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14 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, 'Because the …

16 Words That Are Much Older Than They Seem

Every generation likes to think it invented slang anew, but often the latest words are actually very old. Here are 16 words that are much older than …

The Importance Of Varying Your Running Surfaces | Competitor.com

<i>Are you stuck in a running rut? Take your running where it’s never been before–quite literally.</i><p>Runners, by our very nature, are creatures of habit. …

Start Fast or Pace Evenly?

Study suggests that a slightly fast start may pay off.<p>There's a longstanding debate about whether even pacing in always best in long (i.e. more than about four minutes) races. Physiologically, it makes sense -- but when you look at the actual pacing patterns of world records, they almost …

Healthy Diet Linked To Lower Odds Of Depression

Produce, whole grains associated with better mental health.<p>There's growing evidence that diet can affect the risk of developing depression. Although previous studies that looked at the effect of single nutrients have come to different conclusions, a new review of existing research suggests that, …

England manager Roy Hodgson rules out international recall for Chelsea centre-back John Terry despite injuries

England manager says he has total faith in current central defenders, despite recent struggles<p>Roy Hodgson has ended any possibility of John Terry returning to the <b>England</b> fold despite the team’s continuing problems at centre-half.<p>Terry, whose 78th and final cap came against Moldova 14 months ago, …

France upset the odds to qualify for the World Cup, but they are always just one game away from self-destruction

The majority of the French public had given up on their team ahead of the play-off second leg against Ukraine, but they somehow pulled it off<p>From mockery to admiration in ninety minutes: no-one was expecting that. Not of a French team more recently characterised as fractious, delusional, …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Olympic Champ Kiprotich Wins Men's Marathon

Ugandan relegates Ethiopians to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.<p>In 2007, Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich met Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie for the first time. He asked the great champion what he had to do to run well. Gebrselassie's response was simple as a Zen master's: "Train for five years."<p>Five …

A Running Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell

The best-selling author and one-time 1500-meter phenom speaks about his life as a runner and the state of his favorite sport.<p>Malcolm Gladwell thinks a lot about running. He has written about the topic for The New Yorker, most recently analyzing the will that drove marathon champion Alberto Salazar …

A Dynamic Stretching Routine

Stretch safely—before you run.<p>Maybe you've heard that stretching before a run is a big mistake. Indeed, studies show that static stretching—holding a muscle in an elongated, fixed position for 30 seconds or more—could hurt performance if done before a workout (save it for after your run). But …

5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

Get in the Lean Lane

Want to lose weight, get in shape, and run your best ever? Here are 50 ways to get there.<p>We've all been there: Despite exercising and watching what you eat, the elastic in your running shorts seems to be as tight as your hamstrings. "Ninety-five percent of the runners I work with want to lose some …

How to Return to Training After Time Off

The answer depends on why you took a layoff in the first place.<p>Training for a marathon (or half marathon) seldom goes exactly according to plan. Setbacks occur—work or family obligations take precedence; illness or injury derails workouts. Generally speaking, if you miss a week of training, you can …

Azarenka Ascends Over Williams to Win Cincinnati - Tennis Now

<b>By Erik Gudris / Sunday, August 18, 2013</b><p>Victoria Azarenka put herself firmly back in the conversation for the upcoming U.S. Open by defeating Serena …

Advanced Baseline: Updated men's rankings (July 9)

Did a funky fortnight at Wimbledon cause any major shifts in the AB rankings? Not really. Also: thank goodness for hard-court season.<p>When a rankings system is based on a heavy, significant number of data points, one tournament doesn't change much, even when that tournament is Wimbledon, and even …

Advanced Baseline: Updated women's rankings (July 9)

There were more shifts on the women's side this month, but the top five remain the same. (Click here for the men's rankings.)<p>Below are this month's women's rankings. Wimbledon finalists Marion Bartoli and Sabine Lisicki are up (and ranked dramatically higher on grass than on other surfaces), Ana …

Rafa at a loss to describe origin of routines

Rafael Nadal tries to explain his pre-service and return-of-serve routine where he touches his ears, nose, and shirt.<p>“I really don’t know [when it …

Rafael Nadal takes Cincinnati final

CINCINNATI -- Not even John Isner's steamiest serves could keep Rafael Nadal from winning another hard-court title.<p>And it's going to be tough for …

Victoria Azarenka rallies for title

CINCINNATI -- Serena Williams wilted in the Ohio heat Sunday night at the final of the Western & Southern Open.<p>She dominated the first set, then fell …

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas must instil a new belief in his squad in the post-Gareth Bale era

Gareth Bale is a special talent, and an impressive, grounded character as well for all the tensions in his stand-off with Tottenham Hotspur, but an offer above £85 million for a player still below the stellar class of Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is surely irresistible.<p><b>Spurs</b> should grant Bale …

Premier League debuts to improved ratings on NBC, NBCSN

The NBC Sports Group improved 67 percent from ESPN and Fox Soccer's coverage last year.<p>NBC Sports Group bet big on the Barclays Premier League, and the first day of coverage gave them a reason to chear, as the league debuted to record American ratings.<p>The triple-header on NBC and NBC Sports Network …

Jose Mourinho satisfied with return

Jose Mourinho felt Chelsea's 2-0 win against Hull on Sunday was a "deserved victory" as he made his return to the Stamford Bridge dugout.<p>Early goals …

Saints snap up Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

Hughes signs deal to stay Southampton boss<p>Southampton May 25, 2018<p>Read<p>Steve Nicol's top-10 Premier League goals<p>ESPN FC TV May 18, 2018<p>Read<p>Top 10 …

Juventus vs. Lazio, 2013 Italian Super Cup: Final score 4-0 as the Old Lady toy with Lazio

Juventus showed their inherent dominance for approximately 10 minutes in their SuperCoppa match against Lazio, but that was enough for the Old Lady to come away with the trophy. Now can we move on to Serie A play, please?<p>The SuperCoppa in Italy pits last year's <i>scudetto</i> winners -- Juventus -- …

Arsenal fans call for new Arsène Wenger deal to be put on hold after failure to strengthen team in transfer window

Arsenal’s board of directors came under heavy fire from furious supporters on Sunday, with one group of shareholders calling on the club not to offer manager Arsène Wenger a new contract unless “considerable improvement” is shown.<p>Despite a transfer budget of around £70 million, Wenger is yet to …

Introducing the Flipboard Magazines Blog

Inside Flipboard / August 13, 2013<p>We’re rolling out a new blog this week. It’s called Flipboard Magazines, and it’s dedicated exclusively to …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …