Water polo goalie goes for the gold; Weird sports book

Tumua Anae reaches for a ball during a game. Anae is vying for a goalkeeper position on the 2012 USA Olympic team. (Kelley L. Cox )

Deseret News writer Tori Ackerman wrote a great story in today’s Mormon Times about Tumua Anae, who is a women’s water polo goalie for USC. She’s a Southern California native, but Ackerman told me she has a ton of Utah ties. Anae is training with the U.S. National Team. She’s one of three goalies trying out for two goalie roster spots on the team that will compete in the London Olympic Games this summer.

Read the story here.

And for something completely different

The New York Times blog Lens has a story and photo gallery about Sol Neelman’s book “Weird Sports.” Mike Tanier writes that “in Mr. Neelman’s universe, hockey is played under water, softball in drag and football in lingerie. Truck racers carry pigs under their arms, small children ride sheep and fighters battle with pencils or cardboard rolls, not fists.”

Check out the blog here.

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