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For pro athletes on the cusp of retirement, what psychological challenges lie ahead?

The Conversation US | Posted 03.07.2016 | Sports
The Conversation US

Maria Doelger Anderson, Boston University Atlanta Hawks fans honor Kobe Bryant after the first quarter of a game on December 5 2015. USA Today Sports...

An Unwavering Faith in Himself Kept Jackie Bradley Jr. Afloat

Julian McWilliams | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports
Julian McWilliams

There is a certain swagger and confidence that comes with Jackie Bradley Jr. It was an innate trait that was forged in his hometown of Prince George, Virginia, right outside of Richmond. Despite the swag, he was overlooked coming out of high school even with his considerable talent.

25 Years - LatinoMVP Awards

Julio Pabon | Posted 09.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

The 25th annual LatinoMVP Awards, the most prestigious awards given to Latino baseball players continues strong as the latest recipient was Dellin Betances at Yankee stadium.

25 Photos Of Big Athletes Holding Small Animals

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.23.2015 | Sports

Being a pro athlete is tough work. Lots of acting macho. Lots of pretending you're superhuman in front of the cameras. So when athletes need to chill...

Gronk And Big Papi Welcome Summer With This Amazing Duet

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.10.2015 | Sports

And the living is easy ...

Autism Without Fear: Will 'The Player's Tribune' Introduce the First 'Out' Spectrum Pro Athlete?

Michael John Carley | Posted 06.02.2016 | Sports
Michael John Carley

In case anyone's missed it, there's a social revolution happening in the world of pro sports. In a natural extension of society, doing away with "th...

Massive Fire Closes Down 2 L.A. Freeways

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

A massive fire at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles filled the sky with smoke and prompted the closure of two major highways early Monday mo...

Watch These Military Members React To Getting Surprised With World Series Tickets

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports

The group of military members who recently showed up for a tour of Boston's Fenway Park didn't realize they were about to get a major-league shock. ...

Red Sox Playoff Memories

Larry Schechter | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports
Larry Schechter

After winning the World Series last year, the Red Sox crashed and burned back into last place in the American League east division this year. But that's okay, with three World Series titles in the last ten years, I'll give them a pass.

Five Reasons Why Haters Want To Hate On David Ortiz

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz might always be beloved throughout New England. But Big Papi certainly seems to have a penchant for getting on the ...

Jon Lester and Why the Red Sox Are Smarter Than the Yankees

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Red Sox might not be able to trade Lester, or the the prospects they get for Lester may not turn into valuable players in the future, but the willingness of the Red Sox to shop Lester demonstrates why the Red Sox are one of the smartest organizations in baseball.

Rays-Red Sox War Of Words Continues

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is feuding with another member of the Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff. This time, it's Rays starter Chris Archer. In ...

Big Papi: 'It's A War'

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays has been taken to another level. After a game that included four ejections, two bench-cleari...

Finding Hope in a Boston Sports Game

Michelle Chahine | Posted 06.22.2014 | Sports
Michelle Chahine

As baseball season starts up again, I am forcefully reminded that marrying a Boston Sports Fan can sometimes be a challenge.

WATCH: Big Papi Broke A Record By Being Slow

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hit his 433rd career home run on Wednesday night. What happened afterward made history. After Big Papi waited in...

Confirmed: Big Papi And Obama's Selfie Was Just A Terrible Corporate Marketing Ploy

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 04.03.2014 | Technology

As if you needed another reason to hate selfies, or the Boston Red Sox, The Boston Globe and ABC News are both reporting that this great and seemingly...

Big Papi And Obama Took A Selfie

Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wanted to take his own picture of himself with President Barack Obama when the reigning World Series champs visited...

Are the Cardinals Really the Best Organization in Baseball?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.06.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Cardinals are obviously a very good team, but some of the mistakes they make as an organization would draw much more attention if not for the best organization frame.

When Winning Is a Crime

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lois Alter Mark

As team mom for both my kids' teams, I was constantly spouting lessons about success only being achieved by hard work and practice. But, as we watched big-name player after big-name player face accusations of PED use -- with few consequences -- I could see I was losing my audience.

2013 Baseball Season Shows Prominence Of Latino Players

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices

When the 2013 baseball season ended, slugger David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox could quite easily have announced he was running for mayor of the city ...

Becoming Mushy as Your Team Wins the World Series

Charles Redfern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

A vague mood crept over me as I watched this year's fall classic, the one in which David Ortiz flew in the sky like a bird or a plane with a cape on his back. I slowly sank into schmaltz and became the world's corniest sap. I was homesick. For Boston, of all places.

David Ortiz and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

David Ortiz, like many of the great players of his generation, has been linked to steroid use. Had Ortiz not been so good with the media, and such a likable player, the Hall of Fame discussion, and the discussion of his recent World Series performance, would be very different right now.

Reggie Jackson On Big Papi: 'There's Only One Mr. October'

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Baseball Hall of Famer and former New York Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson sat down Thursday with HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill to talk about his ...

Reggie On A-Rod: 'He's My Friend'

Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

Decades removed from his tempestuous time with the New York Yankees, Reggie Jackson is aware that his mouth can still get him into trouble. The Hall o...

This Is The Only Photo Of The Red Sox Celebration You Need

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.31.2013 | Sports

David Ortiz was named MVP of the 2013 World Series and presumably of the Red Sox victory party. Boston's veteran slugger was spotted chugging from...