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  • Joe Dorish
    Published about 15 hours ago
    What is the Only Team in Major Leagues to Not Make the World Series

    What is the Only Team in Major Leagues to Not Make the World Series

    With the Washington Nationals making the World Series for the first time in 2019, there is only one team left in the major leagues that has not made it to the World Series. Can You name that team?
  • Brad Gould
    Published 2 days ago
    5 Tips to Run Faster and Avoid Shin Splints

    5 Tips to Run Faster and Avoid Shin Splints

    As someone with firsthand experience, I can confirm that shin splints are a huge pain both physically and figuratively. When I began running track in high school, shin splints were the number one biggest complaint from my peers and the most common reason for my teammates to sit out of practices and meets. I assumed that shin splints were an inevitable reality of being an athlete, so I never thought about ways to avoid them. When I first got shin splints in my sophomore year of high school, I realized just how disruptive they are and how much of a damper they can put not just on an athlete’s career, but in all aspects of life. So I set out to do some research and see what I could do to prevent ever having to deal with shin splints again, and I’m going to share what I know with you today.
  • Alicia Springer
    Published 2 days ago
    Mastering the Art of Being a High School Football Mom

    Mastering the Art of Being a High School Football Mom

    When you become a parent, you put your child’s needs and wants ahead of your own. No matter what they want to do in life, you do everything you can to support them and make their dreams a reality. Depending on your pre-kid lifestyle, you may have been ecstatic or mortified when they first told you they wanted to play football. Either way, when they decided to join the football team, they signed you both up for a potentially life-changing journey. Your child became a football player and you became a football mom (or dad).
  • Connor Brighton
    Published 2 days ago
    I’m a High School Basketball Coach. Here’s How We Cut Player Injuries Down in One Season

    I’m a High School Basketball Coach. Here’s How We Cut Player Injuries Down in One Season

    I’ve been a high school basketball coach for three years now, and I’ve learned a thing or two about working with the team. While it’s been a number of years since our last big championship, the team has been in the upper ranks in our region and has been steadily rising. Our core principles of teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect have brought us far, and there’s a good camaraderie among the boys. I had been feeling great about my role as head coach and confident in my ability to lead the team deep into the playoffs and, potentially, a championship trophy.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Published 2 days ago
    Memphis Grizzlies Season Preview

    Memphis Grizzlies Season Preview

    The team may have won the Summer League and had a good performance in the preseason, but this is where the wins and losses count. On October 22, the NBA season starts and everything is on the line.
  • Lizz Darcy
    Published 5 days ago
    A Look at the Inaugural Season of the Vegas Golden Knights

    A Look at the Inaugural Season of the Vegas Golden Knights

    On a Thursday night in early June 2018, the Vegas Golden Knights were defeated in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals by the Washington Capitals after Lars Eller of the Capitals scored the game-winning goal with 7:37 minutes left to play. While many across the nation celebrated Washington's first Stanley Cup win, others sat back and admired the grit, determination, spirit and never-give-up attitude of the Golden Knights.
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  • Brad Gould
    Published 2 days ago
    5 Tips to Run Faster and Avoid Shin Splints

    5 Tips to Run Faster and Avoid Shin Splints

    As someone with firsthand experience, I can confirm that shin splints are a huge pain both physically and figuratively. When I began running track in high school, shin splints were the number one biggest complaint from my peers and the most common reason for my teammates to sit out of practices and meets. I assumed that shin splints were an inevitable reality of being an athlete, so I never thought about ways to avoid them. When I first got shin splints in my sophomore year of high school, I realized just how disruptive they are and how much of a damper they can put not just on an athlete’s career, but in all aspects of life. So I set out to do some research and see what I could do to prevent ever having to deal with shin splints again, and I’m going to share what I know with you today.
  • Rick Beneteau
    Published 3 months ago
    The Ungiven Gift

    The Ungiven Gift

    He was pencil thin and walked with a limp. A thirteen year-old boy with huge yearning eyes, who was always an unlucky patient on the children's floor of the hospital, where my youngest daughter was all too often incarcerated. Curtis had sickle cell anemia, an incurable, painful, and terminal disease that plagues young people of African descent.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 5 months ago
    Glima: The Martial Art Created by the Vikings

    Glima: The Martial Art Created by the Vikings

    When the Norsemen sailed out of Scandinavia, they quickly cultivated a bloody and fearsome reputation. Brutal warriors and vicious raiders, they were also skilled sailors and navigators, and they established trade networks from the British Isles all the way to Constantinople (where many Norsemen joined the Varangian Guard, acting as the personal bodyguards to the Eastern Roman emperors).
  • Brandon Leuangpaseuth
    Published 9 months ago
    An Important Life Lesson I Learned from a High School Wrestling Match

    An Important Life Lesson I Learned from a High School Wrestling Match

    I walked to the coach and he handed me a sheet of paper with my opponent’s name on it. It was my junior year of high school and I was wrestling in the quarterfinals at the San Diego regional tournament. I was a mediocre wrestler my sophomore year of high school, but after a summer of wrestling, a lot of my techniques finally meshed together, and I was fairly successful this season.
  • Ryan McCombs
    Published 9 months ago
    How the Cowboys Should Handle Their Coaching Situation

