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THE BEATEN PATH

Aug. 17, 2015
Aug. 17, 2015

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Aug. 17, 2015

RIO 2016
  • One year from the start of the 2016 Olympics, host Rio de Janeiro is pleased with its progress, but even as its scenic splendor and irrepressible spirit command attention, the city still has obstacles to overcome

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THE BEATEN PATH

Last Thursday, Australia's cricket team imploded in a match against England, losing by 78 runs despite taking one more turn at bat in a test that was supposed to last five days but didn't even go three. The trampling requires a look back at some of the biggest blowouts of this millennium

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SPORT DATE SCORE GAME
MLB Aug. 22, 2007 Rangers 30 Orioles 3 Up 3--0 after three innings in the first game of a doubleheader at home, Baltimore collapsed. In the second game the Orioles rallied ... and only lost by two.
NBA April 27, 2009 Nuggets 121 Hornets 63 In Game 4 of their playoff series Denver almost scored as many points in each half (61 and 60) as New Orleans did all game.
NFL Oct. 23, 2011 Saints 62 Colts 7 New Orleans had Drew Brees at QB, Indianapolis had Curtis Painter. The Colts opened the season with 13 straight losses—this was the seventh—finished 2--14 and took Andrew Luck with the first pick in 2012.
College Football Nov. 8, 2003 Oklahoma 77 Texas A&M 0 The Sooners scored 276 points and gave up just 44 in five games against Lone Star State schools (North Texas, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas Tech) that season.
Women's College Basketball Dec. 30, 2010 Georgia Tech 82 Tennessee State 11 The Tigers made D-I women's hoops history by shooting 3 for 50 from the field and scoring the fewest points ever.
Women's Olympic Hockey Sept. 8, 2008 Slovakia 82 Bulgaria 0 Slovakia scored at a rate of one goal every 43.9 seconds to seal Bulgaria's exclusion from Vancouver 2010.
World Cup Soccer April 11, 2001 Australia 31 American Samoa 0 A passport mix-up left Samoa with mostly youth players against the best team in the Oceania region during this qualifier.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

A game between the Class A Tampa Yankees and Clearwater Threshers was canceled last Friday because a circus tent beyond centerfield interrupted batters' vision.

THEY SAID IT

"For me, it would be a dream come true I haven't ever dreamt of."

Rickie Fowler discussing the possibility of representing the U.S. at next summer's Rio Olympics.

PHOTOROBERT BECK FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (FOWLER)PHOTO@JOSHHANDLER/TWITTER.COM (TENT)ILLUSTRATION