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88-year-old arrested for stealing kid's ball

The house on the corner where my kid catches the school bus is owned by a couple who look to be in their sixties. They have previously made it clear that they don't want the children on their lawn, so we stand on the street (there are no sidewalks)...

David Beckham set to launch kids books

Soccer superstar David Beckham is set to launch a series of books aimed at getting kids to read through soccer. These days, Beckham is known as much for his celebrity lifestyle and products that carry his name as he is for his Euro football moves. In...

Broken neck no reason to quit playing

Every year, I'm sure, tens of high school students play on their school football without injury. Spencer Trapp, however, was not one of the lucky ones. While playing a game, recently, he got hurt -- he thought it was a strained neck, so he kept...

Did lightning strike with Don Imus?

As a person, you know that some people never learn. You see and hear this fact every day. As a parent, you will, at some point, no doubt be forced to share this delightful bit of information with your children, even as you try to teach them to be...

Bridget Moynahan feared motherhood

According to a recent report, actress Bridget Moynahan recently admitted she feared being a single mom and motherhood. Moynahan found out she was pregnant nearly moments after she split with her ex--football superstar Tom Brady. Brady began...

Boy takes off Brett Favre jersey for the first time since 2003

There are fans and then their are fans. Take David Witthoft, a Green Bay Packers fan who got a Brett Favre jersey for Christmas in 2003...and then never took it off. David wore the jersey every day until April 23rd, which was his twelfth birthday....

High school sports: What's the risk of injury?

Team sports are an excellent way for kids to get exercise, learn a new skill, and become a better team player. But sports are also inherently risky. Some parents may worry that their child will get hurt during play, and it can be hard to know how to...

Sporting the losers

If you're into any sort of sports, I'm sure you've noticed that as soon as a football or baseball game is over, vendors are already selling shirts and sweaters featuring the winning team's logo. It's not magic and they're not printing up the shirts...

Cheerleader run over by charging football team (Video!)

You always knew being a cheerleader was tough -- a real contact sport. This young lady's injuries go far beyond the usual twists and sprains, however. The prom queen was trying to fix a little dangling piece of paper on one of those big paper...

Prefential treatment for cheerleaders and football players

Everyone jokes about jocks and cheerleaders are loved by teachers and staff, despite being horrible to their less-popular classmates -- but that's not real life, right? It's the plot of 80s movies and TV sitcoms. Apparently not. Stephanie Schwehn,...

How to act like an idiot at your kid's football game

Ah, football season. The athleticism, the drama, and, of course, the fist fights at Pop Warner football games. In all honesty, it's not that surprising that Mario Romano punched his son's Pop Warner football couch in the face over a dispute about...

Coach hits kid on bicycle, blames kid for damage to car

Seven-year-old Chase Thornton was riding his bike when he was hit by a car. He suffered, among other injuries, a broken collarbone and road rash. Luckily, he's apparently okay -- he was treated at Muskogee Regional Medical Center and released. What...

When testosterone takes over the house

A few years back a friend of mine was pregnant and knew it was a boy. This, to her, was sort of a relief. Although at the time she hadn't said anything to anyone about it, she had wanted a boy. When I asked her why she wanted a boy over a girl...

59-year-old to play college football

Mike Flynt is not a young man. In fact, he's a grandfather -- a card-carrying member of the AARP. So how is it that he'll be seeing playing time this season as a linebacker for Sul Ross State? Apparently 37 years ago -- the last time Mike played for...

Tom Brady wants to tackle birth

In case you haven't been keeping score, Tom Brady is no longer on Bridget Moynahan's team, having transferred to the Gisele Bundchen camp. Only thing is, back while he was making plays with Moynahan, he scored a touchdown. Okay, I don't get all that...

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