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Monday Myriad: Waffle Cup … and greetings, Season!

Has soccer made it in America? We debate this topic every four years, and I’m officially declaring the conversation dead. Why? These two tweets: We don't believe in Belgium waffles — Waffle House (@WaffleHouse) June 30, 2014 America d...

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2012 medal projection update: Ball sports

See the original post for projections from 16 months ago; read on for the latest (which may not have changed much): BASKETBALL The only major international event played since the last World Championships were the men’s and women’s Europea...

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Beach volleyball circuit goes inland

Beach volleyball has come a long way from California. The North American AVP tour went coast-to-coast with a few stops in between. As with a lot of Olympic sports, Europe has been a gracious host for many events. But if … Continue reading &rar...

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The battle for beach volleyball’s soul

When we last checked in on the AVP Tour, the rest of the season was in jeopardy. Now it’s gone. We also noted last time that beach legend Karch Kiraly had some sort of low-key tour going on as well, … Continue reading →...

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Beach volleyball hitting another ebb in USA?

The AVP Tour never has it easy. Beach volleyball still draws snickers over the revealing attire (as if track and field athletes wear three-piece suits). Alien vs. Predator stole its initials. And it’s a sponsor-driven sport subject to the whims...

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Can four-woman beach volleyball make a comeback if Gabrielle Reece is involved?

Four-on-four beach volleyball is one of those sports from ESPN’s distant past you’d expect to see on ESPN Classic alongside AWA Wrestling and various forms of billiards. And yet it has almost been scrubbed from history. Even though someon...

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Friday Myriad: USA-England II, Liddell-Franklin I, Track-Field II

No, we’re not going to forget the rest of the sports world during the big month in South Africa. That said, I’m backing off from the chronological viewing program this week and doing a more basic linking spree. Enjoy. SOCCER … Cont...

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Monday Myriad: Twenty20 just not cricket; injury-free Giro goal

A little late and short this week due to free-lance deadlines and a nervous trip to the auto dealer’s service department. (It lived.) Also, these are going to be more Oly/international/MMA and less soccer because I’m already rounding up s...

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