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Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood Out to Win For Kids

Kerry Wood #34 of the Chicago Cubs. Credit: Dilip Vishwanat, Getty Images
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife Sarah have created a foundation to benefit children's charities throughout the Chicago area.
"I believe it is...
Kerry and Sarah Wood set up foundation to help Chicago's children.

One-Sport Young Athletes Double Risk of Injury, Report Finds

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One sport? Double your chance of getting a sports related injury! Credit: Corbis
The days of being a well-rounded athlete are quickly becoming ancient history.
Today's young jocks are...
Kids who played multiple sports were injured less often than their one-sport focused peers.

Has Genetic Testing for Athletic Ability Created a Monster?

Is your kid the next basketball superstar? A test could tell you. Credit: Getty
Well, this sounds like the beginning of a horror movie.
For $20, you can get a genetic testing kit that supposedly tells you if your child may be the...
Scientists question the ethics of trying to genetically ID the next Michael Jordan.

Should an Alleged Criminal Be Allowed to Coach Little League?

Would you want an alleged criminal teaching your kid about sportsmanship? Credit: Charlie Riedel, AP This question comes via an item from NBC News in New York: "Brooklyn Magistrate Ramon Reyes has allowed Anthony Colandra, suspected in...A double murder suspect in New York has been allowed to coach his son's Little League team.

Training Baby to Go Pro? Companies Teaching 11-Week-Olds Sports

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"Do you have the baby on a schedule yet?" New parents may think they're being asked about their 2-month-old's sleeping patterns, but, in this ultra-competitive world,...
Want your baby to go pro when she grows up? Better start training now.

Even Young Athletes May Not Get Enough Exercise, Study Shows

Too much time is spent sitting, rather than playing during sports practices, a new study shows. Credit: Corbis
Kids are so busy these days. After-school schedules are are filled with hours of sports practices and homework. Weekends are packed...
Only about a quarter of children playing organized sports are getting the amount of exercise recommended by the government during team practice, the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine reports.

Should Children Play Tackle Football?

When kids play tackle football, are they cruisin' for a head bruisin'? Credit: LM Otero, AP
This weekend the NFL sent a message to players that hits to the head would no longer be tolerated. This edict was handed down following a series of...

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

To avoid injury, have kids take some time off their primary sport throughout the year. Credit: Corbis School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some...School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some fresh air, exercise and relieve stress, increasingly they are a source of injury, too.

National Study Finds 70 Percent Increase in Basketball-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

Serious basketball-related injuries can be life-threatening. Credit: Getty Images
If your kid plays basketball, you're probably all too familiar with the sprains, strains, broken fingers and concussions that come with the territory -- and with...
If your kid plays basketball, you're probably all too familiar with the sprains, strains, broken fingers and concussions that come with the territory -- and with the resultant trips to the emergency room. Study shows that the types of injuries young athletes are getting into are more serious than ever.

Give Me 10 ... Thousand: Parents Shell Out Small Fortunes for Kids' Personal Trainers

Kid serious about soccer? Better get her a trainer now. Credit: Getty
Earning a spot on the Little League roster is no longer enough. Parents are now investing in personal trainers to make sure their kid becomes the star player, sacrificing...
Parents are now investing in personal trainers to make sure their kid becomes the star player, sacrificing savings and sometimes their child's health in the process.

Girls' Sports Dolls are Positively Playful

Tennis, anyone? Credit: Dream Big Toy Company
ZOMG! No more trashy "teen" dolls with too-short skirts, high heels, cell phones and video screens embedded in their chests. Outfitted with a sports uniform, a backpack and sporty accessories,...
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Alternative Summer Sports Activities for the Entire Family

NASCAR star Matt Kenseth and his family enjoy a day at the race track. Credit: Getty Images
You've practically been living at the swimming pool, tennis courts and soccer fields this summer. If you love those games and other summer sports -- but...

Boy Baby Bedding: Show His Love for the Home Team

Is your baby boy a future All-Star? Start him young with sports-themed bedding. Credit: Corbis
Excited about introducing your son to your favorite athletes? Choosing boy baby bedding based on your team spirit can be a fun way to decorate your...

Goal! Spanish Soccer Team Plays 200 Children and Doesn't Even Let Them Win

Spanish soccer team Athletic Bilbao played a charity game against 200 children earlier this week. Lucky for us, some of the 20,000 fans in attendance were kind enough to post videos of the "football" game, as it's called over there, to YouTube. ...

Do Your Kids Need More Energy? Try Chickpeas

Packed with protein and cheap, chickpeas are a great addition to any family meal. Also known as garbanzo beans, Canadian chick peas are grown in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. This edible legume comes in two main forms: Desi and Kabuli....

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