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Tennis, Anyone?

Susie Wolbe | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

How many people spent a part of the holiday break training for their next athletic encounter? If you answered in the affirmative, then you are eithe...

Breaking Down UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.28.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Headlining the UFC on FOX 18 main card (8 P.M. EST, FOX) are Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader, a pair of top-five light heavyweights, both of whom are hoping to earn a title shot with a win this weekend.

Want Your Kid to Love What She's Doing? Try This One Thing.

Danielle Fuligni McKay | Posted 01.27.2016 | Good News
Danielle Fuligni McKay

As they learn with our help to talk through situation after situation out loud, it'll become second nature to do it independently in their head. String enough of these experiences together and she's on her way.

Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision

Jamie Masada | Posted 01.27.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I've been booking comedians for the past 35 years and I have always had the same requirement: They need to be funny. Gender, skin pigment, sexual o...

No, My Son Doesn't Play Sports... Really It's Ok!

Kerry Foreman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents
Kerry Foreman

Our society is programmed in a way, that a boy who doesn't play sports is an anomaly. What can we possibly have to say to a boy, if we can't ask him about football, basketball or soccer?

Every Day Can Be a Good Day of Training

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.25.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most frequent comments I hear from the athletes I work with is: "I had a lousy day of training." This statement was almost always accompanied by a variety of emotions that are neither pleasant nor helpful including frustration, anger, worry, doubt, and disappointment.

The Boxer's Prayer

Andrew Johnson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Andrew Johnson

Many professional athletes pray before they compete, but boxers' prayers are special.

Taxpayers Shouldn't Shell Out Money if Fans Won't Show Up

John A. Tures | Posted 01.22.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

St. Louis lost the Hawks in basketball to Atlanta, the Cardinals of football to Arizona, and now the Rams. The city loves their baseball Cardinals and their hockey Blues, but the numbers show it just doesn't seem like St. Louis can hold much more.

A (Very) Brief History Of Women Working In Men's Professional Sports

The Cut | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women
The Cut

Sports teams' refusal to consider women has a long, sexist history, but it could be starting to change.

Pressure Builds On Sheikh Salman to Respond to Human Rights Allegations

James Dorsey | Posted 01.20.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Pressure is building on Asian Football Confederation president and world soccer body FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa to respond with chapter and verse to allegations that he played a role in the detention and abuse of athletes.

NFL's Relocation Game Screws Fans

Ken Reed | Posted 01.20.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

While watching the recent NFL relocation charade involving the Rams, Chargers and Raiders play out, I was reminded once again that the fundamental problem in professional sports is that each sport is a self-regulated monopoly.

The 10 People You Meet At Your Kids' Sporting Events

Holly Rust | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Holly Rust

I lived through high school once and while it was fun for me, I'm definitely not interested in reliving those years -- especially as an adult. But after another few games in, I decided to sell my soul to the devil and became one of those annoying people. I guess if you can't beat them -- join them.

Incivility, Taunting and Hubris in Sports

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 01.15.2016 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Sports has become a proxy for life's deficiencies. We are the team for which we root, and its success is ours. Opponents must be tarnished and defiled so that we can feel better about our insignificant lives.

At a Loss of Everything But Words in 2016

David S. Simon | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

It seems to me that this early into the new year the theme that we have been experiencing is loss. Working backwards, let's begin with last night's lottery which is the granddaddy of experiencing loss.

Breaking Down UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.14.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The bantamweight title is on the line this Sunday, January 17, as champion T.J. Dillashaw looks to defend his title for the third time.

Myths of Sports Specialization

Scott Sailor | Posted 01.14.2016 | Sports
Scott Sailor

While it's easy to recognize all the positive benefits of sports participation, it's important to ensure balance. Athletes who specialize in a certain sport very early miss out on the benefits of cross training and rest, which are critical to ensuring young athletes reach important goals.

33 Screenwriting Lessons from the Philosophy of Bruce Lee

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Bruce Lee passed away suddenly in 1973, at the young age of 33, shocking the film industry and martial arts community. Over forty years later, his legacy lives on as one of cinema's most iconic film stars and as one of the greatest martial artists of all time.

'Should We Bribe My Son With An iPhone To Play Soccer?'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.13.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

An iPhone may coerce your son into playing one season of sports but he'll hate it. And he will likely resent you for it.

Kuwaiti rulers fight it out on the pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 01.13.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Disputes in Kuwait's ruling Al Sabah family that sparked international sports sanctions against the Gulf state went again on public display this week ...

Shakira's Son Serves Up A Whole Lot Of Tennis Cuteness On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Shakira's son Milan has been on this earth less than three years, and he's already impressed us with his adorable drumming, his ability to recogn...

Village Seal and Sports' Mascots Representing Racist History

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe this so-called "honoring," taking "pride" in, and "respecting" Native Americans by the cultural descendants of those who engaged in land theft, forced evacuations and slaughter strikes me as justification for further misappropriation of cultural symbols.

Transition

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 01.12.2016 | Sports
Jeremy Affeldt

Maybe there will be times when I miss being a professional baseball player, but I don't think I'm going to miss the on-field stuff. I don't think I'm going to miss the stress. I also don't think I'll miss the competition, because I feel like I already did everything I needed to do on the field.

Saudi Arabia Uses Soccer to Isolate Iran

James Dorsey | Posted 01.11.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Saudi Arabia is using soccer and its influence in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to expand its campaign to isolate Iran, complicate Iran's return to the international fold in the wake of the nuclear agreement, strengthen Iranian hardliners in advance of next month's crucial elections in the Islamic republic, and deflect attention from mounting criticism of the kingdom's human rights record.

Dropping the Ball: The Problem With Sports Imagery in Political Campaigns

Robert Alexander | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Robert Alexander

The nexus between sports and politics is strong. For many, politics is sport -- complete with winners and losers. Yet, the stakes are so much higher in the political arena and unlike the NFL playoffs, over 200 million Americans actually get to participate in elections across the country.

The Role of Sport and Institutions With a Faith-Base Serving Society

Louis Bolling | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

"Sport is a tool for communicating the values, which foster the good of the human beings and contribute to build a more peaceful and fraternal society. Let's think about loyalty, perseverance, friendship, sharing and solidarity." - His Holiness Pope Francis Bergoglio, 2014