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Thompson Thrills With Spinning Finish, Usman Wins TUF Crown

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson lived up to his Wonderboy moniker at The Ultimate Fighter 21 finale.

King-Devick Concussion Test Should Be Part of High School Football

Ken Reed | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

In a few weeks, high school football teams across the country will be starting practice for the 2015 season. It's an exciting time for athletes, coaches and parents. However, before the players put on helmets and pads for the first time a concussion awareness protocol needs to be followed.

Unprecedented Israeli Action Against Jerusalem Club's Anti-Arab/Muslim Racism

James Dorsey | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

The Israeli government, in a historic break with past policy, is taking right-wing, nationalist Israeli soccer club, Beitar Jerusalem, to task for its openly racist policy of refusing to hire Israeli-Palestinian players, who rank among the country's top performers.

Idea-gen.com Exclusive Interview -- World Police and Fire Games

George Sifakis | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
George Sifakis

This really is an extremely exciting and unique opportunity for Fairfax County to host the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. For those who don't know about the games, I think they had their genesis in about 1967 or so with the California Police Games.

Home Alone

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If Hollywood wants to make another "Home Alone" movie, this time with the Macaulay Culkin character all grown up but no more mature than he was as an 8-year-old in the 1990 original, I would be happy to take the role.

Love at First Flight: The Story of Ammed and Estefani Tuniziani

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Of all the many trapeze artists I've had the pleasure to present, not a single one ever considered such a career in flight as a plan B or something to hold them over until their real dream kicked in. The trapeze is either for you or it is not.

This Woman Is Going To Every MLB Ballpark, Carrying Out Her Mother's Unfinished Dream

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women

Baseball is often pegged as a father-son sport, but America's favorite pastime can hold meaning for mother-daughter duos, too. For Katie Russell, l...

Founding Fathers: NBA Free Agency and Independence Day

Warren K. Zola | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

As we celebrate July 4th and our nation's independence, it's appropriate to also connect that celebration to the utter mayhem of this past week's NBA free agency. Individual rights, and the pursuit of happiness and freedom are defining hallmarks of our country.

10 Social Justice Reasons to Care About Women's Soccer

Daniel Kort | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Daniel Kort

On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.

FIFA's Blatter Unwittingly Pinpoints Soccer Governance's Prime Issues

James Dorsey | Posted 07.05.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter unwittingly put his finger on two fundamental issues that underlie a corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer governance, the worst crisis in the sport's history.

Egyptian Soccer Player Criticizes Sisi in Reflection of Mounting Discontent

James Dorsey | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt.

A-Rod And Yankees Reach Settlement

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.03.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million t...

Pitfalls of Turkish-Chinese Relations in a Microcosm

James Dorsey | Posted 07.03.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Turkish soccer player Alpaslan Ozturk's decision to risk fame and wealth by expressing support for the embattled Turkic Uighur minority in Xinjiang reflects pressures in China's ties to Turkey, its most complex relationship in the Muslim world and a key node on the Silk Road that Beijing hopes to revive.

The Beauty In Watching Women Want

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

I'm in awe of the athleticism on display in the Women's World Cup. I watch the matches for the skill, the strategy, the stories. I watch them because, against all logical parts of my personal history, I somehow have come to understand why we call soccer the beautiful game. But the part I will remember is watching women want.

Why Doesn't Women's Soccer Get Equal Play? Just Ask Siri!

Legal Momentum | Posted 07.01.2015 | Sports
Legal Momentum

By not adequately promoting, supporting, or even acknowledging women's soccer, FIFA, national soccer federations, and other corporations institutionalize the marginalization of women's sports and female athletes. It's high time for this blatant gender discrimination to end.

The Power of Perspective

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Perspective can be the key to maintaining autonomy of your thoughts, and that is where many seeds of meaningful growth find the will to blossom.

Meet 19-Year-Old Trayvon Bromell, Now The World's Fastest Teenager

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 07.02.2015 | Teen

Team USA might have a sprinter who could bump Usain Bolt off of the podium. Okay, so we may be jumping the gun a little with that one, but Trayvon ...

13 Unique Things You Should Collect When Traveling (PHOTOS)

Trippy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Trippy

Let's face it. If you love to travel, there's nothing more exciting than exploring a new place for the first time. Well, maybe there is one thing: buying something new from each place to remind you of your trip!

Pro Teams Overdue in Las Vegas

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 06.29.2015 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Las Vegas has a market population of 1.7 million with a combined metro population of almost 850,000. This would rank it around 13th among other U.S. cities. Yet, it doesn't have a major professional franchise. That is about to change.

How Many Calories Are In Your Ballpark Snacks

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.29.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Nowadays, major and minor league baseball teams seem to be taking their munchies to new heights with highly caloric foods. Think: the Diamondbacks' churro-stuffed doughnut or the Kansas City Royals bacon-topped hot dog with a Krispy Kreme bun.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Wendy Clark, Coca-Cola

David Shing | Posted 06.29.2015 | Media
David Shing

"Every generation has to be recruited into being a drinker of Coca-Cola and a lover of Coca-Cola. Music, sports, mobile, gaming, social, and all the...

50 Cent Explains Why It Doesn't Matter That You Hate Floyd Mayweather

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Arrogance is nothing new to boxing. In fact, it's a part of the game. Getting in your opponent's head months before a fight is nearly a tradition. Get...

The Moment I Learned How to Fail

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports
Jeremy Affeldt

Mariano Rivera. Babe Ruth. Christy Mathewson. Sandy Koufax. Jeremy Affeldt?! I sometimes wonder if I told people just how close (and how many times) I came to quitting the game altogether, whether they'd even believe me.

Phil Jackson Says LeBron Travels All The Time. Here's Some Proof.

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Sports

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson griped this week that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James travels a heckuva lot -- and Jackson has company. ...

Advisory Council Rejects Labour Reform as Qatar Stiffens Its Back

James Dorsey | Posted 06.25.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Qatar's hardening stance threatens to roll back its successful effort since winning the right to host the World Cup four years to convince its critics that it was serious about reform of its notorious kafala or sponsorship system that puts employees at the mercy of their employers.