Calif. High School Shelves Controversial 'Arab' Mascot; Nickname Remains

After drawing the ire of anti-discrimination groups this past school year, Coachella Valley (Calif.) High School has retired its controversial "Arab" mascot.

44 Percent of Parents Not Comfortable With Their Children Playing Football

Forty-four percent of parents were not comfortable with the idea of their children playing football, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released last week.

The NFL Wants to Use Fantasy Football to Help Teach Students Math

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, National Football League chief marketing officer Mark Waller shared how the league hopes to reach young football fans.

FIFA and Youth Soccer Organizations Sued Over Handling of Head Injuries

A group of parents and former soccer players filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against FIFA and other youth-soccer organizations over their alleged mishandling of concussions and head trauma.

Physical Fitness Associated With Less Depression in Middle School Girls

For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.

Sports-Related Video Games Linked to Children's Participation in Athletics

It turns out all those years of playing "Madden" and "NBA2K" video games might have beneficial effects after all.

Could Little League World Series Players Be in Line for a Payday?

Steve Keener, the CEO of Little League Baseball, told Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan last week that the idea of paying Little League World Series players could be considered in the future.

Parent Perceptions of Children's Weight Found to Be Increasingly Inaccurate

Overall, parents were 16 percent less likely to correctly identify their overweight or obese children as overweight in 2005-10 compared to 1988-94.

'When the Game Stands Tall' Showcases Highs and Lows of High School Football

The new release is about the legendarily successful football team at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., a Roman Catholic school run by the De La Salle Christian Brothers order.

High School Football Participation Rises for First Time in Five Years

Participation in high school football rose for the first time in five years during the 2013-14 school year, according to the latest High School Athletics Participation Survey.

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