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If the Playoffs Started Today

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  The NBA playoffs start On April 14, this date may already be set in many of the top eight teams in both conferences. But, in both the Western Conference the standings are so close, that standings 4-9 are just one game apart from each other. With that in mind, if playoffs started today, these are the match ups that we would see.

Eastern Conference

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   The eastern conference standings are fairly set for this years playoffs. The standing of the top eight teams may change but for now here is who will play each other.

The first game would be the number 1 seed, Toronto Raptors, facing against the 8 seed, Washington Wizards. Over the regular season, The Toronto Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today

Getting up to being in the NFL

For most professional players. the pathway for the NFL begins in middle school or junior high football teams. following that you’d attended high school football. You’d want to be on varsity that way coaches or colleges watching will have a better chance to know you. Once you finish high school you’d join a college football team. Keep in mind during all of this you’re maintaining good grades for colleges to also notice. Because without those high grades you wont have a very good chance of getting drafted. More than 1 million high school players try to be in the NFL and only about 300 NFL openings each year. The game is more about talents on the field its a lot of leadership skill and effort and a lot of pushing yourself more and more.It will take a lot of commitment and responsibility to get that far into the profession game from high school or middle school when you started. Continue reading Getting up to being in the NFL

Tennis Star faces life threatening difficulties after giving birth

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United States tennis star, Serena Williams, almost died giving birth to her new daughter, Alexis Olympia. Her story is shared by black women across America. Williams is regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever and recently achieved yet another milestone she had to face; saving her own life after giving birth. The athlete suffers from blood clots and takes an anti-clotting medicine because of it and knew something was going terribly wrong one day after welcoming her new baby girl. She suddenly felt short of breath just one day after delivering and she assumed she was having another pulmonary embolism (a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs becomes blocked by a blood clot). Walking out of the room on her own to save her mother the worry, she insisted that the nurses give her a CT scan with contrast and IV heparin immediately.  Continue reading Tennis Star faces life threatening difficulties after giving birth

March Madness Round 1

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As we wrap up round one of March Madness, we will advance into round two. March Madness is the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and fans across the country compete against one another to pick the winning teams. This year’s NCAA Tournament has brought many upsets in the first round leaving room for more in the second round. Low-seeded teams are dominating over high-seeded teams with some even making history. Only two number one seed teams made it to the sweet sixteen, Villanova and Kansas.  Continue reading March Madness Round 1

Best Shoulder Workout

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Many people will go to the gym but will not work solely on their shoulders. Due to this, these people can have deficiencies within their shoulder muscles. Today you will learn how to target your shoulders throughout a workout to maximize your results.

1.) Dumbbell Lateral Raises

The first exercise of this workout dumbbell lateral raises, this workout can be done by anyone and can target your shoulder muscles very well. This exercise will be 4 sets of 12 reps. To complete this exercise, you will first need to grab Continue reading Best Shoulder Workout

How to Manage School and Sports

Do you ever just get tired from going to school and then a sport right after? Sometimes you feel like you don´t want to do homework when you get home because of exhaustion. Balancing your school work, personal life and your athletic commentment can be overwhelming and exhausting. Learning out how to manage everything can result in clearing stress and enjoying your highschool experience rather than dreading it. Success in both sports and academics comes down to working hard and and balance. Continue reading How to Manage School and Sports

Should Colleges Pay Athletes

Buzz has been going around about colleges not paying their athletes. A couple of years ago in 2014, college athletes and fans around the U.S. tried to get colleges to pay the players. Even video game fans wanted the athletes to get paid for their work. What do you think should happen with the college and their athletes? Should they get paid or should they just be happy that they are playing their dream sport. 58cfd1f01d000028007cf4c8

The NCAA not paying their athletes has rose to the surface in this past year. This isn’t any new news, This has been brewing in the media for years now. It all started back in 2014 when the NCAA games stopped producing products. People were getting mad from all the money the colleges and game companies were making while t Continue reading Should Colleges Pay Athletes

Co-Ed sports teams

Most people play sports during their childhood and teenage years. But they don’t play co-ed, they only play sports with the people of their gender, girls with girls and guys with guys. A lot of people enjoy it and like playing with their gender but many of them never think about playing with the other gender and play co-ed. Most sports do not offer or have co-ed teams. Sexually segregated teams believe that female athletes don’t play as well as males. Laura Pappano believes that teams should be separated by skill and not gender. Assigning team membership based on skill levels allows teams to be more competitive and recognize the athletic skills of players is different genders.

For example, football, football is a sport that is played by mainly males with the exception of a few females on some teams. But those females had to figh Continue reading Co-Ed sports teams

Chiefs Lineman to put M.D. on Jersey

Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay – Tardiff would like to add the suffix M.D. to the back of his jersey.  He wants to celebrate one of his personal accomplishments.  He’s set to finish medical school this offseason and become the first NFL player to take the field while holding a medical degree.

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Around you see many players with surnames on the back of their jersey such as Jr. or Sr. or even some with the III.  He has already reached out and talked to the league about adding M.D. and he said that they responded with “Anything is possible”.  He didn’t even plan on playing in the NFL when he enrolled into medical school.

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So when he was drafted 6th round by the Kansas City Chiefs he had to talk to the dean at his school to devise a plan about him coming to school only during the off season for the NFL.