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Genetic Test Tells You What Sports Your Kid Should Play

It's basketball season at my house, which means lots of playing H-O-R-S-E in the driveway with my sons. I have one child who is a natural athlete, at least at the sports he has tried so far, and one who loves the social aspects of playing on a team...

Georgia Lets Tweens Hunt Unsupervised

America is a country that likes its guns, and in many rural and suburban areas this is prime hunting season. Some are asking when -- and if -- it is permissible to take the kids with you when you don your camouflage and hang out in the duck blind. ...

Steve Doocy thinks coaching girls is like "herding cats"

Not every child is an athlete. But those who do enjoy sports come in every age, shape, and yes, even gender. It might come as no surprise to you and me that girls can actually, oh, enjoy sports and maybe even be good at them. But according to Fox and...

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...

Soccer Goal Nets - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 190,000 MacGregor Folding Soccer Goals and Mitre Folding Soccer Goals. The knotted flexible openings in the nets can pose a head and neck entrapment hazard or even a...

Cheerleading -- not for the faint of heart

What's the most dangerous sport for high school girls? It's not what you might guess. It's not soccer, softball, or even kickboxing -- it's cheerleading. It turns out, according to a new report, that cheerleading accounts for nearly two thirds of all...

Girl kicked off boys team for being too good?

12-year-old Jaime Nared is an excellent basketball player. Since second grade, she's been demonstrating her Michael Jordan-like skills on a boys team at The Hoop, a private basketball facility in Beaverton, Oregon. She's been known to score 30 points...

PD*Poll: Little Leaguer gets benched for mom's no-show

A seven-year-old Boston area Little Leaguer recently got benched for two games in a row because his mom failed to show up for her volunteer time in the concession stand. The two-year-old rule requires that parents pitch in at concessions because...

The unintended consequences of Title IX

According to a recent NYT article, Title IX had an amazing impact on the number of girls and women who play sports. Title IX was passed in 1972, a bill that eliminated the exclusion of women in any federally funded educational activity. Though it's...

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...

Little league team looking for a phony sponsor

So, your kid wants to play on a little league team. You hunt around and find a team and next thing you know, you're the manager. You handle the coaching, you take care of the equipment, you make up the name of the team's sponsor... wait... what?...

Olympics fever sweeping Beijing

Olympic fever has struck Beijing. The excitement over the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics has some Chinese kids performing their own feats of daring and prompting concerns for their well-being. There's the 10-year-old girl who's father had her swimming...

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...

11-year-old golfer competes against the pros

Most of us were so awkward at age 11 that simple tasks like walking and talking were complicated affairs. This, however, is not the case for Ariya Jutanukarn, the Thai tween who has recently become the youngest golfer ever to compete in a major...

Muslim teen benched for wearing headscarf during soccer game

Every Saturday when Ellie suits up for her soccer game, she begs to be allowed to wear something other than the plain white shorts that are part of the uniform. Despite her desire to make a fashion statement on the field, I insist that she wear the...

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