The dynasty Has Thrown a Tire
BLACKTOWN, Australia (AP) _ There are days on the sports calendar that you are supposed to dread being the opponent.
The fight after Mike Tyson gets a bill for back taxes from the IRS.
The start after Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez gets bombed.
The game after the U.S. softball team loses two in a row.
OK, scratch that last one.
Suddenly the Americans aren’t so scary anymore. Awaiting a breakout game in an Olympic tournament they should have cruised through, they broke down instead for the third game in a row. Forget all the talk about a dynasty; this one has thrown a tire.
This time, it came against Australia. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 13th inning and down to their last out, the Aussies got a walk-off home run by Peta Edebone for a 2-1 win.
The U.S. women craned their necks following the arc of the shot over the left-field fence, then hung their heads and walked off in stunned silence.