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James Dorsey

Global Soccer's Backslapping, Backstabbing Backroom Deal-making Politics

James Dorsey | April 18, 2015 | Sports
World soccer is about to get another taste of the global soccer's wheeling and dealing with the likely election of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the head of the Association of National Committees (ANOC), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the influential Solidarity Commission of the International Olympic Committee.
Adam Banner

Jameis Winston, the NFL Draft and Sexual Assault

Adam Banner | April 17, 2015 | Sports
As the 2015 NFL Draft quickly approaches, the same troubling question seems to permeate the potential pool of prospects every year: how well can one actually judge the character of a college student?
Nicholas Mojica

It's Time for MLB to Celebrate Roberto Clemente Day

Nicholas Mojica | April 17, 2015 | Sports
MLB retired Jackie Robinson's 42 back in 1997 and it was a great move that continues to highlight the importance of a legend, but it's time for MLB to honor another legend: Pittsburgh Pirates great, Roberto Clemente. Like Robinson, Clemente's legacy lives both on and off the field as well.
James Dorsey

Questions About Qatar's World Cup Hosting Get Renewed Boost

James Dorsey | April 17, 2015 | Sports
A planned anti-Qatari protest ahead of a match between Chelsea and Manchester United, the first major fan demonstration against the 2022 World Cup host, and the imminent publication of a Sunday Times book documenting Qatari political interference in world soccer body FIFA's 2011 presidential election that returned Sepp Blatter to...
Keith Mitchell

A Super MAC for Our Vets

Keith Mitchell | April 16, 2015 | Politics
Simply put, we have the knowledge, the medical talent and technology to really help our veterans. I am proposing that we create our own version of a PAC and call it a MAC (Mindfulness Action Committee) that puts money to good use and leads to health and prosperity for our veterans.
Jon Carras

A Masterful Moment

Jon Carras | April 15, 2015 | Parents
Each day, as we entered the perfectly manicured grounds -- with not a blade of grass out of place -- the fog gave this golf heaven a halo. We had made it. Two different dreams fulfilled.
Lubomir Kavalek

Nakamura and Krush Capture U.S. Chess Titles

Lubomir Kavalek | April 16, 2015 | Sports
The 2015 U.S. Chess Championships in Saint Louis, Missouri, ended last Sunday as expected: the top-rated grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura won his 4th U.S. title. On the women's side, Irina Krush defended the title, her seventh. But it was not that simple.
The University of Central Florida Forum

Get to Know the Custodians

The University of Central Florida Forum | April 15, 2015 | Sports
In 1996, I was fresh out of college living in Bay City, Michigan, and about to begin my first year as a paid volleyball coach. I began the process of asking experienced coaches for advice on how to approach my new endeavor.
Simon Heseltine

D.C. United v N.Y. Red Bulls, April 2015

Simon Heseltine | April 15, 2015 | Sports
On April 11, 2015, D.C. United took on the New York Red Bulls in a regular season MLS game. D.C. were looking to avenge their March 22nd 2-0 loss to the Red Bulls, and came out strong with a brace of goals from midfielder Perry Kitchen.
Paul Stewart

We Can Still Learn More From Russian Hockey

Paul Stewart | April 15, 2015 | Sports
I was watching a Russian Pee Wee team play against one of our Mass Selects when I was reminded by the U.S. coach to tell the Russian coach that we don't allow checking at that level in North America. The Russian coach laughed.
Fred Engh

If Schools Have a Superintendent, Why Don't Youth Sports?

Fred Engh | April 15, 2015 | Parents
Whether we want to admit it or not, youth sports are really about education. Our organization says that sports are the outdoor classroom whereby young people are learning a host of life lesson and they are not always good lessons.
Marvin Blugh

United are Victorious in the Derby, Manchester United Week 32 Recap

Marvin Blugh | April 15, 2015 | Sports
Two giants of English football met last week, as Manchester United and Manchester City went toe-to-toe in another classic Manchester Derby.
Rev. Susan Sparks

Grace Bats Last

Rev. Susan Sparks | April 14, 2015 | Religion
When you're surrounded by doubters, and the bases are loaded, and you find yourself facing curve balls and sliders, remember that the jeering crowd can't touch you, or define you, because you are part of a team where grace bats last.
Jesse Lawrence

In Final Year at Nassau Coliseum, Islanders Posting Big Playoff Price Premium on Secondary Market

Jesse Lawrence | April 14, 2015 | Sports
Postseason play is the proper way to close the curtain on an arena rich with history and tradition, and the Islanders will see big price premiums on the secondary ticket market through their final home games this year.
Terry Lyons

Memories of the Nassau Coliseum

Terry Lyons | April 14, 2015 | Sports
My memories of a young, hard-hitting fan favorite, my "Spinner" Spencer, along with my fond memories of the Long Island's very own Islanders and Nets and the dump called the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, will live on forever.
Chris Koras

Sunday Bloody Sunday - Shanahan Shows No Mercy in His Overhaul Approach

Chris Koras | April 14, 2015 | Sports
April 12, 2015 will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the boldest statements in the history of the storied Toronto Maple Leafs franchise. A new front office, new coaching and scouting staff, a new approach and certainly a lot of new players are just the beginning.
Jack Stahlmann

Learning From the Masters

Jack Stahlmann | April 14, 2015 | Sports
Jordan Spieth was the runaway winner of the tournament, reminding me that there's much to learn from a weekend of golf. Here are the top five-and-a-half takeaways from a record-breaking Augusta weekend:
The Good Men Project

Transcending the Game: The Human Side of Sport

The Good Men Project | April 13, 2015 | Sports
The outcome of the game was clearly not what he was hoping for, but his commanding presence on the field - Nick doing what he always does - could not have been a more appropriate way for him to honor his courageous sister's life.
Christine Pelosi

Play Ball! 6 Lessons From Baseball for Politics

Christine Pelosi | April 13, 2015 | Politics
On opening day, rejoice that the fundamentals that America's pastime and American democracy share -- character, support, versatility, endurance and diversity -- strengthen and enrich us all. In that spirit, play ball!
Jeff Freedman

Now you See 'Em... Now you Don't

Jeff Freedman | April 13, 2015 | Sports
Time Warner needs to realize that it's not going to get its $5 per subscriber and if it needs to re-open its negotiations with the Dodgers to pay them less per season, well, the Dodgers have to accept that and make team decisions accordingly.
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