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Why Sport Is Actually A Spiritual Pursuit

Sadhguru | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Being a sport means you are willing to play. Willing to play means you are involved or alive to the situation in which you exist, and that is the essence of life.

NBA Shoots for Social Justice

Maya Rupert | Posted 07.31.2011 | Sports
Maya Rupert

The NBA may well have a transformative impact on the lives of LGBT people. It is, after all, where amazing happens.

Zero Tolerance: Trump, Schwarzenegger, and Strauss-Kahn

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

While the primary blame for abuse and misdeed against women lies with the perpetrators themselves, we should look next at the good men who say nothing. It's time for good men to hold accountable those who abuse women.

Mets: Reacting to Fred Wilpon's Comments

Steven Hirsch | Posted 07.24.2011 | Sports
Steven Hirsch

While I looked at 2011 as the start of a new generation for this Mets team, Fred Wilpon made it quite clear in Monday's article that he sees it as the end of an era, and a disappointing end at that.

Quadruple Amputee To Swim Shark-Infested Seas

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Quadruple amputee Phillipe Croizon has announced that he'll brave some of the world's most treacherous waters next year as he swims between five conti...

New York Senate Votes To Legalize Mixed Martial Arts

Yahoo! News | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Senate voted again Monday to legalize professional mixed martial arts, though its prospects remain uncertain in the...

2011 Red Bull Soapbox Race Designs -- Rate 'Em!

Wyatt Closs | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

2011-05-23-redbull.jpg Can a soapbox race be about creativity, the human spirit and tapping into the zeitgeist in addition to being an ultimate childlike thrill? This slideshow takes a look at it from a creativity and design standpoint.

San Francisco Giants Make History as First Pro Sports Team to Make "It Gets Better" Video

Joe Mirabella | Posted 07.17.2011 | Sports
Joe Mirabella

The San Francisco Giants will become the first team in professional sports to produce an "It Gets Better" video taking a stand against anti-gay bullying and homophobia, supported by more than 6,500 fans and four San Francisco mayoral candidates.

Tiger's Physical Woes Taking Toll

Ann Liguori | Posted 07.13.2011 | Sports
Ann Liguori

Many have doubted whether Tiger will ever surpass Jack Nicklaus' record of winning 18 majors. And with his ever-increasing physical woes, Tiger has to be questioning that as well.

Watch: Touchdown Celebration Quarterback Won't Live Down

AOL.Com | Posted 07.09.2011 | Sports

This quarterback just wanted someone to share in his excitement. But that's not exactly what happened... and this vintage viral clip just won't go awa...

Virtuous Hindsight: Looking Back at Bold Predictions for the 2010-2011 NBA Regular Season

Michael Pina | Posted 06.21.2011 | Sports
Michael Pina

In the business of prediction, hindsight is as greatly feared as it is yearned for. Here's a look at a few preseason predictions made by some full salaried basketball experts.

Grete Waitz Was a Hero and a True Inspiration

Ann Liguori | Posted 06.19.2011 | Sports
Ann Liguori

Grete, in her own quiet and unassuming way, grabbed the hearts of marathon fans and inspired so many people all over the world with her will to win and her down-to-earth style.

Game 7: The Greatest Story on Earth

Anne Sobel | Posted 06.18.2011 | Sports
Anne Sobel

From the anticipation of the draft to the championship game, the narrative of a sports season is laced with heroes, villains, incredulous athletic feats, bitter failure and fate that can change in a split second.

Friday Night Blights

Marian Salzman | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

As we see more evidence of repeat injuries (including those that go unreported) and lack of regulation for football that's not at collegiate or pro level, let's hope we can begin to protect our young athletes.

'South Park', King Tut & Kobe: Highlights This Week

Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts

It's been a wild ride on HuffPost Arts: from Kobe Bryant's smart car shenanigans to bizarre "South Park"-inspired art, from the greatest museums never...

2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

I had the privilege of attending the 2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards in this, a particularly special year -- the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication as a gift to the people of America from France.

Being Kobe Bryant Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry

Truthdig | Peter Z. Scheer | Posted 06.14.2011 | Sports

I was just about to get over this whole Kobe Bryant thing when I hit the sports page and was reminded of his insulting non-apology....

Donation Fund Set For Savagely Beaten Giants Fan

Posted 06.15.2011 | Impact

After becoming the victim of a savage attack at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium, Bryan Stow remains in critical condition at Los Angeles County-USC Medica...

Jordan Schultz

Politicians Playing Sports | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.07.2011 | Sports

Companies like Nike, Adidas, and Mitchell & Ness allow both casual and obsessive sports fans to relive their fondest childhood memories with throwback...

Nationalism, Cricket And The Religio-Politics Of Sport

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

If Claude von Clausewitz is correct that war is merely "politics by other means," then the same can be said about sports. Sport has never transcended politics and never will.

The Good, Bad and Ugly About the Commercialization of Amateur Sports

Michael J. Critelli | Posted 06.05.2011 | Sports
Michael J. Critelli

Commercialization radically changes the economic benefit of winning for the young athlete. An adult can decide to risk injury; an 11-year-old should not be pushed to use athletic techniques that create risks he does not understand.

Heroes: Who Are They?

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

It doesn't take superpowers to help change people's lives for the better. Sometimes it just takes a ball -- or a long-sleeved shirt.

Prospects Beware!

Philip Hunt | Posted 06.01.2011 | Sports
Philip Hunt

A mistake in the recruiting process could cost a prospect and their parents a scholarship worth thousands of dollars and the chance to play in college.

Athletes' Game-Day Diets

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home

When it comes to performing on the day of the big game there are many things that factor into the equation. Training, a good night's sleep, timing, th...

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports
Holly Cara Price

Whether or not the weather in the New York area tells us otherwise as we look into the maw of yet another possible nor'easter, today marks the officia...