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4 Skills We'll Need to Adapt to the Future of Work

What vulnerability can teach us about ourselves and the future of work.<p><i>by</i><p>, Founder, HATCH Analytics<p><b>Fear of Falling</b><p>Fun fact: we’re only born afraid of …

Toughest test for Warriors? Draymond Green says it’s still the Spurs

Movement around the NBA over the offseason does not deter Draymond Green from seeing one Western Conference rival as a stiffer challenge than the …

Are Physical Limits All in Our Heads?

On Sunday morning in Berlin, three of the greatest marathoners in history will face off under highly intriguing and unusual conditions. It will be a race for the ages, pitting the reigning Olympic champion against a former world-record holder and perhaps the best all-around long-distance runner …

Understanding Aaron Rodgers’s Unique Wavelength

ARLINGTON, Texas — “Hey, Aaron!” Martellus Bennett jumped up from his locker stall and chased after his quarterback.<p>Something momentous had happened …

Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too

BERKELEY, Calif. — For a preseason scrimmage in August, the University of California football team tried to replicate the game day experience as best it could. It stayed in a hotel the night before. It scheduled the kickoff earlier than usual to acclimate to the time zone in which it would play its …

Trevor Siemian's Calm and Collected Demeanor Earning Him Respect—and Wins—in Denver

Trevor Siemian hit rock bottom in a rental car traveling north on I-65 through pastoral northwest Indiana. Earlier that November afternoon in 2014, …

Jordan Crawford's Message To Young Players After Being Out Of NBA For Nearly Three Seasons

Jordan Crawford must be feeling blessed that he’s back in the NBA after spending a couple of years out of it. Crawford was drafted by the New Jersey …

Basketball

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Yankees' Aaron Judge sets MLB rookie HR record

NEW YORK -- His teammates egged him on, one after another. Approaching the end of a rookie season for the ages, it was time for Aaron Judge to …

Baseball

Stanton lines 57th HR, sets club RBI mark

PHOENIX -- For two days, Giancarlo Stanton entertained the crowd at Chase Field in batting practice by crushing baseballs far over the wall. On …

Baseball

Here’s everything Gregg Popovich said about President Trump and racism at Spurs media day

Popovich talked for more than 10 minutes about the divisiveness of the country and said that we must feel uncomfortable for change to happen.<p>Gregg Popovich is the most respected head coach in the NBA, bar none, and he has increasingly chosen to speak out about President Donald Trump over the past …

Donald Trump

Somehow, Roger Federer keeps pushing the boundaries of greatness

LONDON -- He keeps rocketing farther into the tennis firmament. Keeps pushing the boundaries past what was previously thought possible in his …

The journey continues for Manu Ginobili, symbol of 'The Spurs Way'

SAN ANTONIO -- The number of regular-season games, points, assists and steals add up to 19,646, but it’s impossible to accurately quantify what Manu …

Bright spots abound at Summer League, but viewing through appropriate lens matters | NBA.com

Believe NBA Summer League at your own risk.<p>It’s easy to get seduced -- plays are simple, guards are in charge, the quality of opponent makes the more …

Roger Federer: Tennis Genius Is Doing the Impossible

Part of the joy of watching Roger Federer – which novelist David Foster Wallace once called a religious experience – is that he humanizes the …

Roger Federer Wins Record-Breaking Eighth Wimbledon Title

WIMBLEDON, England — In the end, Roger Federer’s record eighth Wimbledon singles title looked easy compared with some of the marathon finals he has had to win on this same patch of London grass.<p>But a race should not be judged only by the last hurdle. Federer had to get so many tough calls right …

Garbiñe Muguruza Wins Wimbledon, Defeating Venus Williams

WIMBLEDON, England — As it turned out, Serena Williams was quite right about Garbiñe Muguruza, and it came at her beloved sister’s expense.<p>After defeating Muguruza in the 2015 Wimbledon final, Serena Williams turned to her teary young Spanish opponent on Centre Court and said: “Don’t be sad. You’ll …

Golf Psychology: Quiet Your Putting Demons And Win Under Pressure

Pro golfers agree that mental golf psychology is imperative to winning under pressure. Golf writer Peter Dobereiner said; "Half of golf is fun; the …

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence

Imagine the immense possibilities of working with a team that possesses these traits.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that …

If The Process Had Results, It Wouldn't Be The Process

The Process is a success.<p>Not on any of its nominal, publicly-espoused terms, of course. Those terms, laid out by former Philadelphia 76ers general …

5 Bad Leadership Habits That Will Make You Look Totally Unprofessional

Some of these unprofessional behaviors may be excusable. But three strikes, and you're out.<p>Forrest Gump famously quipped about the unpredictability of life when he said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."<p>That metaphor of life certainly applies to the …

Among lessons Bill Belichick learned from his dad: Team is bigger than you

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:<p>1a. Here's wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day, while …

Jordan Spieth, Inside His Own Head, Struggles to Get Out

ERIN, Wis. — For most of Saturday, it seemed as if the most visible part of Jordan Spieth was the top of his golf cap. Five missed birdie putts of 12 feet or less and two missed par putts from inside 6 feet will make any golfer drop his chin to his chest.<p>That would be especially true if you were …

Building mental toughness off the field: It's all about practice

By the end of each academic semester, most college students struggle with a drop in attention spans and increased stress, especially …

This Brain Hack Can Make You a Great Public Speaker

There are two kinds of thinking. Knowing which to use onstage can keep you from freezing.<p><i>In his book,</i> Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed <i>(Portfolio, 2017), author Daniel McGinn discusses how successful people use psychological research to excel in high-pressure</i> …

Trek through post-Super Bowl psychological valley awaits Falcons

In the wake of the most historic collapse in Super Bowl history, the Falcons, individually and collectively, must take a long walk through a …

The Big Lie About Hard Work

The conventional wisdom that "hard work results in success" is belied by the facts.<p>If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: "Hard work results in success." While that conventional wisdom is endlessly repeated, it's also dead wrong. Hard work--meaning long hours pursuing a single …

The Spurs’ next great point guard might not be a free agent

While we wait and see who opts in, who opts out and (sigh) who retires in the coming weeks, how the Spurs evaluate their point-guard situation will …

Canyon Barry is determined to carry on his family’s NBA lineage

For any younger fans who may not be familiar with <b>Rick Barry</b>, he’s a basketball legend with an absolutely amazing hoops résumé.<p>Over the course of his …

A winning culture

Australian NBA great Luc Longley was beginning to fall out of love with basketball, but everything changed when he joined Michael Jordan and Scottie …