Monday Myriad: The good news is on the mat

So the Ryder Cup happened. And U.S. fighters posted a 3-5 record on the UFC card in England, with Matt Wiman’s shocking submission win against submission expert Paul Sass being the biggest bright spot.

And perhaps your favorite football teams lost on the gridiron, the pitch and the oval. (Yes, the Australian rules football Grand Final was apparently a classic.)

Here’s the good news for U.S. fans: Out of seven weight classes in the women’s wrestling World Championships, four took medals:

– Gold: Elena Pirozhkova, Adeline Gray

– Silver: Helen Maroulis

– Bronze: Alyssa Lampe

Other news from the weekend:

Swimming: Mixed-gender relays get mixed reaction.

Short-track speedskating: Five of the 10 skaters who qualified for the USA’s squad for the World Cup season are among the group that wants coach Jae Su Chun removed. (The Chicago Tribune has the complaint documents, plus Chun’s response.)

Triathlon: Olympians Sarah Groff and Gwen Jorgensen were in the top 10 of a World Triathlon Series event in Japan.

Figure skating: A couple of promising results for U.S. skaters in smaller events before the Grand Prix season opens.

Cricket: Alas, England only had one day to celebrate the Ryder Cup before a crushing defeat and elimination from the World Twenty20. Sri Lanka and West Indies have made the semifinals.

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Beau Dure

The guy who wrote a bunch of soccer books and now runs a Gen X-themed podcast while substitute teaching and continuing to write freelance stuff.

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