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Color runs, zombie runs, obstacle races booming
Erie Times-News
Fun is not how most people would describe exercise, especially running. Yet the number of people participating in a variety of nontraditional running events has grown by about a million people every year since 2010. So says Running USA, a nonprofit organization that keeps tabs on the nation's running industry. Events such as color runs, zombie runs, obstacle races, electric runs and mud runs aren't your average 5Ks; they are usually not timed, nor do they distribute age-group awards.
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Tragedy in Kansas ...
NASC
We talk a lot about getting kids involved in sports, and we all know it's a great thing for youngsters to learn teamwork, playing by the rules, etc. But every once in a while tragedy seeps into our mission of sports. Case in point: A 9-year-old bat boy who was hit in the head as a player was taking practice swings died Sunday evening of his injuries.
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Building character: hardest job for a coach
Florida Today via USA Today
It has become a regular story lately: athletes getting in trouble, and coaches and administrators facing a tough decision on how to respond. Even coaches not directly involved can empathize, because they've either experienced it in the past or know they could at any moment. The goal, of course, is preventing the trouble in the first place. But teaching character is tough. And as high school players report for practice, it's something that's on the top of every coach's mind.
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Big Ten to schedule 9 league games, no FCS teams starting in 2016
USA Today
In the most stringent scheduling criteria among all Power Five conferences, Big Ten teams have committed to play nine league games, one mandated nonconference game against a fellow power league and no longer schedule Football Championship Subdivision opponents beginning in 2016, Commissioner Jim Delany said recently. The scheduling guidelines set the Big Ten apart from its Power Five peers.
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Sports participation helps athletes score points beyond the field
By Bob Kowalski
We've all been made aware of the benefits that participating in sports — or even simply exercising — can bring for our short- and long-term health. But does involvement in athletics result in success that extends beyond health? "Active people have more energy in the workplace, show up more often and bring vitality to the office environment," said Jon Lugbill, a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic team, a five-time individual champion in whitewater canoeing and executive director of the Sports Backers. "I also firmly believe people who are active during the work day have more creativity and are more innovative."
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Statewide tennis tourney nets $566,820 in North Carolina
Cornelius Today
More than 600 junior tennis players competing in the 2015 state Championships helped generate $566,820 in total receipts, according to Visit Lake Norman, which landed the two-year contract. The United States Tennis Association will hold the tournament again next year in Lake Norman, North Carolina, benefiting area hotels and eateries.
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Boston moms: Let's spend Olympics savings on PE, recess
WBUR-FM
Write Boston mothers Kate Lowenstein
 and Ramika Smith in the wake of the city's decision to remove itself from consideration for hosting the Olympics: "How about we invest even 1 percent of that into the bodies and brains of our children by ensuring they get ample physical education and recess time? Instead of spending billions to have elite adult athletes playing sports in our city, we can at least give our own Boston Public Schools kids the chance to run and play here."
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County funds to help bring sports events to Waco, Texas area
Waco Tribune-Herald
McLennan County, Texas commissioners agreed to fund in part a new group aimed at recruiting sports events to further the area as an athletics attraction. The Greater Waco Sports Commission wants to improve economic development by bringing in more events while coordinating efforts with local organizations. The commission, which is working to gain nonprofit status, also aims to enhance and retain existing events while finding gaps in service.
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Major League Baseball debates adding netting for fan safety
Chicago Tribune
Unusual catches of foul balls or home runs are a staple of sports highlights shows, and sometimes the battle in the stands for baseballs is more interesting than the game itself. But recent injuries caused by flying bats and balls leaves Major League Baseball with a complex issue that could alter the ballpark experience dramatically.
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Taking on the staggering decline of youth sports programs
The Huffington Post
For many of today's star athletes, involvement in sports at a young age provided refuge from problems at home, or opened doors to a college education that would not otherwise have been possible. But a group of athletes warned last week that many kids in America may not have the same opportunity as schools continue to suspend sports programs at an alarming rate.
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How participation trophies are making our kids soft
Men's Journal
A product of the self-esteem movement, parents and coaches today feel obligated to heap praise on children, no matter if they deserve it or not. Studies have shown that rewarding kids just for participating can have a negative impact, producing a self-obsessed, irresponsible, and unmotivated generation of false achievers.
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Sitting may be killing us, but standing all day is just as bad
By Cait Harrison
We know sitting all day in an office chair is killing us, and there's no shortage of stories in the news telling us so. And while you should limit sitting, standing for long periods isn't that much better, according to a new study. The research, published in Human Factors, the Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, found that workers who stood all day experienced significant muscle fatigue, regardless of age and gender.
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Tourism grows across Illinois — but funding remains up in the air
Elgin Courier-News via Chicago Tribune
Funding for the Elgin Convention & Visitors Bureau and dozens of similar bureaus across Illinois remains up in the air while state lawmakers continue to battle over the budget, local officials said recently. State tourism Director Cory Jobe visited Elgin Thursday as part of a 12-stop, four-day tour touting the fourth consecutive year of record-breaking travel industry numbers across Illinois.
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