USWNT advance to Olympic semifinals, thanks to goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher

So much for Alyssa Naeher being the weak link. In the lead-up to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, none other than legendary United States women’s national team goalkeeper Briana Scurry — one of the stars of the famed 1999 squad — wondered aloud if starting U.S. backstop Naeher had what it took to fill Hope Solo’s rather enormous cleats and lead the Americans to glory.
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USWNT goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher is the penalty-stopping hero in Olympic QF: "She's the reason we're still in this"

If you want to know what Alyssa Naeher is doing when she’s not stopping penalty kicks and ruining the World Cup and Olympic dreams of those who dare to challenge her, the answer almost invariably is a crossword puzzle. In those mishmashes of vocabulary and jargon, she can lose herself and set aside the staggering pressure of a job in which perfection is the only acceptable option for an organization so powerful victory has become the only reasonable outcome.

Put on the Spot, USWNT's Alyssa Naeher Has Proven to Thrive

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Alyssa Naeher cannot win the gold medal herself. But damn, it sure felt like she could, didn’t it? With U.S. Olympic hopes on the line in the women's soccer tournament on Friday, Naeher kept finding herself in one of the most impossible positions in sports, goalkeeper facing a penalty kick, and again and again, she beat the house. Five penalties, including one potentially decisive one in regulation. Three saves. Insanity.
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Travel to the Netherlands during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

(CNN) — If you're planning to travel to the Netherlands, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Netherlands introduced a strict lockdown in December 2020, following a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases. The country's first night time curfew since World War II was brought in in January, leading to rioting in major cities.
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Olympian physicists compete in Japan, test your knowledge of the physics of the decathlon

Fancy doing a PhD in physics while training for the Olympics? I can’t imagine how much hard work and commitment is involved, but the Irish runner Louise Shanahan knows. She is doing a PhD in atomic, mesoscopic and optical physics and competed today in the 800 m race in Tokyo. Sadly, Shanahan was eliminated in the first heat but she can still look forward to completing her PhD – a task that she describes as “much more manageable” than training while studying for her bachelor’s degree.

UEFA Conference League Throws Up Shocks And Opportunity For Europe's Smaller Clubs

The announcement of UEFA's Europa Conference League (ECL) was not universally welcomed. The third-tier tournament for European soccer clubs, first revealed by UEFA in December, 2018, would make the continent's club competitions "more inclusive", UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin promised. "To give clubs and fans the chance to dream and compete...
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‘Youth Hormone’ Is a Real Thing — Here’s How to Get It Naturally

Wouldn’t it be great to stay sharp, strong and happy into your golden years? Optimizing levels of DHEA, a ‘fountain of youth’ hormone that drops by 60 percent by our 50s, helps replace fat with muscle, boost energy and lift spirits. Plus, research in Immuno-regulation suggests it shields against COVID complications too! To boost DHEA naturally, just…
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Team USA's Maggie Steffens Breaks Water Polo Olympic Scoring Record

TOKYO (AP) — Maggie Steffens was finally by herself, all alone with perhaps the best record in women’s water polo, and she had no interest in the view. Moments after Steffens moved atop the career scoring list at the Olympics, the U.S. captain paid tribute to her family, teammates — past and present — and the women who paved the way for the sport’s addition to the Games in 2000.
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Devil’s Food Cake Chocolate Ice Cream

Devil’s food cake chocolate ice cream is almost better than sex. It has the rich, deep flavors of a dark-chocolate frosted cake. Words do not suffice. Eat, instead. Adapted from Stella Parks | Bravetart | W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. Sultry as a summer night. That’s what we thought when...