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The Best Photos of Pistol Pete From His Time With The Hawks

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Spurs’ Leonard relishes responsibility of carrying heavy load

NEW ORLEANS — Kawhi Leonard often looks spent after Spurs games.<p>To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to …

Oakland

Pain-Free Performance Reviews? Possible. Here are 5 Tips for Getting There.

The "annual" performance review system is broken. And fixing the system won't be easy. But start with more frequent, less critical feedback.<p>Let’s face it: Everyone, employees and managers, dreads performance reviews. The tired ritual of sitting down for an hour once a year is uncomfortable and …

Leadership

Klay Thompson: Shooters Shoot

The sports world lost its collective mind on July 4, 2016 when Kevin Durant announced via <i>The Players’ Tribune</i> that he was leaving the comforts of …

Basketball

A Zen Master's Advice On Coping With Trump

It involves a lot more than meditating.<p><i>For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction.</i><p>What can Zen Buddhism teach us about the art of effective …

Buddhism

Pete Maravich's look was of the times but his game was timeless

USA TODAY Sports' AJ Neuharth-Keusch discusses the overabundance of top-notch guards in the NBA and how many of them were left out of this year's All-Star game.<p>The floppy hair and floppy socks are of another time and place, but Pete Maravich’s fabled game — no-look passes and look-at-me moves — is …

NBA

How Much Better Would LeBron James Be If He Slept Once in Awhile?

The NBA's grueling schedule probably won't let us find out.<p>Imagine how good the NBA would be if players took time off. Using LeBron James and the Cavs as a case study of sorts, ESPN dug into the stats, and they are damning: When players spend more time on the court for more days in a row, they …

Cleveland

The role of Geoff Miller, the Phillies' mental skills coach

"I’ve never found a better way to get through to a player than to simply make it clear to him that I believe in him."<p>"Even though I know most of …

Baseball

5 Reasons You're Mentally Tougher Than You Think

You probably have way more grit than you give yourself credit for.<p>If you're feeling in need of a pep talk, you could turn to your best friend or a coach. Or you could just take a look at the scientific literature on potential. A host of studies insist that we generally underestimate our own …

Success

Spurs’ Leonard ignores MVP talk

NEW ORLEANS – Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was asked at All-Star media day on Friday what qualifications a player should have to be a league MVP …

Basketball

It's Obvious: Mindfulness Improves Physical Health, Too

More often than not, you hear "mindfulness" ahead of "meditation," a practice in which people train to be more aware of their every moment. …

This Is the Book Tom Brady Hails for His Unshakable Mental Toughness

The Super Bowl LI MVP just delivered the greatest comeback in history. And he was cool, calm, and collected.<p>After watching Tom Brady and the New England Patriots pull off the most improbable comeback in sports history, I think we can all agree on a few things:<p><b>Super Bowl LI is the greatest comeback</b> …

NFL

Manu Ginobili, wonderer of the universe

NBA players do not get a ton of free time during the season. The amount of time they are actually home is pretty minimal. Players do not typically …

San Antonio Spurs

Tom Brady's Latest Act of Greatness Was a Lifetime in the Making

HOUSTON, Texas — The coronation began in peace. Tom Brady crouched low to the NRG Stadium turf to be completely alone with his thoughts.<p>As confetti poured, music blared and adults cried, nobody bothered him for 30 seconds.<p>First, LeGarrette Blount arrived. Then, Bill Belichick muscled through the …

NFL

9 Things Your Kids Should Learn From Tom Brady (the Greatest Quarterback Ever)

Yes, he's controversial. He's also the best--and now he has the chance to prove it.<p>Tom Brady will soon have the chance to prove something he's believed for a long time: that he's the best quarterback in the history of professional football.<p>Granted, he's also super-controversial--more on that in a …

NFL

Manu Ginobili turned back the clock

The Spurs had three major runs against Memphis on Monday night. A ten to two run in the second quarter, a nine to two in the second quarter and a six …

4 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain to Perform at Your Peak

No matter what your goals are, your mental game is the key to success.<p>While most quarterbacks would have crumbled under pressure, Tom Brady's mental strength became most apparent in the second half of the Super Bowl. As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best …

Success

Bill Belichick is the architect behind Patriots’ gritty artistry

HOUSTON — There was Dont’a Hightower’s fourth-quarter strip sack. There was Julian Edelman’s acrobatic catch that kept alive the 91-yard, game-tying touchdown drive. And there were dozens of other plays — many by running back James White — that proved similarly crucial to the New England Patriots’ …

NFL

Criticism Is Not Feedback

Feedback is a vital element of our personal and professional development. But in order for input to have tangible benefits, two principles must be …

The more advanced statistics get, the more Manu Ginobili stands out

Manu Ginobili didn’t do a whole lot in his nine minutes of action against the Sixers on Thursday, but I don’t hold that against him because he’s the …

As Tom Brady nears 40, brain training hones his edge

Minneapolis

Athletes 'in the zone' report intense awareness, time transformation

Great performances by athletes become part of the sporting world lore: Kobe Bryant scoring 81 points versus the Toronto Raptors. Joe DiMaggio's …

Psychology

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

How Good Leaders Tell if Someone is Lying

“A lie has no power whatsoever by its mere utterance,” says Pamela Meyer. “Its power emerges when someone else agrees to believe the lie.”We are not …

Body Language

Tom Brady's Michigan days: the kid had the sangfroid to succeed

In 1999, Dave Caldwell watched a 22-year-old college senior with ice in his veins. Seventeen years later, Brady’s going for his fifth Super Bowl ring<p>The Michigan football team opened the 1999 season by rallying for a 26-22 victory over Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. I was one of the …

Football (U.S.)

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

Education

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Is Dak Prescott a one-hit wonder, destined to fizzle? No, not if these 5 things happen

Dallas has a franchise QB, a permanent Tony Romo replacement, on hand if club doesn't screw it up<p>Dak Prescott is the future of the Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo is the past.<p>But exactly what their future looks like remains to be seen.<p>Is Prescott a stunning young-gun quarterback who continues to grow …

Barring any setbacks, Pau Gasol intends to opt-in with Spurs next season

(Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)<p>The question was simple: With half the season complete, is Pau Gasol satisfied with the decision to …

Tackling Tech: Tom Brady, Smart Clothes and the Pursuit of Peak Performance

The Under Armour -TB12 launch of sleep recovery pajamas could serve as a wakeup call for athletes and trainers looking to find ways beyond limited …

Wearable Tech