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For Parents who still insist on pushing kids to specialize too early in sport, music, academics; here is the Evidence

The Science Behind the World’s Greatest Athletes
Sports writer David Epstein July 2014

Sample many sports in childhood—don’t specialize too early.

As every parent knows, elite athleticism comes at a high price in the US & Canada, with many coaches pressuring talented children to start specialized practice immediately—often to the exclusion of other sports and activities. 280 more words

NCAA Proposes $70M Concussion Fund To Settle Lawsuit

The National Collegiate Athletic Association will pay $70 million for concussion testing as part of a proposed settlement over an ongoing head-injury lawsuit, the organization announced Tuesday. 321 more words

Tyrone wins Gold in new Commonwealth, ‘Drinking, Fighting, Sleeping’ Triathlon Event

To the cheers of delighted fans a team of Tyrone athletes took to the podium in Glasgow yesterday to accept a gold medal, in one of the newest disciplines to be introduced into the modern Games. 406 more words

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Why Gay Games 2014 is Insanely Important Next Month

Promotional photo courtesy of the Gay Games 2014.

When Gay Games debuted in 1982, hundreds of supporters fought to have the little-known, LGBT athletic event carried on every four years. 296 more words

Travel

Tickets in Hand

Made it to Glasgow for the games. Daughter picked up the tickets. Going to watch the track and field on Tuesday. Wednesday, ladies hockey. Big game England v Scotland. 17 more words

Games

Top 10: Biggest Pro Athlete Weight Losses

While athletes like Panthers’ Mike Tolbert are shedding the pounds going into NFL training camp, we wanted to highlight the biggest weight losses that professional athletes have undergone both on and off the field, court, or arena. 584 more words

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[Sports Timeout] Stephen A. (“No Filta”) Smith Apologizes for Ray Rice Rant

During a discussion on ESPN’s First Take this past Friday, Stephen A. Smith was his usual ranting self, but the comments he made regarding the Ray Rice controversial 2-game suspension quickly grew legs, causing a media explosion. 1,430 more words

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