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Academics in an Athletic World: Encouraging the Whole Student

George Forsythe | Posted 01.09.2013 | College
George Forsythe

The worlds of academics and athletics have a mingled, controversial relationship. This clash is seen most prominently in NCAA Division I sports, particularly football and men's basketball, where athletics is a big business.

Oakland's Thrilling Season Comes To An End

AP | JOSH DUBOW | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Almost as soon as Omar Infante threw out Seth Smith to end the Oakland Athletics surprising season, despair turned to appreciation....

WATCH: Oakland A's Teach 'Bernie Lean'

Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports

If the Oakland Athletics can extend their postseason run deep into October then Gangham Style's status as the dance routine of the moment may be in je...

STRAIGHT A'S

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 12.03.2012 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — Same chaotic, champagne dance-party scene in the clubhouse just two days later. New T-shirt: AL West champions. The Oakland A...

How Will The West Be Won?

AP | JOSH DUBOW | Posted 12.02.2012 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- After erasing what once appeared to be an insurmountable deficit, it has come down to this for the Oakland Athletics - one game aga...

A's Avoid Sweep

AP | Posted 11.20.2012 | Sports

DETROIT -- The Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep, yet still came out on the losing end. Seth Smith homered, doubled and drove in four runs...

Lies, Damned Lies and Lies About Athletics

Bob Cowser | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Bob Cowser

As a confirmed, lifelong average athlete, few things irritate me more than people who lie about athletic accomplishments.

Nike's Notion of Greatness, and the Road Not Taken

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Weight does not measure human worth. It is not an indicator of character. Bathroom scales are not designed to weigh merit. The boy in the Nike ad may well be full to the brim with greatness -- but none of it has anything to do with running.

Get Your Flow-jo On!

Nancy Sherr | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

Turn off your pings and phone alerts, put your email on hold and carve out time to partake in your flow and reap your return on investment!

Divisive Piety at the Olympics?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports
David Katz, M.D.

When American athletes -- and if not exclusively, it does seem to be at least particularly American athletes -- are interviewed after a winning performance, they tend to accredit the victory to God first and foremost. God comes in ahead of spouses, parents, and even coaches.

Olympic Differences in the Way Men and Women Move

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 10.05.2012 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Such a fundamental movement, the one-leg squat is the foundation of running, jumping, balance, and lifting. Could this simple maneuver differ that much between men and women?

The Most Highly Paid Female Olympians

Savvy Sugar | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

Some athletes aspire for gold not only for the glory of winning an Olympic medal but also for a generous monetary reward. However, for a select few, e...

7 Sports Where Women Have Bested Men

BuzzFeed | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

1. Equestrian The equestrian events are some of the few where women compete against men (the other is sailing), and women have medalled in all th...

Eight Reasons Why You Should Attend the Olympic Games

Kiratiana Freelon | Posted 09.25.2012 | Black Voices
Kiratiana Freelon

If I share my experience at the London 2012 games with you, maybe I can convince you to make this trip at least once in your lifetime. Below are the eight reasons why you should start thinking about Rio 2016 right now, even before the London Games start.

A's Still Streaking

AP | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports

TORONTO — The American League's lowest scoring offense didn't just break out Wednesday night, it unloaded. Coco Crisp hit two home runs and Yoe...

Do You Cry Wolf in Sports?

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports
Elizabeth Krupka

There is a point where equipment does make a difference in an athlete's game, I agree. But people who begin to blame all of their athletic mistakes on equipment are just crying wolf. I know you've met people who do this.

6 Women To Watch At The Olympics

BuzzFeed | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women

1. Missy Franklin, Swimming Missy Franklin, a 17-year-old from Colorado, is the first American woman to swim in seven events during the same Olym...

Could This Be An Olympic Sport?

BuzzFeed | Posted 07.11.2012 | Women

Seven years ago, KT Coates could hardly get a local gym to take her seriously when she propositioned the idea of teaching pole dancing classes for exe...

Pro Athletes: Sleep Helps Them Stay in the Game

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Protecting and encouraging sleep among pro athletes may be one way to enhance and even prolong players' career-long levels of performance.

Another Fan Fight Breaks Out At MLB Game

Posted 06.25.2012 | Sports

The disdain between fans of intra-state rival teams in California seems to have boiled over yet again. According to the description of the YouTube vid...

What Makes Jamaicans Sprint Kings and Dominate Track and Field Events?

Quora | Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Aaron Ellis, Track Coach I used to coach sprints alongside Donald Quarrie, four-time Olympic medalli...

Could A's Move Away From Oakland?

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.17.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says it's up to Lew Wolff to decide whether to consider additional sites for a new ballpark for the Athlet...

Last Boat to London

Jonathan Littman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

Just days from now, on May 20 and 22, the team will be racing in Lucerne, Switzerland against France and New Zealand. Only one boat will win this last ticket to the London Summer Games. They call it "The Regatta of Death."

A Race to Remember

Jonathan Littman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

The thousand-plus fans lining the shore of Lake Natoma expected no contest. All season long, the Oakland Strokes Women's Varsity 8+ had been the fastest high school boat in the nation. But then something unexpected happened.

Cut and Paste Jobs

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 06.28.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

The University of Florida announced last week it would make significant cuts to its computer science program. Looking to save face rather than future, the university protested to Forbes, which first broke the story, this was reorganization and not a direct cut.