As a Christian, I stand in embarrassment at what some in my religion deem as right and "godly." It's the reason I have searched for 8 years, trying to find a church that promotes God's love without exacting man's judgment.
This whole gay lifestyle thing sounds so decadent and hedonistic and sinful, like a two thousand calorie dessert and here I am gay and living my boring little life, paying my children's college bills, remaining faithfully married to my husband and taking out the trash. Clearly, I have missed out.
To me, these statistics are staggering. How does a person make millions of dollars over his career, yet go broke within five years of leaving his sport? How is this even possible?
Sports can be extremely valuable in the growth and development of young people. However, it is up to us as the adults to do everything we can to make sure that what we want them to learn and enjoy from the experience are the very things that we are teaching them.
With the points tightening around the 3rd and 4th positions on the league table, Manchester United desperately needed to claim the crucial three points in this mid-week clash with mid-table positioned Newcastle United.
19-year-old Bellerin is another youngster who was thrust into first-team action due to injuries this season. In this case, it was Mathieu Debuchy who made way for the pacey full-back, who is widely regarded to be one of the quickest players in the Premier League.
Nearly 3 years ago May 2012, when I was a rookie, it felt unreal. I was the youngest one on the team, 19 and a sophomore in college. I didn't know what it was like to be a professional so this caused confrontation and delinquencies.
Mom made a lot of sacrifices for my brother and I so we could play sports. There were times the electric bill wasn't paid or we ate lots of pasta. I didn't appreciate it so much then, but I'm thankful every day to her for that now.
Let me try to explain why what you said was not an innocuous sound byte, but rather an offensive statement. First, I do not have a lifestyle. I didn't choose my sexuality the same way you didn't choose yours. Second, being gay is not what defines me.
Each year, more than two million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury. This month is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, which shines a light on those who have sustained brain injuries, as well as those working to prevent and treat brain injuries. Earlier this week, New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice announced they will be donating their brains to science. Both Weatherford and Rice have suffered multiple concussions during their professional careers. Weatherford estimated that he suffered at least two concussions, while Rice, estimated that he has suffered at least 15 concussions during his career. When asked about his decision to retire, Rice told Reuters: "It was more about being able to function later on down the road, to live a healthy lifestyle. You know, be able to play with my kids." The NFL said concussions dropped from 148 incidents in 2013 to 111 incidents in 2014. Though this is the case, brain injuries suffered when playing the sport remain a serious concern. NFL players who have sustained concussions have experienced memory loss, depression, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and some have even committed suicide. Last September, PBS reported that 76 of the 79 former players examined suffered from degenerative brain disease. Last month it was announced that a settlement worth about $1 billion was close to being finalized which would compensate players for head injuries suffered during their careers. More than 4,500 former players had sued the NFL, accusing the league of hiding the dangers of traumatic head injuries. The Silk visualization below maps the total number of games missed due to concussions/brain injuries by team from 2012 through 2014. Data from
We've been hearing for years that youth sports build character, persistence and teamwork. I'd like to get a bit deeper and explain nine very specific reasons why I am glad my three 20-something kids played sports from preschool through college.
Bubble soccer (or bubble football as its known throughout many parts of the world) was actually invented in 2011 in Norway just a joke by Henrik Elvestad & Johan Golden. Little did they know, they would set the foundation for such a spectacular and crazy new sport.
Fighting In Hockey,
National Hockey League,
As a player, my ticket to reaching the NHL and WHA was my toughness and work ethic. As an official, I respected the people who performed the policeman role because I knew just how difficult and misunderstood that job really is.
A 36-year-old Anchorage cyclist has absolutely shattered the record for the time it takes man or beast to cover the 350 miles of Iditarod Trail up and over the Alaska Range from the headwaters of Cook Inlet to the Interior community of McGrath. Oh, what a difference the weather makes in Alaska.
In the video game industry, streaming capabilities gave rise to a new category of sporting events -- professional video game competitions. Esports is a million-dollar industry with millions of vocal fans worldwide and is quickly becoming the fastest-growing and most-viewed sport in the U.S.
Fifa World Cup,
Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
Republic Of Rwanda,
If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.
Boston College has recently had a rough stretch in conference play, but Olivier Hanlan had a big week to help snap a nine-game losing streak.
With exponential growth continuing in technology, the possibilities for media grow as well. We only limit our ability to provide innovative media services by our ability to apply new business models.
Women In Sports,
So you think Katniss Everdeen is cool? Or maybe you followed Team USA at the London Olympic Games? Archery is awesome for lots of reasons, including its many health benefits and a major fun factor. But let's consider some other great reasons for becoming a fan.
It's the bull I saw last night... and he's bringing up the tail end of the stampede. I'd like to think there's a moment of acknowledgement as he obliterates the air alongside me.