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Outspoken and candid, the 31-year-old star defensive end is making a very positive difference off the field.
Answer by Matthew Gordon, former feature columnist for RealGM.com, on Quora: The average length of career in the NFL is 3.3
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I liked LB Aaron Curry (4th overall) in 2009; Glenn Dorsey (5th overall) in 2008; I could go for a while here. JaMarcus Russell
A: He is one of the best leaders I've ever been around. He treats guys like real professionals and is just one of best leaders
Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a
Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.
Alex Rance is in the sweet spot of an already distinguished career as a professional Australian Rules footballer. Rance, 25, a star defender with the Richmond Tigers who was named in last season's All Australian team, also happens to be a Jehovah's Witness.
Champions like Tiger Woods are always charting and changing their course to be certain everything is on track. Tiger didn't just come to Augusta because it was the popular thing to do. He wouldn't have showed up if he wasn't ready to win. He came to win and he's prepared to win.
Perhaps more than any other group, athletes have fully embraced sleep as a performance enhancement tool. Top athletes are, of course, all about results. So there's no better place than the world of sports to see the tangible effects of sleep (including pre-game naps) on performance.
In the weeks leading up to the mother of all football events, the Super Bowl, there was no shortage of defining moments for me to tell my 13-year-old twin athletes: "Be humble -- first, last and always."
The other night I put aside this pessimism as my eyes opened to some truly amazing stories of humanity in sports. If you want to see what is still great about athletes, just attend a local Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Sportsmanship in its most pure form -- defined as "fair play, respect for opponents and polite behaviors by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition" -- can still be found.
We hope to see Landon Donovan kill it during the FIFA World Cup starting in June. And when it comes to shaving, Donovan knows
Sport and play are our instincts and a human need. Events like the Olympics show us sport's ability to transcend our differences and unite us -- both in victory and defeat. Athletes are the carriers of that power.
Tiger, who has not won a major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open, looks as strong as ever, yet something else jumps out: his mental performance.
Thomas, Wagner and Hillman are distinctly individual guys. However, none of them exhibit the thoughtless, carefree immaturity usually associated with American males in their 20s.
We shouldn't tolerate sports team owners taking a page from Walmart's playbook to increase their profits at the expense of workers and taxpayers.
Exactly. You think Larry Bird can block Lawrence Taylor? Do I really have to go on? TWO MORE WORDS: MANUTE BOL. OK, let's