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Sports 101: Leaps, snips, blips and bricks

Kendra Harrison of the U.S. clears the final hurdle as she wins the women’s 100 meter hurdles in a world record time of 12.20 seconds during the Diamond League anniversary games at The Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Friday, July 22, 2016 in London.
Kendra Harrison of the U.S. clears the final hurdle as she wins the women’s 100 meter hurdles in a world record time of 12.20 seconds during the Diamond League anniversary games at The Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Friday, July 22, 2016 in London. The Associated Press

In case you missed them, here are some teachable moments from the past seven days:

▪ If at first you don’t succeed, try again – and set a world record in the 100-meter hurdles, like Kendra Harrison, who failed to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team just two weeks earlier.

▪ Clothes may make the man, and White Sox throwback uniforms make Chris Sale irrationally destructive.

▪ The Giants invent the eight-game road stumble.

▪ Chris Froome makes an impossibly difficult cycling race seem impossibly easy.

▪ No one can hit the bricks like Kyle Busch, at least last weekend.

Jeff Caraska

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