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Artificial Intelligence
Perhaps one of the most complex pieces to the human puzzle is our sense of humor. A sense of humor not only involves intelligence and comprehension but also an array of emotions. It is not enough to just understand something humorous, but it is also necessary that an emotional and physiological response be able to occur for a person to have a sense of humor. However, though there is much involved in ĎĎgettingíí a joke, there are even more factors involved in telling a joke (Ziv 27). This is, un...

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Philosophy of artificial intelligence, Artificial intelligence, Science and technology, Cognitive science, Computational neuroscience, Hubert Dreyfus's views on artificial intelligence, Joke, Joseph Weizenbaum, ELIZA, Marvin Minsky, Outline of artificial intelligence, Artificial general intelligence
ARPANET
The USSR launches Sputnik, the first artificial earth satellite. In the late 1960ís the U.S. military was desperately afraid of a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. The United States formed the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) within the Department of Defense to establish a bombproof network to connect military bases. ARPANETís physical network was established in 1969 to enable universities and research organizations to exchange information freely. The first two nodes that formed the...

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Wide area networks, ARPANET, Network protocols, Internet protocol suite, Packet switching, Internet backbone, MILNET, Computer network, Internet, National Science Foundation Network, Transmission Control Protocol, Interface Message Processor
Witness
UFO On June 24th, 1947 while searching for the remains of a downed Marine C-46 transport, lost somewhere in the Mount Ranier area, a young Idahoan businessman named Kenneth Arnold spotted something that would change his life forever. Just north of his position flying at an altitude of 9,500 feet and an unprecedented airspeed of 1,700 mph he spotted nine circular aircraft flying in formation. According to his estimate the aircraft were approximately the size of a DC-4 airliner ( Jackson 4). This...

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Unidentified flying objects, Roswell UFO incident, Flying saucer, Ufologists, Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting, UFO Files
UFO Seeing
We once believed that Earth is the only planet in the Universe that supports life. Today there is overwhelming evidence that not only suggests, but supports the very real possibility that we may share the Universe with other intelligent beings. I. Things in the Sky A. The First Documented Sighting B. The Fever Spreads 1. Pilot Encounters 2. The Lights in the Sky II. Dents in the Earth III. Unexplained Phenomenon A. The Writing on the Wall B. Geodes IV. What About Religion? A. The Christian Bibl...

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Unidentified flying objects, Roswell UFO incident, Flying saucer, Mysteries, Paranormal, Fringe theory, Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting, UFO Files
UFO's
UFO\'s Almost every civilization in history that has kept a written history has recorded the sightings of strange objects and lights in the skies. These objects have been described as glowing wheels, colored balls of light, and disk shaped objects. Today unexplained aerial phenomena are generally referred to as unidentified flying objects (UFO\'s) or flying saucers. The effects of extra terrestrial sightings can have an adverse effect on people if influenced the wrong way. No solid proof has sh...

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Unidentified flying objects, Ufology, Condon Committee, Identification studies of UFOs, Flying saucer, UFO sightings in the United States, Mariana UFO incident
UFO Kinds
Ever since US Air Force Pilot Kenneth Arnold coined the term Flying Saucer, on 24th June 1947, after allegedly encountering nine disk shaped objects while out flying over the Cascade Mountains, the world wide sightings of such objects, has increased logarithmically. By 1957 the furor over UFO sightings showed no sign of abating and the sightings had now been awarded levels of classification by US Astronomer, Allen. J. Hynek. Hynek created three categories for UFO encounters: Close encounters of...

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Ufologists, Alien abduction phenomenon, Alien abduction, Extraterrestrial life, Whitley Strieber, Budd Hopkins, Grey alien, Barney and Betty Hill, Taken, Abduction, Close encounter, Communion
UFO And Aliens
Unidentified flying objects and aliens can be proven through eyewitness accounts or encounters. On of the most common case would be the case of the Hillís (Butler, 1). Returning to N. H., the hillís had notices a strange light in the sky. Barney stopped the car, went out to observed the moving lights. He came to the conclusion of the lights being an airplane, a star or a plant. AS they continued their ride the lights remained with them. That took away the idea that the object was a star or a pl...

