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Social Media Freakout and Mo'Ne Mania

Beverly Macy | Posted 08.21.2014 | Sports
Beverly Macy

It's the hottest sports story this summer. Mo'Ne Davis, the 13-year-old baseball pitching sensation from Philly, throws a mean 70 mph pitch and just made the SI cover as the first Little Leaguer ever!

NFL CIO: Quarterbacking A Digital Revolution

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

As Senior Vice President and CIO of the most popular U.S. sports league, Michelle McKenna-Doyle is transforming the National Football League (NFL) to ...

Gulf States and Their U.S. Critics Seek to Shape U.S. Perceptions on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Both Qatar and the UAE have been in the firing line for their treatment of foreign workers who constitute a majority of their populations but operate under a sponsorship or kafala system that puts them at the mercy of their employers.

Inspiring Transgender Golfer Helping Others Set Themselves Free

Ken Reed | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Her quest to join the LPGA has resulted in a lot of media attention. As a result, she's embraced the opportunity to be a role model for others -- especially athletes -- who might be struggling with their gender identity and wondering if there's a place in the sports world for them.

Raynforest: Identifying Sports Marketing Influencers

Lin Humphrey | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Lin Humphrey

A key trend in digital and social media marketing is identifying influencers and their scope of influence. One area where online influence is just coming into examination is sports and sports marketing.

Gaza War Puts Sporting Boycott of Israel Back on the Front Burner

James Dorsey | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The campaign to pressure FIFA to sanction Israel was part of a broader Israeli Palestinian move to gain recognition of Palestinian statehood through membership in international organizations and isolate Israel in the wake of the breakdown in April of US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

How To React If Your Teammate Comes Out To You

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports

There's only one way to react to teammates who come out: SUPPORT THEM. It's just that simple. Respect them -- exactly as you would any other ...

Learning the Ropes

Anthony Romeo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Anthony Romeo

I've had 20 years to get to the bottom of why professional wrestling makes me tick, and I've heard all the objections along the way about why I shouldn't love it as much as I do.

An NFL Guide to Employee Management

Ian Sephton | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

Assessing and managing talent is difficult. If it were easy there would be fewer managers, classes on management, and self-help books! Why is it so hard?

The 5 Types of Fans You See at Every Baseball Game

Zachary Stockill | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Zachary Stockill

We're approaching the end of August, and, like every year, that means the MLB season is starting to get interesting. Teams are jostling in the standings for playoff positions, and both the drama, and calibre of baseball is starting to increase.

Plimpton! The Professional Amateur

Liam Smith | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Liam Smith

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself is a fascinating investigation of a literary figure who never really got his due. Whether it was because of his concentration on subjects such as sports; his participatory adventures in journalism; or his status as a public figure; many in the literary establishment never really took him seriously, despite his enormous contribution to the world of letters as head of The Paris Review.

Back to School, Back to Sports, Time to Huddle Up About Sports Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Youth sports are, and should always be, a valuable experience, filled with challenges, competition and fun. But too many kids are stuck on the sidelines because of an injury that is preventable. In 2013, 1.24 million kids sustained a sports injury severe enough to go to the

How to Avoid Another Ray Rice

L. Y. Marlow | Posted 08.14.2014 | Sports
L. Y. Marlow

The NFL has the opportunity and the responsibility to step up and communicate that incidents of domestic violence will not be tolerated. Ray Rice said he will "own it," and the league has a responsibility to do the same by taking specific actions.

Sports Figures Who Should Have Quit A While Ago

Bleacher Report | Posted 08.14.2014 | Sports
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No one ever wants to be described as that annoying person who just won't stop, but, unfortunately, because of stubbornness, pride and persistence, the...

Here's What Happened When A College Football Coach Said Lying Is Part Of Recruiting

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.14.2014 | Sports

In a Monday press conference, the head football coach at West Virginia University said lying is a part of the recruiting process. But when the school ...

When Water Sports Go Terribly Awry, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy

When you're on the water, there are so many different ways to have fun in the sun: wake boarding, water skiing, surfing, skim boarding -- the options ...

Why Tony Stewart's Going to Daytona, Not Dannemora

Michael Levin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
Michael Levin

Not sure if you're a NASCAR fan, but something unusual happened this weekend.

When a Little League Injury Is a Major League Problem

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

Kids as young as six and seven now routinely play one sport all year round, not just to the detriment of their experience, but increasingly at their physical peril.

Absolutely Absurd New Sports You've Never Heard Of

Bleacher Report | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
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We all know about the popularity of sports such as soccer, basketball, football and baseball, but those aren't the only sports from around the world w...

A Dangerous Dozen: Misguided Ideas of Well-Meaning Sports Parents

Anne Josephson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Anne Josephson

Kids like Johnny and Jenny are clearly devoted to their sports. But they are not the only ones who are committed: so are their parents.

5 Reasons Why Sports Matter in American Cities

Localeur | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Localeur

With football season nearly here and Major League Baseball approaching the dog days of summer, it's the perfect time to consider the overall importance of sports and what they mean to a city. What makes a city primed for sports relevancy?

Colleges Should Be About Education First

Nick Desai | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Nick Desai

Where would a gifted athlete rather be at 18 years of age? Toiling away in some small town on an unknown rookie league team in baseball, or playing to a national TV crowd and sold out stadiums on a Division I powerhouse?

Anatomy of a MLB Tryout Camp

J Scott Smith | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
J Scott Smith

Each year Major League Baseball's Scouting Bureau holds open tryout camps to identify talented players. For the players, no matter how unrealistic their chances are for being signed (as in my case), it's about holding onto their dream.

Bipartisan Support for the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Now is an especially auspicious time to focus attention and resources on issues related to brain injury. The science is advancing quickly, giving those diagnosed with TBI and their families new reason for hope.

Sport Psychology Still Doesn't Get the Respect It Deserves

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why isn't mental training treated the same as physical and technical training?