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  • Joe Dorish
    Published about 15 hours ago
    Do Women Make More Money in Golf or Tennis?

    Do Women Make More Money in Golf or Tennis?

    Do women athletes make more money in golf or tennis? That is an interesting question and this article will provide a definitive answer to that question.
  • Eada Hudes
    Published a day ago
    The Unique Power of Uniforms in Sports

    The Unique Power of Uniforms in Sports

    We use uniforms for the following reasons:
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published 4 days 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.
  • Joe Dorish
    Published 12 days ago
    Biggest Prize Money Purse in Golf in 2019

    Biggest Prize Money Purse in Golf in 2019

    Here is a list of the biggest prize money purses in golf, for 2019. At the top of the list is the largest-ever payout to one golfer for one tournament, in the history of golf.
  • Craig Middleton
    Published 12 days ago
    Sports to Try for Swimming Enthusiasts

    Sports to Try for Swimming Enthusiasts

    Swimming is, in and of itself, a sport that provides cardiovascular and aerobic exercise. It helps strengthen and tone muscles. Those with arthritis can enjoy exercise without a worsening of their symptoms by participating in water aerobics. Swimming is even known to improve mood. But for those who want a bit more from their water workouts, there are a variety of water sports to participate in. Whether solo, cooperative in groups, or competitive, these water sports are challenging and rewarding.
  • Herbert Seward III
    Published 12 days ago
    HBCU Football Spectacles 2019: Hampton vs. Virginia Union

    HBCU Football Spectacles 2019: Hampton vs. Virginia Union

    If you're from the Mid-Atlantic area of the US and you're an HBCU football fan, then you know that the landscape there is chock full of colorful and storied institutions and rivalries. The CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) and the MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) reign supreme in these parts, and they both have a rich and vibrant brand of sports culture. Hampton University's recent jump to the Big South Conference may have officially removed them from the MEAC as an athletic program, but they're still a huge part of the HBCU tradition that exists in the Virginia Corridor that's part of the footprint of both leagues. The long-standing 'Battle Of The Bay' rivalry of Hampton vs. Norfolk State has gotten most of the visibility over the years, but HU's conference move has put that on a bit of a hiatus. It's also allowed an older rivalry to be renewed. Virginia Union University is a small, private HBCU that's located in the state capital of Richmond, Virginia. The school is part of the CIAA and already has a nationally-recognized championship pedigree when it comes to hoops (they've got more National Championships at the NCAA Division II level than any other HBCU, at ANY level), but the match-ups on the gridiron with the then Hampton Institute back in the golden age of CIAA football were must-see attractions for the HBCU football head.
Staff Picks
  • Rick Beneteau
    Published 2 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 4 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 8 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 8 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 8 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.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 9 months ago
    Top 10 Best Athletes of 2018

    Top 10 Best Athletes of 2018

    Here they are: the best of the best. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Athletes of 2018."
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Baseball
  • Amanda Fleites
    Published 4 days 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 28 days 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.
  • Jenn Pautsch
    Published 30 days ago
    I'm "That" Baseball Mom

    I'm "That" Baseball Mom

    I always knew that someday when I had kids I would be "that" mom. I would be overenthusiastic, loud, and unapologetic for my actions. There was never any doubt in my mind. As a teenager, I was an athlete and also a sport's girlfriend. And I was always there, always loud, and always opinionated. It didn't hurt that I loved all sports and had a working knowledge of what was happening. Of course, I had imagined having girls and envisioned a life full of cheerleading, softball, and volleyball. Or, if I had boys, it would be football. And then I had kids, and my oldest, at an extremely young age, showed quite an aptitude for baseball skills. So, baseball it was.
Basketball
Culture
Fighting
  • C. Riedel Media
    Published 13 days ago
    Alphabet Soup

    Alphabet Soup

    The WBA, WBC, IBF and the WBO or "Alphabet Soup" as the acronyms have come to be termed, would be considered the 4 major cornerstones of all the Sanctioning bodies out there, the WBA being the oldest. All are international and all have mottoes or slogans that claim or suggest they are unbiased, honest and for the fighter and the betterment of the sport of boxing.
  • Brian C.
    Published about a month ago
    UFC on ESPN+ 14 (AKA UFC Fight Night 156)

    UFC on ESPN+ 14 (AKA UFC Fight Night 156)

    UFC Fight Night 156 from Uruguay was definitely a card worth looking at given the names that were on the card, and while some of those names were unrecognizable due to their "rookie" status within the UFC, there was definitely potential for a strong night.
  • Conor Miggan
    Published about a month ago
    Putting the PC in UFC

    Putting the PC in UFC

    The journey towards greater political correctness is one I generally support. You don’t get to be racist or sexist anymore? How sad for you.
Football
  • Herbert Seward III
    Published 12 days ago
    HBCU Football Spectacles 2019: Hampton vs. Virginia Union