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UFO sightings in the United States, Unidentified flying object, Contactees, UFO, Extraterrestrials in fiction, Barney and Betty Hill
Illusions And Reality
Jules de Gaultier stated, "Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." I think the "war against reality" is the process of aging and imagination is our naivet that shields us from the frightening world. By imagining that situations will never be uncomfortable; girls will never experience heartbreak; men will always have jobs to support their families; and people will never become sick, we are setting our selves up for a slap in the face when, inevitably, we are forced to notice...

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Testament of Pope John Paul II, Message in a Bottle
Birth Stones
From prehistoric shamans to modern consumerism birth stones have been a part of human life. Beginning as magical talismans, they have been used for thousands of years to cure the sick, strengthen the weak, and decorate the rich. Birth stones are a modern fad powered by the wisdom of history. In prehistoric times, every village had a shaman, or witch. The shaman would cast spells to do all sorts of things within the village. After time, shamans discovered that different rocks and minerals did di...

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Gemstones, Oxide minerals, Superhard materials, Mineralogy, Birthdays, Birthstone, Topaz, Peridot, Beryl, Amethyst, Sapphire, GEM
Aliens And UFO
For more than 50 years, UFO investigators have scoured the skies for signs of alien life-completely snubbed by the scientific community as cranks. But today, in the first independent scientific review of UFO evidence in nearly 30 years, scientists gave a faint nod in their direction by concluding that it might be worthwhile to evaluate UFO reports, marking a major and important shift in the eyes of some UFO investigators. "What we need are more scientists looking at this area if we are going to...

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Ufology, Ufologists, Paranormal, Unidentified flying object, Mutual UFO Network, Roswell UFO incident
WWF Wrestling
The company that I researched for this paper is the World Wrestling Federation Entertainment. The company was organized and founded in the early 1940ís by Vincent McMahon Sr. The current owner and CEO is McMachonís son, Vincent Kennedy McMahon Jr. The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) is headquarters in the Titan Tower, in Stamford Connecticut. The WWF specializes in the area of Pro Wrestling, which are "scripted fights" in which highly trained athletes simulate a fighting experience. The "sport...

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WWE, World Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions, National Wrestling Alliance, Sports entertainment, WCW Saturday Night, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Chris Jericho, Dwayne Johnson, Monday Night Wars, The Invasion
Wrestling
I would just like to start out and say that I donít think that watching wrestling on television is worth while. I canít understand how millions of people sit around their living rooms watching a bunch of muscle-bound wanna be jocks play fight and talk *censored*. ITíS NOT REAL! What else do I have to say? The wrestlers and the officials admit it. The couch potatoes that watch this garbage are drawn in by the story of all things. You see, there is an ongoing saga behind every pseudo-body slam. N...

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WWE Hall of Fame, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, American Christians, Sports entertainment, National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling, Hulk Hogan, WWE, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ric Flair, Professional wrestling, Monday Night Wars
Wrestling History
The forms of wrestling we know today as Greco-Roman, Folkstyle, and Freestyle found their origins in the lands on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. These lands are where the Ancient Greeks resided, and developed the art of wrestling. The Greeks influenced the styles and skills of wrestling of today. "The sport of wrestling has been highly developed for over five thousand years, and it is believed to have begun part of the soldiers training," The Ancient Greeks and The sport of Wrestling...

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Sports rules and regulations, Combat sports, Amateur wrestling, Wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, Styles of wrestling, Collegiate wrestling, Pin, Professional wrestling, Greek wrestling, Mixed martial arts, Freestyle wrestling
Women Sports
Women and women\'s sports have made great strides since the mid 70\'s. Although, gender inequality in sports is still common in most sports today. Prior to the early 1970 women did not have teams or similar programs that the males had. In 1972 the government finally stepped in and passed Title IX of the Educational Amendments. Today women are given many opportunities to participate in sports. While opportunities have increased for women, the equal rights of men and women\'s athletics are still...