    How the Cowboys Should Handle Their Coaching Situation

    During his time as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett has been the punchline of a lot of jokes from Cowboys fans and NFL fans alike. Often, he has been deserving of the hate he has received. When the Cowboys fell to 3-5, the Garrett hate hits its peak. Cowboys fans were calling for his head, and the rest of the NFL was laughing at him. What happened next, surprised everyone, as Jason Garrett coached his ass off. The Cowboys finished 11-7, including the playoffs, and made it further than anyone could have possibly imagined they would have in mid-October.
  • Greg Bogart
    Published 10 months ago
    Reasons SISU Mouthguards Are a Must Have in Every Athlete's Bag

    Reasons SISU Mouthguards Are a Must Have in Every Athlete's Bag

    The sporting world is one of ambiguity—analytics and data crunching can only get you so far. One must always factor in the human aspect of sports when making an assessment, as difficult as that may be in the ever-evolving landscape of sports.
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Baseball
  • Joe Dorish
    Published about 15 hours ago
    What is the Only Team in Major Leagues to Not Make the World Series

    What is the Only Team in Major Leagues to Not Make the World Series

    With the Washington Nationals making the World Series for the first time in 2019, there is only one team left in the major leagues that has not made it to the World Series. Can You name that team?
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published about a month ago
    10 Amazing World Series Facts You Can Use to Impress Your Friends

    10 Amazing World Series Facts You Can Use to Impress Your Friends

    The World Series is an American tradition that has been happening annually since before any of us were born. It is part of our culture in the United States, and it brings the country together in a way that makes us forget our differences for a little while. Every year we sit in suspense, hoping for our team will bring home The Commissioner's Trophy, but also so that maybe we can see a world record or two being broken. Watching live as a record is broken is an awe-inspiring experience, and is one of the few, true joys of being a fan of this storied game. However, if you have never been present during one of these record breaking moments, it’s almost definite that you’ve heard about them at least once. Taking note of the more amazing World Series facts will not only impress your friends, but may just be exactly what you’ll need to start a lifelong relationship with the game of baseball.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 2 months ago
    Somers 11U Boys Squad Sticks Together to Win GHVBL Championship

    Somers 11U Boys Squad Sticks Together to Win GHVBL Championship

    With a 7-6 victory over second seeded South Orangetown on June 2, Somers 11U Red Storm won the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League Championship. The success came on the heels of a season long “Spartan” mantra that demanded team first and always sticking together, according to Head Coach John Barbagallo. But no matter the level of team cohesion, adversity can cause a breakdown, and Somers faced such a moment in the fourth inning of the semifinal game versus Briarcliff.
Basketball
  • Connor Brighton
    Published 2 days ago
    I’m a High School Basketball Coach. Here’s How We Cut Player Injuries Down in One Season

    I’m a High School Basketball Coach. Here’s How We Cut Player Injuries Down in One Season

    I’ve been a high school basketball coach for three years now, and I’ve learned a thing or two about working with the team. While it’s been a number of years since our last big championship, the team has been in the upper ranks in our region and has been steadily rising. Our core principles of teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect have brought us far, and there’s a good camaraderie among the boys. I had been feeling great about my role as head coach and confident in my ability to lead the team deep into the playoffs and, potentially, a championship trophy.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Published 2 days ago
    Memphis Grizzlies Season Preview

    Memphis Grizzlies Season Preview

    The team may have won the Summer League and had a good performance in the preseason, but this is where the wins and losses count. On October 22, the NBA season starts and everything is on the line.
  • Duane Louis
    Published 2 months ago
    Pistons Talk: Luke Kennard or Bruce Brown

    Pistons Talk: Luke Kennard or Bruce Brown

    Who to Start—Kennard or Brown?
Culture
  • Emma Wilson
    Published 5 days ago
    The Role of Technology in the Future of the Sports Sector

    The Role of Technology in the Future of the Sports Sector

    Do you ever just look at the simplest appliance, maybe even a toaster, and begin to wonder how the first people to invent it even came up with the idea? It’s overwhelming how far we’ve come since then. It’s still shocking to think about how vital a part technology plays in our lives.
  • Dennis McKonkie
    Published 6 days ago
    Alternate Ways of Staying Focused While Playing Sports

    Alternate Ways of Staying Focused While Playing Sports

    For anyone who has ever participated in sports, the idea of maintaining a mental edge during a game is all-too-obvious. Losing focus is described in a number of unflattering ways. The most noteworthy label is that we choked.
  • Robert Gitau
    Published 10 days ago
    The INEOS 1:59 Challenge: Are Humans on the Verge of Outrunning Cars?

    The INEOS 1:59 Challenge: Are Humans on the Verge of Outrunning Cars?

