Boston Breakers are unbeaten. – The Washington Spirit is winless. – The Breakers and Spirit have played twice. – Both games have been ties. The ...

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Should young players stick with one club?

Elite youth soccer in the USA used to send its kids through this rotation of clubs: Youth club, ODP, high school, youth club, ODP, high school, big-time summer league (Super-Y, etc.), college, USL, college, USL … then maybe pro. Now … Co...

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Monday Myriad, May 6

Storify by Beau Dure Mon, May 06 2013 18:15:51 Monday Myriad, May 6 Beach volleyball: First Grand Slam of the season goes to the USA … Gibb and Patterson win Gold in Shanghai – Universal Sports Share Share on Facebook … Continue re...

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A few honest words with NWSL executive director Cheryl Bailey

I had a chance to speak with Cheryl Bailey for a few minutes during the Thorns-Spirit game, and we ran through a quick series of topics: – Scheduling around FIFA dates: The season is just too short. They tried to … Continue reading &rarr...

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Washington Spirit vs. Portland: The real deal

I had a lot of fun tonight on Twitter at the expense of the fans and the ref fawning over Alex Morgan tonight at the SoccerPlex, where attendance was one starting lineup north of 5,000. But the takeaway from tonight’s … Continue reading ...

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