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The Duality of Fanhood and Morality in Sports

Dan Karpuc | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

After not seeing a single carry against the Tennessee Titans, Blount walked off the field before the game was over, seemingly giving up on caring what would happen the rest of the game. But most Patriots fans don't care, as long as he produces on the field.

A Little Sports Wisdom For the Holidays

Ken Reed | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

As I write this column it's Thanksgiving Eve, a perfect time to reflect on the things one values and appreciates. One of the things I value and appre...

Israeli Raid on Palestinian Soccer Association Signals Dangerous Hardening of Israeli-Palestinian Battle Lines

James Dorsey | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The Israeli military said the incident had not been a raid. It said a routine patrol had asked some Palestinians for their identification cards, and when they said the cards were in Bnei Sakhnin's offices soldiers had entered the building to check their identities.

When Is a Sport Not a Sport: When It Involves Brooms, Shuttlecocks or Used Rental Shoes

Christopher Lamb | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

I shouldn't have been surprised when I was asked what separates a sport from something else. I answered by paraphrasing Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's attempt to define obscenity: I'm not sure what a sport is, but I know it when I see it.

An Attack on a Volleyball Match in Paktika: A Brutal "One Off" or the Taliban Reasserting Social Control?

Kevin Bell | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Kevin Bell

Behind the forgettable headline of "yet another" attack in Afghanistan is a more interesting reality: southeastern Pashtun tribes love sports and have been quietly making a public space for sporting events in areas where the Taliban still routinely fight for control with government forces.

Henton, Sabonis Named NetScouts Basketball Players of the Week

Carl Berman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Carl Berman

Providence went 4-0 this week while capturing the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic title behind the stellar play from senior LaDontae Henton.

NHL Goalie Has A Very Important Safety Reminder

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.24.2014 | Sports

To any athletes who choose not to wear a cup, let this be a lesson. On Friday, St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott tweeted out this picture of his pr...

Activists Expand Labor and Human Rights Campaign Beyond Qatar to Include All Gulf States

James Dorsey | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Human rights groups and trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar to reform its restrictive labour system and expanded their campaign to include all six wealthy members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

NBA Owner Vivek Ranadivé: Welcome to Civilization 3.0

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

"A little bit of the right info, just a little beforehand, is more valuable than all the info in the world, 6 months after the fact." - @Vivek What d...

Healthy Competition Not So Healthy In Siblings?

Alisa Schindler | Posted 11.21.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

It's hard to draw the line between healthy competition and unhealthy sibling rivalry. I want my kids to be competitive, just not with each other. Yet, I don't know how to stop it.

Afterthoughts

Ginny Gilder | Posted 11.21.2014 | College
Ginny Gilder

Although I don't feel any less unhappy over the fake classes, manipulated transcripts, and unfair advantage taken of both student athletes and competitors, I am reminded to tread a bit more lightly in my condemnation of the folks who forgot their better selves in going for big wins.

The Inspiration to Act Beyond the Buzzer, How Sports Inspire Change

Jay Scott | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

The real winners in life aren't decided by the final score, who crosses the finish line first (or last), but rather how you choose to deal with the challenges presented to you.

The First 12 Weeks: From Triathlons to Trimesters

Dani Matthews | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dani Matthews

I hope these "purposeful pregnancy pyramid" insights may be of use to others thinking about starting a family or those who are already pregnant. For others, perhaps this was an interesting read with elements that can be applied to other life transitions.

The Best Defender In Baseball Just Got Traded. See Where He Landed.

John A. Tures | Posted 11.21.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

As the debate unfolds between the old school system of voting and the new "sabermetric" style votes with WAR (wins above replacement), defensive runs saved, fielding percentage, etc. there's likely to be some tension.

NBA Player Misses Wide-Open, Game-Winning Layup

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.20.2014 | Sports

All Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight needed to do was make a wide-open layup in the final seconds of overtime and his team would leave Brooklyn wi...

NCAA Basketball 2014-2015: Predicting The Winners Of The Major Conferences

Uloop | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Uloop

The March Madness Tournament is the light at the end of the tunnel for college basketball teams and winning their conference secures their team a spot in the big dance.

The Case Against You and Me

Nolan Frederick Bock | Posted 11.19.2014 | Sports
Nolan Frederick Bock

As long as sports are interesting to viewers, leagues turn a blind eye and players fail to hold their peers accountable. Ultimately, the responsibility to ostracize those who systematically abuse their positions as superstars and act above the law falls upon the fans.

In Alaska, Bizarre Final Days, Suicide of Ex-Iditarod Musher Leave Friends Stunned

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Alaska Dispatch News

Mushing guide and former Iditarod competitor Dario Martinez was found hanging from a tree in downtown Anchorage on Thursday, a day after Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Animal Care and Control removed 12 malnourished dogs and one dead one from his tour business here.

Gulf Soccer Diplomacy Highlights Regional Divisions

James Dorsey | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Wealthy Gulf states have invited Jordan and Morocco to compete in future Gulf Cups as part of a bid to strengthen their fragile six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at a time that they have at best papered over deep rifts within the group.

Davidson College Moves to a Big-Time Athletic Conference: Cui Bono?

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 11.14.2014 | Sports
William E. Jackson Jr.

The college community has been told, over and over again, that Davidson College will have raised its national profile. But that profile in national surveys is a rather high one, for the right reasons, when recruiting students.

Report: K.C.'s Pro Stadiums Put Fans' Health At Risk With Food

ESPN Outside The LInes | Posted 11.14.2014 | Sports
Read More: Sports, Sports News

The food safety manager at Kansas City's Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums, home to the Royals and the Chiefs, told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that poor...

Moroccan Refusal to Host African Cup Rooted in Fear and Prejudice

James Dorsey | Posted 11.14.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The Moroccan decision to violate the terms of its agreement to host the tournament has prompted CAF to ban it from competing in Africa's biggest sporting event. The Moroccan decision appears however marred in contradiction.

A Lesson in Politics, Sports and Sweet Potatoes

Susan Pace | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Susan Pace

As a proud North Carolina liberal with a degree from the University of North Carolina, last week wasn't pleasant. I watched our Democratic senator l...

Qatar's Hosting of GCC Summit in Further Jeopardy Following Gulf States' Handball Boycott

James Dorsey | Posted 11.13.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah travelled to Doha last week for talks with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in a failed bid to mediate between the feuding Gulf states. Sheikh Tamim has also met several times with Saudi King Abdullah.

Chris Webber's Avery Johnson Impression Is SPOT-ON

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

As a member on the 1993-94 Golden State Warriors, Avery Johnson was a mentor for then-rookie Chris Webber. The impact Johnson made on Webber may not h...