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Originally from Kansas City, David Vranicar spent three years living in China, Denmark and the Netherlands. Still, there is little he’d rather do than analyze American sports (China’s table tennis and Denmark’s handball didn’t quite cut it). His writing has appeared in various outlets, including the Kansas City Star, Deadspin, E-Commerce Times and more. For SB Nation David primarily covers the goings-on in his native Midwest. Follow him on Twitter @davidvranicar.

USA Weightlifting: Holley Mangold Not Afraid To Weigh In About Her Size

Holley Mangold has embraced her weight -- she's 350 pounds -- and become a recognizable figure at the London Olympics.

USA Wrestling: Justin Lester, Army Specialist, Outspoken About Desire For Gold

With a background in both the corporate world and the US military, Greco-Roman wrestler Justin Lester is more than a jock. Even so, he is all about bringing back gold.

Indians Vs. Tigers: Cleveland Limps Into Series With Red-Hot Detroit

Cleveland will call upon Ubaldo Jimenez to stop the surging Detroit Tigers, and to stop the Indians' free-fall in the AL Central standings.

Browns, Brandon Weeden Close To A Deal, According To Report

The Cleveland Browns are "one the verge" of signing quarterback Brandon Weeden.

USA Swimming: Cincinnati Native Nick Thoman A 'Real Contender' To Medal

Nick Thomas, a native of Cincinnati, has been described by his trainer as a "Renaissance man" and, more importantly, as a legitimate contender to medal at the Olympics.

British Open Leaderboard: Pair Of Double-Bogeys Leaves Jason Dufner Even After Round 1

Jason Dufner's strong start was offset by a pair of double-bogeys on the back nine. Tigers Woods, meanwhile, finished the day in a tie for fourth.

College Football Awards 2012: Ohio State's Jordan Hall A Preseason Doak Walker Candidate

Ohio State running back Jordan Hall is among those named a preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award.

Indians Vs. Rays: Cleveland Goes For Series Win In Tampa Bay

Ubaldo Jimenez will need to be on-point for the Indians to get passed David Price and his AL-best 12 wins.

Cavaliers Free Agency 2012: 'No Substance' To Latest Rumors, According To Report

Contrary to a Wednesday report, the Cleveland Cavaliers have not engaged in any serious discussions about facilitating a Dwight Howard trade, according to The Akron Beacon Journal.

Cavaliers Free Agency 2012: Byron Scott 'Happy As Hell' In Cleveland, According To Report

Byron Scott told the Akron Beacon Journal that he is happy in Cleveland and is pleased with the direction of the team despite the lack of big-name free agent signings.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.