Lately, I've been hearing one phrase abused repeatedly, and it's worth a moment's reflection to consider its true meaning. That phrase is "small sample size." I hear this phrase in every broadcast, every hour, before every hard stop for a commercial break.
Frankly, unlike my five sons and husband, I'm not an avid sports fan. So it didn't impact me much when I learned that John McGraw was the first manager to call pitches from the dugout and first to use relief pitching.
The Forbes list of the world's highest-paid female athletes was recently released, and to nobody's surprise, tennis players claimed most of the spots. Let's take a look at the top seven female tennis players in terms of earnings.
With more attention paid to instructing people on other topics, less time can be spent explaining to women what that yellow line on the TV is or what the term "offsides'"means. Here's hoping the upcoming highly anticipated NFL season entertains all audiences.
The return of the National Football League to Los Angeles is long overdue. The prospect of a franchise or franchises in a market with 15 million people within two hours drive of a stadium on a Sunday afternoon carries obvious excitement.
There are more than 3,000 professionally ranked players in the world and many more competing for their first point. Less than 10 percent of players competing in professional tournaments make it to the U.S. Open.
Ask any serious competitor. Giving up his sport was the hardest thing he ever did. As a 4-time Pennsylvania State tennis champion and a former college squash player for a top Division 1 team, I still struggle with the fact that my athletic career is now part of my past.
The popularity of data driven decision-making in sports has trickled down to the fans, which are consuming more analytical content than ever. There are now entire websites dedicated to the research and analysis of sports statistics and how they relate to a prediction in performance.
The NLRB only has jurisdiction over private universities, public schools are governed by state regulatory agencies. Schools like Notre Dame, USC and Stanford are private. Certain states, primarily in the South, forbid collective bargaining with state employees.
When bigger, stronger, faster athletes, who have not had contact for seven months start to collide on football fields, injuries will occur. Without a solution in sight, this yearly carnage will continue to ensue.
The NFL Salary Cap was introduced in the 1993 Collective Bargaining Agreement and in 2011 it tightened for rookies. The goal was to create parity for teams and not allow a limited number of NFL owners to dramatically outspend others.
Manchester United faltered this weekend against Swansea City, surrendering their first two goals of the season. United seized the lead in the second half at Liberty Stadium, but failed to maintain it and even worse, failed to strike back in order to draw the match.
From big data in the Olympics to smart helmets on the field, from virtual reality at the U.S. Open to how wearables for athletic and fitness training, to drones on the golf course and the expanded fan experience in state of the art stadiums, it's a super exciting time.
When most people think of the highest-paid male athletes, tennis players are often overlooked. However, the combined endorsements and prize money are well into the millions of dollars per year for the highest-profile male tennis players.
This injury is occurring too much, and all the factors must be reviewed, but one common theme should be addressed: athletes must have time and a plan to recover from their cumulative training loads.
I have no rational reply to why I have always been fascinated by surfers. I love to look at the ocean, but it takes a village to get me in one. Riptides scare the hell out of me, and I exhale great relief when my kids emerge wet but unscathed.