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Looking for Variety and Better Cardio From Your Weekend League? Think Lacrosse

If you’re bored of playing the same sports year after year in your local rec leagues, maybe it’s time to try something different. One answer might be lacrosse. Yeah, lacrosse. Forget the must-punch-their-faces image of “Lax Bros” douching it up on college campuses—as one of the...
Posted On 09 Oct 2014
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Here’s Why Stand Up Paddleboarding Needs to be an Olympic Sport

By James Greene My vote for the next new Olympic sport is Stand Up Paddleboarding. My argument starts with a discussion of the Olympic standard of simplicity. In a sense, what might be called the “pure sports” involve little or no equipment at all. Track and field events —...
Posted On 07 Jun 2014
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2014 NBA Playoffs: Here are the Odds to Win the Western Conference

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, and the Indiana Pacers with their hands full against the Washington Wizards, and the well-rested Miami Heat in the East looking to show the Brooklyn Nets why they should get the Three-peat (do I need to send Pat Riley a check now?) So someone...
Posted On 09 May 2014
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The Real Finances Behind Your Kentucky Derby Wager

So you Picked California Chrome to be the 140th winner of the Kentucky Derby, and you collected your winnings. (While California Chrome’s owners collected over $1.4 million.) But do you really understand how wagering works in horse racing? “Tax Dood” Brad Polizzano gave us some...
Posted On 05 May 2014
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Kentucky Derby 2014: The Contenders and Their Odds

The 140th Run for the Roses is this Saturday at the legendary Churchill Downs, and while this year’s Kentucky Derby may not have a household name running in it, it will still be the most exciting two minutes in sports. And not just because of the silly names owners give their...
Posted On 02 May 2014
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We Answer Your Top 5 2014 World Cup Questions

Unlike the rest of the planet, most of America isn’t “World Cup Crazy,” and that’s a shame, because the World Cup is one of the greatest sporting events on the planet, giving one country world-wide bragging rights for 4 years. Since you don’t want to feel like your girlfriend on...
Posted On 01 May 2014