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Body Language in Sports

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Vanessa Van Edwards

Being able to read body language is an essential skill for athletes who need to think quickly on the field or court. What are some of the body language cues in sports?

Getting Girls in the Game Benefits Us All

Kim Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Turner

This International Day of the Girl, we must urge communities, governments and families here and around the globe to recognize that gender equality in sports is not only a gateway for girls to excel in youth, it is a key to personal, national and international prosperity.

OUCH! Cops Take Down Rowdy A's Fan With Stun Gun

Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

Security guards and police officers at Oakland's O.co Coliseum tried to detain an Athletics fan sitting in the front row near home plate during an ALD...

Let's Put the 'Youth' Back in Youth Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Let's relax, and more importantly, let our kids relax. Research shows that nearly 80 percent of all children who play adult-organized youth sports drop out by the time they're 12. The reason most often cited is that it's no longer fun.

Russia's Ban on the Spread of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations'

Lisa Chau | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Lisa Chau

It's a clear sign Putin is doing everything within his power to prevent a massive social controversy from occurring. In the end, it will be a surprise if all the political maneuvering and rhetoric has any effect on the Olympics.

10 Lessons Midlifers Can Learn From Diana Nyad

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

We have a new athletic superstar this Labor Day -- the amazing swimmer Diana Nyad. If you saw her wading haltingly onto the shore of Key West after this historic swim, you had to feel her sheer exhaustion along with the thrill of her incredible feat.

Performance Enhancing Legs Race Toward the Track Record Book

Peter Weyand | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science
Peter Weyand

An intriguing, technological watershed is fast approaching for Athletics -- that defining moment when an athlete with artificial limbs shatters an "able-bodied" world record.

Division III Sports Are Good for Students, the Community and Their Schools

Debra Townsley | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Debra Townsley

The viewpoint of Division III student-athletes is that they want first and foremost the opportunity to develop themselves in mind, body and soul.

On SABR, Strikers and Deep Research

Jeff Polman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports
Jeff Polman

Members of the MAVBBL, with over 20 teams from Providence, RI to Virginia, spend the entire summer and much of the fall traveling to scattered venues to perform in their vintage, heavy wool uniforms.

Randall's Island Welcomes the Gaels and Manhattan Gets a New Sports Team.

Maura Kelly | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York
Maura Kelly

It's been called sleepy and unglamorous but whatever you call it one thing is certain, Randall's Island is a major sports and entertainment destination in the New York tri-state area. The summer is a prime time to visit.

How to Build Muscle

Mark Sisson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

So you wanna put on some lean muscle mass. And you want to do it within the context of the Primal Blueprint, but aren't sure where to start. It's a common question and it's about time I addressed it head on.

MLB Prospect Lashes Out At Former Coach

Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports

Oklahoma pitcher Dillon Overton had a few choice words for his former coach, Sunny Golloway, and posted them on Twitter. The Sooners’ left-hande...

WATCH: MLB Umpire Forgets Count

Posted 06.14.2013 | Sports

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports Well, this is certainly embarrassing… During the Yankees/Athletics game yesterday—an 18-inning affair tha...

WATCH: Teenager Captures Heart, Throws First Pitch Via Robot

The Huffington Post | Jason St. Angelo | Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

Thirteen-year-old Nick LeGrande, a young Kansas City native battling a rare blood disease, suited up with the Oakland Athletics to toss the first pitc...

Thinking of Whoever Sewed My Drawers

Jarid Manos | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

With the catastrophic clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh, I'd read about the question of why making clothes wasn't more automated, and somebody saying, "Nothing beats human hands."

I'm a Man, I Play Golf -- Therefore I Urinate in Bushes

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.22.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

"As a card-carrying MGAP member, you will pee anywhere on the course at any time. It doesn't matter if the Senior Ladies League is playing the adjoining hole or a family of four is barbecuing in their back yard that faces the 14th fairway. We go where we damn well please."

Baseball Analyst Makes Bold Claim About Umpire

Posted 05.10.2013 | Sports

MLB's instant replay system, however limited, will only work if the same people who made the mistakes are willing to admit them. They may not be. ...

Our Mothers Played Hard and We Won

Kim Turner | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Kim Turner

From grandmother to mother to daughter, the women in our family experienced firsthand the many gifts of sports, but also the academic and professional advantages. Sports gave us a sense of ourselves, our power, and the willingness to dig deep to turn challenging situations around.

Sports and Fitness: A Source of Empowerment for At-Risk Girls

Girls With Sole | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Girls With Sole

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgBeing an athlete teaches you to get up when you fall, and to be resilient in times of pain or adversity. The at-risk communities and kids in the system have very little, if any, access to fitness programs.

The Ironman Model for Investors

Jordan Waxman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Jordan Waxman

Today's holistic advisor is an elite athlete, coach and general manager combined. But the most important element of the advisor-client connection is that it is a mutually beneficial relationship of trust.

Kick A$$ for AIDS Project Los Angeles on Be Concrete Day!

Jason Mannino | Posted 07.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

This year the Concrete Hero 2013 Urban Obstacle Challenge will be held at Los Angeles State Historic Park and will feature several new L.A.-themed obstacles and an extended five-mile route through the streets and alleyways of downtown.

Brandon Moss Celebrates After Longest Game Of MLB Season

AP | MIKE WAGAMAN | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — A few hours after he ended the longest game in the majors this season, Brandon Moss and his 3-year-old son sat together at hom...

Running Form: Convoluted

Christopher Drozd | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

I myself have benefitted from high levels of conditioning overriding fledgling skills, but I know with certainty that unless correct running form is learned, eventually the undue strains of sloppiness will overrun even the greatest muscular conditioning.

Tackling Name Calling On The School Field (VIDEO)

Eliza Byard | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliza Byard

Megan Rapinoe represents what is possible when LGBT athletes are supported and respected, but it's heartbreaking to think of the potential excellence still being wasted by fear, and the barriers that that fear poses to the health of students who would rather skip school than go to gym.

Baseball's Less-Is-More Season: Low Numbers Were Highlights in MLB

Devra Maza | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

As we tip our caps to the past year, we raise our glasses to a new one, and count down twelve top highlights of the 2012 Major League Baseball season.