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Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

The Joy of the Game: Reflecting on Watching Baseball Instead of Playing

Tristan Higgins | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I'm watching my son play baseball. That means on this particular afternoon, I am sitting alone along the backstop in my relatively comfortable camp ch...

Danielle Schlanger

A League Of Their Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

The congressional women's team almost had it. Going into the 6th inning at the 5th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game Wednesday evening,...

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

DOINK

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology

Here's another reason you shouldn't be using your iPad to take videos, apart from the fact that you look like you're filming with a cooking sheet when...

My Near-Helicopter Parent Moment

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Maybe this disappointment will help her grow strong enough to handle further disappointments life will throw her way, regardless of how good she is. And maybe she'll grow to be so strong that disappointments won't scare her very much anymore.

Why Do Lesbians Love Balls So Much?

Allison Hope | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

I'm not a girly girl who prefers weaving a basket to sinking one. I'd rather bounce a ball off my racquet than a baby on my knee. And I will always prefer black grease paint to mascara. But I just don't get the lesbian sports craze.

Ban Parents on the Sidelines?

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 10.26.2012 | Parents
Rosalyn Hoffman

Youth sports bring out the worst in parents.

I Look to Increase Education, Training and Awareness in Women's Sports

Jennie Finch | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Jennie Finch

Title IX is about equal opportunity at educational institutions that receive federal funding. It is not just about sports, but opportunities for women to play sports have certainly arisen from the passage of Title IX.

Top Dem: 'I Have Quite A Bit Of Trash Talking Experience'

Roll Call | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

In sports, trash talking can be a potent weapon in puffing up the collective team ego while cutting that of the opposition. For the Congressional W...

A 'Perfect' Girl's Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

Posted 05.23.2012 | Teen

Imagine the girl who has everything: social status, athletic prowess and a loving family. Her life must be perfect, right? Actually, it is more li...

Openly Bisexual Pastor Divides Church Softball League

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 06.01.2012 | Religion

Reverend James Semmelroth Darnell has been a pastor at St. John United Church since October and is openly bisexual, a fact that caused his church pull...

REPORT: Grandfather Punches Umpire At Granddaughter's Game

Posted 05.15.2012 | Sports

If they don't make fans like they used to then there is at least one umpire who will be glad. After a youth softball game in Alabama this grandfather ...

WATCH: Bryce Harper Shows Up For Random Softball Game

Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

What should any teenager do with a free day in the nation's capital? See the sights. For starters, there are the monuments and memorials, the White Ho...

The Only Reason I'd Miss My Home Team's Big Game

Jeff Smith | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Jeff Smith

The best part of my life now is going to games with my kids -- or even better, watching my two all-stars play. I love it. I live for it.

'My 600-lb Life': Ashley Loses 364 Pounds, Finds Softball Again

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Ashley has been struggling with her weight her entire life, and on the season finale of "My 600-lb Life" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on TLC), she finally start...

Balanced Feet Equals Power and Positive Outcomes in All Sports!

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 04.04.2012 | Sports
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

When coaches evaluate and break down players during practices and showcases they look to see how balanced they are and if the balls of their feet are on the ground.

Veteran Amputee Softball Team Beats Police Team, Scores For Charity

Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

A team of Army and Navy veterans are taking a new swing at America's favorite past time. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is traveling the...

Athletes Beware -- Aches, Pains and Strains; How Did That Happen?

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 01.15.2012 | Sports
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

No matter what position you play injuries can occur while playing; in your shoulder, legs, ankles and feet. The questions are: How did it happen and when can I play?

35th Annual Gay Softball World Series Kicks Off In Chicago

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 3,000 softball players have descended upon Chicago this week from all over the continent for the for the 35th Annual North American Gay Amat...

Weekend Warrior

Graham James | Posted 09.27.2011 | New York
Graham James

I was not, as they say, "athletically inclined" as a youth. I'm not going to go into too much detail (I save those conversations for my therapist) but let me give you one concrete example.

LOOK OUT! Cubs Pitcher Saves Himself From Flying Softball

Posted 08.31.2011 | Sports

"Baseball instincts." That is what Carlos Zambrano said saved him from a flying softball during his interview with CSNChicago. Big Z, who threw out th...

Gay Softball Hit By Heterosexual Cheating Scandal

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports

Just how gay is gay enough for gay softball? The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) is now facing a lawsuit following a decision...

Softball Olympian Welcomes 2nd Son

Posted 08.22.2011 | Sports

Jennie Finch delivered her and Casey Daigle's second son, Diesel Dean Daigle, on Sunday, June 19 at 10:25 p.m., the couple confirm to PEOPLE exclusive...

Jennie Finch Reproduces Without Me Again

Andy McDonald | Posted 08.20.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Once again, legendary women's softball pitcher Jennie Finch has given birth to a baby boy and sadly, I was not involved in any way. No photos of the ...