MMA wrap: Bisping drops, Markes climbs

Following up on the weekend preview with this week’s changes to the UFC ladders, especially in middleweight, which had the main event and co-main event of the UFC on FX card: HEAVYWEIGHT Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ben Rothwell, Sub-2. Not that &helli...

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Scenes from the NSCAA convention

Even for those of us who pay our own expenses these days, the NSCAA convention has become an essential event for soccer journalists. It’s one-stop shopping. I gathered great material for three or four projects and managed to touch base …...

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MMA weekend: Jan. 17-19

You may have noticed that I’ve just finished creating “ladders” for each weight class: flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, heavyweight and women’s bantamweight. T...

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NWSL stars: Home sweet home

A common theme running through the NWSL conference calls that stacked up Monday afternoon: Players are happy to be home. Not just in the sense that they could easily be playing overseas or spending a lot of time in U.S. … Continue reading &rar...

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Monday Myriad: Jan. 14

View as slideshow A little limited this weekend. Sinus infections are evil. But the healthier people among us still had some highlights and features worth highlighting and featuring. MMA: Farewell, Strikeforce. The six moments that defined Strikeforc...

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Team handball: Cool sport meets cold reality

Like curling in the Winter Olympics, team handball (or, as the rest of the world calls it, “handball”) attracts a new wave of admirers with every Summer Olympics. But curling maintains a foothold in the USA between Games, with plenty &hel...

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NWSL allocation questions and answers

You’ve seen the list. I’ve heard the conference call. So what can we say at this point? Q: Is Portland the overwhelming favorite? A: We still have a lot of roster moves to go, but after the Thorns landed Alex … Continue reading &ra...

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The awesome NWSL allocation list: Same as it ever was

Hope Solo is indeed on the list to play in the National Women’s Soccer League, likely ending (at least for now) any speculation that she may choose another path. So is Heather Mitts, all indications of retirement to the contrary. … Conti...

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