iOS app Android app

Sports

Thierry Henry: An Extraordinary, Passionate Player

Gérard Houllier | Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports
Gérard Houllier

I met Thierry Henry very early on, 20 years ago, when I was the manager for the under-17 French team. Back then, three things struck me about him: first, his extraordinary talent, his drive coupled with an incredible passion for football, and finally his personality. It was these three factors and all the hard work he put in that led him to the career we know.

Gulf Human Rights Declaration Increases Heat on Qatar to Act on Migrant Workers' Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchies including 2022 World Cup host Qatar from criticism by human rights and trade union activists is likely to increase pressure on the sports-focused Gulf state to significantly alter its controversial migrant labour system.

5 Reasons Athletes Don't Do Mental Training

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

My work offers athletes easy-to-understand and practical tools, such as mental imagery, breathing, routines, and keywords, that can be incorporated readily into every part of your overall training program.

Speed Skater Ireen Wüst Named Dutch Athlete of 2014

Dianne Lodder | Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports
Dianne Lodder

Speed skater Ireen Wüst was chosen female athlete of the year in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is the second time Wüst wins this award at the yearly organized sports gala, having won it before in 2006.

U.S. Hopes To Host Summer Olympics For The First Time In 28 Years

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports

The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games. Which city will it pick? Stay tuned...

Brain-injury Program Working With NFL Players

AP | Posted 12.16.2014 | Sports

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to incl...

Manziel's Mauling Shows Why Rookie QBs Need to Be Humble

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

The "Johnny Manziel Show" debuted Sunday with more promotion and hoopla than successful veteran quarterbacks generally experience. The Cleveland-Cincinnati game went national -- and Manziel had a horrific afternoon.

Harrell, Brimah Named NetScouts Basketball's Players of the Week

Carl Berman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Sports
Carl Berman

Harrell started the week with 21 points and 11 rebounds on 10-of-13 shooting in a 94-74 win over Indiana. The Cardinals then started sluggish in their Sunday contest against UNC-Wilmington, but Harrell posted 19 points and 17 rebounds on 9-of-17 shooting to lead Louisville in the win.

Canadian Figure Skating Legend and Holocaust Survivor Honored in Amsterdam

Dianne Lodder | Posted 12.15.2014 | Sports
Dianne Lodder

Figure skating legend Ellen Burka-Danby received a "Token of Recognition" from Dutch ex- figure skater Karen Venhuizen, at the Jaap Eden ice rink in Amsterdam on 9 December 2014.

Government and Fans Battle in Court and on the Pitch in Egypt and Turkey

James Dorsey | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
James Dorsey

In Turkey, the government has sought to drive a wedge between militant fans and other supporters by arguing that e-ticketing was a way to combat illegal ticket scalping, increase tax revenues and ensure that stadia are safe for families.

Obama Opts For ESPN Over Cable News In The Morning

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.12.2014 | Media

President Barack Obama does not start his mornings off by devouring the latest political headlines from CNN, Fox News or MSNBC. No, the president gets...

2014 in Sports: 6 Takeaways From the Complicated Year That Was

Thomas McKenna | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports
Thomas McKenna

However, while it's easy to lament to the failings of our sports fandoms in 2014, there's no denying that there was also a lot of good to come from the past year.

Racquetball: An Exciting Sport Worth Watching and Playing

S. L. Young | Posted 12.12.2014 | Sports
S. L. Young

As the rally continues, the warriors navigate the small enclosure while exerting considerable speed, balance, strength, and mental fortitude. This game is racquetball: an exciting sport worth watching and playing!

Whether Playing Or Watching, Sports Make Us Happy

Happify | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're an avid sports fan or player, you're all too familiar with the inevitable heartbreak that comes with the love of your team. You can easily g...

Number of Socially-Conscious Athletes on the Rise

Ken Reed | Posted 12.09.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The bigger point here isn't the particular statements made by professional athletes. It's the increasing number of pro athletes willing to risk their "brand" by taking a stand on causes they believe in. It's a welcome "other-oriented" vs. "me-oriented" development in the world of pro sports.

This Ben 10 Is a Basketball Player

Carl Berman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Carl Berman

Here's a great example of how sports can enhance the lives of everyone participating.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 4

Dave Kreissman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

Recently, several St. Louis Rams players protested the Ferguson non-indictment, pantomiming "hands up, don't shoot" as they came on the field. But in the '60s, the intersection of sports, politics and religion reached its zenith in the person of Muhammad Ali.

Worthy of Sacrifice

Eric Morris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Eric Morris

We are the athletes, the students and the workers. We embrace sacrifice and we strive for improvement. Some day sports will end for us, but our years of dedication will not be lost.

Landry's Buzzer Beater Lifts Kings Over Pacers

Malaika Bobino | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

Carl Landry grabbed a rebound off a missed jump shot by Rudy Gay and made the game-winning shot in the final seconds of overtime. The Kings snapped a four-game skid with a 102-101 win over the Indiana Pacers last night.

Militant Soccer Fans Reassert Their Key Role in Protest With Storming of Cairo Stadium

James Dorsey | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Militant, street battle-hardened soccer fans stormed a Cairo stadium in advance of the second leg of crowned Cairo Al Ahli SC's African Confederation Cup final against Ivory Coast's Sewe Sport in a reassertion of the fans' key role in protest against the regime of toppled president Hosni Mubarak.

Russia Bans Black Soccer Player For Reacting To Racism

AP | Posted 12.05.2014 | Sports

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Football Union banned a club player for three matches on Friday for showing an offensive gesture to fans who racially abus...

Sport as Socio-Political Institution

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.04.2014 | Sports
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Perhaps, as time goes by, as more pioneers break racial, sexual, gender, religious, ethnic, language, and other barriers, athletes' very being may one day have diminished political implications, but sport has always been and will forever have political consequences and possibilities.

Lawler Reflects on MMA Career Ahead of UFC 181 Title Tilt

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.04.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Back when UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler first began competing in professional mixed martial arts in 2001, the biggest shows took place on Fridays, and fighters possessed anonymity.

Perry Ellis, Venky Jois Honored by NetScouts Basketball

Carl Berman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports
Carl Berman

Perry Ellis was instrumental for the Jayhawks and the junior from Wichita, Kan. has been named NetScouts Basketball's National Player of the Week for games from November 24th through November 30th.

An Open Letter to My High School Cross-Country Coach

Paige Smith | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Paige Smith

I'm a far better person because I was a runner in high school. Because I was dedicated to a pursuit that valued and rewarded camaraderie, strength and willpower. Because I was part of a team that saw me at my best and my worst.