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James Dorsey

Turkish soccer brawls: The battle for the future of the Kemalist state

James Dorsey | May 30, 2016 | Sports
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dresses up his increasing authoritarianism with nationalist and religious overtones, sparking battles over the future of the Kemalist state.
The Conversation Africa

Why Banning Kenya From Rio Presents an Olympian Dilemma

The Conversation Africa | May 30, 2016 | World
If Kenya were to be banned from Rio 2016, the overall inclusiveness of the Olympics and the global equality of sporting opportunities would be seriously questioned.
Moya Dodd

FIFA: More Leadership Positions for Women

Moya Dodd | May 27, 2016 | Sports
Football is finding its inner woman. Come September, six elected women will take their place as full voting members on the FIFA Council. I hope to be one of them.
ric drasin

The Silver Era of Bodybuilding 1940s thru 1960s

ric drasin | May 27, 2016 | Sports
I've referred to the Golden Era of Bodybuilding for sometime now being the 1970s, which was the time that it really became known and took off internationally, but what happened before that? Bodybuilding had to originate somewhere. There was a time for which I will call the "Silver Era" which...
Courtney M. Soliday

Thank You, Penn State

Courtney M. Soliday | May 26, 2016 | Sports
This article, written by Professor Marci A. Hamilton, was originally published on and Hamilton and Griffin on Rights on May 12, 2016. I am a big fan of Penn State's academics, where I attended graduate school. When "analytical" philosophy swept the nation's universities in the...
Legal Momentum

FIFA's Appointing a Woman to Its Governing Body Is Only the First Step Towards Leveling the Playing Field

Legal Momentum | May 26, 2016 | Sports
Legal Momentum applauds the appointment of Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as the first woman secretary general of FIFA, the governing body of world soccer. FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced her appointment by the FIFA Council on May 13, 2016.
Dylan Loeb McClain

Preparing to Abdicate Her Chess Crown

Dylan Loeb McClain | May 26, 2016 | Sports
Hou Yifan is the Women's World Champion, but her reign may not last much longer. The World Chess Federation, also known as FIDE, has said that there will be an elimination tournament this October to select a new champion and, at the moment, Hou has no plans to participate.
Simon Donato

To Climb or Not to Climb Everest: When Is the Risk Too Great?

Simon Donato | May 25, 2016 | Sports
Is it really that life-changing (should you survive) to stand on top of the Earth's highest point? Is it worth the risk? Perhaps, but I still don't think I'll ever understand the compulsion.
Johnny Kampis

Vegas or Bust: World Series of Poker Tips

Johnny Kampis | May 24, 2016 | Travel
The World Series of Poker begins a week from today, as pros and amateurs alike converge on Las Vegas for what is by far the world's biggest poker tournament series. I also leave a week from today, though I won't arrive in Vegas until next weekend. We're loading up...
Thomas Lahey

Louis van Gaal Deserved More Time at Manchester United

Thomas Lahey | May 24, 2016 | Sports
Van Gaal is a professional, and he deserved to see out his contract rather than be sacked by the Club in such a dishonest manner and attacked by the media day in and day out.
Vince Vega

On Behalf of Groins Everywhere, the Warriors Deserve NBA Fans' Hate

Vince Vega | May 25, 2016 | Sports
Win or lose, the Thunder have given fans a reason to root against the Warriors. Worry not, the Dubs bandwagon will roll on, but the outcome is finally in question. At last, lame-brained suggestions of a four-point line can finally be laid to rest.
Jim Fannin

11 Ways Champions Adjust

Jim Fannin | May 24, 2016 | Sports
The great champions in sports, business and life have one thing in common. They adjust. When the conditions, circumstances and situations change, the champion achieves a psychological boost by adapting and adjusting.
Nicholas Mariano

Using Hard Hit Data and Splits to Win Your Fantasy Baseball League

Nicholas Mariano | May 24, 2016 | Sports
Welcome to this little discussion on batters who are really putting a charge into the ball. I wrote a similar column a few weeks ago, and thought it would be fun to do something a bit more in-depth. When analyzing hitters, we love seeing healthy contact. While...
ric drasin

Ladies, Lets get into Shape with Weights!

ric drasin | May 24, 2016 | Sports
Over the years many women have asked me about getting into shape and when I suggest Weight Workouts most say they are afraid of getting BIG! I've explained over and over that this is not going to happen unless they lift extremely heavy and increase calories greatly. Weight resistance is...
Aristotle Tziampiris

Why the 2016 New York Yankees Must Change Fast

Aristotle Tziampiris | May 23, 2016 | Sports
The way things are going, Yankee Stadium might primarily become a tourist attraction -- a museum of sorts -- the problem being that museums celebrate the past not the present nor the future.
Vince Vega

Please, Please Get Dwight Howard a Spot on the Knicks Roster

Vince Vega | May 23, 2016 | Sports
No one is better qualified to play "Howard Whisperer" than the Zen Master himself. Phil has taken troubled souls and righted their ships. If Phil could focus Rodman, he can surely strum Howard's sensitive heartstrings.

What Makes Cricket Commentator Harsha Bhogle Tick?

Quora | May 24, 2016 | Sports
These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answers by Harsha Bhogle, Cricket commentator, on Quora. Q: What are the most common misconceptions about cricket commentary? A: People...
Dr. Jim Taylor

5 Mental Tools for Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | May 23, 2016 | Sports
This post is the last of my five-part series describing my Prime Performance System which encompasses everything I know about the psychology of sport. This post will introduce five practical mental tools you can use to get the most out of...
Phil Simon

Adult Hoop Dreams: An Interview With Bruce Williams, Jr.

Phil Simon | May 23, 2016 | Sports
For a long time now, I've been a fan of basketball. I've never been a particularly good player, but it's fun to watch and a great workout. I also write about it from time to time on my site. It turns out that many professionals aren't willing to give...
ric drasin

Bodybuilding, Aging and Keeping the Body Tight

ric drasin | May 23, 2016 | Sports
Aging is something that we're all faced with eventually. Time moves on and so does our age and it affects our training and attitude greatly. The days of heavy lifting move over to lighter sets and more machines than free weights. Injuries and arthritis set in from years of heavy...
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