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5 Life Lessons I've Taken from Playing Rugby

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports
Beth Leipholtz

For 14 years, I identified myself as a soccer player. I played year-round on multiple teams, dedicated endless hours to practices and games, and thought I loved the sport. But then I realized something: I just wasn't that good.

Spotlight Deservedly on Rory but Don't Forget About the Tiger

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

The golfing spotlight is back on Rory McIlroy and rightfully so. The 25-year-old Irish lad put on a stellar performance that left him holding the coveted Claret Jug on Sunday afternoon, and put to rest any doubts that he has emerged from his recent slump.

Retiring Overseas And Enjoying 'Futbol' Instead Of 'Football'

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A funny thing happened recently at one of the local watering holes in our little Ecuadorian town. A bunch of Yanks gathered around the television to watch something other than basketball, baseball, or American football.

Academics vs. Athletics: It's Not a Choice

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 07.18.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

Athletics has a place in our students' lives for the lifelong value it can bring. It should not be overinflated on a college campus any more than it should be sidelined.

Is It Time for a National Sports Commission?

Ken Reed | Posted 07.18.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Unlike most countries around the globe, sport policy development and implementation in the United States is almost solely the responsibility of the country's sports power brokers. And these power brokers have a personal vested interest -- too often ego-based and/or greed-based in nature.

Should Teammates Get Equal Pay?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.18.2014 | Sports
Adam Grant

Why is pay equality good in some settings but bad in others?

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

So much in American life these days doesn't work. But soccer does work -- magnificently. I am not looking forward to returning to dysfunction and snafu.

Soccer Pitches: An Emerging Battleground for Control of Iraq

James Dorsey | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Iraqi soccer pitches have emerged as an alternative battleground in the struggle for control of Iraq between the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls chunks of northern Iraq, and embattled Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

The Best Teams In Sports... 5 Years From Now

Bleacher Report | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports
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It’s great to have youth, isn’t it? While we all try to stay as young as possible, eventually Father Time catches up with us....

Mind Control Rays Are Switched Off -- Americans Can Return to Ignoring Soccer

Spencer Green | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Moments after Germany's 1-0 World Cup victory over Argentina, the international mind control rays aimed at the United States were officially turned off, allowing millions of Americans to once again ignore soccer as usual.

Why Saying Derek Jeter Doesn't Deserve a Spot in this Year's MLB All-Star Game Is Blasphemous

Dave Kreissman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

The All-Star game is the fans' game. They vote for who will take the field, and it's not always the players with the best stats. Yes, this can be frustrating at times, but democracy is a beautiful thing.

WATCH: 'My Team Lost!'

Brad Yates | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Well, the World Cup has finally come to a close... and I can start focusing on work again. While many are rejoicing, many are also licking their wou...

The Most Heartbreaking Ways To Lose In Sports

Bleacher Report | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports
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As if you didn't already know, sports are extremely unforgiving....

Just Say 'No' To Team Snacks

Nicole Leigh Shaw | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Nicole Leigh Shaw

Are our children really so desperate for food that they cannot go even an hour without the promise of a treat?

By Land and by Sea

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Chris Renouf, riding for Less Cancer Bike Ride to Mackinac 2014 One of the historic sailing and great Michigan traditions is the Bell's Beer Bayview...

Ending Soccer Games: A Modest Proposal

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Tom Ginsburg

What are the problems with the penalty shootout? To begin with, it bears little relation with the rest of the soccer game. Another problem is that, as players themselves acknowledge, there is a certain amount of luck in the penalty shootout.

75 Years Later, Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man on the Face of Earth" Speech, Remains the Greatest Speech in Sports History

Dave Kreissman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

On July 4, 1939 a frail Henry Louis Gehrig stepped in front of a packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. The Manhattan-native knew he was sick, but he was unaware that his illness (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) would soon claim his life.

USA Edges Spain for FIBA U17 Women's Title

Carl Berman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports
Carl Berman

Angela Salvadores was incredible for Spain, keeping them in contention with a 40-point performance and was named the tournament MVP.

Let's Talk About Fútbol

Axel Schlossberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Axel Schlossberg

Let's talk about futbol, or soccer, call it as you wish. It is the sport and not the name that brings people together.

Packaging Sport

Michael Brenner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Michael Brenner

These days, sports are being promoted as a series of "happenings" -- celebrations. Athletes and the games they compete in are being primed, packaged and scripted like every other public event in the era of contrived melodrama.

For Athletic Success, You Pay Now or Pay Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus on your long-term goals. To be your best, you have to put a lot of time and effort into your athletic preparations. But, as I noted above, there are going to be times when you don't feel that motivated.

Gender Equality in Sports -- Quidditch Wins

Sean Pagoada | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Pagoada

What sets quidditch apart from other sports is its two-minimum gender rule, established by the International Quidditch Association. Quidditch values diversity and that, to me, is one of the most powerful messages we can send out.

5 Most Unbreakable and Impressive MLB Records

Dave Kreissman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

145 years for baseball's legends, and underdogs, to set the most unbelievable and unbreakable records in their sport. Let's take a look at some of the best.

Future of Soccer in the US

Stephen Palacios | Posted 07.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

My 15-year-old son called last night from Costa Rica where he is spending two weeks. Lucky for him, his visit coincided with Costa Rica beating Greece in the World Cup. He described how everyone was glued to the set, shaking, crying and ultimately exploding in joy.