Olympic sports roundup: Aug. 27

What did you miss while you were making Facebook photos superimposing Ted Lange’s face on a hurricane tracking map? Read on. – Basketball: The U.S. Under-17 women didn’t have much trouble with anyone at the World Championships. The 3-on-3 tournament was a little tougher. Literally. After beating France in the final 17-16, Chiney Ogwumike had this to say: In the end, it’s better to be physical than to play like girls. Ouch. – Snowboarding: Already time for 2014 qualifying! And Kelly Clark is dominating the halfpipe. – Rugby: The U.S. men qualified for the 2013 Sevens Rugby World Cup with a few dominating wins, … Continue reading Olympic sports roundup: Aug. 27

Monday Myriad: USA, Russia split

Going quickly today with two big projects in the last four days before the World Cup: – Beach volleyball: Olympic champs Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser won their 50th title together at the AVP Huntington Beach Open. Their records this year: 17-0 AVP, 23-5 FIVB. (Universal Sports) The women’s side has been a bit less one-sided, with world champions Jen Kessy and April Ross winning twice on the FIVB tour but not winning this season on the domestic AVP circuit until Sunday, when they held off Misty May-Treanor and Nicole Branagh. For all their accomplishments, Kessy and Ross had never … Continue reading Monday Myriad: USA, Russia split