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Continued: Reusse: For U.S. sports fans, track and field barely registers anymore

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 22, 2013 - 12:19 AM

Later, Norton would fail to medal in the 200, and then he ran out of his exchange zone to get our unbeatable 400-meter relay team disqualified.

Guaranteed: A 14-year-old wearing a Randy Moss jersey in the Metrodome when the Falcons beat the Vikings in January 1999 was no more upset than were we still-young baby boomers in Fulda, Minn., with what happened to our male sprinters in Rome.

Wilma Rudolph was left to save us, winning three golds in the 100, 200 and the 400 relay, and truly starting what became a movement for women’s sports equality in America.

Track and field was big enough to do that back then. Now, they give the world a great track meet to follow in the dog days of August and Americans hardly notice … including me.

 

Patrick Reusse can be heard 3-6 p.m. weekdays on AM-1500.

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San Diego - LP: J. Lane 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 2
Washington - LP: R. Soriano 6 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 7
Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 7
Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 2
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 14 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Arizona - WP: O. Perez 2 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover 1
Colorado - LP: Y. Flande 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada 4
NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: Y. Darvish 4
Oakland - LP: J. Chavez 3 FINAL
Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer 7
Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley 5 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner 0
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Los Angeles 3 FINAL
Seattle 0
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Indiana 73 FINAL
Los Angeles 77

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