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Dave Ferguson

The Trouble inside NCAA Sports, the NBA and the NFL

Nelson Mandela said, “Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government […]

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A REPEAT BROADCAST TONIGHT –> Influencing Behaviours of Athletes in Sport

Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel’s off season behavior has raised questions about athletes as role models. Too often, the dark side that includes performance enhancing drugs, steroid use, a partying lifestyle and poor sportsmanship, can overshadow an athlete’s true ability. A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation provided clear answers as to how a professional athlete’s sportsmanship was perceived […]

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Can Mobile Devices Detect a Concussion and Reduce the Risk to Athletes?

In the United States, the number of sports-related concussions annually is close to 300,000. In Canada, it is estimated to be 30,000. The likelihood of an athlete experiencing a concussion may be as high as 19 per cent each season. Although the majority of athletes with a concussion will likely recover, an unknown number may […]

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Joga – A Workout for the Mind and Body of the Athlete

Athletes and active individuals are always looking for ways to become more competitive in their sport and want to stay injury free. Joga is growing in popularity as a workout that responds to the specific demands of athletes, who are both results and achievement oriented individuals. An athletic based style of yoga, Joga incorporates a unique blend […]

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How Safe Are Kids’ Sports? Dr. Michael Bergeron LIVE Wed. June 25th 7PM at BEYONDtheCheers!

Youth sports is really big business. It is estimated that up to 35 million kids between the ages of 5-18 are playing organized sports today and the trend continues towards kids beginning at even earlier ages.  67 percent of boys and 47 percent of girls are already playing on organized sport teams by age six.For […]

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Mixed Martial Arts: A knockout of a Sport with Jake Shannon, MMA Expert

Boxing for youth had mostly been praised for promoting discipline and self-defense for athletes and for decades it was in the spotlight. But now, there’s nothing hotter than the UFC. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a sport that combines all facets of fighting into one and sees grown men fighting until one is knocked out […]

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Concussions Can Kill

Late January in 2011, 14-year-old Ben Robinson played rugby union for his school. After being treated three times for blows to the head and sent back onto the field following each occasion, he collapsed and later died in hospital. Ben took too many hits to the head in too short a period of time. His […]

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The Culture of Injuries Plaguing Sports

Professional athletes have been known to play with collapsed lungs, broken legs, concussions and countless numbers of other injuries. Some have fought with team doctors following an incident to get back into the game without delay. Players have even been known to deceive coaches and trainers on the sidelines when they are injured just to […]

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The World Cup Show Beyond the Cheers with Kerrie Hopkins

The World Cup is more than just a sporting event. Even those of us with limited knowledge of the game can get into the spirit of the finals. What’s not to love about the drama, the action and the spectacle of watching players from around the world compete and interact? There have been 19 World […]

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An Interview with Ken Berry – MLB All Star and Celebrity Baseball Coach

Major League Baseball is supposed to be in the in the midst of a “golden era” that has set the league up for a long and prosperous future according to commissioner Bud Selig. He made this statement prior to the All-Star Game at New York’s Citi Field. “The last nine years have been the greatest […]

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