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Saudi soccer crisis: A microcosm of what reform means for the kingdom

James Dorsey | Posted 07.04.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A match fixing scandal and a financial crisis in Saudi soccer provide a microcosm of the daunting task and pitfalls involved in De...

Jon Jones Plans To 'DC, DC By Embracing the Grind' At UFC 200

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.30.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

It seems as though UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' brief love affair with power lifting has come to an end. Making the final prepar...

Religious Conservatism Redefines Symbolism Of National Sports Teams

James Dorsey | Posted 06.30.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Over the past decade, religiosity and religious intolerance have seeped into national sports teams in Pakistan and Egypt, societies that have been wracked by faith-based narrow-mindedness and political fanaticism.

'Lucha Underground' Star Rey Mysterio Explains The Art Of Wrestling

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Why I Became A Sports Fan

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

Full disclosure: There is one and only one reason I have this newfound interest. That reason is my firstborn -- my 12-year-old-son.

From NPR's Latino USA: The Beautiful Game

Latino USA | Posted 06.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

This is the summer of soccer--or fútbol. So Latino USA is taking a look at the sport loved throughout Latin America and around the world. What happens when you come from both the U.S. and Mexico--what national team do you root for? Or what about if your national team is constantly losing? Do you lose faith? And we take a look at elite women's soccer in the U.S., a world few Latinas reach.

Volleyball in Iran: A litmus test for women's rights

James Dorsey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey An international volleyball tournament in the Iranian capital has thrown into sharp relief a debate in international sporting asso...

Coaches -- At All Levels -- Must Do More To Prevent Campus Rapes

Ken Reed | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

The sexual assault case involving Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, along with the light six-month sentence he received, has brought the problem of sexual assault on college campuses -- especially those involving college athletes -- back into the national spotlight.

The Welterweight Usher: Shawn Porter will box with support from Las Vegas.

Andrew Johnson | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
Andrew Johnson

Shawn Porter is not the only one skipping meals in preparation for his WBA welterweight title bout this Saturday night at the Barclays Center. In the ...

Sports Sponsorship is Going Mainstream with Youstake. CEO Frank DeGeorge Talks About E-Sports and Poker

Sriram Krishnan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Sriram Krishnan

YouStake is the fastest growing sports sponsorship platforms out there. We speak to Frank DeGeorge, CEO, about Youstake's foray into skill based games...

I Was Sidelined By Cancer. Now I'm On The Road To Rio

Jamie Whitmore | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Jamie Whitmore

At 31 years old, I just found out I had cancer. How could I, a 2004 Xterra World Champion and super health nut, have cancer?!

Can't Get To The Game? No Problem - How Catching Up With Sports Is Changing

AJ Agrawal | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
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AJ Agrawal

Every sports fan has been in that position where they have a game they really want to see, and yet they miss it. Think Game 7 of the NBA finals with t...

Egypt inches towards return of militant fans to stadium terraces

James Dorsey | Posted 06.22.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Egypt may be inching towards a return to the stands of soccer fans, who played a key role in the 2011 toppling of President Hosni ...

Groundbreaking Program Encourages College And Professional Sports Leaders to be LGBT Inclusive

Eric Lueshen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Lueshen

"The athletic community is ready for a cultural shift as many of us know or love someone who identifies as LGBT."

Some Insight Into the Sports-Doping Epidemic in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Russia's use of state-sponsored doping to try to resurrect the glory of Soviet athletics has backfired, with its track and field athletes becoming the first entire team ever banned from the Olympics. But Russia isn't the only country in the region to go into overdrive on performance-enhancing drugs. This kind of cheating is rampant across the former Soviet Union.

San Jose Sharks Credit Sleep For Their Successful Season

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


The Simple Assault Of Mike Wallace Is An Aggravated Assault On Common Sense

David Fagin | Posted 06.21.2016 | Sports
David Fagin

Several eyewitnesses reportedly claimed the assault took place by three men, all of whom continued to beat Mr. Wallace while he lay on the ground, unconscious, kicking him repeatedly in the face.

Soccer's 'Low' Popularity In The USA And Canada - This Is Why...

William Lees | Posted 06.20.2016 | Sports
William Lees

What a year to be a sports fan. You have the staple leagues providing an amazing showing as they do every year, the NFL, NHL, NBA and so on, but this year is especially appealing if you are a footy fan.

Kuwaiti rulers fight their internal battles on the sports field

James Dorsey | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Political infighting within Kuwait's ruling family is about to take a dramatic turn with reports that the Gulf state plans to diss...

A Reporter Remembers Muhammad Ali And The 'Thrilla In Manila' | Posted 06.18.2016 | Fifty

Frazier was serious and determined. Ali was in a world of his own creation, basking in the joy of being Muhammad Ali. Nothing could illustrate this more clearly than a reception held at Malacanang Palace by President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda, she of the many mukluks.

Look Within: A Mindfulness Shift

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

This shift in how you view mindfulness -- loving being alive rather than practicing human experiences -- is enough to cause a profound change in yourself, the kind of change worth bringing to the world.

A Father's Day Lesson and Baseball

John A. Tures | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
John A. Tures

When I was my son's current age, my dad took me to my first baseball game ever. It was a minor league baseball game, where the El Paso Diablos played the San Antonio Dodgers. Though I enjoyed the experience, I wondered what it all meant. I think I get it now.

The Legal Difficulties of Fantasy Sports

AJ Agrawal | Posted 06.17.2016 | Sports
AJ Agrawal

Dozens of stories and controversial topics have strewn news channels and the Internet over the past year regarding fantasy sports. In most cases, fant...

Power in Turkey: Islamist power struggle returns to the pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey The opening of a court case against Turkish soccer star Hakan Sukur on charges of insulting the president takes Recep Tayyip Erdog...

Do All Kids Like To Be Competitive? Nope

Fred Engh | Posted 06.16.2016 | Sports
Fred Engh

So in my last blog I did my best to try to tell you that, by nature, kids like to "play." This time, it's why some kids like to "compete."