Yao Ming will miss all of next season as he recovers from an innovative and complicated surgical procedure to repair the hairline fracture in his left foot. Doctors hope it’ll ultimately create a base for his body that’ll withstand the unprecedented pounding delivered beneath his 7-foot, 6-inch frame.
The 15th annual X Games will be held in Los Angeles, California from July 30th – August 2nd, 2009. The X Games features athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: skateboarding, motocross, BMX and rally car racing.
As baseball’s shining stars are featured in the 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game Tuesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., the sport’s environmentally conscious efforts are worth noting, especially where an estimated 80 million spectators watch each year.
The Blues are going green. Chelsea Football Club is the first and only soccer team to agree to the Mayor of London’s Green500 campaign and has big plans to reduce its carbon footprint by at least 10 percent over the next two years.
If you navigate to any popular sports website or open to the sports section of any major newspaper, you may find that the leading headlines are negative. From the proliferation of steroid scandals to bloated egos and salaries, the morals of professional athletes are under scrutiny. Unfortunately, as a result many of today's positive stories about athletes get pushed to the margins.
In the early 1990s, Nike began looking to reduce their environmental impact. To this end, they decided to establish a program devoted to recycling athletic shoes that were old, called the Reuse-A-Shoe program.
The next time your mother tells you to turn off the TV and go play outside in the heat, here’s a good excuse for staying put in the air conditioning. Federal government studies have begun to reconsider the health effects
Beyond team rivalries and player hitting streaks, as baseball fans, we cannot help but notice more Major League Baseball teams and ballparks taking the initiative to go green.