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Sporting events are a huge American pastime. Even if you don’t play or participate in a sport, the odds are you’re a spectator. Some of us are diehard fans! While most of us don’t mind watching a couple of professional athletes go at it every now and then (especially in hockey), nobody likes to see someone get hurt, especially if the injury turns out to be serious. It’s so much worse when a sporting injury happens to a friend, family member, or your own child. That’s why it’s vital to take safety seriously in athletic activities, and that can involve…

There are several legal aspects to be considered, when it comes to participating in, watching or betting on sports. These aspects can be anything from an athlete who wants to know if a medication is legal, to knowing how to gamble online legally in the US. Not all of these considerations are dealt with in the domain of sports law. For instance, gambling is a matter that is normally dealt with by a more generalist lawyer. So what is sports law? It actually involves several different areas including litigation, discipline issues, employment law and commercial considerations such as contracts. Generally,…

Fantasy sports, also known as rotisserie, are online games in which participants create virtual teams with real players of a certain sport. They were first mentioned in the 1950s when picking players and running a contest based on their performances started. The first account of fantasy sport was in golf, but it never became a widespread hobby or formal business. It spread to other sports such as baseball and football and by the time it was modernized in the late 1980s more than a million people were playing it. The biggest boom in the billion-dollar industry that fantasy sports are…

The football league concludes in May, triggering the start of the highly-anticipated World Cup in Russia. Between now and then, it appears that there’s not all too much to sink your teeth into but the Cheltenham Festival is only a few weeks away, and it’s always worth keeping an eye on. Even those who aren’t too keen on betting or horse racing love a dabble on Cheltenham, and The Winners Enclosure are ready in advance to kick off the event. Going through some of their key picks, here’s a rundown of which nags are worth keeping tabs on: The Big…

While there are thousands of skateboarders out there, many seem to be pushing me off the sidewalk on my block, it seems not many of them know how it all began. The evolution of skateboards has been taking place for almost seventy years now. It will be interesting to see just how much more they can change. Here is a brief rundown of how it all started and how they have changed up until now. In the Beginning… While many people have claimed to have made the first skateboard and started the craze, it is impossible to know for sure.…

Sporting events may vary from huge events such as NBA and NFL games to smaller, more local tournaments. With that in mind, all these sporting events offer tickets at varying prices as well. For sporting event such as NBA games, tickets will be more pricey. As with all events, front row tickets are quite more expensive and might take a toll on your wallet. You, a smart spender, will of course want to get the tickets at the best price – be it at the lowest price or the price that will make your money worth. Here are 3 useful tips on how…

As 2017 begins to draw to a close, we’re all starting to look ahead at some of the great events going on around the world next year. Whether you’re a fan of big sporting events, prefer listening to top music or enjoying the community feel of a festival, there’s plenty for you to look forward to in 2018. The World Cup Set to be held in June and July, the 21st FIFA World Cup will take place in the western segment of Russia. As one of the world’s most high profile and famous sporting events, there’s plenty on offer for…

Having a good level of fitness is a sure fire way in which to reduce our chances of contracting some ailments including diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol. For this reason, maintaining our fitness is more than just keeping our bodies trim and taut. However, to protect our health, it is essential that we exercise properly to prevent injury and get the most from our workouts.

When you own a gun or guns, you have a responsibility on your hands that non-gun owners do not sport. Yes, owning such a weapon means using common sense at all times around that item. As too many have unfortunately discovered, it takes one lapse in judgment to cause a tragedy. With that in mind, what are you doing to lessen the chances that a gun tragedy will creep into your life? Don’t Trigger a Life-Changing Mistake To keep you and those around you as safe as possible when guns are present, remember these keys items: 1. Operating a gun…

  Because of the age of so many of the American colleges that still exist today, many of them have a rich and interesting history of notable students, team successes and the transformations which they have seen throughout their years. AS part of this focus on colleges and the teams which are attached to them, today we are going to take a look into the world of the Wisconsin Badgers and I have ex-student Sandy Petrocelli on hand to give me the low down on who the Badgers are, what they have achieved and how on earth they got that…