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Professional Sports

participating in professional and intercollegiate sports because of institutionalized discrimination, now participate in many sports at a rate that equals or greatly exceeds their representation in the population (Wada & Wulfemeyer, 2005). As a kid I initially aspired to be a professional basketball player, however by the time I entered middle school I realized that my chances of that dream becoming true is unlikely. I then wondered what alternative career choice could cater to my love for sports if I was...

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Professional Sports in Big Cities

Professional sports in big cities Kentucky is a state known for its college basketball, in the past couple of years the University of Louisville has been in the Final Four during the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament (NCAA), bringing pride and joy to many cardinal fans; but it makes you wonder about the effects of introducing a National Basketball Association team to Louisville, which is in fact something city officials are looking to invest in. While there would be some benefits...

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Why Do Professional Athletes Use Steroid Use In Sports?

Drugs and Sports Have you ever wondered how many professional athletes take performance drugs? Well about one athlete out of every ten athletes have taken performance enhancing drugs sometime in their career. Athletes take these drugs to increase their level of play on the field or on the court. These athletes gain an unfair advantage on their opponents. Steroids are ruining sports all around the world, as they continue to attract people to these substances, but we can reduce the steroid use in sports...

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Sport Management

interesting because of its connection with finance and economics in the sport industry. Is important because economics are a key in a successful life. This chapters involves information about current financial situation of professional and college athletics, the economics of sport and the overview of financial management. Sources of revenues and expenses for sport organization also what this chapter focuses on. Sport is one of the most diverse industries in the business world that we live...

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Sports Logo

Sports Logos an Insult to Aboriginals” By: Noah Augustine “Sports Logos an Insult to Aboriginals” is an essay explaining how professional sports teams use Indian symbols. Aboriginals find it very offensive when sports teams adopt their cultural icons. The writer uses examples such as Cleveland Indians, Washington Redskins and Washington Redskins to portray an image of how these icons have been use. Augustine states that the use of these religious symbols or spiritual leaders as sports logos...

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violence in sports

Violence In Sports We all know that violence comes into sports. What would a Saturday afternoon on the football field be like without the odd punch up on the field? How would we get our hockey fix if the players did not get a little rough every so often? And what would we do if instead of running into each other, our NFL heroes politely squeezed passed the defensive line uttering, "pardon me" before making their way to the touchdown. Violence is a part of sports, no matter how much the professional associations...

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Greed in Sports

Greed Among Professional Athletes Due to the greediness of sports figures, professional athletes are not punished in the same manner as other professionals are. It is like they are in a completely different group that uses an entirely different set of morals. Team owners care more about making their money that they do about setting a good example for young kids and making professional sports fun again rather than a business. Three good examples of this greediness are Roberto Alomar, Warren...

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Doping in Sports is a Problem

Doing steroids, which is known as doping, is a problem in sports that needs to be stopped and needs to be stopped fast. Ask anyone with a decent knowledge of sports and current events, and they will tell you: nearly every week, another high-profile doping story makes its way to the headlines of newspapers around the world. A quick Google News search for “doping” revealed over 7,500 results from the past week alone. The stories ranged from the lesser known 2 Youth Olympic Games Wrestlers who were...

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Risk Is An Ugly Reality In Sports Essay

of being injured when playing a sport is very high for anyone. The higher division one plays in, the higher the risk of obtaining a serious injury. For professional teams such as The National Football League (NFL) and The National Hockey League (NHL), the chances of getting a life altering injury is exceedingly high. Professional athletes are mature enough to understand the repercussions of obtaining a life-altering injury when they play for a professional sports team, and for the salary they make...

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Why Do People Watch Sports

television. But this raises another question: why are people so interested in other people playing sports? Well, it's a hard question to answer, but there seems to be a psychological need for many to watch these sports every year and to support their favorite teams. It is pondering to some why there are so many people that watch sports almost religiously. They cannot understand why these sports fanatics continue year after year to watch teams and players that have no influence on their life...

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