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FAITH FIRST - When Religion and Sports Collide

PRODUCER / EDITOR / WRITER - Feature which explores how two young star athletes navigate the challenges of religious commitments and competing in sports at t...
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We all understand the commitment and hardwork of elite and top level athletes, but what happens when religious commitments enter the playing field?  Here is a look at two young athletes having to choose what comes first in their lives.

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Rich Froning on his faith from Crossfit Journal

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Three-time CrossFit Games champion, Rich Froning Jr., talks about his faith and what truly defines him.  This particular video is a clip from "Rich Froning Jr's So Called Life," a five-part documentary series from CrossFit Inc. that can be found on YouTube.

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Nevada State Athletic Commission Issues Testosterone Replacement Therapy Ban - Bleacher Report

Nevada State Athletic Commission Issues Testosterone Replacement Therapy Ban - Bleacher Report | Sports Ethics: McCue S.L. | Scoop.it
Bleacher Report Nevada State Athletic Commission Issues Testosterone Replacement Therapy Ban Bleacher Report Las Vegas — In a move that will have far-reaching effects throughout the combat sports industry, the Nevada State Athletic Commission on...
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The highly debated use of testosterone replacement therapy and the therapeutic use exemption that accompanies it in the world of mixed martial arts comes to an end, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission votes unanimously to end all exemptions.   

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CrossFit Athlete's Life-Changing Injury Renews Concerns

Kevin Ogar was left paralyzed after being injured during a competition in California.
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Kevin Ogar suffers a life changing injury at the OC Throwdown which raises questions about the validity and safety of the sport and programming. 

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Does CrossFit really pose a high injury risk?

Does CrossFit really pose a high injury risk? | Sports Ethics: McCue S.L. | Scoop.it
Previous researchers have found that CrossFit is able to improve both maximum aerobic capacity and body composition. However, the same researchers found that there may be concerns regarding the lev...
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The Kevin Ogar accident at the OC Throwdown has raised questions as to whether or not CrossFit is safe.  But how does the programming and competitive nature stack up to other lifting disciplines?  Ultimately, despite the heated debate, it is up to not only the athlete, but the coaches to ensure safety is being met and training is being implemented properly.

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Doping in Sports: A Pound of Cure by Dick Pound - CrossFit Journal

Doping in Sports: A Pound of Cure by Dick Pound - CrossFit Journal | Sports Ethics: McCue S.L. | Scoop.it
The CrossFit Journal is an advertising-free digital publication dedicated to functional fitness. ... He maintains that the ethics of sport and a desire to protect our children from doping supersede all other concerns when it comes to competition.

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Former vice president of the International Olympic Committee, and one of the world's most outspoken critics of doping in sports, shares his thoughts on performance enhancing drugs on every level of sports.   If you have time, watch the entire video on YouTube.

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Why Mark McGwire Doesn't Deserve to Be in HOF

Why Mark McGwire Doesn't Deserve to Be in HOF | Sports Ethics: McCue S.L. | Scoop.it

Lots of voters won't vote for Mark McGwire because of his admitted steroid use. This article takes a deeper look as to why he shouldn't be admitted based on his stats. McGwire ranks only 21st in fWAR among all time first basemen. In rWAR he ranks higher, but is barely in front of John Olerud, a player who only went to two All-Star games and got kicked off the ballot after getting only 0.7% of the vote his first year. McGwire was a one-dimensional player. Since that one dimension was power, he got a lot of publicity, but others failed to noticed his average ability to field his position. He was a product of the steroid era, but shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame simply because he used PEDs.


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As baseball attempts to move on from its "Steroid Era," many are left wondering where those very players' legacies will stand in comparison to the rest of history.  For me personally, I grew up wanting to hit home runs like Big Mac, and I feel as though baseball would not be where it is today without his efforts and the year of the home run race.

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Rhabdomyolysis - Mayo Clinic

Earlier this year, thirteen football players from the University of Iowa were hospitalized with Rhabdomyolysis. It's a condition that can happen for several ...
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I had never heard of this condition until my sister-in-law's fiance was diagnosed with it, however, this video will help viewers to better understand the condition mentioned in the following article below about the Iowa football player.

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Former player sues State of Iowa - WQAD.com -- Quad Cities News & Weather from WQAD

Former player sues State of Iowa - WQAD.com -- Quad Cities News & Weather from WQAD | Sports Ethics: McCue S.L. | Scoop.it
Former player sues State of Iowa
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Lowe is the first of the affected players to file legal action.
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An article which delves into the responsibility of coaches and trainers to better understand their athletes and their perceived physical ability.  The question is who should be held accountable for these types of incidents?

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Transgender woman files $2.5M lawsuit vs CrossFit: Told to compete against men - Examiner.com

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Transgender woman files $2.5M lawsuit vs CrossFit: Told to compete against men
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... we will not waver from is our commitment to ensure the fairness of the competition," said CrossFit.
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With the 2014 CrossFit Open upon us and the road to the CrossFit Games well under way, CrossFit Inc. finds itself in the midst of legal battle concerning the competitive status of a potential athlete during this year's Open.

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Don Pickering's curator insight, March 22, 2014 5:28 PM

Is it truly fair for someone that is born a man to take part in competition against other women?