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Sexism, Women's sports, Ice hockey, Major women's sport leagues in North America, Women's National Team
Women In Men's Sports
Women In Men\'s Sports Should women be allowed to play on male sports teams? Method of Development: What physical and mental differences do males and females have which might affect the game or moral? Tentative Thesis: As far as mental and physical attributes are concerned, men and women are not created equally. Neither is superior, however, the differences between a man and a woman could affect how they participate in competitive sports. I. Introductory Paragraph: Use examples of differences/s...

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Gender studies, Sexual harassment, Social psychology, Sexuality and society, Labour law, Gender role
Women
And Football "Go Mustangs..." she said softly; gritting her teeth and squeezing her soft cotton blanket in her delicate hands. She then looked around the stands at all of the football fans. "Catch that ball!" "What the hell are you doin\'?" "Come on, ref! Are you blind?" "Yeah! Go, go, go!" Those were the only sounds that pierced the otherwise impenetrable roar inside the stadium at a college football game. The woman tightened her scarf, and pulled both sides of her wool cap down over her ears....

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Bleacher
Wilt Chamberlain
There have been many greats to play the game basketball, but we have never, and maybe never again, see the likes of Wilt Chamberlain. His entire life Wilt Chamberlain made the improbable look routine. No professional athlete in any team sport combined the size, strength, and fluidity of movement that Wilt Chamberlain brought into the sleepy, dimly lit NBA arenas of 1959. IĻll go one step further: No one who has played pro team sports has ever dominated every minute of every game in the early Ć6...

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National Basketball Association, Basketball, Basketball statistics, Wilt Chamberlain, Wilt, Rebound, Los Angeles Lakers, Point, 195960 NBA season, 196061 NBA season
Wilma Rudolph
This report is on Wilma Glodean Rudolph. Wilma was born June 23,1940 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Williamís education is: her mother tutored she until she started school when she was seven. She eventually graduated from the school, went to Tennessee State University and graduated with "flying colors". When Wilma was born she weighed only 4.5 pounds, and was the twentieth of twenty-two children! Since than she was nursed by her mother until she was seven. She was sick all the time. She had measles...

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Wilma Rudolph, Clarksville, Tennessee, Wilma, Ed Temple
Willie Mays Or Say Hey Kid
1. The correct name of my person is Willie Howard Mays Jr. 2. His nickname was "The Say Hey Kid". 3. Mays was born May 6, 1931. 4. He was born in Westfield, Alabama., just outside the major city of Birmingham. 5. The names of his parents were not known, but his fatherís nickname was "Kitty Kat". 6. He was the oldest of twelve in his family. 7. The name of the town he lived in as a child was called Westfield. 8. Both Mr. and Mrs. Mays were athletic. Mr. Mays played baseball on the all-black team...

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Greeters, Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants, Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony, The Catch, Taylor Mays
West Coast Offense
We know that football teams, similar to organizations everywhere, improve by going through an evolutionary progression as they learn, apply, adapt, and learn again. Bill Walsh accomplished all these by establishing and mastering the steps involved in that crucial process. No individual in the history of the game is more qualified to put forth such individual guidance. During his illustrious career, Bill Walsh was more than a football coach. In a very real sense he has been an exceptional vision...

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Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, American football strategy, Bill Walsh, West Coast offense, Sid Gillman, San Francisco 49ers, Paul Brown, Don Coryell, Cincinnati Bengals, Walsh, Spread offense, Draft:Offensive philosophy
Wayne Gretzky
In this essay, I need to compare two biographies of a famous person. I will plot out the difference and compare the two books considering point of view, bias, aim, omission, interest and interpretation. This person is my hero and idol. He is one of the great player in the history of hockey. He set the all-time NHL scoring record in 26 seasons and got four Stanley cup in a row from 1984-1988. He is Wayne Gretzky, the most brilliant and talent hockey player in this century. Ichose the "Gretzky an...

