What Are the Ten Softball Positions by Number?

When you hear a softball fan describing a play, she might use numbers between one and 10 to refer to the defensive players. These numbers aren’t tied to the numbers on the players’ jerseys — they’re a numbering system typically used to keep score during…

Does breastfeeding make better babies?

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Top 10 Reasons to Play Football

American football conjures many conflicting images: school spirit and team brotherhood on the one hand, trash talk and debilitating injuries on the other. This explains why the sport remains controversial despite its widespread popularity. On balance, however, football has more positives in terms of developing…

What makes a genius?

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Through the Arch: An Integration Anniversary, Part 1

Part one in a three-part series on the 50th anniversary of the University of Georgia’s desegregation. Fifty years ago, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter walked onto North Campus in Athens, Ga., to register for classes. After a lengthy legal battle, federal judge William Bootle had…

The Ultimate Thanksgiving in the Big Apple Quiz

New York City¡­ There’s really nowhere else like it — the food, the culture, the shopping. And what better time to go shopping than over Thanksgiving weekend, the launching of the Christmas shopping season? Top off your trip with a tour of the city —…

How the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Works

On Oct, 29, 2012, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record made landfall north of Atlantic City, N.J. By that night, Hurricane Sandy had grown to a Category 1 storm with winds exceeding 80 mph (129 kph). One of the greatest dangers associated with hurricanes is…

What Does the Stopper Position in Soccer Do?

The fullbacks of a soccer team monitor the attacking players on the opposing team, attempting to stop them from dribbling or passing the ball downfield. All fullbacks must be confident, aggressive and unafraid of charging oncoming attackers. Stoppers are a special type of fullback that…

What Equipment Is Used for Soccer?

Brazilian soccer legend Pele played as a child with a grapefruit or a ball of rags, and even today¡¯s pickup games with a real ball may rely on just plastic cones or driftwood to serve as goals. While soccer¡¯s minimalist equipment list allows it to…