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The Magic of Baseball

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Mark Banschick, MD

What is it about sports that can bring out an almost religious like fervor in fans? Sports are given a form by their rules and regulations. Humans naturally gravitate towards patterns and order.

The AEI: Why Professional Athletics Need An Equality Index

Hudson Taylor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Hudson Taylor

Professional sports need a multidimensional model for assessing, amplifying, and institutionalizing LGBT allyship in a way that celebrates progress as much as it discourages prejudice.

I Worried That Coaching My Son Would Change Everything

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

I was worried that all the ways we have tainted youth sports made me lose my taste, my joy for competition; my first true love, my first lesson in mindfulness, my first meditation.

The 50 Most Polarizing Players in Sports

Posted 04.19.2012 | Sports

Beloved. Despised. Dissected. A vicious never-ending circle for many sports stars. As they scratch, claw and tear for that phenomenal score or hono...

Your Game Plan to Conquer Finals Week

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Welcome to the most popular time of the year for complaining over schoolwork. Instead of adding to the unproductive noise that usually detracts from everyone's focus, combat it with these helpful tools.

Top 10 NBA Prospects at the Portsmouth Invitational

Carl Berman | Posted 06.17.2012 | Sports
Carl Berman

Our top college scout, Dave Maron, came up with this list of our ten best NBA prospects who participated at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. The players are listed based on their NBA potential.

UAE Cancels Soccer Match Amid Mounting Tension With Iran

James Dorsey | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
James Dorsey

It is not immediately clear why Mr. Ahmadinejad chose to provoke the UAE at a moment about its nuclear program in a bid to weaken international sanctions and reduce the risk of an Israeli and/or U.S. military strike.

Mets' Defense Is a Problem

Steven Hirsch | Posted 06.16.2012 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

Despite an impressive 6-3 record to start the season, the New York Mets' defense will not keep them above .500 for much longer.

Ozzie Guillen Lessons

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

We all say things we don't mean and we all offend others unintentionally. The best you can do is to try to minimize these occurrences.

Ten Reasons Why Rory MacDonald Is the Future

Elliot Worsell | Posted 06.13.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

With Jon Jones now secure as the UFC's premier 205 lb fighter, my attention turns to 22-year-old Rory MacDonald, a physical welterweight contender with the world at his feet.

PHOTOS: 10 Quirky Games From Around The Globe

Cheapflights | Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel

Here are a few no-frills, high-adrenaline sports that -- despite their peculiarity -- we think should be considered for the next Summer Games.

Mothers, Sons And Big Baseball Dreams

Heather Choate Davis | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Heather Choate Davis

In the end, it never really mattered to me whether or not Graham played baseball in college: only that we'd done everything we could to make sure he'd gotten everything he was meant to from the game. That's all any of us can ever do for our kids, really.

Theater: Magic/Bird Sort of Shoots, But Doesn't Score

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

You can make a good documentary about Magic and Bird (in fact, HBO did). But having actors reenact some public statements of these famous athletes while rotely going through their career highlights does not make good theater.

The Best Athlete-Owned Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
The Daily Meal

Whatever their success in the record books, many gridiron heroes and ballpark messiahs have splashed their names on dining establishments that also serve as a shrine to their athletic glory.

Mets Open Eyes Against Atlanta Braves

Steven Hirsch | Posted 06.08.2012 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

With all the rumors flying around about Pelfrey's possible release over the past couple weeks, it is imperative that Mike Pelfrey shows from the start that his presence on the mound is worth the Mets time and patience.

Mining the Ball Field

Tim Chartier | Posted 06.05.2012 | Science
Tim Chartier

Grab a mass of data, like the 2011 baseball season's results. How can you glean useful information from all the numbers? This question sits squarely in the field of data mining, which is the science of extracting useful information from large sets of data.

Saudi Arabia: Sports Minister Confirms Women's Exclusion

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Time Running Out for IOC to Roll Back Saudi Discrimination(Beirut) – The Saudi sports minister and head of the Saudi National Olympic Committee conf...

Baseball Is Life

Tim Siedell | Posted 06.05.2012 | Comedy
Tim Siedell

Understand, I love baseball. Most Americans do. But the reason it resonates so deeply inside all of us has nothing to do with diving catches or late-inning heroics. It's because the game so elegantly captures the essence of human existence.

Why Would Stan Van Gundy Confirm Reports that Dwight Howard Asked for Him to be Fired?

Quora | Posted 06.05.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Paresh Jha, Reporter/Writer, Hearst Media Stan Van Gundy clearly timed this announcement in my opinio...

Opening Day: Mitt Romney Already Ruins the Season

Gavin Shulman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Now that politics has become America's actual favorite pastime, there have got to be a lot of nervous sports writers out there. Who wants to watch a full campaign-long blow-out? Even worse, who wants to announce it?

Finding Time to Read More Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

There aren't enough hours in a day -- or in a weekday, at least. So how do you cram in the pleasure of reading great (and not-so-great) novels? This is one person's tale of how I managed to carve out time for literature.

The Sport That Pays It's Female Coaches 2/3 Less

The New York Times | Posted 04.03.2012 | Women

Women's college sports have changed enormously since the adoption of Title IX in 1972. More teams are being fielded and more athletes are participatin...

10 Surefire Ways To Keep Your Muscles Strong And Avoid Injury

Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.

A lot of things can cause an injury, and we have a lot of body parts that can be hurt. These are my top 10 prime directives for keeping your muscles strong and avoiding injury.

Concussion Advice Your Kid's Doctor Won't Tell You

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 06.02.2012 | Parents
Missy Chase Lapine

I always draw a sharp breath when I see the school's number pop up on my caller ID in the middle of the day.

Brennan Williams

Does Tamia Have Stronger Athletic Genes Than Grant Hill? | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.01.2012 | Black Voices

In our weekly "Love Of The Game" series, HuffPost Black Voices talks sports with a person of note. This week we caught up with singer-songwriter Tamia...