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Sports Violence

Photographers Address The Pain And Glory Of Violent Sports

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts

A young man sits proudly, arms crossed. His steady gaze is fixed on something we can’t see. He’s posed like a classical figure or a prom k...


The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.01.2014 | Sports

A baseball fan angry at a possible blown call ran onto the field during a game in South Korea and attacked an umpire, according to reports in the medi...

The Jets, Michael Vick and a College Dilemma

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Robert J. Spitzer

Having served his time, is Michael Vick entitled to resume his profession? I'd say yes. Are people entitled to protest him and his animal abuse past? Also yes. But what about the bigger question: Does an uber-violent sport attract or even cultivate violence?

The Calendar May Say 2013 but the NHL Remains in the Stone Age

Ken Reed | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Today, NHL bigwigs publicly downplay the importance of fighting while privately believing it's their biggest marketing draw. But is allowing fighting shortsighted when it comes to the long-term growth of the sport?

How Sports Violence Is Killing America's Favorite Pastime

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.27.2013 | San Francisco
Robin Wilkey

A reporter once wrote that sports train us for the heartbreaks of real life without imposing any actual consequences. That's the beauty of the game: there's always next year. But there is no next year for Jonathan Denver. And this is what's robbing sports of everything good.

Angry Dad Allegedly Bit Off Coach's Ear At Youth Basketball Game

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.13.2012 | Crime

This basketball dad was apparently trying a little too hard to "Be Like Mike" -- Mike Tyson, that is. Massachusetts dad Timothy Forbes, 34, alleged...

BLOOD SPORT: Golfer Impaled With Club In Fight Over Playing Slowly

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.07.2012 | Weird News

A Texas man was impaled with a golf club, allegedly because one group at a Fort Worth golf course was playing too slowly. Clay Carpenter, 48, suffe...

Attack From Opposing Team Leaves Coach Severely Injured

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

A Friday fight between two high school football teams in Hancock county, Ga. left a Warren County head coach with crushed facial bones, an unrepairabl...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 08.09.2011 | New York
Len Berman

It's not often I find myself siding with Iran, but here goes. Their women's soccer team had to forfeit a qualifying match for the 2012 Olympics because of their head scarves.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 08.08.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Hotshot minor leaguer Bryce Harper hit a long homer. Instead of hustling out of the batter's box, he stood and admired it. If that wasn't bad enough, as he neared home, he blew a kiss to the opposing pitcher.

Is Elizabeth Lambert a Victim?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Is she a perpetrator of shameful behavior? Absolutely. But she is also a victim of a media that thrives -- dare I say, survives -- on such lurid episodes.

Bravo Elizabeth Lambert ... Sort Of

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

She showed us that women can be just as nasty, vicious, and "in your face" as any guy. And isn't that an important step forward in the evolution of women in our society?