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Colin Liotta


LeBron James: The Dark Knight Returns

Colin Liotta | July 12, 2014 | Sports
Love him or hate him, LeBron James's announcement transcends the world of sports. And, when looking at his life and career, it is hard not to think of him as the NBA's version of Batman.
Raul de Molina


Is Brazil Safe for the Final World Cup Game?

Raul de Molina | July 12, 2014 | Latino Voices
Following the Brazil's loss, over 20 buses were set on fire in the largest city of São Paulo. Police had to tear gas fans in other cities, and several robberies of factories and places of business were committed, but the television only reported on these incidents for a few seconds. How is this possible?
Joe Singh


The Prodigal Son

Joe Singh | July 12, 2014 | Sports
This is and isn't about LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is about a man growing up and breaking free. To understand the magnitude of LeBron's decision, we need to examine the Decision.
Judy Farah


Why LeBron Wanted to Go Home

Judy Farah | July 12, 2014 | Sports
There was shock and surprise as Twitter blew up around 12:30 p.m. EDT on Friday as LeBron James announced his much-awaited decision via Sports Illustrated "I'm Coming Home." I was not surprised at all. I totally understood. Where you grew up is part of your soul.
Richard Crepeau


Sport and Society for Arete -- The World Cup

Richard Crepeau | July 12, 2014 | Sports
I am not a fan of The Beautiful Game, although I do watch and appreciate its beauty especially when it is displayed by the likes of Lionel Messi. Soccer, as with all games, when played with skill and competence is a beautiful game.
Otto Scharmer


Beijing, Brazil, 7-1: Awareness Shift in Soccer, Society

Otto Scharmer | July 12, 2014 | Sports
While in my heart I empathized with the feelings of the people from Brazil, a country I love and whose soccer I admire, I also felt joy in seeing the fruits of the Klinsmann/Low revolution in German soccer. The soccer they play today is a complete departure from the soccer German teams played prior to 2010 or 2006.
Joe Boyd


The 11 Primal Reasons You Love Lebron James Now

Joe Boyd | July 12, 2014 | Sports
The big problem is that Lebron made choices in 2010 that ignited the anger on both sides. Those who worshipped him felt betrayed. Those who were jealous of him were proved to be right. Everyone got to hate him. And that felt good for a while.
Jovan Alford


LeBron James Going Home Gives Cleveland New Hope

Jovan Alford | July 11, 2014 | Sports
It's the kid from Akron's turn to help his hometown out. This will be fun to watch for the next few years as we again watch LeBron transition into another point in his life.
Joe Peyronnin


King James Goes Home

Joe Peyronnin | July 11, 2014 | Sports
At 29 years old, LeBron James is the biggest superstar in the world. Yet this kid from Northeast Ohio, who had a difficult childhood, is a doting father, a loving husband and a wonderful son. His Akron roots run deep.
I-Min Lee

Fitness Levels of World Cup Soccer Players: Lessons for the Rest of Us

I-Min Lee | July 11, 2014 | Healthy Living
We all appreciate the athleticism demonstrated by the elite soccer players competing in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Their speed, endurance and skill are remarkable. How fit are these elite athletes? Is fitness something that the rest of us, woefully non-elite, should be concerned about?
Ryan McMorrow

China's Internet Giants' Lottery Apps Linked to Spate of World Cup Suicides

Ryan McMorrow | July 11, 2014 | World
While online betting on World Cup matches has resulted in enormous profits for the gambling platforms, and a windfall for the provincial sports lotteries, it has taken a toll on Chinese society.
American Anthropological Association


Love Bite: Why Uruguayans Revere Luis Suárez

American Anthropological Association | July 11, 2014 | Sports
People have expressed incredulity: how could Suárez do that, again (the third biting incident in his professional career)? Perhaps more shockingly, how could the Uruguayan national team and its coach, its fans, and even Uruguay's President defend his actions?
Roger I. Abrams


Welcome Home, Lebron

Roger I. Abrams | July 11, 2014 | Sports
We have come to believe that sports professionals are disconnected from real life, that they seek only short-term profits and, as mercenaries for hire, they will play wherever the money is best and the lights shine the brightest. Could it really be that some professional athletes have a heart as well?
J.J. Colagrande


Peace Out, LeBron

J.J. Colagrande | July 11, 2014 | Miami
This is not a conquering hero returning home. This is a conquering ego. But hey, it was fun while it lasted, ticket prices will go down, we can't win them all, and maybe, just maybe, the national media will stop referring to Miami as South Beach.
Lincoln Mitchell


Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

Lincoln Mitchell | July 11, 2014 | Sports
More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.
Danny Schechter


The World Cup Spilleth Over: As the Soccer Games End, Political Ones Begin

Danny Schechter | July 10, 2014 | Media
Forget the impressive ideals of global harmony. Ratings and revenues are the driver with minimum attention paid to celebrating diverse cultures or teaching the world about the world. No wonder there is so much unreported corruption on all sides. The World Cup does not belong to the world.
Evan F. Moore


Return of the King: The Case For and Against LeBron's Return to Cleveland

Evan F. Moore | July 10, 2014 | Sports
After the way they've acted in recent years, LeBron James might want to take a pass on coming back to Cleveland. However, it seems that LeBron has shown more maturity than the people who cursed his name four years ago.
Nicole Leigh Shaw


Just Say 'No' to Team Snacks

Nicole Leigh Shaw | July 10, 2014 | Parents
Are our children really so desperate for food that they cannot go even an hour without the promise of a treat?
Chuck Kellen


My Experience at STIHL Timbersports

Chuck Kellen | July 10, 2014 | Sports
Growing up, I remember watching ABC's Wide World of Sports. I loved when the less mainstream sports would be televised: surfing, skiing or lumberjack sports. I remember watching in amazement.
Ryan Madden


5 Things You Need to Know About the World Cup Final

Ryan Madden | July 11, 2014 | Sports
Under the brightest of lights imaginable and with the eyes of the world square upon them, perennial juggernauts Germany and Argentina are set to square off in a mouthwatering World Cup Final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
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