1. Is Football Really a Family Sport?

    I love football. The sheer physicality, the strategy, the solid satisfaction of a good tackle or short run gain, the exhilaration of a perfectly placed and caught long pass...

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  2. Tour de France: Smelling Victory on a Rest Day

    Today, they rest. It’s most likely welcome despite conventional wisdom, which says the riders prefer not to have a day off...

    Tracy Young Written by Tracy Young about 4 years ago 347 reads 0 comments

  3. 2010 Tour De France Stage Four: Sprinter's Battle

    After the chaos and destruction of yesterday’s stage, over dusty and slippery cobbles, today’s ride, 153.5 kilometers from Cambrai to Reims, was a much-needed cruise ending in a bunch sprint...

    Tracy Young Written by Tracy Young about 4 years ago 249 reads 1 comments

  4. Tour de France: Top Sprinters Ready To Rumble

    Top sprinters in the 2010 Tour de France will have nine chances to triumph in finish-line sprints. Team tactics, lead-out riders, strength, and endurance training, chance and sheer drive factor into some of the most dramatic moments during the Tour...

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  5. Now without David Wright, Can One Care About the Mets?

    Even before David Wright got beaned yesterday by a Matt Cain 94-mph fastball, I’ve been thinking about the dubious rewards of watching the Mets play out the last third of a season in which they have virtually no chance of reaching post-season...

    Tracy Young Written by Tracy Young about 5 years ago 303 reads 8 comments

  6. Michael Phelps with Fins?

    In light of the polyurethane suit controversy, here’s a proposal. How about modelling a swimming series after Formula One, where suit manufacturers field teams, providing them with exclusive ...

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  7. Tour de France Withdrawal Begins Today

    I’ve dreaded this day for weeks, and here it is at last. It’s the day after the 2009 Tour de France ended...

    Tracy Young Written by Tracy Young about 5 years ago 695 reads 2 comments

  8. Tour Rivalry Heating Between Two American Squads

    It may be the Tour de France, but two American teams and their growing rivalry are making this race variegated, textured, and fascinating. It is becoming one for the ages...

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  9. Team Garmin-Slipstream—Tour Contenders

    Team Garmin-Slipstream’s riders have made surprising impressions through the first seven stages of the 2009 Tour de France, darting and hovering like persistent, blue and peach hummingbirds around Team Astana, the big birds of prey, and others...

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  10. David Wright: Tough Love

    Being the eldest of four brothers came in handy last night during a game against the Os when David Wright gave pitcher Mike Pelfrey some tough love—once on the mound, and then in the dugout after Pelfrey came out in the sixth inning...

    Tracy Young Written by Tracy Young about 5 years ago 565 reads 2 comments

  11. Admit It: Formula One Is Fascinating Now

    Fans are drawn to F1 by the technology, the skill, the pageantry, and sometimes even the competition. But, face it, in past recent seasons, races could be boring—as predictable as yesterday's leftovers...

    Tracy Young Written by Tracy Young about over 5 years ago 169 reads 14 comments

  12. David Wright and the Invisible “C”

    When Gary Sheffield homered on Apr. 17, it was his first hit as a two-week veteran of the Mets. It also happened to be his 500th career homer.When he rounded the bases, the first of many hugs was from Jose Reyes...

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  13. Sprint to the Top: Heinrich Haussler

    Heinrich Haussler is one of the fast-rising young stars of cycling. This 25-year-old member of Cervélo TestTeam has had a blistering start in 2009, including second place finishes ...

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  14. George Hincapie: Blue Collar Hero

    George Hincapie may not conjure up thoughts of yellow jerseys or stuffed lions, but he signifies even more important qualities in pro cycling: teamwork and loyalty...

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  15. F1: The Season Begins, Is Brawn GP for Real?

    The 2009 Formula One season kicks off this weekend at Melbourne’s Albert Park, promising a potentially turbulent, yet fascinating year...

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  16. Why I Watch Cycling

    I was drawn to the Tour de France sometime during Lance’s chain of seven victories, beginning in 1999. It was the story of his bout with cancer, his work ethic, the best technology and ...

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