    HBCU Football Spectacles 2019: Hampton vs. Virginia Union

    If you're from the Mid-Atlantic area of the US and you're an HBCU football fan, then you know that the landscape there is chock full of colorful and storied institutions and rivalries. The CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) and the MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) reign supreme in these parts, and they both have a rich and vibrant brand of sports culture. Hampton University's recent jump to the Big South Conference may have officially removed them from the MEAC as an athletic program, but they're still a huge part of the HBCU tradition that exists in the Virginia Corridor that's part of the footprint of both leagues. The long-standing 'Battle Of The Bay' rivalry of Hampton vs. Norfolk State has gotten most of the visibility over the years, but HU's conference move has put that on a bit of a hiatus. It's also allowed an older rivalry to be renewed. Virginia Union University is a small, private HBCU that's located in the state capital of Richmond, Virginia. The school is part of the CIAA and already has a nationally-recognized championship pedigree when it comes to hoops (they've got more National Championships at the NCAA Division II level than any other HBCU, at ANY level), but the match-ups on the gridiron with the then Hampton Institute back in the golden age of CIAA football were must-see attractions for the HBCU football head.
  • Millington Lockwood
    Published 18 days ago
    The Buffalo Bills Season Is Finally upon Us and It Feels Different

    The Buffalo Bills Season Is Finally upon Us and It Feels Different

    The 2018-2019 season in the NFL was not an exciting one for your average Buffalo Bills fan. For your rabid fan, it was probably a bit stressful. But regardless of your perspective, the Buffalo Bills introduced Josh Allen to Western New York and may have finally found their future. Some parts of Western New York were overjoyed at the prospect of finally finding Jim Kelly’s heir as apparent and franchise quarterback, while others were just looking at and feeling the pain of past history.
  • Herbert Seward III
    Published about a month ago
    HBCU Football Spectacles 2019: The Magic City Classic

    HBCU Football Spectacles 2019: The Magic City Classic

    August is always a really great time to be a football fan. Training camps and the anticipation of the upcoming season alone are enough to really get the juices flowing, whether you're a fan of pro football, big-time college football, or otherwise. HBCU football games, in particular, could be considered home to some of the most unique and enjoyable fan experiences imaginable for the sport. Black College Football holds a special place in my heart in terms of an overall game day experience. I'm an alum of the Alabama State University "Mighty Marching Hornets" band program, so I've been blessed to view the HBCU game day experience as both a game day participant, and as an old-fashioned fan. There may not be a spectacle more representative of the unique nature of the Black College Football fan experience than one of the oldest HBCU Football Classics in existence, The Magic City Classic.With the organized version of the event starting in 1945, it's considered one of the oldest and most venerable of the HBCU Football Classics in existence today. The Bayou Classic (Southern vs. Grambling State), The Florida Classic (Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman University), and the Southern Heritage Classic have all had a TON of visibility over the years, but the MCC has a fan and overall game day experience that rivals some of the best in the nation. The typical MCC festivities start almost a week in advance of game day with a myriad of parties, social events, and student recruitment efforts. Performances by major R&B recording artists, Stepshows and related events, and a "Battle of the Bands" face off between the MMW (Marching Maroon & White) of AAMU and the MMH (Mighty Marching Hornets) of ASU really make the entire week an exhilarating experience for any fan. Sensory overload is a REAL thing for this event prior to any turf in venerable Legion Stadium being disrupted by cleats and pigskin.Then, there's Magic City Classic game day...
Hockey
  • Rick Beneteau
    Published 2 months ago
    A Life Touched by Hockey

    A Life Touched by Hockey

    I am what you could call athletically challenged. You know, I was the kid who was always picked last for scrimmage football, schoolyard baseball and road hockey. But even though I never played on any organized sports team, my life has been touched by the sport of hockey.
  • Marjorie Roden
    Published 3 months ago
    The Power of TLC

    The Power of TLC

    As this piece is being written, there are still a lot of questions pertaining to the roster for the 2019-2020 edition of the Winnipeg Jets. By writing this piece, the writer is by no means diminishing the importance of individual players such as Kyle Connor or Patrik Laine. These individual players have their own strengths and weaknesses, and certainly, there have been many who have been writing stories in this manner.
  • CB Media
    Published 4 months ago
    When the Bruins Came to Belfast

    When the Bruins Came to Belfast

    With the Boston Bruins in China as part of Bruins global, it gave us the chance to look back at other times the NHL has traveled outside of North America. Such as when, in 2010, six NHL teams played in Europe. This involved the Bruins who played two games against the Coyotes (splitting the series one a piece) and a game against HC Liberec of the Czech Republic, along with a trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland to play the Belfast Giants Select hockey team.