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Wayne Gretzky, Pacific Division, Edmonton Oilers, Gretzky, Walter Gretzky, Joey Moss
Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky has to one of the greatest if not the best hockey player in the National Hockey Leagues history. He was adored by almost everyone, the exemptions being his opponents. Now, Mr. Reynolds you say how do I involve Mr. Wayne Gretzky into my math analysis report? Well it is easy, throughout the duration of Wayneís career he has accumulated many points. He also has one many awards and Iíll give you little quizzes to tell how much you know about the great one. Wayne Gretzky hockey career...

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Pacific Division, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Edmonton Oilers, Goal, Bryan Trottier, Stanley Cup Finals
Violence In Sports
With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people, sports has become an area where some feel that the violent acts such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. You can not change something that has been around for so long because it would change the aspect of the game to something completely different. The elimination of violence should not be done in sport because the violence is a part of the game which would only hurt its popularity. The reaso...

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Dispute resolution, Crime, Violence against women, Ethics, Human behavior, Violence, Fighting in ice hockey, Domestic violence, Aggression, Football hooliganism, Sport, Fan
Violence In Hockey
Violence is no stranger to hockey. As if legal body checking and stick checking did not make the sport rough enough, more and more players unleash their rage through extensive violence on the ice. Violence in hockey is what blacklists American players as second class. This is because of the rise of the violence trend throught the eighties and nineties into what is now a bloody and injury filled sport. Violence in hockey is so big that it is even going on trial when, "Wayne County (Michigan) beg...

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Violence in sports, Dispute resolution, Violence in ice hockey, Aggression, Ice hockey penalties, Fighting in ice hockey, Violence, Ice hockey, Jesse Boulerice
Ty Cobb
Ty Cobb was the greatest baseball player that has ever lived, he also was the most influential on other baseball players. Who was Ty Cobb and what was his impact throughout the 20ís? I propose to show his importance to baseball by giving examples of his determination to get to where he got to as a baseball player. Through the lessons and morals of hard work that his father had taught Ty as a boy, he was able to become a great hard-working baseball player. Although his personal life may not have...

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Ty Cobb, Cobb, Bill Armour, Boston Red Sox players, Sam Crawford, Detroit Tigers season
Training
Program Development For the past year I have been hitting the gym five days a week, while taking the weekend off. I started training in the gym sophomore year of high school, but I quickly realized that my personal training routine was not a very good one. After searching through many magazines and talking to people around the gym I realized that there is no perfect routine, nothing is carved in stone when it comes to lifting. The key to lifting I have found is doing what feels best. That means...

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Physical exercise, Bodybuilding, Sports, Recreation, Exercise physiology, Weight training, Strength training, High intensity training
Tennis
It was my last year at San Fernando high. It was a memorable time of my life because I knew that I would graduate at the end of that year. My senior year also became the most significant year of my life, because I got to do something that I have always wanted to try tennis. I had always wanted to play tennis ever since I was a kid, but there wasn\'t enough time for me to join tennis team. One day, Mr. Cockerill who was my teacher and also the tennis coach, encouraged me to join the team. I thou...

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Startup Cult, Maureen O'Hara filmography
Tennis
Technology Racquet It seems like only yesterday that Prince was introducing the Michael Chang Long-body tennis racquet to the world. It was the first extra-length racquet designed to be a "player\'s racquet" with less power and more control. The previous extra-length racquets we have seen had huge heads and funky designs. They generated an enormous amount of power and tremendous spin, but they were ineffective with regard to control. The Michael Chang Long-body changed all that. This is the rac...

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Sports equipment, Racket, Titanium, Sweet spot, Bentley Fortissimo, Wilson ProStaff Original 6.0
Tennis
Serve Biomechanics The tennis serve is the stroke that puts the ball in play and is often referred to as the most important stroke in the game of tennis. It has become a principle weapon of attack and is used to place the opponent on the defensive by forcing a return from the weak side or by moving the receiver out of position. A good strong serve can sometimes be the basis of winning a game of tennis. I have included eight picture sequences to illustrate the tennis serve. Represented in pictur...

