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Kaepernick's a Patriot and His Critics Are Way Off Base

Ken Reed | Posted 08.29.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand up for the playing of the national anthem is more courageous and patriotic than anything 99% of his critics h...

Going Against The Zero-RB And Late-Round QB Fantasy Football Draft Strategies

Nicholas Mariano | Posted 08.29.2016 | Sports
Nicholas Mariano

Waiting on a quarterback has become the thing to do, and with good reason. Taking a QB early means you're passing up on a top RB/WR, which can end up burning you down the road more-so than a late QB can do.

No Underwarter Piano for My Kid!

Rhiannon Giles | Posted 08.26.2016 | Parents
Rhiannon Giles

When I finally arrive at my daughter's after school program each evening I hear other parents admonishing their kids to hurry up because they have to get to swimnastics practice. T-ballet? Underwater piano? I honestly can't keep track of the widely varied activities that her peers seem to be rotating through each season. It exhausts me to even hear them discussing their extracurriculars.

This Is How Athletes Are Able to Push Limits and Break Records Without Doping

Quora | Posted 08.26.2016 | Sports
Quora

How is it possible for each generation of athletes to beat previous records and extend human physical capacity without doping? originally appeared on ...

The Ultimate Battle in SportsWorld: Ego vs. Soul

Ken Reed | Posted 08.26.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." That's it. If you don't win, the whole endeavor is a waste o...

Olympics Out Of Reach For Half-Million Girls Sitting On Sidelines

Kim Turner | Posted 08.25.2016 | Sports
Kim Turner

As the school year begins, and in celebration of this Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, we can work here at home to reduce the pervasive sexism and inequity that females face.

Sustaining The Olympic Legacy: Women, Sports, And Public Policy

Beth Brooke-Marciniak | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Beth Brooke-Marciniak

The Summer Olympics inspire us. They motivate us. For a few weeks every 4 years, we focus on achievement, hard work, pain, glory, and defeat in stunning athletic competition. And this year, we cannot miss the good news story of not just of one athlete, but of a whole group of athletes -- women.

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, Returns To Honor The Tennis Champion During Pre-US Open Festivities

Ezinne Ukoha | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact
Ezinne Ukoha

We all need heroes, especially now that the charged climate forces us to accept the hopelessness that regulates children of "a certain background" to the back burner of impending success.

Athletes Use Twitter Platform To Powerfully, Pithily Profess

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

As the Rio 2016 and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad come to an end, Twitter has become a major platform for how sporting events, governing bodies and associations, and professional athletes engage and enhance the experience of such spectacles.

Hands of Stone

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

"Every boxer is someone's hero." It's a saying that's been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who walked out on a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, "No Mas (no more)." There's more to him than that controversial moment. This very well acted, entertaining and informative bio film reveals all: Rough childhood, abandonment issues, international champion, infamy, resurgence and hometown hero.

Got Patriotism? Gabby Douglas Controversy Raises An Old Question About Black Americans And Love Of Country

Pamela A. Lewis | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Pamela A. Lewis

There is no curling competition in the summer Olympics, but I have been loving the 2016 games, and will go into deep depression when the Olympic flame...

Olympic Fashion Blog

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Sports
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

These women were alive, they were powerful, they had energy and all this added up to many types of beauty.

How To Paddleboard For The Non-Athlete

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 08.18.2016 | Comedy
Stephanie Lessing

First thing you have to do is find an out of shape instructor. Even a little bit fat is fine. This isn't easy as paddleboarding burns a lot of calories, but it can be done, and it really takes the edge off having to learn something while wearing a bathing suit.

With mosques under surveillance, IS turns to soccer for recruitment

James Dorsey | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. ...

It's Time for a Renewed Focus On Intangible Factors For Students Going Back To School

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.17.2016 | Education
Marcus Bright

As students gear up to begin the 2016-2017 school year, there is a need for a fresh effort to encourage students to develop key intangibles and invest...

Something Is Going Very Wrong for the U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball Team

Quora | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports
Quora

Why is the 2016 US Men's Olympic Basketball team playing so poorly? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ques...

Lessons In Life From Doing The Ironman

Renate Cunneen | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports
Renate Cunneen

I wrote part of this 28 sleeps before the Ironman and I was truly at my wits end. I wrote many of my thoughts after a terrible ride that was supposed...

Did Sports Really Pave the Way for Augmented Reality?

Dennis Williams II | Posted 08.22.2016 | Sports
Dennis Williams II

As much as augmented reality (AR) is said to be early in its development and adoption, it has been surprisingly active within professional sports. Tha...

Why Ledecky Wins: Grit.

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Katie Ledecky crushes the competition. She crushes her own records. She destroys world records. Everyone asks, "How does she do it?" She has nearly perfect form, with an imperfect body for swimming. She has great coaching. But the secret sauce is grit.

Soccer investments' reputational risk catches up with UAE

James Dorsey | Posted 08.17.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Reputational risk associated with autocratic investment in high profile soccer clubs threatened to catch up with the UAE as a powe...

The IOC Must Do More to Help Struggling Host Cities

William Morrow | Posted 08.16.2016 | Sports
William Morrow

Image Source First, the facts: The Olympic Games has just opened in Rio de Janeiro this month and this event is the 50th (counting the Winter Olympic...

At Some Point, America Will Turn Its Back On Simone Biles

Percell Dugger | Posted 08.16.2016 | Black Voices
Percell Dugger

You're amazing Simone, and the world is JUST getting a glimpse of how great you are. Continue to make progress, and enjoy your life. America will turn it's back on you. And when it does, do exactly what you've always done...win.

The Olympian Attitude

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

All eyes have been on Rio for a few weeks now. Most people who are glued to the TV during the Olympics may not be avid sports fans. Yet we spend hours...

The History Of The Olympic Games - #BeyondthePodium

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Before the Olympic Games would become the most-watched sporting event around the world, broadcast in 220 countries, and bringing in an average of 950 million dollars in revenue... The Olympics were an event pulled out of the history books at the turn of the century, meant to bring the nations of the world together in a spirit of healthy competition and camaraderie.

Imagine Usain Bolt Doesn't Fumble His Start

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 08.15.2016 | Sports
Serge Leshchuk

Now imagine Bolt irons out his well documented issues on the starting block. Imagine he fixes that and darts out of the gate straight as an arrow ahead of everyone. Imagine he doesn't have to play catch up for the first two seconds of the race.