Both the NBA and NCAA rules prohibit intentional kicking of the basketball. The rules classify intentional kicking of the ball as a violation resulting in a dead ball and a stoppage in play. Conversely, a ball that accidentally strikes a player¡¯s foot is not a violation and does not result …

Your little toe doesn’t usually break from running itself. It breaks because it’s on the outside of the foot and gets slammed or stubbed against another object or something drops on it. Then the pain kicks in and swelling starts. Within a few moments, it might start turning red or …

The NFL requires that players at certain positions be restricted to a range of numbers. This tradition trickled down to the college and high school levels, though no specific rules limit numbers to certain positions. Some high-profile exceptions have existed to the standard numbering system, but fans can generally get …

Swimmers excel in the water, but being out of the pool should not leave them high and dry. Swimmers who engage in dry land training, which is simply conditioning and exercises done out of the water, get an edge over those who don¡¯t, says Cristin Reichmuth, head coach and founder …

Pop Warner Football is a youth sports organization, founded in 1929 and named after legendary football coach Glenn ¡°Pop¡± Warner. More than 200,000 boys and girls, ages 5 through 16, participate in Pop Warner football each year. Most standard American football rules apply in Pop Warner leagues, but the organization …

Turpentine is a solvent made from the wood or gum of pine trees. Paints, resins, inks and many other products contain turpentine, and it also is used to make camphor and menthol. Turpentine is a toxic substance that is not healthy for the lungs. Breathing in turpentine fumes can cause …

Football is a game that requires players to get in the best physical condition possible, to learn the skills of the game and to prepare mentally by knowing your own team’s game plan and what your opponent is going to do. Football also requires a supreme emotional commitment. Players prepare …