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Sportsmanship

A Twin-Win Situation

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though I am cons...

Stern's Basketball Legacy Not One to Celebrate

Ken Reed | Posted 03.14.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Go ahead and enshrine David Stern in the sports marketing Hall of Fame if you'd like. But don't suggest the game of basketball is better off because of the role he played.

WATCH: Soccer Player Takes Sportsmanship To A New Level

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

How's this for sportsmanship? During Saturday's soccer match pitting Werder Bremen against FC Nürnberg, Bremen midfielder Aaron Hunt appeared to h...

The Grace of Competition

Clark Power | Posted 02.17.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, was a firm believer in the value of competition. Coubertin opposed, however, a misplaced emphasis on winning as the goal of international competition.

What Type of Athlete Do You Want to Represent Your Country?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
SidneyAnne Stone

As a devout fan of the Olympics, I would never say anything to disrespect the games or any of its participants. However, I cannot help but observe a ...

NFL Post Game Wrapup: Sherman Is an All-Star Troll, Not a 'Professional' Athlete

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports
Steven Kurlander

Sherman ruined Sunday's game for fans who yearn for the sportsmanship and decency that once marked the conduct of sports.

The Idea of Sportsmanship: What Mandela Can Teach Us

Clark Power | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Nelson Mandela, who brought together a country torn by years of racial strife and resentment, believed that sports had the power to change the world. He believed that sports can promote peace and human harmony by appealing to the wellsprings of respect and love in the human soul.

This Video Shows That We've Gotten The Point Of Sports All Wrong

Posted 11.26.2013 | Good News

Sports are about much more than winning and losing. To wit: This high school basketball team which gave up the ball in the final moments of play to a ...

Let's Put the 'Youth' Back in Youth Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Let's relax, and more importantly, let our kids relax. Research shows that nearly 80 percent of all children who play adult-organized youth sports drop out by the time they're 12. The reason most often cited is that it's no longer fun.

Are Sports Really Fun?

Ken Reed | Posted 11.06.2013 | Sports
Ken Reed

When you ask both kids and adults these questions, the answer is usually some variation of "It's fun!" Yet if a visitor from another galaxy watched how we act on our sporting fields, courts, and in our stadiums and arenas, that visitor would never guess we were partaking in sports for fun.

Do You Ever Let Your Child Win?

Linda Wolff | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Linda Wolff

Victories, real or imagined, mean so much to a child, and can help build their confidence to continue playing the game.

We Interrupt This Family for Baseball Season

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports
Jim Wallis

On Memorial Day weekend, our family of four participated in six baseball games! It was such a refreshing change from discussing our nation's politics. Here is a great baseball story that explains why I love Little League Baseball.

Violence in Sports: Promoting Character Development in Youth Athletics

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Sports and regular activity are great for physical and mental health, learning leadership lessons, and engendering teamwork, but many modern sports are also dangerous and prone to conflict.

Generation Win: Has Our Drive to Win Replaced Sportsmanship?

Pamela Meyer | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports
Pamela Meyer

What do a hard shove in an NBA playoff game, a wayward ball in The Masters golf tournament, and a high school soccer match in Utah have in common? Nike's new slogan sums it up: Winning Takes Care of Everything.

How Do We Teach Sportsmanship to Young Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

I have become one of those grandparents that I used to watch with disdain. I go to my grandchildren's basketball games and scream and shout and cheer with pleasure!

Lopsided 107-2 Score Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

A lopsided final score in a high school girls' basketball game has sparked a debate over sportsmanship and the need for a mercy rule. Bloomington S...

Lessons From a Tennis Mom

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

I never set out to get my daughter hooked on tennis. She just got jealous of the fun I was having with Dad, and took my spot. I'm not complaining. I've learned a few things on the sidelines.

On Being a Good Sport

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

We don't have to look very far to find ample evidence of unsportsmanlike conduct. Out of control fans (especially parents) and coaches and players bring disgrace and embarrassment to themselves and everyone around them. How easy it is to forget that it is only a game.

The Olympics Aren't Just About Medals

Zach Veach | Posted 10.17.2012 | Teen
Zach Veach

The Olympics is so much more than a gold medal, a 30-second run or 10 laps in the pool -- it's about individuals reaching their goals because of hard work and determination.

She Played 40 Minutes Of Soccer... With A Broken Ankle

Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen

Soccer star Brianna Stelzer will go down in Lakeville South High School history as not just a talented athlete, but a player with exemplary sportsmans...

WATCH: Runner Carries Competitor Across Finish Line

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 06.05.2012 | Teen

Meghan Vogel might have won the state title for the 1600 meter race, but the track star is probably receiving more attention for her extraordinary act...

Coaches, Take a Lesson!

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.18.2012 | Sports
Gordon Marino

There has been a good deal of moaning and most unfortunately, shrugging, about New Orleans Saints coach Greg Williams and his "bounties for injuries" scandal.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and the Death of the Gentleman, Sportsmanship, and Class in American Society

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

But this is much bigger than boxing. What happened in the ring Saturday night is a microcosm of what is taking place within this country. The state of manhood in America is increasingly troubled.

The Death of the Student Athlete

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tom Gerdy

Bribery, gambling, and other strong-arm tactics make for a full day in the life of a gang member. But similar tactics have also become a large part of the world of sports.

If He's on My Team, It's "Gamesmanship"

Ron Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ron Kaplan

In the seventh inning of the Sept. 15 game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, Derek Jeter hoodwinked the home plate umpire into believing he had been hit by a Chad Qualls pitch.