Monday Myriad: Trash-talking backfires in chess; order restored to Giro?

Starting with CHESS today for the worst case of trash-talking blowing up in one’s face since the Kids in the Hall bar-fight sketch … Defending U.S. chess champ Hikaru Nakamura couldn’t have made it more obvious that he saw a weak link in the 2010 championships’ final four. Via the St. Louis Chess Club TwitterContinue reading “Monday Myriad: Trash-talking backfires in chess; order restored to Giro?”

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!”

Friday Myriad: UFC, Giro and a field of their own in WPS

This weekend, we’ll have the biggest weekend of global soccer until the World Cup, with title deciders and playoffs. We’ll also have a new soccer stadium opening, something unexpected happening in a large soccer stadium, the first big cycling tour of the season starting and a UFC card worth a look. Hour-by-hour for your couch-potatoContinue reading “Friday Myriad: UFC, Giro and a field of their own in WPS”