Posts Tagged as "Sports"

To Kneel or Stand — Poly Students Chime in On National Anthem Protest

Oct. 21, 2016 / By
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Youth Reporter Nia Thompson asked school athletes about the Kaepernick kneel. But some shied away from the topic. "Their hesitancy is understandable, though disappointing," she writes.

For Female Athletes, Double Standards Start At An Early Age

May. 26, 2015 / By
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Female athletes are judged by their appearance far more than male athletes and are often subjected to public scrutiny based on their looks or “sexual behavior.”

Meet Long Beach’s Next Pro Football Star

Apr. 28, 2015 / By

On Thursday, the NFL will begin its' draft season and the most talented young football players will begin to fulfill their dreams. While Iman Marshall, Long Beach's star football player, won't be drafted just yet, the teen is already getting a buzz.

Lakers Show LB Teens How To Stay Fit

Dec. 18, 2014 / By
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Eating healthy and making sure you do some physical activity every day-- some notes the Lakers gave Cabrillo & Poly high schools students when they met them this week.

Youth Football Coaches Tackle Violence Issue Head On

Dec. 1, 2014 / By
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National athletes have been in the spotlight, igniting conversations across the nation about whether high-contact sports cultivate a culture of violence. In Long Beach, some local football coaches are choosing to address the violence issue directly.

How The World Cup Brought Residents Together

Jul. 18, 2014 / By
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The World Cup finished this past weekend and soccer fervor has never been stronger.

During the World Cup, cafes and restaurants were packed, people glued to the TV screen as if it were a matter of life or death...

How The World Cup Is Helping Youth Connect With Their Culture

Jun. 25, 2014 / By
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It’s that time again. The World Cup is back, and it comes with an entire month full of competitions from the best soccer teams from around the globe...

Why Do Male Athletes—Gay or Straight— Get More Attention Than Female Athletes?

May. 23, 2014 / By
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Photo Courtesy of Getty/Reuters

Being on a sports team comes with camaraderie and often times, teammates can become really close, like family...

High School Basketball Players Respond to Sterling’s Racist Comments

May. 6, 2014 / By
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I love sports. It keeps me busy as a young person, gives me an outlet and keeps me relaxed...

Why I Still Play Football, Despite the Risks

Dec. 11, 2013 / By
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It was a play just like any other play.

I was a 15 year-old sophomore, proud to be playing football for Long Beach Polytechnic High School, a team that has produced a number of NFL players, including Marques Anderson, who played for the Green Bay Packers, the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers, and wide receiver Kareem Kelly of the New Orleans Saints...

Tennis Courts Keep Youth Away from Dangers

Aug. 9, 2012 / By
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“Let’s hit DeForest today at 7,” reads a text message received by David Rodriguez, 16, Long Beach Jordan High School...

In Richmond, A Love of Soccer But Nowhere to Play

Jul. 11, 2012 / By
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Richmond Pulse/ New America Media, News Report, Monica Quesada

RICHMOND, Calif. — Angel Leon has learned how to express his feelings through soccer...