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Basketball, Nostalgia and A Pseudo Self Portrait

Michael Starghill, Jr. | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
Michael Starghill, Jr.

Anyone that knows me well would be able to tell you that I'm a huge sports fan, but that I love basketball. Like, LOVE basketball. Playing, watching, ...

Big Five Have Changed College Sports Forever

Ken Reed | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The Big Five are now definitely in a league of their own - for better or worse. They got what they wanted: independence and the killing off of the bottom half of Division I. It was a classic power play.

How Team Sports Raise Champions

Leah Vidal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Leah Vidal

Whatever these little boys turn out to be as they grow into the men in our lives, our daughter's lives, and our communities, I hope they take the lessons they are learning today and hold them close to their hearts.

The Days When It's Most Important To Keep Going

Amanda Dai | Posted 08.26.2014 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I realized I didn't just improve my skills as a gymnast. After today, I grew as a person. Because on days like these, if you can push yourself one step further, that's when you get immeasurably stronger.

From Drag Racing to Dog Mushers, 12 Offbeat Sports Halls-of-Fame

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
Larissa and Michael Milne

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a popular vacation destination but there are many sports represented around the country that are worth a trip too.

Mo'ne Davis -- Four Success Tips For Girls From a Young Baseball Ace

Helen Drinan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Helen Drinan

Mo'ne Davis has accomplished so very much at the young age 13. So what can we learn from her steadfast competition and humble nature? A lot. Here is a list of four things that I believe girls can learn about leadership and success from this inspiring athlete.

These 6 Inspirational Athletes Show Us How To Beat The Odds

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports

What if you fell in love with a sport, but there was a large obstacle in your path, threatening to prevent you from playing it? These athletes know ex...

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.