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Athletics drug-testing report a wake-up call, says Wada boss

<b>A highly critical report into global sport drug testing is "a shocking wake-up call", according to the boss of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).</b><p>The study highlights failures in all aspects of the anti-doping system and recommends wide-scale reform.<p>Wada director general David Howman said things …

Athletics

Hacking your body: Lance Armstrong and the science of doping

Athletes use drugs, transfusions, and science to perform better. But how do they do it, and how are they caught?<p>By now it's widely known that Lance Armstrong finally admitted to doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air tonight and tomorrow. Armstrong's confession is notable in part …

Cycling

When sports parents attack

r/AngrySportingParents is a subreddit dedicated to people who live vicariously—and in a haze of perpetual rage—through their childrens' sporting …

Stop pushing children to be sports stars - they will only fail, says expert

Too much pressure is put on children to become sport stars and most youngsters "will never make it", says leading academic<p>Parents should stop encouraging their children to become sporting heroes, because most youngsters “will never make it”, a leading academic has said.<p>Ellis Cashmore, a professor …

An Awesome Message in Self Love from the Harvard Women's Rugby Team

Prepare to be seriously inspired.<p>The members of Harvard’s Women's Rugby Team are about to make your day. In a gorgeous statement against body hate, they created a photo series to celebrate everything they love about each other.<p>In May, the team wrote words describing what they admired about each …

'Strength is beautiful': Harvard women's rugby team spreads inspiring body image message

It’s sad but true: Even young, fit female athletes struggle with pressure about body image. That's why the members of the Harvard women’s rugby team recently took matters into their own hands, staging a photo and video shoot that’s now going viral.<p>“Female athletes often struggle to balance social …

Harvard Women's Rugby Team Wants You to Know Strength Is Beautiful

Amid movies and advertisements that promote stick-thin women, and even fitness magazines that focus on “lean” and “toned” bodies, the Harvard women’s …

The cultural irrelevance of sport, according to Australian intellectuals

The lack of any great Australian tomes which use sport as the basis for a cultural and social history is not really explicable outside of a wilful intellectual aversion<p>What do Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Roland Barthes, Albert Camus, CLR James and Marcel Duchamp have in common? They are …

Sexism operates under three assumptions: there are only two biological sexes, biological sex determines gender identity, and gender identity determines gender expression. Sports culture cultivates all three assumptions in a type of cultural maintenance. As one of our greatest cultural vehicles, sport enforces sexism, maintaining the hegemonic superiority of masculinity with every blow ...

Sexism operates under three assumptions: there are only two biological sexes, biological sex determines gender identity, and gender identity …

In this series, I have covered the ways in which sexism governs contemporary sports culture, exploring masculinity and the notion of “protecting women”. These two concepts converge to drive homophobia in sport through the notion that perceived gender non-conformity among men or women means they identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Homophobia, ...

In this series, I have covered the ways in which sexism governs contemporary sports culture, exploring masculinity and the notion of “protecting …

Around the Hall: Reaction to Emmitt Holt's dismissal

Around the Hall: Reaction to Emmitt Holt’s dismissal<p><i>Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff.</i><p><b>·</b> Rick Bozich of WDRB.com …

How Moneyball Could Deflate College Football

If only it were still 1971 … or 1995. That could be a Nebraska state anthem, at least for sports fans who remember those undefeated seasons. Though …

College Football

Why Analytics Won't Change the NFL

As the numbers game continues to evolve, football's best minds go back to the drawing board. Or tablet. Whatever<p>Since its birth in the <i>Moneyball</i> era, …

NFL

Fantasy Football 2015: Big-Name Players Who Will Spoil Your Season

Like the actual NFL season, your fantasy football campaign always begins with such promise. Taking a look at the prospective draft board, you can't help but think that this year is going to be your year.<p>But look closely and be careful with your selections. There are some big names who could wreck …

RGIII Was Great Passing Inside and Outside the Pocket as a Rookie, What Happened?

Robert Griffin III might be the best buy-low stock in the NFL right now – assuming a) the Redskins trade him and b) he goes to the right system. When …

Stephen A. Smith's Greatest Moments

Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago White Sox's Top 10 Prospects for Week 2

The Chicago White Sox farm system is coming on strong.<p>Two years ago, the club's minor league ranks were largely bereft of talent. This season? Guys like Carlos Rodon, Tim Anderson, Frankie Montas and Spencer Adams rank at the top of the list and represent a bright future on the South Side.<p>So how …

Emsi

At Emsi, we’re focused on the student-to-employment journey. For better than 15 years we’ve served as economic data advisors to leaders in higher …

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The sports industry as a whole brings roughly $14.3 billion in earnings a year — and that’s not even counting the Niagara of indirect economic …

Lauren Hill's incredible quest

In her resolve to play one more basketball game, Lauren Hill ended up inspiring countless others across the world. Tom Rinaldi narrates.

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Baseball analytics: Mystery MLB team uses a Cray supercomputer to help win more games

Out of the 28 Major League Baseball teams competing today on “Opening Day,” there are a handful of squads using data and analytics to gain an …

Shane Ray's biggest fan? It isn't analytics

Today, we're going to look at a few different ways of measuring a college player and whether or not certain analytics tools are good for projecting …

Three ways to improve college basketball

<i>Editor’s Note: Now that the NCAA tournament is over, it might be a good time for some more reflection on college basketball. The following — from Jim</i> …

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