If you thought there was an uproar last week when Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant finally joined Twitter, wait until you hear this:

Yogi Berra, king of the quote, is considering creating a Twitter page.


While Berra hasn't committed to it yet (-- Update: He will be contributing on occasion on the account @Yogi_Museum --) no one needs a Twitter profile more than the New York Yankees legend.

In honor of all the Yogi-isms that he has uttered throughout the years, here's a tribute to the one of the best catchers to ever play the game.

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There are a lot of reasons for eating that go beyond simple nutrition. We eat to celebrate. We eat to mourn. We eat because we want comfort. We eat because we're bored. We eat because we're worried whether Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk can stop the evil forces of Loki.

Sometimes we eat just because it's there. And that's a big problem, because new science reveals that controlling when you eat can help you shed body fat and improve your health. (Check out the new book The 8-Hour Diet to learn more about this breakthrough plan.)

Your best strategy for all of these food temptations? Don't have one strategy -- have dozens. That way, no matter where you are, how you feel, or what crisis is at hand -- personal, financial, or fictional -- you're prepared. Try a few of these 30 small changes that can make a big difference over time.

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By Lisa Hoehn
The Active Times

Jetting off this year? Good! But remember, where you touch down affects more than your next Facebook album -- in fact, your travels can have a dramatic effect on the local economy. If you want to spend your hard-earned dough in countries that have values mirroring your own, look no further than this year's installment of Berkley-based non-profit Ethical Traveler, which judges developing nations based on social welfare programs, environmental protection efforts and human rights records.

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In the slideshow, you'll find this year's top 10 nations to visit -- in alphabetical (not merit-based) order.
The good news: The same sports-psychology tips that help the pros can work for weekend warriors, too. Walker offers a few suggestions below.

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-- Wild Horses: Nowhere To Run

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Things move at light speed in the world of athlete-celebrity romances (see: Humphries-Kardashian marriage). And with several relationships coming to light recently, we figured now would be a good time to review who's with whom and when they got together.

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    When you're a 27-year-old retiring from your athletic career with no less than 22 medals (18 being Olympic gold), you have earned the right to celebrate. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps did just that with celebrations at Club Surrender in Las Vegas, where the party fittingly continued on to a pool party at Encore Beach Club the following day. Phelps was greeted with USA chants by fans and cake presented by bikini-clad servers in his luxury bungalow. Fellow Olympians Nathan Adrian and Charles Houchin were in attendance, along with other close friends and family.

By Lauren Gordon
The Daily Meal

Life is a beautiful thing, so we can live it up and celebrate every now and then.

We go out for one expensive dinner, treat ourselves to one fancy cocktail. But if you are an all-star athlete, celebrations are never few and far between. Whether an Olympian or NBA star, you can be sure to see them taking a break from training to knock back a few, and do it in extravagant style.




If your only set of wheels is a car, reconsider. Bike commuting is actually five times safer than driving, according to a new study from University College in London.

Researchers recorded how frequently cyclists and drivers were admitted to hospitals for crashes between 2007 and 2009 in England. The results: Bikers ages 17 to 20 were admitted 11 times for every million miles they rode, while drivers were admitted 32 times.

Researchers blame young drivers for the discrepancy. When you learn to ride a bike, you more or less pick it up immediately. When you learn to drive a car? Not so much.

But just because spring is still a few months out, it doesn’t mean you should nix the idea. Here are five reasons to consider a bike commute -- on those warmer days or every day (if you’re not a victim of winter weather).

For suggestions on what might work for you, check out our picks for the Best Bikes From $500 To $5,000.

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College football analysts have been comparing Alabama and Notre Dame in every which way before the BCS championship game: Scrutinizing their offenses, trying to find a weakness in their defenses, breaking down coaching strategies and evaluating special teams. But even with all of their analysis, they neglect to analyze what really matters, and this is where we come in.

And that’s it! Based on this foolproof analysis the Crimson Tide will roll on for the second consecutive year. However, you should probably watch the game anyway, just to make sure. It’s an exciting matchup, whichever way you look at it, and it’s definitely a game you won’t want to miss.

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There is usually a downer moment when the law hits the sports headlines. Such was the case in most of the big sports law related moments of 2012. How big of a player was the law in sports in 2012? As this list will remind you, the law interjected itself in multiple stories of the games we follow. This list, unlike David Letterman's nightly roll call, is presented in no particular order and there is no big crescendo at the end. Further, like all year-end lists, opinions should and will vary on the topics included. I looked largely to the legal impact and newsworthiness of the sports law events that occurred throughout the year.

-- Kenneth L. Shropshire is the David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Faculty Director of its Wharton Sports Business Initiative. He joined the Wharton faculty in 1986 and specializes in sports business and law, sports and social impact, and negotiations. He also practices law as Special Counsel at the global law firm Duane Morris LLP. His works include the foundational books, In Black and White: Race and Sports in America, The Business of Sports and The Business of Sports Agents. He has consulted for the NCAA, National Football League, the United States Olympic Committee and others.

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Ray Lewis has a truckload of accolades, and they will surely be recited -- Super Bowl MVP, seven-time first team All-Pro -- in the aftermath of his retirement announcement Wednesday. But Lewis was about much more than strictly accomplishment. He crackled with an intensity that made his name synonymous with any superlative relating to heart, focus and dedication. Lewis was the 26th overall selection of the 1996 NFL draft in a class that featured top-10 busts such as Lawrence Phillips and Rickey Dudley. He outlasted all his draft peers and became the sole member of the 40-30-20 club with career totals of 41.5 sacks, 31 interceptions and 20 fumble recoveries. Again, numbers can't really quantify the Ray Lewis Effect, so in honor of his jersey number, here are 52 attempts to capture that spirit:

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