    The ancient debate on whether or not man will ever be able to outrun cars has been rekindled after Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS 1:59 history-making victory. The celebrated, record-breaking marathoner is now the first man to finish a 42 kilometers (26.2 miles) marathon race in less than two hours. That translates to an average speed of approximately 21 kilometers per hour (13.1 mph or 5.833 meters per second). So, are humans on the verge of outrunning cars?
Fighting
  • Roy Jones
    Published 9 days ago
    Grappling Sensation Mckenzie Dern Suffers First MMA Defeat

    Grappling Sensation Mckenzie Dern Suffers First MMA Defeat

    Mixed Martial Arts can be an unforgiving sport at times, and while the days of it being "No Holds Barred" are gone, it's just as difficult. The competition seems to be that much stiffer, as big bucks can be made by many a combat athlete. Grappling is definitely a main stay in the sport, and separates it from the striking sports, but can definitely be negated these days. No longer can a grappling superstar dominate, like a Royce Gracie or a Mark Coleman. The 26-year-old McKenzie Dern has a ridiculously good record in JiuJitsu, boasting 22 gold medals in world championship tournaments. The transition to MMA was only natural, where she holds a record of seven wins and, as of yesterday, one defeat. So, how has such a legendary grappler suffered a defeat so early into her career. I think that's due to the direction the sport has headed since Dana White took over the UFC.
  • Steve Fusinato
    Published 10 days ago
    Why AEW's Chris Jericho Truly Deserves a Thank You

    Why AEW's Chris Jericho Truly Deserves a Thank You

    Chris Jericho deserves a thank you.
  • Louis Diaz
    Published 15 days ago
    WWE Hell in a Cell Review!

    WWE Hell in a Cell Review!

    48 hours ago, WWE presented the event, Hell in a Cell, from the state of California. After WWE’s opening week on Fox, and the "Fiend" Bray Wyatt having a strong showing on SummerSlam, there was a glimpse of hope that not only would Bray get a much-deserved push, but things could change in a positive direction, especially with AEW debuting on TNT this past week, too. Competition is always healthy and, in pro wrestling, I find competition to be motivating for both wrestlers and promoters alike.
Football
  • Alicia Springer
    Published 2 days ago
    Mastering the Art of Being a High School Football Mom

    Mastering the Art of Being a High School Football Mom

    When you become a parent, you put your child’s needs and wants ahead of your own. No matter what they want to do in life, you do everything you can to support them and make their dreams a reality. Depending on your pre-kid lifestyle, you may have been ecstatic or mortified when they first told you they wanted to play football. Either way, when they decided to join the football team, they signed you both up for a potentially life-changing journey. Your child became a football player and you became a football mom (or dad).
  • Hannah Elliott
    Published 6 days ago
    Top 3 Motivational Sport Movies

    Top 3 Motivational Sport Movies

    Every now and then, you need a feel-good movie, a movie to watch when you are down to motivate you and make whatever you are going through feel a little but better. I am also not sure why but it seems that so many great motivational movies are sport related. Could be the element of the underdog story is always one that makes you feel better, like you could do anything. My top three are the following:
  • Pam Jannes
    Published 19 days ago
    These Are the Highest Paid NFL Players from Every State

    These Are the Highest Paid NFL Players from Every State

    Sometimes fans forget that even though NFL players rep their team and most likely live in the city where they play, they aren't always from that city or even state. If the players are good enough to make it to the NFL, they typically take whatever team they will get the most playing time with or the most money from. And they are often traded and relocated a lot throughout their career on the field.
Hockey
  • Lizz Darcy
    Published 5 days ago
    A Look at the Inaugural Season of the Vegas Golden Knights

    A Look at the Inaugural Season of the Vegas Golden Knights

    On a Thursday night in early June 2018, the Vegas Golden Knights were defeated in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals by the Washington Capitals after Lars Eller of the Capitals scored the game-winning goal with 7:37 minutes left to play. While many across the nation celebrated Washington's first Stanley Cup win, others sat back and admired the grit, determination, spirit and never-give-up attitude of the Golden Knights.
  • Lizz Darcy
    Published 5 days ago
    O Captain, My Captain

    O Captain, My Captain

    On a Tuesday night, late in April 2019, the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights played one of the most memorable Game 7s in sporting history. A chippy and aggressive series, the first round of playoffs for the 2019 season already had plenty of talking points. There were two players who lost teeth during the best-of-seven series and numerous players were taken back to the locker rooms during the games for various injuries. The hits were strong and plentiful; the embodiment of hockey. There was a goal scored that was quickly waived off due to goalie interference, changing the game's momentum. But it's all part of the game. Athletes put their bodies on the line every day, for an ultimate goal. Usually, these goals are personal, maybe the athletes want to create a good and stable life for their family, or they want to prove someone wrong, or win the biggest game, or create ever-lasting fame. But sometimes, playing for a teammate can be the most powerful and motivating goal.
  • Katie Lakusta
    Published 29 days ago
    5 NHL Players Who Came out of Nowhere

    5 NHL Players Who Came out of Nowhere

    Hockey players practice almost their entire lives to reach the highest of levels—be it to America's National Hockey League (NHL), the Eurasian Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Sweden's Elitserien (Swedish Elite League/SEL), Finland's SM-liiga, or any of the other various leagues out there. Most notable players started out when they were around four or five years old, and when coaches and managers draft them to an elite league, everyone watching expects huge things from them.