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Heart Troubles Rare but Deadly in Young Athletes

Heart Troubles Rare but Deadly in Young AthletesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Though relatively rare, a cardiac event that strikes a young person at practice or play is often deadly.  About 100 young people die every year playing organized sports, and cardiac arrest is the cause in half t...

Degenerative Brain Disease Found in 34 Pro Football Players

Degenerative Brain Disease Found in 34 Pro Football PlayersStan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- On the heels of the latest NFL suicide, researchers announced Monday that 34 NFL players whose brain were studied suffered from CTE, a degenerative brain disease brought on by repeated hits to...

Joe Biden Calls Cheerleaders "Best Athletes in College"

Joe Biden Calls Cheerleaders "Best Athletes in College"Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEWPORT, N.H.) -- Vice President Joe Biden gave a big rah-rah for cheerleaders Friday when he told a group of high school and middle school athletes that cheerleaders are the best college athletes around.“Have you ever wat...

Joe Biden Calls Cheerleaders "Best Athletes in College"

Joe Biden Calls Cheerleaders "Best Athletes in College"Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEWPORT, N.H.) -- Vice President Joe Biden gave a big rah-rah for cheerleaders Friday when he told a group of high school and middle school athletes that cheerleaders are the best college athletes around.“Have you ever wat...

America’s Olympic Athletes Rock to Pop, Hip-Hop to Prep for Games

America’s Olympic Athletes Rock to Pop, Hip-Hop to Prep for GamesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Olympic athletes must be focused and determined at all times as they perform under the intense pressure of the world’s eyes. So what kind of music helps motivate them?From R&B and rap, to rock and pop, it&rsq...

Five-Ring Fever: When Olympic Parents Push Their Kids Too Hard

Five-Ring Fever: When Olympic Parents Push Their Kids Too Hard Polka Dot Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Judi Brown Clarke, a silver medalist in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics who went on to coach at Michigan State University, witnessed young athletes who fell apart as their controlling par...

Olympic Rules: One Bad Tweet and You’re Out

Olympic Rules: One Bad Tweet and You’re OutSAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A tweet insulting athletes from another country has cost a second Olympian a spot at the games.Michel Morganella, one of the players on Switzerland’s Olympic men’s soccer team, sent out such a tweet fo...

They Eat What? Food Secrets of Olympic Athletes

They Eat What? Food Secrets of Olympic AthletesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It takes more than just practice to become an Olympian; gold medal performances require some serious nutrition.  So what do these elite athletes eat to stay in peak shape?Keri Glassman, a registered dietitian an...

High School Wrestler Does Not Let Cerebral Palsy Get in the Way of His Dreams

High School Wrestler Does Not Let Cerebral Palsy Get in the Way of His DreamsStockbyte/Thinkstock(KEARNEY, Neb.) -- Andrew Dubowsky may be still looking for his first high school wrestling match victory, but that’s not to say the freshman hasn’t had success. Andrew was born with cerebral palsy, severely limiting the...

Tebow’s Playoff Blows Highlight Need for Sports Injury Care

Tebow’s Playoff Blows Highlight Need for Sports Injury CareDilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow suffered numerous injuries during Saturday night’s playoff game against the New England Patriots, including torn cartilage, a bruised lung and fluid in the cavity surr...

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