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"So You're Telling Me There's a Chance."

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.11.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Nearly eight years ago I walked into a room of about 10 young women who just lost their coach and suffered through two humiliating seasons in which their conference record was 1-31. I was their new coach, and I was expected to make them a nationally competitive team.

Volleyball Federation Sanctions Iran in New Assertiveness on Women's Sporting Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has warned Iran that it would be stripped of its right to host the 2015 Under-19 men's world volleyball championship if it bans women from attending matches.

Women's Sporting Rights Put Saudi Arabia and Iran on the Defensive

James Dorsey | Posted 12.12.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

The struggle for women's rights to engage in sports and attend sporting events has commanded increased attention due to recent events.

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

James Dorsey | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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.

U.S. and Iran Engage in Volleyball Diplomacy

Farshad Farahat | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Farshad Farahat

Recently thousands of fans across Southern California were able to witness a rarity: the U.S. and Iranian national volleyball teams squaring off in friendly exhibition matches as part of a goodwill exchange between the two estranged nations.

Sports Diplomacy With Iran: Breaking Barriers, Bridging Differences

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Bahman Baktiari

Although sports exchanges by themselves cannot resolve all of our problems with Iran, with sports diplomacy we can lay the foundation for a lasting relationship between Iran and the United States.

Parents of Young Athletes Need to Keep Everything in Perspective

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You should be your kid's biggest supporter. But for parents of high school athletes, in particular, it's important to maintain perspective. Don't lose sleep worrying about catering to every need of your athletic child.

Is She Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.30.2014 | Sports

A teenage volleyball player from Kazakhstan is coming under fire, but it's not because of her skills. It's because of her looks. Critics say Sabin...

What Parents and Young Athletes Need to Know About Marfan Syndrome

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Marfan syndrome is a diagnosis easy to miss unless one deliberately considers it and pays a great attention to detail. If your young son or daughter is playing basketball or volleyball and you are hearing the comments above, please take him or her to a physician for the appropriate tests -- at the very least to rule the condition out and have some peace of mind.

The Quest For Gold

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 09.15.2014 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

This past weekend was as good as it gets for volleyball fans here in Hawai'i. The Women's Brazilian National Team wore green and gold, reflecting their finishes in the last two Olympics. Team USA was on a mission: to beat the team that has singlehandedly extinguished their dreams of gold

A Lesson in Perspective from a Boy Named Daniel

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 06.21.2014 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

The Spike and Serve U13 team won their first tournament on Sunday. They played fearlessly. They battled with so much heart. They displayed a new perspective, inspired by a boy named Daniel.

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

The Gift of a Little Brother

Write for the Future | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Arianna Francis Little brother? He's a boy. At seven, I cried and cried when I discovered the little sister I always wanted would be a boy. I ...

WATCH: Scariest Volleyball Spike Ever?

Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

The United States' Olympic women's volleyball team could have used a weapon like this during the London Games. In a girls' high school volleyball ...

Root for Team USA: Paralympic Highlights

Bonnie St. John | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Bonnie St. John

There's still time to enjoy some of the most amazing feats of athletic achievement: The London Paralympics 2012! As a winner of 3 Paralympic medals, I know firsthand the dedication to training and perseverance required to compete at this level of sport.

Russia Beats Out Brazil For Volleyball Gold

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 08.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Dimitriy Muserskiy and Russia managed to stay alive long enough to wear out Brazil. Muserskiy had 31 points and the Russians won their firs...

Why Are Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh So Dominant in Women's Beach Volleyball?

Quora | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Sabrina Li, Nine Year Club Volleyball Player, Stanford Student I will try to summarize this as bes...

Russia Snaps U.S. Streak

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The U.S. men's volleyball team learned there's no relaxing against the Russians. The United States took a two-set lead against Russia in ...

WATCH: Brazilian Volleyball Player Makes Awesome Save... With Her Foot

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

Apparently Brazil's notoriously awesome soccer skills are starting to rub off on the country's other Olympic athletes. Just note this spectacular ...

GO FOR GOLD: Meet California's Olympic Athletes!

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Go California! The 2012 Olympic Games begin with Friday's opening ceremony and saying California will be well-represented is an understatement. ...

WATCH: NYU Athletics Produces Poignant 'It Gets Better' Clip

Posted 04.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in the world of sports still presents significant challenges for athletes, but the captain ...

Olympic Volleyball Player Dies After On-Court Heart Attack

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Sports

MACERATA, Italy -- The Italian volleyball federation says 1996 Olympic silver medalist Vigor Bovolenta has died after he was stricken with a heart att...

Did You See That?! Top Sports Photos Oct. 23-Oct. 29

Posted 12.31.2011 | Sports

To see more great photography visit HuffPost Exposure. ...

WATCH: Dog Is Awesome At Volleyball

Posted 10.16.2011 | Comedy

Petey the Border Collie has a hidden talent most humans can't even cop to: He's awesome at volleyball. And maybe you were a star in gym class or go...

Sony PlayStation Move Ready for Holiday

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

PlayStation Move, Sony's answer to Microsoft's Kinect for XBOX 360, is not simply a wireless controller: it's an ecosystem focused on the Move motion controller.