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Anatomical terms of motion, Elbow, Serve, Strike, Tennis, Shoulder, Hitting mechanics
Tennis Player Development
There are many ways my performance in tennis increased after joining the tennis class. The tennis class gave an insight on strategy, different strokes, serve, and different types of game situations. All of these items are key factors in winning a tennis game with great ease. The class didn\'t just inform us of these factors, but it made the students in force them. Practicing the factors made us understand more about them and their important properties. There are many differences between a game...

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Tennis shots, Sports, Summer Olympic sports, Ball games, Serve and volley, Volley, Tennis, Backhand, Table tennis, Forehand, Point, Serve
Taekwondo
Taekwondo, usually thought of by most people as just a way of fighting, and as being a brutal sport. People consider it brutal because of all the kicks, punches, throws, and arm and wrist locks; they usually arenít open minded enough to see the way it benefits people especially children. Though a majority of it includes fighting, taekwondo also helps a person with self-confidence, self-defense and discipline. Developing self-confidence is an important aspect of learning taekwondo. Through gaini...

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Combat sports, Taekwondo, Korean martial arts, Karate, Kata, Martial arts, Sang Chul Lee, British Taekwondo Control Board
Swimming History
Swimming was invented before recorded history. Humans discovered how to swim by accident. A person probably fell into the water and struggled to shore using a dog-paddle stroke. There was an Egyptian hieroglyph for swimming dating from 2500 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans made swimming an important part of their military training programs. There have been known swimming contests that were organized in Japan as early as the 1st century BC. During the Middle Ages in Europe, swimming declined in...

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Aquatics, Swimming, Freestyle swimming, Butterfly stroke, Mark Spitz, Total Immersion, Front crawl, Human swimming, Aquatic locomotion
Swimming And Biomechanics
Natural forces affect the movements of swimmers in water. And it is often useful to know how these forces act. This knowledge will help swimming teachers and coaches analyze swimming skills and assist them to understand how these forces influence movement, so that they can encourage beginners to be better swimmers or good swimmers to achieve there optimum potential. Biomechanics is the branch of science that is concerned with understanding the relationship between a living body\'s structure and...

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Aerodynamics, Fluid dynamics, Front crawl, Ethology, Swimming, Flutter kick, Buoyancy, Streamline, Drag, Crawl, Animal locomotion, Turbulence
Stone Cold
Stone Cold is a 4 time wwf champion, 2 time intercontinental champion, and 3 time tag team champion. He is also a 1996 king of the ring and 1998 royal rumble winner. Stone Cold is a great athlete and he has changed all wrestling fans all over. Ever since he entered the ring in Milwaukee, for the 1996 King of the Ring, he never could have imagined how he changed the wwf. After beating Jake \'\'The Snake\'\' Roberts to become the king of the ring, Austin accepted his crown, and after that he info...

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Professional wrestling, Wrestling, WWE Hall of Fame, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, Stone Cold Steve Austin, King of the Ring, Royal Rumble, WWE, Attitude Era, Vengeance
Steroids And Athletes
What kind of role model is Mark McGwire? Many people are familiar with his seventy homeruns in one season, but do they know that he has been using androstenedione, a type of steroid that boosts testosterone levels? While it is perfectly legal in the United States and in the major leagues, it sends the wrong health message to athletes of every age. If young adults take androstenedione, or any other steroid, they may regret it for the rest of their lives. Artificially high levels of testosterone...

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Anabolic steroids, Sex hormones, Exercise physiology, Bodybuilding, Endocrine system, Steroid hormone, Sex steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid, Corticosteroid, Estrogen
Stereotypes
In Sports People today stereotype skaters and surfers as lazy, no good potheads. I would have to dissagree with that statement. Police harrass skaters for skating in parking lots and on the streets of their towns. It is like the police think that they are going to do more than skate. It is the same with surfers, people think they do not hold jobs, their lazy, and all that they do is smoke pot. Those things are (for the most part) not true. In my paper I will give three examples of people that d...

