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9 Reasons Why Sports Are Valuable For Our Children To Play

Janis B. Meredith | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Janis B. Meredith

We've been hearing for years that youth sports build character, persistence and teamwork. I'd like to get a bit deeper and explain nine very specific reasons why I am glad my three 20-something kids played sports from preschool through college.

Rise of eSports is a Game Changer

Rich Taylor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Rich Taylor

In the video game industry, streaming capabilities gave rise to a new category of sporting events -- professional video game competitions. Esports is a million-dollar industry with millions of vocal fans worldwide and is quickly becoming the fastest-growing and most-viewed sport in the U.S.

Is African Soccer the NBA's New Breeding Ground?

Ange Kagame | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Ange Kagame

If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.

Olivier Hanlan Sweeps NetScouts Basketball Weekly Awards

Carl Berman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

Boston College has recently had a rough stretch in conference play, but Olivier Hanlan had a big week to help snap a nine-game losing streak.

Soccer Fields: A Waystation en Route to the Islamic State

James Dorsey | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
James Dorsey

One thing the biographies of Jihadi John, the Islamic State's executioner of foreign hostages, and several of his European associates have in common is their passion for soccer and their dashed hopes of becoming professional players.

Vanderbilt's Stallings and His Coaching Ilk Need to 'Grow Up'

Ken Reed | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

I don't have a big problem with Vanderbilt deciding not to suspend Stallings. The bigger issue is the on-going prevalence of boorish, autocratic, "kick-'em in the butt" style coaches in this country, especially at the high school and youth levels.

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Marshawn Lynch And Other NFL Stars Teach Turkish Women Football

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.03.2015 | World

Dozens of young Turkish flag football players stretch on a field at Istanbul Technical University on March 1. ISTANBUL -- At first glance, the scen...

Powerful Sports Scoreboards Tally War 'Death Count' To Reduce Violence In India, Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact

The score ticked up to India: 547,290, Pakistan: 546,228. But that tally -- displayed on scoreboards in New Delhi, India, and Karachi, Pakistan --...

Golfing Great David Graham 'Plays It As it Lies' in Life and on the Greens

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

"Play it as it lies" is a cardinal rule in golf, the acceptance of wherever the ball lands -- favorable or not. For golfing great David Graham, with a career of 35 worldwide wins who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in July, the phrase takes on a philosophic meaning.

Bolivian Grandmas Play Handball To Stay Fit And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

When you think of the aches and pains that often accompany old age, you'd imagine women in their 70s and 80s taking it easy -- not playing a competiti...

Egyptian Spectator Ban: Flashpoint for Conflict and Statement of Weakness

James Dorsey | Posted 02.27.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Militant, highly politicized, street battle-hardened supporters of both clubs played a key role in the demonstrations that removed Mr. Mubarak from power and in protests against all subsequent governments, including that of Mr. Al Sisi.

Let The Olympics Gambling Games Begin!

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could...

New Sports Exposé: Changes Needed in All Directions

Ralph Nader | Posted 02.26.2015 | Sports
Ralph Nader

How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, by Dr. Ken Reed, is basically a sports manifesto that looks at nine of the most important sports issues we face today and the red thread that weaves through them all: ego and greed, and the win-at-all-costs and profit-at-all-costs policies and mentalities whose vices have spawned throughout the world of sports.

Super-Size the Super Bowl

Rick Rosner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Sports
Rick Rosner

A six-quarter Super Bowl would have 50 percent more football and double the halftimes. It would take about five hours. New records would be set in just about every category. Who wouldn't want to watch a Super Bowl with a final score of 73 to 68?

I'm Hopeful the Power of Sports Will Expand to Spur More Social Change

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.26.2015 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

As someone who has tried to use the sports platform and the power of sports to address serious social issues during the past 50 years, it gives me great hope that we will use that sports platform in an expanded way in the years ahead. Society can only be better for it if we do.

Gonzaga's Wiltjer, Columbia's Lo Named Players of the Week by NetScouts Basketball

Carl Berman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

Kyle Wiltjer kept Gonzaga's unbeaten conference record alive this week with huge games against Pacific and St. Mary's. The Portland, Ore. native has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week for games from February 16th to February 22nd.

Climate Change This Week: Apple Goes Solar, Apocalyptic US Droughts Predicted, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...

A Movie for Every Sportsman [Or Anyone Looking to Be Inspired]

Natalie Kalin | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Natalie Kalin

I am a cross country runner. After reading that, half of you are cringing. The other half (the half that are runners too) are questioning how serious a runner I really am, because that is the competitive nature of us cross country runners.

Joey Logano Wins Daytona 500

AP | Posted 02.22.2015 | Sports

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500. Logano took the le...

Soccer Racism Highlights Europe's Struggle With Transition and Entrenched Racism

James Dorsey | Posted 02.23.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Recent soccer-related racism highlights European nations' tortured transition from ethnically relatively homogeneous to multicultural immigration societies amid a resurgence of entrenched racial, including anti-Semitic, attitudes that flourish in times of economic crisis and are not limited to Muslim communities.

Young and Entrepreneurial: The Sky's the Limit for Skyler Logsdon

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The first person I featured in this series was Penn Alumnus Jon Youshaei, a Google Associate Product Marketing Manager, writer and intrapreneur (you can find the feature article here).

How A Paragliding Accident Completely Changed This Man's Perspective On Life

The Huffington Post | Madeline Wahl | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Nova and Jinju Dasalla at Lanikai Beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in July 2014. (Photo by cadencia photography) In 2010, Nova Dasalla bec...

In a Time of Climate Change, Boston and the World Can't Afford the Olympics

Joseph Nevins | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Joseph Nevins

The U.S. Olympic Committee's decision last month to make Boston its candidate for the right to host the 2024 Summer Games has generated much excitement within the city and its environs. It has also engendered considerable opposition.

Villanova's Hilliard, New Mexico State's Siakam Honored by NetScouts Basketball

Carl Berman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

Darrun Hilliard had a clutch week for Villanova in tough road wins at Providence and Butler. The Bethlehem, Pa. native has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week for games from February 9th to February 15th.

Life Lessons for a Hockey Mom (From Squirt Hockey)

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Dr. Logan Levkoff

What I am trying to say is that I never expected to love this hockey mom job. And more importantly, I never realized how much these kids -- and their coaches -- would teach me.