| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:59 PM
Enock and Gisele Plancher, parents of University of Central Florida football player Ereck Plancher, said they felt an intense obligation to pray for hours after their legal victory.
"We had to say thank you because we got justice," Gisele Plancher said...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Ralph Sampson is among two men voted consensus national college basketball player of the year three times. The other is Bill Walton.
Sampson is among two named the ACC's top player three times. The other is David Thompson.
Walton and Thompson were...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:31 AM
Eternal hockey question: Do the Canucks’ many moronic acts on the ice spark their fans’ city-wide moronic acts off it, or vice versa?
Either way, you have to feel good that the dirty and stupid hockey team choked away its best chance at the...
| Sep 10, 2010
Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day.
Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
| Sep 8, 2010
With kids heading back to school athletics, band practice, drill team and the like across the country, this is a good time to discuss heat-related illnesses and their prevention.
It's always at this time of year that I begin worrying about heat...
| Jul 7, 2010
The loud crack of Thomas Evans' first concussion startled even those on the sidelines when the high- school freshman jumped up to bounce a soccer ball off his head. Instead, he found his teammate's skull with an ear-splitting whack.
| Sep 27, 2010
When you go to the gym, do you wash your hands before and after using the equipment? Bring a clean mat for floor exercises? Shower with antibacterial soap and put on clean clothes immediately after your workout? Use only your own towels, razors, bar soap,...
| Sep 20, 2010
Back in the day, a runner hit the pavement wearing cotton shorts and a cotton T-shirt, and when things got hot, sweat turned those clothes into a big, wet, stinky mess.
Today, fitness clothing is all about nanoparticles that suspend moisture, compression...
| Aug 10, 2010
It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...
| May 11, 2010
Even the most robust exercise program won't grant you true fitness if you don't take control of your diet.
Exercise changes virtually every tissue in the body via many different pathways -- metabolic, hormonal, neurological and mechanical—says...
| Apr 22, 2010
If there is one population subgroup that doesn't need to worry about weight, it's endurance athletes, right?
These dedicated cyclists and runners, swimmers and rowers burn calories like human furnaces. Carbohydrates fuel their fire and, if they worry...