Run of Play

If you’re not watching the Women’s World Cup, you’re missing out. The US, Germany, England and Japan are still standing — all with a legit shot to win the whole enchilada. But the best team in the field was arguably France, who got out-flanked by the Germans in a riveting quarterfinal game. Billy Haisley reports for Screamer on how Les Bleues built the world’s best team but still got sent home early.

In Other News

Out of the Wood Work

A Louisville Slugger bat maker retired after crafting over 2 million batsThe New York Times

Fin Tech

The fish kick might be swimming’s fastest strokeNautilus

Locked In

Photo: intense ping pong concentrationThe Atlantic

Particles and Waves

Throwback: the life and times of hurdle legend Edwin MosesThe Stacks

Court Appearance

The demise of the tennis fashion statement – The Telegraph

Cover shot: Carlos Correa – USA Today Sports Images