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Club Sports Are Hurting Young Athletes

Kids love the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry. They are mesmerized by his skills and they want to grow up and "Be like Steph."<p>Youth coaches -- most notably club sports coaches -- are well aware of Curry's popularity with young athletes. And too many of these coaches utilize Curry's popularity …

Volunteer football coach dismissed for making boy run laps after he bullied teammate

Anyone who has spent any time on the gridiron — even at a young age — likely knows the typical punishments a coach will dole out if his rules aren’t followed.<p>There are “suicides,” a grueling running exercise in which participants have to run to the 20-yard line, touch it, then run back to the end …

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21st-Century Sports: How Digital Technology Is Changing the Face Of The Sporting Industry

<i>Screenshot: FIFA goal-line technology</i><p>The sporting industry has come a long way since the '60s. It has carved out for itself a niche with its roots so deep that I cannot fathom the sports industry showing any sign of decline any time soon - or later.<p>The reason can be found in this seemingly subtle …

Drake Earns “Best Godfather Ever” Title By Cheering On His Goddaughter’s Volleyball Team

When it comes to sports, Drake normally keeps his fandom contained to the basketball court, often showing up courtside at NBA games, or bro’ing it up with his favorite college squad. But, now he’s taking his support to a different court in support of women’s college volleyball all for the sake of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A California HS football team presented a cheerleader battling leukemia with surprise orange roses

Before they played their game on Sept. 3, Foothill High School’s football team honored cheerleader Ashley Adamietz, who was diagnosed with leukemia in August. As each player entered the field, they left an orange rose (orange is the color for leukemia awareness) by Adamietz’s feet — the whole …

Family Business

Coaches are teachers of sport, but there's a lot to learn from the classroom

The 2016 Rio Paralympics gives sports fans the opportunity to watch some of the world’s greatest athletes push the limits of human performance. Our …

Teaching

Twin brothers Elijah and Elisha Daniels share in Maryland football’s youth movement

Elijah and Elisha Daniels have always been a package deal, beginning when they were born just 20 minutes apart as identical twins in a hospital room nearly two decades ago. They grew up sleeping just a few feet from each other, plotting their college football dreams each night, wondering which …

Rutgers Basketball Boasts Impressive and Misleading Stat About Coaching Staff

When high school athletes go through the recruiting process, they are looking for a coaching staff and program that will give them the best opportunity to make it to the next level.<p>That's why bragging about how much success a coach has produced makes sense—unless the coach didn't do it at your …

College Sports

Some youth football drills riskier than others - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Nearly three quarters of the football players in the U.S. are less than 14 years old. But amid growing concern about concussion risk in football, the …

Athletes awarded rare Olympic trophy following touching show of sportsmanship

The athletes who captured the essence of the Olympic spirit in acts of selfless kindness have been rewarded for their show of sportsmanship.<p>New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin's stopped to assist Abbey D’Agostino after the American athlete fell in agony. Earlier in their 5,000m race, D'Agostino had herself …

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Moms do tackling drills, learn about football safety at Redskins training camp

RICHMOND — Outfitted in gray short-sleeved T-shirts, 100 mothers stood on one of the Redskins’ practice fields.<p>Former Redskins Chris Cooley and Ken Harvey led the third annual Moms Football Safety Clinic. With smiles plastered across their faces, Cooley walked the women through the four key …

This 6-Year-Old Girl Can Control A Basketball Better Than You

This past season, Steph Curry’s pre-game ball-handling routine became must-see TV for fans and media alike. There was a good reason for that. It’s a dazzling display of skill that shows why he’s one of the best point guards on the planet and able to shake defenders to free himself up for a jump …

Basketball

The First Female NFL Coach Is Proud To 'Play Like A Girl'

Jen Welter is encouraging women and girls to play the sports they love.<p>The phrase “play like a girl” shouldn’t be seen as an insult, according to Jen Welter, who is the first woman to hold a coaching position in the NFL.<p>Welter played professional women’s football and now works as a sports …

Table tennis player mystifies opponent with a shot that spins FEET across the table

The folks at “Pongfinity” continue to amazing us with table tennis shots we’ve never seen before. The latest comes from the 2015 Finlandia Open Championships, but hadn’t surfaced on the internet until now.<p>In a seemingly impossible position the player in blue put so much spin on the backhand that it …

Here's the worst example of sportsmanship you'll see this week in youth sports

If you're looking for a feel-good story of sportsmanship and compassion and all that stuff, I do NOT have the story for you.<p>Seriously, if you value …

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Why Cheating In Sports Is So Different Than Cheating In Business And Politics

The rules governing games are arbitrary. The rules governing business and politics aren’t–yet often bump up against human psychology.<p>The Summer Olympics are set to start in Rio next week, and one of the many, many factors dampening some of the Games’ luster this year is the doping scandal that’s …

Rio Olympics

Football Players: Run a Faster 40-Yard Dash with This 2-Week Strategy

The 40-Yard Dash is an opportunity to show off your speed. On testing day before the start of football camp, you need to be ready to unleash your …

Exercise

NFL claims program reduces concussions, and is conveniently wrong once again

The NFL once again admitted it used faulty data that conveniently aligned with its best interests.<p>The NFL has been working hard for the past several years to assuage parents who worry that football is too dangerous for their children. Since early 2015, it has thrown much of its weight and money …

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Tony La Russa On The Role Of Coaches

Tony La Russa (@TonyLaRussa) is a PCA National Advisory Board Member, three-time World Series Champion manager and Baseball Hall of Famer. He …

Nike Snags Capital One Exec as New Chief Technology Officer

Skip Potter, one of Capital One’s technology braintrust, is leaving the finance giant to become chief technology officer at Nike, <i>Fortune</i> has …

9 inspiring examples of sports imagery in branding

Dramatic images of moments in sport have long been used to promote all kinds of brands, both sports-related and general.<p>But while most sports imagery …

Fight Club for Entrepreneurs

The jab opened a cut on his opponent’s nose. Like any good fighter, Chris Marks then attacked the wound with a series of blows that sent blood and …

Amy Schumer shared her old volleyball recruiting vid, wins #tbt forever

Thursday is one of our favorite days because it’s when celebs tend to post old photos in the name of #tbt. However, Amy Schumer went above and beyond …

Making the modern golfer: How fitness and technology have changed golf

The influence of stronger fitness programs and better technology has created a new era of golfers<p>Modern golfers look, practice and play differently …

Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died after collapsing during workout

Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died on Thursday after collapsing, the school announced. He was 21 years old.<p>According to the team, Coger collapsed during an afternoon workout and was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Oklahoma State head coach Brad …

Drowning in a sea of bricks: Why NBA bigs struggle at the line -- and always will

Steph was <i>back</i>.<p>Six minutes and 2 seconds into Game 4 of the Golden State Warriors' second-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, Stephen …

Teen girls who play sports may not eat enough to avoid health problems

As a growing number of teen girls participate in sports, doctors need to watch for health problems that can develop when these athletes exercise too much and don’t eat enough calories, some sports medicine experts argue.<p>Taken together, the health issues - disordered eating, a halt in monthly …

LOOK: Cam Newton gets rejected by a woman in beach volleyball game

Newton might be NFL MVP, but he's got some work to do on the volleyball court<p>Cam Newton certainly appears to be enjoying his last few days of …

NFL set to install chips inside footballs this season; implications for kicking, officiating, and more

NFL game-balls will become “smart” this season.<p>The Toronto Sun reported that the NFL will insert chips inside of footballs this preseason and …

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