High Kicks: The Latest in Competitive Dance and Soccer from Choreography Theft to Poaching to Year-round Commitments (and Injuries)

Lifetime’s Season 2 of Dance Moms continues to get sillier and sillier as the contrivances spin out faster than a terrible fouetté turn.  What can you say when Kendall leaves Abby’s studio and ends up at Candy Apples in Ohio besides, “Yeah, right! Producer interference!” in Episode 8, “The Runaway Mom?” And Abby’s decision to […]

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Should we pay Little Leaguers? (from orgtheory.net)

Second post over at orgtheory— this on compensating players in the Little League World Series. Did you watch the Little League World Series last month? It’s possible you missed it in the wake of other news stories, like Hurricane Irene.  But this year’s winners (a team from Huntingdon Beach, California) were also overshadowed by coverage […]

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Shrinking and Pinking: “Little” League Edition

The Little League World Series is upon us. While we will have to wait until August 28th to find out who the champions of the sandlot are this summer, the qualifying games are already in full swing. But “little leaguers” have been busy all summer, participating in a variety of sporting activities around the globe. […]

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Shrinking and Pinking: Summer Round-Up

The summer brings warm weather (finally!), outdoor activities, and lots of sports news.  What’s new in the world of shrinking of pinking since my last installment? Here are some female-centered sports stories that I’ve been thinking about this past month. 1) Did you see this excellent piece in The New York Times about Babe? No, […]

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