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Lance Armstrong: Banned for Life, Loses 7 Tour de France Titles

The fight between Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is over: "There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough,’" Armstrong, 40, wrote in a statement emailed to The [...]

Why Do Olympians Wear That Colorful Tape?

Getty Images You may have first noticed the markings on the synchronized swimmers’ backs. Or cascading down a beach volleyball player’s chiseled abs. Birthmarks? Accessories? A bizarre form of intimidation? No, no, and no. The answer is Kinesio tape. And, yes, it’s all the rage in the sports world. So, what is this tricked-out injury treatment? It’s [...]

11 Amazing Under-the-Radar Sports Dynasties

You’ve heard all about the great Yankees teams, or the Chicago Bulls dynasty that won six championships in eight seasons. But can they top a 452-game winning streak? Or how about 17 consecutive championships? From squash to horseshoe pitching, here are some of sports’ best little-known dynasties. 1. Heather McKay What’s more impressive about Heather McKay’s squash [...]

The Quick 10: Boston Marathon Facts

I’m out again next week, and once again, the lovely Adrienne Crezo will be keeping you entertained and educated. I know – it’s awfully close to my last vacation, but it’s actually just a trip postponed from last year. My sister-in-law ran her first Boston Marathon in 2010, you see, but I was too pregnant [...]

Do Celebrity Endorsements and Ads Work?

There’s a lot of ads featuring celebrity endorsers and undoubtedly these celebs are paid a lot of money (I’m looking at you, Lance Armstrong), so those ads must work, right? Wrong! According to Peter Daboll of AdvertisingAge, having celebrity endorsements do not pay: Over the course of last year, time and time again we observed incredibly [...]

Ten Word Wiki

Ten Word Wiki describes itself as “an encyclopedia for the ADD generation.” The site is like Wikipedia, but all entries are limited to ten words. Since there aren’t that many entries yet, you may want to browse the “recent changes” tab. Here is the entry for “pie”. A savoury or sweet gloop, usually lumpy, encased in [...]