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School or Team Mascots: What’s REALLY Important

Surely there are things of greater importance to worry about. A new Draper, Utah high school gave up the idea of its athletes having the moniker of Cougars…a large American wild cat with tawny coat, because some parents adjudged the name could be offensive to a group of chardonnay swilling, on the prowl for younger men, women! (THAT's a discussion in itself

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Serena Williams Mistakes Drug Tester for Burglar, Calls 911

On Wednesday, tennis star Serena Williams had a fright after security cameras picked up what she thought was someone trying to break in to her Los Angeles home. In the heat of the moment, she barricaded herself in a panic room and called the authorities.

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Hawaii Makes Surfing a High School Sport

Surf’s up.

Hawaii became the first state to officially recognize surfing as a high school sport, which will take effect by the spring of 2013. Funding for the program will come from the private sector and the community.

“Surfing has been a really big part of my life and has taught me a lot of valuable lessons: what hard work and perseverance can do, time management and how to stay organized,” said Carissa Moore, 18, Association of Surfing Professionals women’s world champion.

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Northwestern State University’s President Helps Shape The Future Of NCAA

NSU President Dr. Randall J. Webb found a great deal of common ground on ideas to reform intercollegiate athletics last week when he attended at an NCAA Presidential Retreat in Indianapolis. 

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Bret Michaels Pulls Out of Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half-Marathon Show Due to Illness

It was supposed to be nothin’ but a good time. But the finish line at the XSport Fitness Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half-Marathon on Sunday was slightly less celebratory than originally planned after post-race performer Bret Michaels had to back out due to illness.

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Nick Charles, CNN’s First Sports Anchor, Dead at 64

Courtesy of You TubeSportscaster Nick Charles has died of bladder cancer at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 64.

As CNN’s first sports anchor, his work with Fred Hickman on the nightly-roundup

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The Bristish Are Coming… The British Are Coming… With Soccer Balls!

As the number of soccer players in the U.S.A. nears 20 million, the number one soccer company in the United States & Canada, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” right here in the growing soccer community of Shreveport-Bossier City.

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