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Whatever the medium of the past 20 years, Beau Dure has been there. He graduated from Duke and went back there for grad school, but his view of Chapel Hill has been softened through marriage. Then he went through papers in Wilmington (N.C.) and Greensboro (N.C.), where he started producing online content in 1995.

He landed in the D.C. suburbs with USA TODAY and did all sorts of online experimentation while also writing a lot about soccer (as "The Netminder"). Over 10 years and change, he filled too many roles at USA TODAY to count, but let's name a few -- online Olympics editor, stat-feed wrangler, chat producer, Sports Scope blogger (now called Game On!), Beijing man-of-all-sports and MMA beat writer.

Somewhere along the way, he wrote "Long-Range Goals: The Success Story of Major League Soccer," a history of the USA's very own soccer league. Then he left USA TODAY for a variety of things, listed in no particular order -- his own blog at, Women's World Cup and other women's soccer coverage for espnW, a forthcoming book on MMA ... and now Bleacher Report. And not least, being a devoted husband, dad and youth soccer coach.

His Tweets (@duresport) are eclectic.

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