Monday Myriad: Sparkling play in WPS, short-sighted decision in Italy

We’re starting with WPS for a highlight that probably didn’t make SportsCenter (correct me if it did) but should have. It’s Abby Wambach’s back-heel, throwing off three defenders and setting up the Washington Freedom’s first goal against the run of play as the Atlanta Beat once again looked wonderful but couldn’t finish. If you wantContinue reading “Monday Myriad: Sparkling play in WPS, short-sighted decision in Italy”

Monday Myriad: Pileups at Giro, Barcelona wins European title!

The highlight of the weekend: A wrestler who suffered a severe spinal cord injury two months ago vowed to walk at his graduation from the University of Buffalo. He did. (AP) In more mundane news from the weekend: CYCLING Stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia looked like the chase scene at the end of TheContinue reading “Monday Myriad: Pileups at Giro, Barcelona wins European title!”

What makes a soccer game change? Besides Messi

Barcelona was dominating Arsenal in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal, taking a 2-0 away lead that could have been more. Then the game changed. Why? What made that game change? What makes any game change? I asked a couple of people who are in far better position than I am to knowContinue reading “What makes a soccer game change? Besides Messi”