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Monday Myriad, July 21: Spike and strike

This week: A couple of U.S. teams won world championships (one official, one nearly official), and we had a track meet with a series of dizzying performances. We are the champions (I): U.S. men in the World League volleyball final. #FIVBWorldLeague:...

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Monday Myriad, July 14: Steeple-caught

A few things you might have missed while waiting for Argentina to get a shot on frame: BEST RECORD PERFORMANCE Emma Coburn wanted the U.S. record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Ethiopia’s Hiwot Ayalew just wanted a Diamond Leagu...

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Monday Myriad, July 7: Meb passed a lot of you

Best and worst in myriad sports this week: BEST CHARITY RUN Meb Keflezighi started at the back of the Peachtree Road Race. He couldn’t pass everyone — the top runners were had been done for more than an hour by … Continue reading &...

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Track and field Diamond League: Is this good?

Today is the opener of track and field’s Diamond League, which will be the best competition we have in this non-Olympic, non-World Championship year. (Watch on Universal Sports at noon ET.) I’m excited, and I know most of you aren’t...

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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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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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Woly Award: Jordan Burroughs rules the mat

Wrestler Jordan Burroughs is the winner of this week’s Woly, the weekly award for U.S. Olympic-sports athletes. I used to give this award for USA TODAY, and it continued for a while after I departed. They stopped, so I’m restarting. &hell...

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Diamond League action not too surprising

A few quick words on today’s Diamond League meet: – Tyson Gay hasn’t been running the 200 a lot. He was second here but still the top American. – Hey, Angelo Taylor is suddenly back in form. – U.S. steeplechaser Don...

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