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Contours of future Israeli-Palestinian battles emerge on the soccer pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes ...

The History of March Madness in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.27.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Fun fact: The first-ever NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament was held in Evanston in 1939? Did you know that despite hosting the first tournament, Northwestern University has yet to make an appearance? Or that only one Illinois college has won the national championship in the tournament's 75-year history?

Just Breathe

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Here's a challenge: name the word and/or action that will get you through your own slump. Write it down (and share it below!). Put it where you'll see it. Look at it again and again. Take it in. Own it. Complete it. Be it. Repeat it. When you do, you'll blow beyond your negative self-perceptions and external projections, fixing your gaze instead on powerful truths inside you.

Putting on a New Uniform

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Heather Gillis-Harris

If only I could learn to attack life the way I did when I participated in athletics. On the fields and courts it was a different story. Out there, I escaped. I never doubted my skills. I didn't need anyone to be my cheerleader and tell me I was a good athlete. I just was.

For the NCAA, There is No Sideline

Ashland Johnson | Posted 03.26.2015 | Sports
Ashland Johnson

The threat of SB 101 becoming law has thrust the NCAA into a unique position. The NCAA has an opportunity to have an impact beyond sport by speaking out against this discriminatory law.

Matt Sheehan

Wrath of Dancing Grandmothers Forces Chinese Government to Backtrack

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese sports officials found themselves on the defensive Wednesday, backpedaling in the wake of explosive allegations that the government...

Why We Play: The Eros of Sport

The Good Men Project | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

No matter how you dissect it, one could argue that sport is not simply the "opiate of the masses" that many might lead us to believe. There's something far more interesting "at play" here -- as it were -- and what's very clear is that the nature of play is inherent to our humanness.

What Truly Matters in Youth Sports? Hint: It's Not the Sport

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

We adults tend to think we have all the answers when it comes to youth sports. We adults can pontificate all we want, but the thing that should matter most in youth sports isn't the sport, it's the youth.

Arizona and Utah Advance to Sweet 16 From Portland

Carl Berman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

The Pac-12 got their sixth and seventh straight NCAA Tournament wins as Arizona topped Ohio State and Utah took care of Georgetown before 17,370 fans at the Moda Center.

It's Down To The Sweet 16

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports

When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of t...

Soccer Riots Reflect Long-Standing Discontent in Iran's Predominantly Arab Khuzestan

James Dorsey | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Iran's crackdown earlier this month on the protesting soccer fans was as much in line with its intolerance toward expressions of anti-government sentiment as it was a response to references to Ahwaz in Saudi media as Arab territory.

Basketball Before March Madness

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 03.20.2015 | Sports
Minnesota Historical Society

Although the weather in Minnesota of late has been nice enough to convince us Spring actually might be coming, we must remain vigilant for a bit longe...

NCAA Returns to Portland on 50-Year Anniversary of Final Four

Carl Berman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

50 years ago, Portland hosted the 1965 Final Four featuring Princeton and Bill Bradley, John Wooden's UCLA Bruins as well as Michigan and Wichita State. The NCAA tournament returned to Portland on Thursday with four second-round games.

Edwin Moses: Helping Children Hurdle Physical Inactivity

Bruce Y. Lee | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Y. Lee

"Athletes can help to build awareness. Not just representing a retail manufacturer or fast food organization that pays them a lot of money to help them sell their products."

When It Comes to Exercise, It All Starts From the Ground Up!

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Spring is on its way so, regardless of what sporting or exercise activity you participate in, if you want to be successful and get the most out of your performance, start from the bottom up. Yes, feet first!

Listen to Your Heart, Even When It Breaks

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 03.18.2015 | Sports
Heather Gillis-Harris

My forehead throbbed with tension. It hurt to swallow and my eyelids were red, puffy and raw. I didn't care and let the tears out. They were extra salty as they combined with the sweat caked onto my face before landing at the corners of my mouth.

Bad Sports: Why a Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Would Hurt Fans

David Goodfriend | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
David Goodfriend

Comcast and Time Warner Cable want the American People's permission to merge. The only answer for federal, state and local governments and regulators is to make a goal-line stand for sports fans and say no.

The World's Fastest 95-Year-Old Says He Works Hard For His 'Beach Body'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty

With summer just around the corner, most of us are panicking at the thought of donning our swimsuits in our post-winter-excess bodies. But not Charles...

Archery Tattoos: Bow and Arrow Ink

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.13.2015 | Sports
Brandi Megan Granett

Olympic medalist Brady Ellison, pictured at the World Games in Cali, Colombia. Photo credit: World Archery Many archers have tattoos of bows and arr...

Attempts to Ban Egyptian Militant Soccer Fan Group Gather Momentum

James Dorsey | Posted 03.18.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

An Egyptian prosecutor has set the stage for the banning of a group of hard-core, militant soccer fans by charging them with accepting money and explosives from the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to stage last month's Cairo football riot in which 22 people were killed.

Ashley and Moundou-Missi Honored By NetScouts Basketball

Carl Berman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

Arizona won the Pac-12 Tournament behind three strong outings from its veteran forward Brandon Ashley. The Oakland, California native has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week for games from March 9th to March 15th.

The Responsibility And Privilege Of Coaching Youth Sports

Jackie Bledsoe, Jr. | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports
Jackie Bledsoe, Jr.

I still run into people to this day who share with me the impact my dad had on them as a coach. Over 30 years later the impact he had through coaching us and our friends is still there. That is a tremendous responsibility, but an even greater privilege.

Life Lessons From Sports

Blayne Davis | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports
Blayne Davis

Our kids don't have to hit the game winning shot to be heroes, but rather by showing up, working hard and being accountable, they become heroes. And sometimes that isn't reflected in the final score.

How Do Martial Artists Break Concrete Blocks?

Quora | Posted 03.17.2015 | Weird News
Quora

I've seen this before. It is really a simple trick when you understand the problem from a structural engineering perspective. The trick consists of a moderate amount of power and speed, and a lot of careful selection of the target material and geometry.

Think Concussions Just Happen to Kids Playing Contact Sports? Think Again

Dr. Stacy Suskauer, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Dr. Stacy Suskauer, M.D.

Early detection of concussion can be a significant step toward shortening recovery time and preventing complications from a subsequent injury. It's important for parents to understand that concussion risk is not limited to the boundaries of a playing field.