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Roger I. Abrams

NASCAR and the Flag

Roger I. Abrams | July 3, 2015 | Sports
NASCAR has urged its avid followers not to bring the Confederate flag to their races: "[W]e are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events." It will be interesting to see if the hardcore comply.
Juliana Barbassa

FIFA's (Other) Big Problem

Juliana Barbassa | July 2, 2015 | Latino Voices
FIFA's culture of discrimination goes far beyond the musings of a gaffe-prone, out-of-touch leader.
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

The Beauty in Watching Women Want

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano | July 2, 2015 | Women
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.
Blayne Davis

Let's Hear It for the Girls

Blayne Davis | July 2, 2015 | Sports
Let's give the girls a hand ... An exciting phenomenon is sweeping America: The most popular global sport is finally starting to win the attention of reluctant fans who suddenly can't get enough of our ladies on the pitch.
The University of Central Florida Forum

My NBA All-Star Team of Socially Conscience Players

The University of Central Florida Forum | July 2, 2015 | Sports
The NBA has always led the other leagues on best hiring practices both for people of color and women, and it has been the most progressive with all of its policies and impact on communities.
Legal Momentum

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

Legal Momentum | July 1, 2015 | Sports
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.
Thaddeus McCarthy

The Set-up for the Championships

Thaddeus McCarthy | July 1, 2015 | Sports
My prediction for the player who will win the men's single's championship is Roger Federer, who just won the tournament in Halle for a record eighth time. He has said many times throughout the year that his biggest ambition at this stage in his career is to win one more Wimbledon.
Richard Crepeau

Sport and Society for Arete - A-Rod

Richard Crepeau | June 30, 2015 | Sports
Watching A-Rod and watching those watching A-Rod has been a hypnotizing exercise especially in the reactions to his achievements. What are we talking about when we are talking about A-Rod: His failures? Our naiveté? Our own fears? The violation of our values?
Scott Saunders

Why Manchester United's Pursuit of Sergio Ramos Suggests They Refuse to Learn From Past Mistakes

Scott Saunders | June 30, 2015 | UK Sport
While Sergio Ramos is one of the finest defenders in the world, should United even be chasing him? Casting the facts aside that this could be a long, drawn out process, is it actually wise to be paying such big money for a player approaching the age of 30?
Kevin Sali

What to Watch for in the FIFA Case, Part 5: Vague Laws and Prosecutorial Discretion

Kevin Sali | June 30, 2015 | Crime
It's increasingly clear that prosecutors have essentially unbounded discretion in deciding whom to charge in a case like this, and extraordinarily broad legal weapons to use against their chosen targets -- a troubling combination for anyone concerned with the rule of law.
Max Gladwell

Better Cycling Through Data: GURU Bike Fit System

Max Gladwell | July 1, 2015 | Sports
The world runs on data. It can be qualitative or quantitative. It can provide insights, information, and direction. It can change industries or lead to scientific breakthroughs. On a day-to-day basis, the decisions we make in our professional and personal lives are being driven more and more by data.
Paul Caccamo

Why Pope Francis Should Join My Board of Directors

Paul Caccamo | June 30, 2015 | Sports
Youth sports are in desperate need of reform. Less and less kids are playing sports in America and kids from disadvantaged economic backgrounds are seeing their sports programs cut entirely. This is not just an issue of the decline of one our great...
Jennifer Matt

Women's World Cup Succeeds in Spite of FIFA

Jennifer Matt | June 30, 2015 | Sports
The Women's World Cup has been successful, yet FIFA's approach to managing the women's game leaves a lot of room for improvement. In most cases, the best approach for FIFA would be to simply run the Women's World Cup like they run the Men's World Cup.
Fred Engh

The 4th of July Shock Jock

Fred Engh | June 30, 2015 | Sports
So there I was at the Baltimore airport on my way to my 4th of July weekend vacation. I look at my phone and there's a message from an area code that I wasn't used to seeing. So on my way to the baggage claim I decided out of curiosity to call the number. Oh how I wish I hadn't.
Eli Wolff

Celebrating the Humanitarian in Sport

Eli Wolff | June 30, 2015 | Sports
Just as we celebrate the athletes who score amazing goals and bring us fantastic finishes, it is equally important to celebrate the humanitarians who utilize the platform of sport to champion social issues and social change.
Leigh Steinberg

Pro Teams Overdue in Las Vegas

Leigh Steinberg | June 29, 2015 | Sports
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.
Steven Petite

Idolizing Tiger Woods From a Young Age

Steven Petite | June 29, 2015 | Sports
Watching someone who was once so great, no matter your opinions of him as a person, fall to the point that he has, is not easy, but observing a childhood idol plummet to these depths is undeniably painful.
Matt Cage

I'm A Professional Wrestler. Here's Why I Finally Came Out

Matt Cage | June 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
I never originally intended to make a public post about my private life. However, with the constant speculation, I felt that it would just be best if I silenced everyone and told the truth publicly. To anyone who has ever been scared of just being real and telling the truth, you shouldn't be.
The Daily Meal

How Many Calories Are In Your Ballpark Snacks?

The Daily Meal | June 29, 2015 | Taste
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.
Ruth Holdaway

You Kick Like a Girl

Ruth Holdaway | June 29, 2015 | UK Sport
'You kick like a girl'... from unfounded insult to accolade in a matter of weeks. Why? Because thanks to the FIFA Women's World Cup and the BBC's coverage of it, more audiences have been able to watch or listen to, enjoy and celebrate women's football than ever before this summer. Steph Houghton and her England teammates have certainly been putting on a show in Canada...
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