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Individual sports, Skateboarding, Arlo Eisenberg, Surfing, Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk, Speed skating
Sports Salaries
Most people in America feel that pro athlete\'s salaries are too high. Current sports salaries are reaching astronomical figures. Players are signing 50 million-dollar contracts and up just because they happen to be pretty good at hitting a baseball. Just the other day Kevin Brown signed a contract worth over 100 million! Now pro sports are fun to watch and follow, but college games entertain just as well and they aren\'t receiving a legal penny. Down south, people like college sports more than...

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Employment compensation, Personnel economics, Salary cap, Professional sports, Salary, ESports, Major League Baseball Luxury Tax, 199899 NBA lockout
Sports And Aggressiveness
Sport and aggressive behavior, Do sports create aggressive behavior, or simply attract people who are already aggressive? Aggression and sport have gone together as long as sports have been around, be it the players themselves, to the parents, coaches, or spectators, they just seem to be an inseparable part of each other. The term violence is defined as physical assault based on total disregard for the well being of self and others, or the intent to injure another person ( 2. Coakley). Intimida...

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Dispute resolution, Abnormal psychology, Emotions, Criminology, Aggression, Crime, Testosterone, Anger, Rage, Abuse, Violence, Antisocial personality disorder
Sport Psychology
In our society today it seems like sports rule the land. Everywhere we look, there is some kind of sporting event going on or being televised. Almost everyone could be considered a fan of at least one sport. Some people follow sports like a religion. With such an increased focus on sports, the athleteís performances are put under a microscope. This puts more pressure on athletes to give a winning performance. No longer do athletes play for fun, they play to win. This isnít happening just on the...

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Behavioural sciences, Applied psychology, Clinical psychology, Psychology, Sport psychology, Cognitive psychology, Psychologist, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Play, G factor, Clutch
Sport In College
Imagine yourself, if you can, strapping up a helmet before the big game, stretching your legs out before the 600 meter rely, or taking a few warm up swings before you step up into the batterís box. There are probably a lot of things going through that stubborn head of yours. Now imagine those same things with the thought of having to think of how you will make time to study for the big biology exam the following day. All right now you can quit imagining things. Thousands of student athletes hav...

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Draft:Akib Alex, Draft:Carson Hill
Sport For Babies
A baby is born and the doctor looks at the proud parents or parent and says three simple words: Its a boy, or Its a girl! Before a newborn child even takes his or her first breath of life outside the mothers womb, he or she is distinguishable and characterized by gender. The baby is brought home and dressed in clothes that help friends, family and even strangers identify the sex of the child. Baby boys are dressed in blue and baby girls are dressed in pink. The baby boy may be dressed in a blue...

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Gender, Sociology of gender, Gender role, Femininity, Androgyny, Masculinity, Socialization, Girl, Boy, Gender roles in young children, Baby fashion
Soccer
Soccer is a popular sport played all over the world. Even though it has only been popular in North America for the past 30 years, soccer has been a long time favorite most everywhere else. It is the national sport of most European and Latin-American countries, and of many other nations. Millions of people in more than 140 countries play soccer. The sport dates back to the Egyptians, who played games involving the kicking of a ball. Now, the sport has grown to a global pastime, including menís a...

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Laws of association football, Association football tactics and skills, American football plays, Ball games, American football, Kickoff, Direct free kick, Corner kick, Indirect free kick, Free kick, Goal kick, Try
Soccer In Radge
Espanyol capped its centenary celebrations by winning the Spanish Cup with a 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday. One of the cheekiest goals seen in Spain all season gave the Barcelona club an ideal start after just two minutes. Atletico goalkeeper Toni Jimenez - who moved to the club from Espanyol last summer - saved a shot by Toni Velamazan and was bouncing the ball in front of him, ready to boot it upfield. But then Raul Tamudo nipped in unseen, headed the ball away from Jimenez and...

