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Dan Shapiro

Bellator 160 Preview

Dan Shapiro | August 24, 2016 | Sports
Fighting at lightweight for the first time in 19 months, Henderson (23-6 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) will take on Brazilian Patricio Freire (25-3 MMA, 13-3 BMMA) in the Bellator 160 (10 P.M. EST, SPIKE TV) main event.

The Adoption-Shaming Of Simone Biles Is Why I Never Open Up About My Own

Revelist | August 23, 2016 | Women
There were never any real consequences for keeping my adoption to myself; I never felt like I owed anyone an explanation. Although I talk about my family all of the time, I just consider it easier to omit my adoption.
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

The Olympics Mirror US!

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | August 23, 2016 | Sports
Like it or not, the world is changing and these images of diversity help us all to see that ultimately our talents and our personhood are what matters. So, three cheers for the athletes and for the world as it becomes more accepting of all kinds of diversity.
Judith E. Heumann

On And Off The Field, These Paralympians Work #WithoutLimits

Judith E. Heumann | August 23, 2016 | Sports
We are grateful for what these competitors achieve on and off the field, especially leveraging their status as Paralympians and their professional advancement to serve as a beacon of hope to so many people with disabilities around the world.
Carlos Bezerra Jr.

Now That The Olympics Are Over, Brazil Has A Lot Of Work To Do

Carlos Bezerra Jr. | August 23, 2016 | World
Yes, the Olympic Games might have left a legacy. But as soon as we woke up on Monday, August 22, it was clear that there is still a lot to be done.
Rafael Nardini

The Lasting Joy Of Rio's Olympics

Rafael Nardini | August 23, 2016 | Sports
The Olympic Games may be headed for Tokyo in 2020, but if the torch had a life of its own, it would probably decide to stay here and enjoy the party a little longer.
A. B. Wilkinson

Bleaching The 2016 Olympics: Lochte, Anthony Ervin, And Race In Rio

A. B. Wilkinson | August 23, 2016 | Sports
While Ryan Lochte is an easy target, his actions are emblematic of a larger colonial mindset that has a long history of "white privilege" and upholding systems that support Anglo-conformity and the blanquemiento (whitening) of American society.
Simon Heseltine

D.C. United 2 - 2 New York Red Bulls

Simon Heseltine | August 23, 2016 | Sports
The New York Red Bulls took a 2-0 lead in this game, only for DC United to tie the score in the space of 3 minutes.
David Wallechinsky

If African-American Women Were A Nation, They'd Be In 6th Place In The Gold Medal Race

David Wallechinsky | August 22, 2016 | Sports
African-American women earned gold medals in 15 events (including participation in team sports) at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. If they had been a nation, they would have been in sixth place. This despite with a population of about 19.6 million, they would be only the 67th most populous nation...
Claudine Moore

6 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Rio 2016 Athletes

Claudine Moore | August 23, 2016 | Black Voices
Athletes, like entrepreneurs, have to make sacrifices, operate in a mode of deferred gratification and push themselves to the limit in order to be successful. This got me thinking about the lessons entrepreneurs can learn from athletes competing in Rio 2016.
Arnal Dayaratna

Neymar Leads Brazil Soccer To Their First Ever Olympic Gold And Celebrates With Tears Of Joy

Arnal Dayaratna | August 22, 2016 | Sports
Barcelona star Neymar led Brazil to its first ever Olympic gold medal in soccer by means of a penalty kick victory over Germany at the Maracana Stadium on Saturday afternoon after the game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time.
Adriana Caitano

An Open Letter To The Gringos Who Disrespected Brazil

Adriana Caitano | August 22, 2016 | Latino Voices
There is plenty of racism and prejudice in Brazil, and some people are even dying because of it. But we're still a diverse society that brings together people from different races, sexes and religions.
Dan Shapiro

McGregor Evens Score Against Diaz At UFC 202, Trilogy Fight Imminent

Dan Shapiro | August 22, 2016 | Sports
Returning to the Octagon for the first time since his lone UFC defeat, McGregor (20-3, 8-1 UFC) needed the full 25 minutes to earn the majority decision over Nate Diaz (19-11, 14-9 UFC), 48-47, 47-47, 48-47.
Michael Levin

Why Tim Kurkjian Says Baseball's Still The Best Game Bar None

Michael Levin | August 23, 2016 | Sports
Tim Kurkjian is one of the nicest people in broadcasting, and one of the nicest people on the planet, for that matter. The ESPN baseball analyst has just come out with his new book, I'm Fascinated By Sacrifice Flies - Inside The Game We All Love (St. Martin's Press). Tim...
Rob Kall

Olympics, Change To Bottom Up To Make Better Olympians And Audiences

Rob Kall | August 22, 2016 | Sports
The Olympics is an extraordinary, event. Olympians inspire us all with their determination, dedication and passion for their sport and excellence. But this competition could be bottom up restructured to produce a richer experience with millions more having skin in the game.
Eleanor Beaton

How Sports Will Help Your Daughter Crack The Glass Ceiling

Eleanor Beaton | August 23, 2016 | Parents
The Rio Olympics were a watershed moment for women in sport, with many countries sending a record number of female athletes to the games. And despite some cringe-worthy examples of sexist reporting, the accomplishments of powerhouse women athletes like
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

American Jumper With High GQ ('Grit Quotient')

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | August 22, 2016 | Sports
Chaunté Lowe, born into poverty in California to troubled, dysfunctional parents, both addicted to drugs. Despite this background and a father who spent most of his adult life in prisons, she has achieved the ultimate in the high-jump.
Steve Siebold

Olympic Pressure Not An Excuse For Vandalism

Steve Siebold | August 22, 2016 | Sports
With the events in Rio that unfolded last week, where four members of the U.S. swim team were not the victims of a robbery as they first reported, but vandalized a gas station bathroom, I'm angered and dismayed like the rest of us.
Stephen Rosa

3 Ways The Olympics Could Truly Help The Refugee Crisis

Stephen Rosa | August 22, 2016 | World
Given the economic damage inflicted on host cities and the way the Olympics are used to fortify the political power of oppressive governments, the refugee team is a shallow publicity stunt designed to obscure the fact that the IOC is driven by greed and graft.
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

Sports Psychology For Rio Olympians And You: Dr. JoAnn's Insider Tips

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | August 23, 2016 | Sports
I'd like to let you in on some of my best techniques, so you can bring out your inner Olympian within your own life. I'd like to give you the tools for that champion mindset that we are seeing at the Rio Olympics so you can use this on a daily basis.
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