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Women Need To 'Think About Kids,' Says Male Tennis Star

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women

PARIS (AP) — Ernests Gulbis says he hopes his two younger sisters don't become professional tennis players because women need "to think about kids."...

The Game Is Not Enough

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports
Edward Flattau

No one is suggesting any diminution of the roar of the crowd in response to a spectacular athletic feat. It is an elemental part of the spectator role and is too intermittent and brief anyway to pose a noise pollution hazard. But the relative quiet that used to occur during timeouts, half time intervals, and in between innings is now replaced by a frenetic blare from loudspeakers.

The N-Word: An Open Letter to ESPN's Skip Bayless

Dexter Rogers | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

Knowing there is a problem is not enough. Rallying around a common goal to produce the desired result is the way to go. While Bayless's passion is clearly evident it's not enough to solve complex problems.

It's Decision Time: What Kind of Sports Do We Want?

Ken Reed | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

On several occasions, people have asked me, "Why are you so angry about what's going on in sports?" My response is always, "Why aren't you angry?"

Football Player Quits NFL After Reading Chomsky, Dalai Lama

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living

It's often said that "money can't buy happiness" and one NFL player appears to have found that the adage still holds true. John Moffitt seemed to h...

Jews and Sports Journalism

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

It has often been said that a Jewish boy has a better chance of owning a professional sports team than playing on one. But, lately I've been thinking about all the Jewish guys who at some point in their lives determined that they'd rather write and talk about their favorite sports than play them.

The Sports World's Best Couples

Vogue | Posted 10.01.2013 | Style
Vogue

Inspired by Vonn and Woods's budding histoire d'amour, we've assembled an all-star lineup of our favorite sports-world pairings, from tennis It-couple Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov to newly engaged basketball lovebirds Kevin Durant and Monica Wright.

Fighting Our Addiction to Empty Stimulation

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are all sorts of TV shows and literature about interventions -- how you convince a loved one that their behavior is damaging not just themselves but everyone around them. But how do you perform an intervention for an entire society?

Which Sport Has More Athletic Players: the NFL or the NBA?

Quora | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John DeMarchi, It's the NFL, and it isn't even close.I know what you are about to...

WATCH: This Professional Soccer Star Wants You To Relax

Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Professional sports certainly take a physical toll on athletes' bodies. But what about the mental toll of sports stardom? Elite soccer player Lando...

The Unfortunate Celebration of Jason Collins' Coming Out

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.01.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

For one, the "coming out" dog and pony show that the media puts on now is getting tired. It should not be breaking news in 2013 for anyone to announce their sexuality. I understand how "momentous" and "unprecedented" all of this is, but I do find it exploitative and repetitive as well.

Lessons From Jackie Robinson: What It Will Take To Be The NFL's First Openly Gay Player

thinkprogress.org | Posted 03.27.2013 | Black Voices

Mike Freeman from CBS Sports reported Monday that “a current gay NFL player is strongly considering coming out publicly within the next few months ...

Report: Gay NFL Player May Come Out Soon

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports

CBS Sports' Mike Freeman reports that "Based on interviews over the past several weeks with current and former players, I'm told that a current gay NF...

When Loyalty Programs Go Bad

Ian Altman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

Businesses create customer loyalty programs to encourage repeat and referral business. Increased airline status can motivate travelers to pick one air...

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

The Possibility Of Tebowmania And Linsanity

Bethany Blankley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

Lin, Tebow and other Christians' achievements are possible because they know that God is the author of their talent, faith and inspiration, and they desire to feel God's pleasure in what they do.

WATCH: High School Highlights From Your Favorite Pro Athletes!

Posted 02.03.2012 | Home

Before they were professional athletes with million-dollar paychecks, these guys were just regular teenagers with a whole lot of ambition and athleti...

NCAA President Says Paying Collegiate Athletes Is Not an Option

Ashley M. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ashley M. Williams

With the changing economy and the rise in tuition, more student athletes say they believe they should get paid to play sports in college. However, NCAA President Mark Emmert said no way!

Let the Public Own the Teams

Roy Ulrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roy Ulrich

If public ownership were allowed, owners would be barred from moving teams from small markets where they were profitable - like Green Bay - into larger markets.

Why FIFA Did Not Suspend Thierry Henry

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

A closer look at the FIFA Disciplinary Code shows that a suspension for Thierry Henry's infamaous handball against Ireland in World Cup Qualifying was not so farfetched.

"My Football Dilemma"

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

Of all the major sports -- of which I include hockey, though others may disagree, believing it can't be a major sport if its nationally televised game...

It Takes a Nation of Morons to Hold Us Back: The Philadelphia Perspective

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Larry Abrams

You're supposed to boo losing players and losing teams, not winning ones. That means you don't slam winning teams when they're not winning, or winning players when they're not playing well.