Ok, maybe it’s a bit troubling, but it’s also important to remember that the lights have not gone out on this sport in America. Fans in the U.S. have much to look forward to in the near future, and just as much to be thankful for in the present. In the spirit of the season, we take some time for a few spots of optimism regarding the beautiful sport, played in America beneath spacious skies and amber waves of yellow cards.
The ATP Finals in London -- and the conclusion of the 2017 tour schedule -- produced the sort of matchup that few casual tennis fans would deign to watch: David Goffin versus Grigor Dimitrov. Dimitrov, who won the title, is a remarkable, fluid athlete. Goffin is plucky enough. But if you were looking to spot more familiar stars at the O2 Arena, then you were long out of luck.
These past few weeks have been a tortuous period for supporters of U.S. Soccer, as American fans contemplate life without a World Cup representative in Russia next summer. For the lack of one lousy goal against Trinidad & Tobago, the whole sport here is suffering a nervous breakdown while bushels of true and false prophets declare their candidacies for president of the federation.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".