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2016 medal projections: Handball (men’s)

The World Championships are all over bar the shouting. And people¬†are¬†shouting about Qatar — the country you know as the dubiously selected FIFA World Cup host in 2022 but now known as the country that bought a bunch of ringers … Conti...

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2016 medal projections: Men’s handball

Never too soon, right? Spain was the runaway winner in the just-concluded World Championship, beating Denmark 35-19 in the final. They lost a group-stage game to eventual third-place finisher Croatia but otherwise won with ease. Two reasons not to an...

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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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Handball’s time has come

Do we even need to call it “team handball” any more? If we say “handball,” will people tune in expecting to see some dudes from Iceland and Hungary slapping a ball around on a racquetball court? Four years after a … Con...

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Britain learns to play along with Olympic visitors in handball, volleyball, hoops

Now if only they could figure out a way to keep the American media from calling these teams “English.” Britains new Olympic sports: New balls, please | The Economist....

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2012 ball sports: Yay, team! Except you folks with bats

Let’s see … I’ve done projections for archery, athletics, badminton … let’s call up the spreadsheet and see what’s next: Baseball! Oh … right. Baseball and softball are gone from the Olympic program because, ...

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Midweek Myriad: Marta, Nadal, handball, 1260s, etc.

One of the joys of following a hundred sports or so is that you’re not stuck dissecting the Super Bowl to the point that it becomes joyless. Instead, we have all this: – Marta signs with Western New York. A … Continue reading &rarr...

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