Monday Myriad: April 29

//storify.com/duresport/monday-myriad-april-29.js?border=false&header=false&more=false Storify by Beau Dure Mon, Apr 29 2013 18:53:14 Monday Myriad: April 29 We start with cricket and this brilliant analysis of a pivotal moment in history. 20 great Ashes moments: No1 – Shane Warne’s ball of the century, 1993 There shouldn’t really be anything left to say about Warne’s Ball, otherwise known as Shane Warne’s opening delivery in Ashes cricket; or… Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Contributor’s page Shane Warne – Ball Of The Century Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on … Continue reading Monday Myriad: April 29

MLS draftee watch: A few games in

Honestly, I’m just doing this so I can have links to all the MLS draftees in one place. But I figured I’d share. I haven’t looked up every loan deal or injury or reserve game – feel free to add info in the comments. ROUND 1 1. New England: Andrew Farrell (D, Louisville) – Starter 2. Chivas USA: Carlos Alvarez (M, Connecticut) – Starter; one goal through six games 3. Toronto: Kyle Bekker (M, Boston College) – One start, a few sub appearances 4. Vancouver: Kekuta Manneh (F, Gambia) – Nice goal over the weekend 5. Vancouver: Erik Hurtado (F, Santa Clara) – Six games, … Continue reading MLS draftee watch: A few games in

Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue: Welcome back, Gabarra

“I was here really early so I didn’t go in the wrong locker room,” said Sky Blue coach Jim Gabarra, the only head coach in the 10-year history of the Washington Freedom. He chatted with Washington Spirit assistant Kris Ward, who coached in the Freedom’s once-sprawling club structure, as he strolled to the bench. He raved about the Maryland SoccerPlex facility that hosted the Freedom from 2004 onward and still bore a couple of its logos until a few weeks ago. And he watched his Sky Blue team beat the Spirit 2-1, remaining unbeaten on the season. Gabarra’s team had … Continue reading Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue: Welcome back, Gabarra

A few NWSL rules

The “peculiar case of Elizabeth Guess,” as All White Kit’s Chris Henderson so aptly put it, has raised a few questions about the new rules in this new league. After asking around a bit, I can pass along the following: – Injury replacements: One player on disabled list for at least 45 days? No replacement. Two players? League discretion. Third? Roster relief. But not necessarily salary cap relief. Teams can do whatever they must (within salary cap) to dress out two goalkeepers for each game. – Waivers: Teams have to submit a “waiver request” to release a player. Every day … Continue reading A few NWSL rules

How modern pentathlon stayed in the Olympics (attn wrestling)

In elementary school, I used to wander into the Coliseum at the University of Georgia to watch wrestling. When UGA cut the varsity wrestling program, I drafted a complaint letter and had my classmates sign it. That letter was reprinted in a local weekly. (In retrospect, that may have been my first published work.) In 2008, I covered a little bit of wrestling and a little bit of modern pentathlon. In 2012, I watched a bit of wrestling and a bit of modern pentathlon online. Guess which I enjoyed more? No, not the wrestling. College wrestling, when I get a … Continue reading How modern pentathlon stayed in the Olympics (attn wrestling)

Monday Myriad, April 22: Tri this

//storify.com/duresport/monday-myriad-april-22-tri-this.js?border=false&header=false&more=false Storify by Beau Dure Mon, Apr 22 2013 19:22:56 Monday Myriad, April 22: Tri this I’m thinking of re-claiming something I used to do at USA TODAY that continued for a while after my departure but is now gone. It’s the Olympic Athlete of the Week award. If we had one this week, your winner would be Gwen Jorgensen, who became the first U.S. woman to win a World Triathlon Series event over the weekend. The Series is essentially a hybrid between a World Cup circuit and World Championships — it’s an eight-race series that determines each year’s world … Continue reading Monday Myriad, April 22: Tri this

Washington Spirit vs. Western NY Flash: Dan Borislow was wrong

Those of you who recall WPS may remember that Dan Borislow was an immense supporter of U.S. national team players. Other players, not so much. The idea of fans cheering for anyone other than Abby Wambach almost struck him as repugnant. I never asked Borislow how much WPS he watched before buying the team formerly known as the Washington Freedom. He would have seen ample evidence that fans can embrace players who aren’t the U.S. stars. Washington’s crowd favorites included those who had put down roots with the organization (Rebecca Moros) and those from overseas (Sonia Bompastor). Tonight proved the … Continue reading Washington Spirit vs. Western NY Flash: Dan Borislow was wrong