How tragic it is when age or illness or injury (or any combination thereof) forces a gifted athlete to leave the game he loves--leave the game when, deep in his self-deluded heart, he feels he still has something left.
Although the United States is slowly catching up to the rest of the world in terms of overall popularity, soccer clearly has a rich history and global influence. All this said, is this influence positive or does it pull us apart?
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.
As a young adult I experienced something that shouldn't exist: homelessness. The death of my father led me on a downward spiral which saw me spend almost two years of my life as a homeless young person.
It is near 5:00 a.m., and the sun has started its push up over the east side of Mt. Shasta, directly opposite the 13-person group of climbers on the southwest slope. The sun so obscured, the light is a blue gray, with clouds all around save for a miles-wide clearing.
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?!
After more than a year away from competition, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson returns to the Bellator cage for the first time since May 2014, when he takes on Japan's Satoshi Ishii in the Bellator 'Dynamite' main event, Saturday, June 24 (8 P.M. EST, Spike TV).
On Wednesday, my hometown of Cleveland hosted a once-in-a-lifetime celebration for our beloved Cavaliers who, led by native son LeBron James, had just stunned the sports world and won the NBA championship.
I couldn't let too much more time pass before I gave my thoughts on the NBA Finals. The sound defensive play of the Cavs to compliment their outstanding work on the other side of the ball helped them pull off history against the Golden State Warriors.
Sports is a big deal in this town. Always has been, always will be. Cleveland needed to win something, not for bragging rights, but to revive the soul of the people. We needed something to unite us.
Trading is a very old practice. Offering X for Y and bartering is in our DNA, and can even be observed in animals. While we often write about how to have the best draft, which players to add and drop, and even who to trade for, we rarely get into how to be an effective trader.
Growing up in Cleveland meant two things for me: I was destined from birth to become a diehard Cleveland sports fan and I understood, at a very young age, misery. I was no different from most kids who grew up in the Land.
Ali, I was told, had decided some seven years before that I would be the person he would want to represent the Jewish world and speak at his memorial. I felt honored and humbled by the invite.