Passing Stones With Mitrione


UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione has taken his share of hits in the cage, but the worst KO he’s experienced didn’t come from anyone’s fists. It was from kidney stones—jagged shards of calcium passing through his ureter. Painful? We’ll let Matt put it into his own words.

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On the Road With the National Wrestling Hall of Fame


A $6-million fundraising campaign is underway to restore and re-energize The National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The campaign is set to conclude in 2014, with plans for a total renovation of the current HOF in Stillwater, OK, a revamping of the Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, IA, and the purchase and operation of the organization’s first mobile museum.

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Oatmeal With Brian Stann


Brian Stann was a picture of inward dedication. It immediately stood out. There was a quiet dignity to him that showed over a stovetop on a cold morning in January 2008. It wasn’t that he was just an All-American (because he wasn’t in the lesser way we’ve defined it), it was that he was a true All-American when nobody was looking.

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Ask the Health Expert


Q: Besides yogurt, what’s a good source of probiotics?

A: Probiotics are live bacterial cultures that help maintain an optimal balance of flora in the GI tract, improve digestive health, and keep your immune system in tiptop shape. Probiotic supplements can provide you with these vitally important organisms, but there are other natural sources besides yogurt.

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Eve of Destruction: The night before Chris Weidman beat Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title, Ray Longo saw things unfolding before his eyes.

Chris Weidman stalks Anderson Silva

Heavyweight great Floyd Patterson wouldn’t have sex during his training camps before fights, because he believed it weakened the knees. This is a proud fight game deprivation that has been passed down through the centuries. It’s more scientific than a rabbit’s foot, but “Jersey” Joe Walcott carried around a miniature horseshoe just in case. Fighters [...]

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