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Association football, Football in Spain, Football in Catalonia, RCD Espanyol, Ral Tamudo, Sarri Stadium
Snowboarding History
Snowboarding is the worldís fastest growing winter sport and is set to become even more popular than skiing. It is still a young sport and there are many people eager to learn more about the enjoyment the sport has to offer. Without going to a mountain and taking a few lessons it is hard to fully appreciate what the sport really is, and the sensation that riding a snowboard gives. Hopefully, my report will tell everything a person would need to know about equipment, so that they can go try the...

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Snowboarding, Individual sports, Snowboard, Ski geometry, Freeriding, Longboard, Burton Snowboards, Ski, Surfboard, Surfing, Freeboard, Boardsport
Skateboarding
Throughout the eighties and even still into the nineties skateboarders have been stereotyped, fined, arrested, and kicked out of places for simply having fun. To many people this doesnít sound that bad since skateboarders are a bunch of punks and cause trouble all the time. They smoke pot and get high and do nothing with their lives. These last two statements could be seen as false since they could be disproven in many ways. Tony Hawk is a pro skater who has achieved many goals in his life. Man...

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Sports, Skateboarding tricks, Skateboarding, Youth culture, Andy Macdonald, Culture, Tony Hawk, 900, Rodney Mullen, Andrew Reynolds
Skateboarding
Skateboarding is one of the most unique, enjoyable, and physically demanding sports in the world. Like baseball, basketball and football, skateboarding his endured many changes and fluctuations in popularity, and has emerged as one of the most entertaining and satisfying activities enjoyed by both todayís youth and its adults. The goal of this paper is to inform about the history, evolution and present state of skateboarding. The concept of skateboarding was invented in the 1950s when surfers f...

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Individual sports, Skateboarding styles, Skateboarding, Youth culture, Alan Gelfand, Skateboard, Vert skateboarding
School Sports
My editorial is how the seriousness for school related sports has decreased. Sports arenít what they used to be. People who say things like " people are taking these sports too seriously" or " the sports are meant to be fun", I think, should rethink their opinion. Of course, they are taken seriously, that doesnít necessarily mean they arenít fun. Personally I love all of the yelling and confusion that goes on all around sports, whether itís on TV, or the court, or on the field. I also think tha...

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Sandlot
Sandlot a vacant lot especially used for unorganized sports. It was a place during my childhood years where I could go and not have a worry on my mind, except being with my best friends and playing some sandlot ball. A place where the memories of endless fun and games took place, between my friends and I. I still hear the voices of neighbors yelling at us to go home because of the tennis balls we hit against their walls and windows. The sandlot was better than Turner Field to us. Nothing could...

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Baseball films, Film, Sports, Cinema of the United States, Sandlot, The Sandlot 2, The Sandlot: Heading Home
Sammy
Sosa And Mark McGwire Probably the best season in baseball history has nearly come to an end. The home run race was, for sure, the highlight of the 1998 season. The two front-runners of this race were Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire. In this essay I will compare their lives. I will tell about how different their childhoods were. I will explain how differently the media treated each player during the season, and I will tell about each player\'s accomplishments, and who I think should win the MVP awa...

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Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Major League Baseball home run record chase, McGwire, Sosa, 62
Rugby And Football
Rugby and Football The thick, broad-shouldered athlete breathes heavily and grunts with each step as he and his teammates push mightily against the opposition. His arms are locked over his teammates\' shoulders, all of their heads down. The two teams are pushing against each other like two moose fighting over territory. He looks down to see the ball, sitting just in front of his feet. If he could just hook it with his foot and heave it to his teammate behind him... This is what every player in...

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Ball games, Football codes, Team sports, Rugby union, Sports rules and regulations, Football, Rugby football, American football, Touch, Association football, Australian rules football, Comparison of Canadian football and rugby union