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How Mindfulness Keeps Athletes' Heads In The Game

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

The World Cup is officially in full swing, and needless to say, the competition is fierce. Tonight the United States squares off against Ghana, the ne...

What the Miami Heat's Loss Can Teach Us About Business

Michael Price | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Michael Price

The moment everybody was waiting for was here. It was the rematch. Miami vs. San Antonio. The older and wiser San Antonio Spurs were up against the hu...

The Emotional Power of Sport to Connect

Alex Stewart | Posted 08.16.2014 | Books
Alex Stewart

Sport provides a syntax of connection between people who can otherwise find such connection hard. Michael Tierney has written a beautiful and lyrical memoir, The First Game With My Father, about this transformative power of sport.

World Cup Sparks Islamist Debate on Rectitude of Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

Ultra-conservative clerics are condemning soccer as a Jewish and Christian tool to undermine Islamic culture as millions of Muslims across the globe t...

How Cancer Helped This NFL Player Rebuild His Identity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

What would you do if, all of a sudden, the roots of your personal identity were ripped from your life entirely? Would you know how or where to start o...

10 Reasons Why Your Employees Should Watch the World Cup

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Steve Siebold

There are many lessons from the World Cup and these great athletes that can be copied to run a more successful business.

Belmont Stakes Fun With Miss NY, Bernie Williams and Richie Sambora

Tom Murro | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

The generous folks from the New York Racing Association were kind enough to invite me to the Belmont Stakes last Saturday. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink, and you can lead me to free champagne and wonder what the heck you're going to serve the other guests.

In Brazil, Soccer Isn't Just A Sport. It Changes Lives.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact

All eyes are on Brazil. The largest country in South America is hosting the 2014 World Cup, where nations around the globe battle on the soccer fi...

Israel Evades FIFA Sanctions: For Now

James Dorsey | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A compromise formula that this week saved Israel from being sanctioned by world soccer governing body FIFA has bought the Jewish s...

5 Reasons to Visit Australia in (Their) Winter

Paul Jury | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Paul Jury

Australia. Where the seasons and toilets swirl backwards, where the stars shine upside down, and where you're secretly thinking about visiting, even though it's currently winter there.

Making History, Undermining Stereotypes and Changing the LGBT Equality Movement

Ashland Johnson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Ashland Johnson

But athletes like Sam, Griner, Collins and Gordon are changing this. By boldly coming out in such public ways, they have become -- for many people -- the faces of the LGBT moment, and they are challenging assumptions about what the LGBT community looks like.

I Can't Bear to Look at This Father's Day Gift

Greg Schwem | Posted 08.10.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I'll admit it; I suffer from this disease, which I just coined. It's an affliction that has netted me numerous eye rolls and shouts of, "Come on, we're two holes behind," from my playing partners as they watch me hunched over a fairway lake's edge with my extendable pole/plastic scoop thingy.

AFC Power Struggle Reflects Sorry State of Soccer Governance

James Dorsey | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

FIFA Vice President and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) executive committee member Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein in an uncommon display of elegance and...

Horse Racing Tested by the Test of the Champion

Steve Malkenson | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Steve Malkenson

Over the years as my naiveté diminished, I gradually became aware of the realities of the sport and the way its heroes are abused and mistreated for our pleasure.

Record Revenue, Undervalued Employees

Sandra England | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Sandra England

The news that the Pac-12 Conference jumped to the head of the class in 2012-13, earning $330 million in record revenue comes as no surprise. Welcome to the new college sports business model.

75 Years Later, Gehrig's Still the Man

Ken Reed | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Gehrig was not only a great baseball player, he was a great man. Not only did he set a standard that all baseball players can aspire to, as Landis pointed out, he also set a standard that all human beings can aim for, whatever role they play in life.

Traveling Au Naturale From Icelandic Hot Tubs to British Baths

Christine Negroni | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

There's nothing original about our present-day affection for the spa. People have been enjoying a communal soak for millenia, and nowhere is that more clear than at the bath so famous England named a town for it.

Coming Clean: Pressure Mounts for Qatari Transparency and Proper FIFA Investigation

James Dorsey | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

Fresh allegations by a British Sunday paper of Qatari wrongdoing in its successful bid to clinch the hosting of the 2022 World Cup have increased pres...

Why Sports?

Rob Taub | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

I recently made what I thought would be a harmless comment on Rachel Maddow's Twitter timeline about government agencies being wasteful and ineffectiv...

How Much Were These Teams Sold For?

Bleacher Report | Posted 06.05.2014 | Sports
Read More: Sports, Sports News

The pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer has dominated headlines this past month not only because of the controversy surrounding ...

How I Became One of THOSE Moms

Mimi James | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Mimi James

Soon, I, the carefree, all-about-personal-convenience mom, was driving my son to different cities around California for weekend tournaments.

Skip the Overcrowded Beach and Try a Sports Destination for Your Summer Vacation

Tom Gilmore | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Tom Gilmore

Now that Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, summer vacation planning is officially in full swing. While most families typically take off for the ...

Qatar's World Cup: Looking for the Smoking Gun

James Dorsey | Posted 08.03.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Qatar's handling of persistent suspicion that it illicitly employed its financial muscle to win the right to host the 2022 World C...

7 Things That Prove It's Been A Loooooong Wait For A Triple Crown Winner

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports

No one under the age of 36 has ever seen a horse win the Triple Crown. California Chrome will attempt to end the drought on June 7th with a win at the...

Athletes Who Are So Good That It's Not Fair

Bleacher Report | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports
Read More: Sports, Sports News

I'm not one to judge an athletes' ability—seeing how I just write about them, while they actually play the sport—but, as fans, it's easy to tell w...