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  Dec 14, 2014 to Dec 21, 2014


Running injuries, treatment and prevention

Running injuries, treatment and prevention

Dealing With Injuries

Given the physical demands of distance running, a fine line separates peak performance and injury risk. Over a long career, despite following a sound training program, few runners will completely avoid getting hurt, so it’s important for coaches, parents, and runners to know the causes, symptoms, and approaches to treating and rehabilitating running injuries. Common causes of injuries include the following:

  • Training errors: Sudden, sharp increases in training
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Stretch to develop flexibility and mobility

Stretch to develop flexibility and mobility

Developing Flexibility and Mobility

Flexibility is the capacity to move the limbs through a range of motion for optimally performing a given activity. Mobility is the skill of making coordinated movements in various planes, such as forward, sideways, and diagonally. Of course, running doesn’t demand the extensive flexibility of sports such as gymnastics and figure skating, and the runner’s limbs move mostly in one plane - in line with the forward direction. For these reasons, some ...

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When to start training children for distance running

When to start training children for distance running

Research shows that, pound for pound, normally active 6- to 8-year-olds have V\od\O2max values as high as, or sometimes even higher than, recreational adult runners who train 30 to 40 miles (about 48 to 64 km) a week. The view that young children are physiologically capable of running long distances is backed by world age-group records for races as long as the marathon (26.2 miles, or 41.2 km). The records for 8-year-olds are 3:34:30 for boys and 3:13:24 for girls; for 11-year-olds the records ...

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Baseball at the Winter Meetings: Hot Stove, Cold Cash

The Sports Professor’s Weekly Sports and Entertainment Dollar
December 15, 2014
By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek

Baseball at the Winter Meetings: Hot Stove, Cold Cash

Even though the World Series is almost two months in the rear view mirror and Spring Training is just wishful thinking for those shivering in the early throes of winter, people have been talking baseball all week.

Down in far-from-shivering San Diego, host of the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings, normally sunny skies have given way to ...

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Bust, Boom, Hope - December 15, 2014

Bust, Boom, Hope: NBA

Bust: Philadelphia 76ers owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer are being accused of compromising the team’s integrity by bringing a Wall Street-approach to the front office. With a payroll of just $38 million, $20 million below the salary cap floor, the 76ers lost their first 17 games of the season.

Boom: Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive will receive a $290 million payout after his software company, Tibco Software, was sold to a private equity fund for $4.3 ...

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D.C. Sports Updates

D.C. Sports Updates
The DC Council voted to approve a new soccer stadium for DC United, likely ending the team’s lengthy search for a new home. DC has committed to acquiring the land and building infrastructure for the project, with the club financing and building the stadium. At a cost of at least $150 million, the stadium is poised to be the most expensive MLS facility to date. Plans have the 20,000-seat stadium scheduled to open in time for the 2017 MLS season.

Meanwhile, details are ...

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Derek Jeter - MLB Owner?

Derek Jeter – MLB Owner?
Former MLB star Derek Jeter last week toured Marlins Park, and he could be interested in buying a share of the team. It’s unlikely Jeter alone could purchase an MLB franchise, meaning he’d either have to buy a small stake of the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria or he would have to put together a group to buy the team.

Jeter has always expressed interest in owning an MLB team when his playing career ended. Likewise, MLB would love to have Jeter in its ...

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Kyrie Irving - Signature Shoe

Kyrie Irving – Signature Shoe

Nike Basketball for the first time in six years unveiled a signature shoe for a new player. In this case, the recipient is Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving with the “Kyrie 1.” The shoe was designed with the Sydney Opera House in mind, paying homage to Irving’s home country of Australia. The shoe also includes the letters “JBY,” which stands for Irving’s personal motto of “Just Be You,” a phrase he ...

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NFL Stadium Renovations

NFL Stadium Renovations
As the NFL regular season winds down, several teams are taking the opportunity to unveil stadium renovations they hope to complete in the offseason. The New England Patriots unveiled renderings of a planned field-level lounge at Gillette Stadium, while the Pittsburgh Steelers have proposed a two-level seat expansion at Heinz Field, which would be included in $38 million of renovations being done to the stadium.

In Houston, the Texans are working with mobile providers to ...

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Olympics Update

Olympics Update
Organizers of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are looking to cut nearly $1.7 billion from their budget by scaling back plans to build new facilities. Recent estimates put the bill for venues at $3.8 billion, three times the initial estimate. Tokyo’s Olympics bid was considered a safe one because of Japan’s economic stability. The fact that the organizing committee now wants to cut expenses points to the growing concern with the Olympic Games. Costs are spiraling ...

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