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Why does the Army care so much about women's lacrosse?
ESPN
The Army believes there is a crucial relationship between an athletic background and being a soldier. As the military prepares to allow women on the front lines of combat in 2016, there is an immediate need for strong, tough women from within the Army's ranks. And, in a philosophy often mentioned on the West Point campus and believed by Gen. Douglas MacArthur himself, the Army believes athletes make better soldiers.
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Tickets on sale for 2015 NCAA DII Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 21-23 at Grand Valley State University
NCAA DII
More than 750 of America's top collegiate runners will return to Grand Rapids, Michigan, when Grand Valley State University hosts the National Collegiate Athletic Association DII Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships, May 21-23 for a second-straight year. "Hosting this prestigious NCAA running event for the second year in a row speaks highly of Grand Rapids' premier sporting venues, including GVSU's state-of-the-art outdoor track and field facility," Mike Guswiler said, president of the West Michigan Sports Commission, who is co-hosting the event with GVSU.
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Missouri lawmakers urge protection of youth sports officials
Missourinet
The Missouri legislature has sent a message to those involved in youth sports in Missouri to leave those sports' officials alone. It has approved a resolution calling on school districts; Little League programs; high school, college and recreational programs; and law enforcement and prosecutors, to "do all they can to put an end to the increased threats and assaults on sports officials and to prosecute such criminal acts to the full extent of the law."
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Wrestling, taekwondo leave umbrella sports body in protest
The Associated Press via Yahoo News
Wrestling and taekwondo recently became the latest sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations after its president launched a scathing attack on the IOC. United World Wrestling and the World Taekwondo Federation announced their split from SportAccord, which represents Olympic and non-Olympic sports.
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Pitching injuries destroying dreams of child athletes
KSDK-TV
VideoBrief Experts say it's an epidemic. Young talented pitchers are being pushed at earlier and earlier ages, by themselves, their coaches, and even their parents to win just one more game. But the result is often permanent damage.
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Study: Canadian hockey worth $11 billion annually
Sportsnet
Economic activity in Canada related to hockey is worth over $11 billion annually, with more than $1 billion in tourism revenue flowing into communities of less than 100,000 people. Those are among the findings presented in a new report: Ice Hockey In Canada, 2015 Impact Study: The Economic, Social, Community and Sport Benefits of Canada's Favourite Game.
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Massive youth sports complex planned for Missouri city
KCTV-TV
Officials in Grandview, Missouri, hope to build a massive youth sports complex. Plans for the estimated $300 million project were unveiled recently. The complex would be built over 272 acres and would include hotels, housing, a field house and about 15 soccer fields. Basketball and volleyball courts will also be available.
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Study: Proposed North Carolina athletic complex would cost $15.9 million
The Pilot
An athletic complex in Aberdeen, North Carolina, with 10 playing fields and other amenities would cost an estimated $15.9 million to build and generate an estimated $56 million in new spending in Moore County over the first five years, according to a feasibility study released recently. Dev Pathik, founder and CEO of Sports Facilities Advisory, the Florida consulting firm hired earlier this year to conduct the study, said the site's proximity to Pinehurst would enable the county to attract higher-end events, host showcase events, attract a higher average daily rate for hoteliers, and package "sports tourncations."
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Suburban park districts take swing at Wiffle ball
Daily Herald
After five seasons operating a regulation-size Wiffle ball field on a patch of land in Batavia, Illinois, Andrew Martinez is swinging for the fences. The Batavia High School graduate is taking his Wifflot concept and youth leagues to suburban park districts to give kids another option for outdoor fun and adults a chance to revisit their youth. Martinez has erected a Wifflot Wiffle ball field in West Chicago, has an agreement to host leagues at a special field in Roselle and hopes to have fields and leagues with the Addison and Romeoville park districts in 2016.
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Fore eyes: Glasses can protect golfers from devastating injury
By Denise A. Valenti
Shouting the warning term "Fore!" in advance of a golf stroke is standard practice and part of the game. The need for such a warning is clear, but where the term came from is not. Regardless of the origin, the need to warn other golfers of a ball being hit is important. Although rare, golf injuries to the face have been identified as the most devastating of eye injuries in any sport.
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Study using technology to search for source of baseball elbow injuries
SportTechie
Researchers are taking a new technological route to better examine the causes and potential preventions of devastating elbow injuries. Two Northwestern University biomedical engineers — James Buffi and Wendy Murray — have commenced a new approach, this time using digital tools to study the source of the wear and tear on a pitcher's elbow.
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Big 12 tennis decorum policy taking fan experience to the next level
ESPN
In Big 12 tennis, the "Do Not Disturb" signs have been shredded. On courts from Austin to Waco, players have had to learn to deal with chanting, cheering, jeering and smart-aleck remarks because of a new rule that allows fans to be as vocal as they would be at a basketball, baseball or football game.
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Toxic turf? Momentum grows against synthetic turf
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Artificial turf fields, cushioned with recycled crushed tires and increasingly in demand for U.S. athletic complexes, are getting some serious pushback. Increasingly, many places nationwide are debating costly plans to build new, or refurbish old, artificial turf fields, and sports enthusiasts who love the vivid-green fields for their durability and easy maintenance are bracing for new opposition from parents of budding athletes about the safety of crumb rubber pellets.
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Texas boasts top quidditch talent
Texas Monthly
As cars drove by the soccer fields at Texas State University on a gray Sunday afternoon this past February, they slowed down to take in a strange scene: a dozen people running around holding broomsticks between their legs. Almost as astounding as quidditch's explosive growth is Central Texas' now total domination of it. Five of the eight teams that made the quarterfinals for last year's World Cup were from the area; three of them played in the semifinals.
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Nevada school's sports shed causes major controversy
KLAS-TV
A Las Vegas-area high school sports program could be in jeopardy, and a coach's job on the line, over a donation meant to help student players. There isn't a parent at Arbor View High School who's not aware of the "clubhouse controversy." It started two years ago with a group of baseball parents who simply wanted to improve the Aggies' facilities. The parents came up with drawings and financing for a clubhouse, but couldn't get an answer from the school administration about moving forward with any plans.
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Jury awards injured high school football player nearly $1 million
The Associated Press via ABC News
A former Iowa high school football player who suffered a serious head injury during practice has been awarded almost $1 million in a negligence case against the district and a school nurse. Kacey Strough, 18, had a pre-existing condition known as "cavernous malformation," or abnormally formed blood vessels in his brain. He sustained a concussion in October 2012 that aggravated this, but his attorney claimed Strough was allowed to continue practicing and playing for the Bedford High School football team despite having visited a school nurse.
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