1. Coaching Your Child: Wise or Unwise?

    The benefits of coaching your own child are many. First, coaching presents an opportunity for fathers and mothers to spend quality time with their children while engaging in an activity that they enjoy...

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  2. NFL Concussion Settlement Enables the League to Move Forward

    The NFL settled one of the largest lawsuits in American history when it agreed to pay $765 million in restitution to players who have suffered long-term effects of concussions sustained during their pro careers...

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  3. Baseball, Softball, Squash & Wrestling Battle for 2020 Summer Olympic Inclusion

    On September 8, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will choose between Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid as the host city for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020...

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  4. English Premier League Scores Big for NBC

    Football is back, and its popularity continues to climb, but it's not the football you might think. The English Premier League opened its season on August 17 on NBC and scored particularly strong ratings according to SportsBusinessDaily ...

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  5. USOC Modernizes Under CEO Scott Blackmun

    Following the Summer Olympics last year in London, the United States Olympic Committee ( USOC ) began to focus more intensely on its digital media. Content about America's athletes is now more available than ever before...

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  6. Why the New York Yankees Should Re-Sign Robinson Cano

    Before the season started, the Toronto Blue Jays were heavily favored to win the American League East. They added pitching depth with reigning NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, and acquired shortstop Jose Reyes...

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  7. Yasiel Puig's Rise to Stardom Leads Los Angeles Dodgers to 1st Place in NL West

    Underperforming with a 23-32 record on June 3, the Los Angeles Dodgers were beset by injuries and called up Yasiel Puig , a player whom very few people—aside from baseball junkies—knew at the time...

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  8. Mariano Rivera: Mo Knows the Way to Go

    Mariano Rivera is universally regarded as the best relief pitcher in the history of baseball. Some people believe that he has even made a compelling argument for the title of the sport’s most dominant pitcher...

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  9. Derek Jeter: When the Captain Goes Down, the Crew Must Step Up

    When Derek Jeter showed up at spring training seemingly ready to play, Yankee fans anticipated the return to his old form. Ultimately, he ended up re-injuring himself and sat out the first three months of the season...

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  10. Brazil's Preparations for World Cup, Olympics Overshadowed by Protests

    As FIFA wraps up the qualifying stages for next year's 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the world's largest sporting event finds itself at the center of economic unrest in the usually soccer-mad country...

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  11. Jason Kidd's Fast Break to the Coaching Sidelines

    Jason Kidd transitioned from an NBA player to head coach of the Brooklyn Nets in less than two weeks. Although many former players have found success coaching, very few actually have made the transition so soon after retiring as a player...

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  12. Carmelo Anthony: Playing Through Pain Has Defined Athletes' Careers

    Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls was unable to make a return for the NBA playoffs despite being medically cleared to play in March...

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  13. Matt Harvey: Can He Become One of the Rare Young Leaders in Sports?

    Matt Harvey , the big right-hander for the New York Mets , might have the goods to be the latest in the string of top-notch pitchers developed by the organization...

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  14. Manchester City Ownership Group Reportedly Eyes MLS Expansion

    Will the storied New York Cosmos franchise make a resurrection in Major League Soccer ? Although a New York City-based expansion team is set to enter the MLS and be based near Flushing Meadows, it will not be called the Cosmos...

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  15. NCAA Basketball: Do Domes Doom Shooting Percentages?

    According to ESPN Men’s Basketball Tournament statistics , over the last decade, nearly 75 percent of teams that made the Final Four had a lower shooting percentage in their late round games than their overall tournament average...

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  16. Boston Athletes Demonstrate Sports' Ability to Help Us Heal

    In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and similar tragedies, pro sports teams often provide a source of healing to help society cope with the grieving process. Fortunately, such tragedies occur infrequently, but when they happen, they hit us hard.

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  17. David Wright, Derek Jeter and the Role of Captains in MLB

    When the New York Mets named David Wright their captain this spring, he became just the fourth player in franchise history to hold the honor. Wright is no stranger to a leadership role, however...

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  18. NCAA March Madness: Big Money Rides on Young Students

    Selection Sunday, held this year on St. Patrick's Day, is always exciting for major college basketball powerhouses and for the "bubble" teams who barely got their ticket punched to the tournament...

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  19. NFL Players' Use of Social Media Is a Cause of Concern for Teams

    Social media has become a vehicle by which almost every high-profile athlete communicates today. Just like the rest of us, a celebrity can voice his or her opinion. However, within minutes, those thoughts can be heard by millions worldwide...

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  20. NFL's Elite Quarterbacks on Different Levels in Contract Negotiations

    It's a tale of two contracts. However, for two elite NFL quarterbacks, it is definitely the best of financial times...

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  21. NFL Combine: New Player Assessment Test Examines Prospects' Psychological Makeup

    At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last week, the league introduced its new Player Assessment Test , designed by Cyrus Mehri of the Fritz-Pollard Alliance, which promotes ...

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  22. NHL Rebounds from the Lockout as Attendance Hits Decade-High Pace

    Just over a month ago, the 2012-13 NHL season was on the brink of cancellation. Ultimately, the NHLPA —led by Donald Fehr—and the NHL came to an agreement on a 50-50 ...

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  23. NY Jets GM John Idzik and NY Mets GM Sandy Alderson Share Similar Roots

    What do Sandy Alderson , GM of the New York Mets and John Idzik , GM of the New York Jets have in common? They are both graduates of Dartmouth College who inherited New York sports teams in turnaround mode...

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  24. National Signing Day 2013: Changes at Top Schools Could Hurt Recruitment Efforts

    Wednesday, February 6 is national signing day , when the nation's top high school players can formally sign their letters of intent to play college football at a particular school...

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  25. Brooklyn Nets Show Changing Coaches Midstream Is Risky but Can Work

    Since moving to Brooklyn this season, the Nets have generated an enormous amount of excitement in part fueled by a hometown rivalry with the New York Knicks, the signing of Deron ...

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