A Loss Avenged: The U.S. Men’s National Team easily passed one crucial test on Monday night, shutting out Guatemala in Columbus, Ohio, en route to a badly needed World Cup qualifier win. The Americans recieved four goals from four of their stars—Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Geoff Cameron, and Graham Zusi—and now face two more critical qualifiers against CONCACAF competition in September. [ESPNFC]
But a Loss Is a Loss: Meanwhile, the U.S. Under-23 team lost to Colombia, 2-1, in a qualifying match for the Summer Olympics, meaning that the U.S. men won’t be joining their female counterparts in Rio. (National soccer teams in the Olympics typically consist of a nation’s U23 players, plus three older players.) [CBS Sports]
(Almost) Coast to Coast for Golden State: What, you thought Steph Curry was just some shooting wunderkind? Psh. Watch this:
Stephen Curry throws DOWN on CSNBA and TNT!
Posted by Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
SCOTT STERLING: The intrepid Yale sportsman is back to his usual antics—except this time, he’s “facing down” volleyballs for the Bulldogs. Still hilarious.
The Shield and the Gray Lady: The NFL on Monday demanded that the New York Times retract its comprehensive story about the NFL’s “flawed concussion research,” Politico reported. The NFL had already issued a point-by-point rebuttal of the piece’s central arguments when it was published on March 24.
The Next Level of Performance: EXOS, the top-notch fitness lab home to pro athletes and regular joes alike, is teaming up with Precor to bring EXOS’s proprietary energy systems development (ESD) tech to Precor’s lines of cardio equipment. The technology will leverage Precor’s Preva system—which has stored and tracked more than 200 million workouts from its cardio equipment—to help deliver better cardio experiences to gym-goers everywhere. [EXOS]
Best Phone Ever?: Consumer Reports has declared that Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 smartphones are not just great, but arguably the best smartphones ever made. “The new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge bring back water-resistance and expandable memory. They earn Excellent battery life scores, and turn in top-notch performance in other areas.” [Consumer Reports]
The Ultimate Snack Pack: KIND has released an epic 30-pack of its bars, including every flavor of its Nuts & Spice and Fruit & Nut (don’t laugh) brands, plus one bar of each of five new flavors.