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Spring is just around the corner, along with warmer temperatures, melting snow and a ton of new sports worth checking out beyond the basic baseball and soccer.  If you’re looking for something different, but not too extreme, check out these seven ideas: 1. Canoeing/Kayaking With all the ice melting off rivers and lakes, spring is […]

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An athlete steps out onto the court or the field. A single bead of sweat drips down her face, rolling toward her chin, where it falls to the ground. It splashes in a burst of yellow, red or blue. You realize it’s not really sweat at all, but a drop of Gatorade. If this commercial […]

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Seemingly a what-if scenario hatched in the minds of a bored family with a mismatch of sporting goods, pickleball’s the most fun you’ve never had. The platypus of sports, it’s a combination of badminton, court and table tennis — and, as funny as its name sounds, the gameplay inspires just as much enjoyment from its […]

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It can make you cringe in pain yourself, just watching it. A football player makes an amazing catch, and then gets instantly pounded down into the field by one or more opposing players eager to stop him. You hold your breath, wondering if he will get up or not. Usually, he pops right up and […]

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It’s important to try new things in life. You’re probably familiar with the sports we watch on TV in America, and even grew up playing them. You might have even tried out a few lesser-known sports during PE in school, games like lacrosse or handball, but there is a whole world of games you’ve probably […]

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Channel-surfing to ESPN this summer may have had you tuned into a completely unexpected sport: field hockey. Although it’s new to American TVs, versions of field hockey have been around for more than 4,000 years. It was the English who refined the sport into what it is today during the 18th and 19th centuries. Now, […]

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Robert Griffin III, or “RG Three,” as he is affectionately known, was once quite popular. You’d hear his name on the news all the time. Everyone loved his smile and those curious numerals on his jersey. It was even fun to say “Are-Gee-Three.” There would be countless hours of debate trying to decide if he […]

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Golf has already provided great players for each generation watching, from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods and now the likes of Jordan Spieth. There are several promising numbers regarding the sport’s continuing reach, including golf being accessed on more platforms than ever, females accounting for 35% of PGA Tour fans and a digital audience spanning […]

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Qualifying and training for the 2018 Winter Olympics, commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is underway. The biathlon will be included, among more well-known sports like ice hockey and figure skating. Although the biathlon, a combination of Nordic-style skiing and precision shooting, is popular in Europe, it’s more unknown in other areas. What is the Biathlon? […]

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Although total viewership for the NBA is down in comparison to the 2014-2015 season, sports fans, officials, and players alike remain optimistic about the future of their sport. In the face of a declining audience, however, some team owners and league executives might have to tap into their creative sides to increase interest. Utilizing Technology […]

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NASCAR races are some of the most exciting events of the year — watching the cars blur as they tear around the track and hearing the roar of the crowd as their favorite driver takes the lead is an experience that almost defies description. Most of us probably enjoy the races from the comfort of […]

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The NFL is home to some of the world’s most amazing athletes. The demands of various football positions make year-round training absolutely essential, whether it’s a lineman trying to hold back more than 300 pounds or one of many wide receivers that eclipse the 20 mph mark. Professional football players constantly have to face one […]

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The term “Footballer’s car” gets thrown around quite a bit in Great Britain — but considering that what the Brits call “football” is completely different than American football, it’s funny how the term applies regardless of where you are. What’s also entertaining is that many European footballers drive large American SUVs — you know, the […]

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Football continues to be the most popular sport in America. The 2016 NFL season averaged 17.6 million viewers per game, with more than 30 percent of adults calling pro football their favorite sport. This is double the amount of the next most popular sport, baseball. The love among American adults for the gridiron is passed […]

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The 2016 season for the Penn State Nittany Lions was one to remember. After a 7-5 regular season last year, the team finished 2016 with a 10-2 record, including 8-1 in Big Ten games. Perhaps the season’s most memorable moment was the upset over #2 Ohio State, which propelled Penn State to #24 in the […]

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