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t.co/3pm49EZv2V enterprise & Olympic sports writer. Omnivorous reader, traveler, viewer & listener. All over the map.

Ameer Abdullah makes his way

espn.go.com — LINCOLN, Neb. -- When Ameer Abdullah arrived in the summer of 2011, an unheralded afterthought of a recruit, 5-foot-9 and 172 pounds soaking wet, bent on excelling in a conference loaded with bigger, heftier running backs, there were doubters. He was used to that.

Evelyn Stevens breaking ground for women

espn.go.com — Harry How/Getty Images Evelyn Stevens is proving how much women riders can handle, and her team is innovating financially. Evelyn Stevens can't enter a three-week-long bike race like the celebrated Tour de France, which finishes up in Paris on Sunday.

espnW -- Two years out from Women's World Cup, turf war still front and center

espn.go.com — When the 2015 Women's World Cup kicks off two years from this week in Canada, the way the ball bounces will be different than in any of the previous six editions. All 52 matches in the half-dozen host cities will be played on artificial turf, a development considered heresy by some and an inevitability by others.

espnW -- The Winter Games are over, but what are we leaving behind in Sochi?

espn.go.com — SOCHI, Russia -- The dogs of Sochi, mute and soulful, crystallized my uneasiness about these Olympic Games. I encountered them every day that I walked the path paralleling the Black Sea behind our media housing complex.

espnW -- Billie Jean King gets second chance to make difference at Games

espn.go.com — SOCHI, Russia -- You could see the fatigue in her face, but Billie Jean King wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. The openly gay tennis pioneer and gender equity activist, selected by President Barack Obama in December as a member of the official U.S.

Mikaela Shiffrin stays focused on gold

espn.go.com — KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- She was under the lights and she was going for it. U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin wanted to put her foot on the throat of the second slalom run Friday and win an Olympic gold medal leading wire to wire, with flair. She rocketed down the first part of the course.

espnW -- Sport of figure skating again leaves fans speculating about results

espn.go.com — SOCHI, Russia -- Delirium erupted in the Iceberg Skating Palace when defending Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na's score flashed up on the board. The Queen had been dethroned by 17-year-old Adelina Sotnikova, who wasn't even the most highly regarded Russian teenager coming into the Winter Games, but instantly became her country's favorite daughter.

espnW -- Ashley Wagner faces latest hurdle heading into Sochi Olympics

espn.go.com — SOCHI, Russia -- Even for an athlete who has been a nomad all her life, the trajectory of Ashley Wagner's past four years -- and most especially her past six months -- looks like a pinball's journey through the fluorescent landscape of figure skating. Sometimes, she lit things up.

espnW -- Meryl Davis and Charlie White capture ice dance gold

w.espn.go.com — SOCHI, Russia -- Everyone wants to know how it worked, how the two best ice dance teams in the world managed to train under the same roof, with the same coach, and didn't implode personally and competitively. We may never really know, but it's hard to argue with their career strategy.

espnW -- Emily Cook leaves 'no stone unturned' in Olympic finale

w.espn.go.com — KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Elite aerialist Emily Cook has devoted more than half her life to perfecting split-second maneuvers in a vortex of noise and light, so it's probably no shock that she gravitated to fly fishing as a contemplative break from routine.
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Nov 22, 2014

After devastating @RollingStone report on campus sexual assault, UVA fraternities suspended: wapo.st/1uoJK77

Nov 22, 2014

Happy day to all the Lehigh & Lafayette loyalists invading Yankee Stadium today. Loved writing about the series 10 years ago. #Rivalry150

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SamWalkers: Chant heard at a 1978 MIT football game: "Cosine, secant, tangent, sine. 3 point 1,4,1,5,9!" on.wsj.com/1F8NcZM pic.twitter.com/Av2XQGUwVi

Nov 21, 2014

Drastic. @NoDopingInSport: RUSADA bans cycling for two years after positive A sample. Article @ ow.ly/EFjIV

Nov 21, 2014

RT @dailyzen: Anything that becomes routine threatens to become difficult to let go of, even if it no longer serves any purpose.

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