The USWNT kicked off Olympic qualifying with a resounding win over Costa Rica Wednesday night, demolishing the Ticos to the tune of 5-0. If there was ever any doubt who would control the game, forward Alex Morgan silenced it pretty quickly.
That escalated quickly. WATCH: Alex Morgan scores 12 seconds in for @ussoccer_wnt. #USWNT https://t.co/yJSU1O5g3y— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) February 11, 2016
It seems the ongoing spat with U.S. Soccer didn't cause much of a distraction for the American women. They'll continue qualifying on Saturday at 4 p.m. against Mexico.
A sports designer judges the controversial new Premier League logo [SBN]
The new logo is relatively clean, and it's receiving generally positive reviews across the Internet. Designer Fraser Davidson says, "It feels like a continuation and a bit of an evolution of the old [Premier League] brand. I think it feels simple without becoming too iconographic and I like the modern use of color."
Ticket price protests draw political attention in England [SBN]
"I think there is a problem here when some clubs put up prices very rapidly every year," British Prime Minister David Cameron said after being asked about the issue by a member of Parliament. "[They go up] even though so much of the money for football actually comes from sponsorship, equipment, and other sources, so I'll look very carefully at [this issue]."
Red-hot Alejandro Bedoya scores winner against Bordeaux [SBI]
The American midfielder is picking up steam for Nantes. Bedoya's latest goal — his fourth in six games for the Ligue 1 club — put Nantes through to the Coupe de France quarterfinals.
What's happening in The A?
Hawks vs Bulls final score: Atlanta stops the bleeding with blowout win in Chicago [Peachtree Hoops]
The Hawks stopped a two-game skid and picked up a much-needed victory going into the All-Star break. But the big question remains: Will Atlanta make a big move at the NBA's trade deadline?
If defense wins championships, how far away from a Super Bowl are the Falcons? [The Falcoholic]
The answer seems to be "a long way away."
Braves Farm System Ranked First in MLB by Keith Law [Talking Chop]
All of those trades are paying off!