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The Changing the Game Project reports that 70 percent of children who participate in organized sports programs drop out by the age of 13 years old. The reason? Most kids say it’s not fun anymore. So, what happens and what can parents do? What Happens? The kids say it happens because it’s not fun anymore. That’s true, but it’s a symptom of the real problem, not the cause. A recent op-ed article in the Washington Post suggested that the system is at least partially at fault. Writer Julianna W. Miner says as children get closer to high school age, youth…

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It happens each and every year, be it on the professional or collegiate sports scene. Certain teams come out of nowhere and get hot, leading fans nationwide (sometimes in other countries too) to essentially jump on the bandwagon. While those riding the bandwagon are often accused of not being loyal to those teams of choice, others will tell you they’ve been fans for many years. No matter which version is in fact true, it does make for entertaining sports chatter. That said which professional and collegiate teams have emerged as the prime bandwagon teams for the 2016-17 sports seasons? While…

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For some people (actually millions of them), hunting is an important part of their lifestyles. Whether it is hunting on nearby public lands or hoping in their cars or trucks and traveling hours away for a day or days of hunting, many individuals are lured by the excitement of the sport. With that being the case, it is important for hunters to keep up with the various changes (especially when it comes to technology) that hunting has provided over the decades. As many hunters can tell you, what their parents and even grandparents did out in the woods searching for…

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The first Sunday of February is a national holiday. Everyone gathers around the neighborhood’s biggest screen to watch the two best teams duke it out. However, just because everyone has a Super Bowl party to attend on Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t mean that everyone enjoys the event. In fact, sports cynics and kids usually spend the holiday muttering sullenly to one another while the game of the year rages on for three-plus hours. This year, while the nation’s teams continue to battle for a chance at the playoffs — let alone the Super Bowl — you can start planning a…

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Love watching sports to the point of knowing random bits of trivia about the players involved? If so, you might be looking to get into fantasy sports. To do this, you’ll want to sign up on any one of many daily fantasy sport websites. Once you find one to your liking, just enter the draftkings tv promo code and you’ll get plenty of bonus cashola to use to make a buttload of money pressing your knowledge advantage against those that are just casual fans. With that in mind, here are some of the most popular sports that people use to…

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The rapid advances in technology in recent years have ensured that it’s never been easier to keep up to date with what’s going in the world. For sports fans, in particular, the proliferation of apps has allowed them to stay constantly updated with issues affecting their favorite team or their favorite sport. There’s no longer the need to wait until you’re home for the latest sports bulletin on the TV or for the paper to drop on the mat the next morning to find out if the New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC. You now have instant access…

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Betting has been a big part of football in the UK for many years, with thousands of fans regularly cranking up the excitement of the weekend’s action with a wager or two. With the Premier League set to be dominated by the big four of Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United again next season, many fans will struggle to find attractive odds that will tempt them to part with their hard-earned cash in the 2015/16 season. by edwin.11 Last season, Chelsea were a shoo-in for the title from a relatively early stage, and few would have argued at the…

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History is in the air in New York on Saturday night when American Pharoah bids to become the first horse in nearly 40 years to win the Triple Crown. Not since Affirmed in 1978 has a horse won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes in what is arguably the toughest test a thoroughbred can face. by  yausser  Over the course of five weeks, a horse must win three Grade One races over three different trips ranging from nine furlongs to 12 furlongs. Many have tried to emulate the likes of Affirmed, and many have failed. The much-heralded…

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 The 2014-2015 domestic soccer season in England will be memorable for some notable moments and one or two truly amazing games. In the year that marked the 30th anniversary of the worst year in their history, plucky little Bradford City’s amazing turnaround from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at Chelsea in the fourth round of the FA Cup was pretty special. That incredible play-off game between Sheffield United and Swindon that finished 5-5, with Swindon going through 7-6 on aggregate, was a bit of a show stopper as well. But the drama and the goalscoring feats that were what made those games such…

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The 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics in China were a seen as a huge success for Team GB with a haul of 24 medals, but which British youngsters will we be seeing with Olympic honours in Rio 2016? JESSICA FULLALOVE, 18 (SWIMMING) Jessica Fullalove has her standards set high. She believes that she can be the female equivalent to Michael Phelps and the “Usain Bolt of the pool”. With three silver medals at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing and a senior Commonwealth appearance under her belt, no one is ruling out Jessica’s potential. The 18 year old from Oldham is already…