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College Football's Playoff System -- An Analytical Projection

Nik Bonaddio | Posted 09.19.2014 | Sports
Nik Bonaddio

We can't tell much only two weeks in, but what we can say with some confidence is there are certain teams that so far statistically meet the profile of a champion, at least in analytic comparison to past champions.

Motherhood Is an Extreme Sport

Angela Keck | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

I think we've overlooked the incredible agility, athleticism and dedication that mothers exhibit on a daily basis. That's OK, though, because really, motherhood is much more X-Games than it is the stately and prestigious Olympics, anyway.

Women's Right to Attend Sports Events at Centre of Iran's Culture Wars

James Dorsey | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The arrest In June of 25-year old Ghoncheh Ghavami together with more than a dozen other women as they tried to enter a stadium where the Iranian national men's team was playing Italy was first disclosed earlier this month by The Guardian.

Cory Booker: Revoke NFL's Nonprofit Status, Give The Funds To Domestic Abuse Prevention

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

The NFL continues to be the world's most valuable athletics league, raking in an estimated $9 billion in revenue last year. It also happens to be ...

Dominant Female Athletes Who Have Taken Over The Sports World

Bleacher Report | Posted 09.18.2014 | Sports
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There's no shortage of iconic female athletes, past and present, who more than qualify as stars. Despite the competitive achievements and progress out...

The Case Against Straight A's

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have seen too many kids get stressed out, anxious and even depressed in their mission to get straight A's. Let me tell you why I dislike the pursuit of straight A's.

Sports Blackout Rule on Its Death Bed

Ken Reed | Posted 09.16.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The decades-old blackout strategy is nothing more than a wedge that is driven between the team and long-time fans who cannot afford to regularly attend NFL games at stadiums their tax dollars built.

Misogyny and Homophobia in the NFL: Is America's Crisis of Masculinity Playing Out in Its Favorite Sport?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The only way to change professional football is at its foundation, transforming the culture in our schools and what defines masculinity -- and what defines being a girl or a woman or gay or transgender -- and, most importantly, that needs to happen within sports programs, not separate from them.

Adventures of a Cranky Gambler -- NFL Week 2

Steve Belanger | Posted 09.15.2014 | Sports
Steve Belanger

That shiny first date newness of Week 1 has worn off and it's time to settle in for the long grind of the season. But here's the thing, it's still too early to really know what kind of talent these teams have.

Rory McIlroy Shoots Golf Ball Into Spectator's Pocket

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.15.2014 | Sports

Is that a golf ball in his pocket, or is this guy just happy to be watching the Tour Championship? Actually, yes, that is a golf ball in his pocket. ...

Palestinians Pressure UEFA Not to Award the Tournament to Israel

James Dorsey | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Palestinian soccer clubs and non-governmental organizations have called on European soccer governor UEFA to this week shy away from awarding Israel the right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

5 Tips For The Wife Of A Football Fan

Anjali Varma | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Anjali Varma

Are you ready for some football? Yes, that time of year has arrived, when every Sunday is devoted to TV viewing and your partner's mood is continually...

9/11 - The Changing Light

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
Elisa Gaudet

On September 11, 2001, I was in Saint Emillion, France with a girlfriend having lunch. We stopped in a shop to buy wine and two young guys told us that planes were crashing into buildings and office towers were falling in New York City.

The New Year Starts Now

David Juskow | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
David Juskow

Football is the greatest of all sports because it is made for people that crave structure. The Thursday Night Football games are the worst things to happen to people like us and when I say us, I guess the word "structure" was a polite way to say the word anal.

NL Wild Card Race Exposes Potential Downside of Playoff Expansion

Mitch Goldich | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

The field has been so underwhelming, we've found ourselves reading and writing previously preposterous statements like, "Wow, the Marlins are only 3.5 games out."

In Praise of Tennis

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Arthur Hoyle

Tennis is a game that preserves many of the values traditionally ascribed to sport⎯honor, pride, respect, decency⎯but lost now in the narcissistic, self-celebratory posturing of most professional athletes playing football, basketball, and baseball, America's big three.

Violence Hurts Us All: A Different Perspective on the Ray Rice Coverage

Jon Raj | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Raj

As a dad and a huge football fan, I find myself continually disturbed by the ongoing developments in the Ray Rice story. While I commend the Ravens this week for releasing Rice, I only wish they would have done so five months ago when the story first broke. I think we can all agree that there is no place in sports or our society for such behavior.

Why This Abuse Victim Wants The World To Stop Glorifying Steroid-Laden Athletes

Carole Montgomery | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

The summer I turned 16 I got a job working as a mother's helper in a sleep-away camp upstate New York. I somehow convinced the parents to get the camp to hire my boyfriend as a counselor. I was very much in love at 16 and spent all my time with him. He was a bit possessive but I told myself, 'That's cause he loves me so much.' He was captain of the football team, I was a cheerleader, it was perfect.

Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

High school has started for teens all over the country, and parents and teens are grappling with all sorts of issues around playing team sports.

Important Life Lessons Children Learn Through Sports

Laura Usky | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

If you have kids in organized sports I'm sure you'll agree they have learned these lessons and many others besides making lasting friendships with teammates and invaluable memories of childhood.

Device Can Rapidly Test Soldiers, Athletes For Brain Injuries That Otherwise Could Go Unnoticed

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact

A device in development may soon be able to make identifying brain injuries in emergency medical circumstances much easier, a new study suggests. And ...

Sheer Ambition - Going for Gold in Blind Tandem Cycling

Amy Eskind | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
Amy Eskind

Hundreds of athletes from more than 40 countries gather in Greenville, South Carolina, over Labor Day weekend to compete with the best challenged cyclists in the world.

Turkish Prosecutor Demands Life Sentences for Protesting Soccer Fans

James Dorsey | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Newly elected Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined this week a host of Middle Eastern and North African leaders seeking to portray protest as terrorism or a threat to national security with the indictment of 35 militant soccer fans on charges of trying to topple his Islamist government.

And This Is How You Make A Between-The-Legs Bowling Strike Look Like NBD

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports

Talk about striking out in the best way possible. In this video from YouTube user 65Cody, our star nails a between-the-legs bowling trick shot, kno...

Adventures of a Cranky Gambler -- NFL Week 1

Steve Belanger | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
Steve Belanger

Usually, after the long off-season wait I dive in to my bets with wild abandon and get my ass kicked right out of the gate, but this year I actually got off to a pretty good start.