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Burke, K. L. (2017, January 27). What do athletes mean by playing in the zone? Sporting News. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/other-sports/news/the-psychology-behind-athletes-being-in-the-zone-kobe-bryant-brett-favre/1h9atojwhoe7510jbrol6qbqwn

Burke, K. L. (2017, January 26). What do athletes mean by playing in the zone? Sporting News. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/other-sports/news/what-does-in-the-zone-mean-athletes-peak-performances/1kugz4tuad8j513rgnpophp65q

Burke, K. L. (2016, December 10). Free-agent fans: Do allegiances change when favorite players leave? Sporting News. Retrieved from: http://www.sportingnews.com/other-sports/news/sports-fan-favorite-team-psychology-free-agents-players/ktcq8h2ae5rc1kr8f66ywo701

Burke, K. L. (2016, November 10). How instant replay impacts the psyche and performance of officials. Sporting News. Retrieved from

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/nfl-referees-officials-penalties-controversy-instant-replay/9oqvtl6qbxuq1k04xh9kipqgz

Burke, K. L. (2016, October 24). How Cubs, Indians should handle their curses and superstitions in World Series. Sporting News. Retrieved from: http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/world-series-2016-cubs-indians-curses-superstitions-billy-goat-rocky-colavito-red-sox-bambino/1rb3s7o058v8b13duq312tcaxv

Burke, K. L. (2016, October 18). How MLB stars, NASCAR drivers handle the pressure of elimination. Sporting News. Retrieved from
http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/mlb-playoffs-2016-nascar-chase-sprint-cup-pressure-athletes-kevin-harvick-dodgers-cubs-indians-blue-jays/szdm003oc6r51crveb8gifm2a

Burke, K. L. (2016, October 12). Sports and patriotism: Why we stand for the national anthem. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://wwwPre.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/mlb-playoffs-2016-nascar-chase-sprint-cup-pressure-athletes-kevin-harvick-dodgers-cubs-indians-blue-jays/szdm003oc6r51crveb8gifm2a

Burke, K. L. (2016, September 28). Sports Psychology: How to cope with the death of our sports heroes. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/other-sports/news/arnold-palmer-death-how-to-cope-with-death-of-sports-heroes-muhammad-ali/t8z2kfczic9v18zuk2sg953mf

Burke, K. L. (2016, September 20). Sports Psychology: How Colin Kaepernick protests can impact a team and locker room. Sporting News. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-protests-49ers-nfl-teams-players-athletes/2dddr6n6os5z1ryi70j1t8vqe

Burke, K. L. (2016, September 15). Which pro sport has the greatest athletes? This answer will surprise you. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/other-sports/news/greatest-professional-athletes-tennis-nfl-mlb-nba-serena-williams-cam-newton/cr2tikw50fzx12t7le4yaeqjx

Burke, K. L. (2016, August 23). Should college athletes be able to major in their sport? Sporting News. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/news/ncaa-college-football-academic-majors-sports-athletes-classes-degree-basketball/1lkj9zns1n8xo1payaw9ef9a99

Burke, K. L. (2016, August 14). Rio Olympics 2016: The art of concentration key to Olympic gold. Sporting News.Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/athletics/news/rio-olympics-2016-concentration-focus-team-usa-gold-mike-kryzewski-ginny-thrasher-courtney-thompson/lwq7n9sslmc71alauk432pjsf

Burke, K. L. (2016, August 4). Proper concentration and focus the key to gold for U.S. Olympians. Sporting News.Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/athletics/news/rio-olympics-2016-athletes-concentration-focus-sports-psychology/1ad532ki5qgic13n65x24ll37t

Burke, K. L. (2016, July 28). Rio Olympics 2016: U.S. Training Center helping athletes deal with distractions, pressure. Sporting News. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/athletics/news/rio-olympics-2016-us-athletes-olympic-training-center-pressure-distractions-dr-karen-cogan/6kpqployfeqy1hn6kkhr4mp7n

Burke, K. L. (2016, July 11). Cavaliers prove why sports is so important to local communities. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/cavaliers-nba-championship-fans-sports-impact-on-local-communities-las-vegas-nhl/1amzjgajhimdy1kn8vgb7ol4l7

Burke, K. L. (2016, June 9). Sports promote good character – and bad character. Sporting News. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/other-sports/news/sports-character-characters-stephen-curry-russell-wilson-johnny-manziel-nfl-nba/1oi0xlxwfzsr11acgc82r0yxbi

Burke, K. L. (2016, June 2). How Matt Harvey, other athletes can fix dents in their armor. Sporting News. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/matt-harvey-struggles-pitching-performance-scott-boras-agent-dark-knight/1sp6v1nzeaxg31wihqwekaatj9

Burke, K. L. (2016, May 26). LeBron, Warriors face similar challenge: Pressure to deliver. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/nba-playoffs-warriors-lebron-james-cavaliers-nhl-playoffs-sharks-penguins/requmzuf1b2q1qjm38joyylz7

Burke, K. L. (2016, May 19). Surviving without Stephen Curry was significant step for Warriors. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/nba-playoffs-stephen-curry-injury-return-warriors-western-conference-finals-thunder/t1b5gj5h9chn1kxbfq7065qs1

Burke, K. L. (2016, May 5). Hecklers: How fans can get inside a player’s head. Sporting News. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/nba-fans-hecklers-charlotte-hornets-purple-shirt-guy-new-york-knicks-fans-playoffs/d0mxxgo382tx18z48xco7s3x2

Burke, K. L. (2016, April 27). Why psychological tests for NFL draft prospects are overrated. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-news/4703472-nfl-draft-2016-psychological-tests-wonderlic-evaluations-teams-players

Burke, K. L. (2016, April 22). What causes athletes to choke?Sport psychologist weighs in. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/sport-news/4702915-athletes-choking-jordan-spieth-masters-collapse-players-nba-playoffs-nhl

Burke, K. L. (2016, April 6). Don’t fret Tar Heel fans, at least you didn’t get blown out. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball-news/4701061-ncaa-championship-game-final-four-villanova-north-carolina-kris-jenkins-winning-shot-oklahoma

Burke, K. L. (2016, April 1). Which duel-identity star is the Clark Kent of sports? Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/sport-news/4700518-batman-v-superman-duel-identity-athletes-clark-kent-of-sports-jj-watt-russell-wilson-clayton-kershaw

Burke, K. L. (2016, March 22). Your favorite player got a big-money deal, but it might ruin the team. Sporting News.Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb-news/4699368-player-salaries-contracts-free-agents-mlb-nfl-nba-brock-osweiler-david-price-jason-heyward-zack-greinke

Burke, K. L. (2016, March 10). Cheer the underdogs all you want, but can you handle an upset? Sporting News.Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball-news/4697978-ncaa-tournament-bracket-upsets-march-madness-conference-championships-acc-sec-big-east

Burke, K. L. (2016, March 2). Why athletes like Ronda Rousey contemplate suicide. Sporting News. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sportingnews.com/sport-news/4696969-ronda-rousey-suicide-comments-interview-athletes-concussions-junior-seau

Burke, K. L. (2016, February 23). Is momentum in sports real, or just an illusion? Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/sport-news/4695932-daytona-500-winner-denny-hamlin-momentum-in-sports-college-basketball-tournaments

Burke, K. L. (2016, February 19). Why athletes have such strange superstitions. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/sport-news/4695480-superstitions-athletes-coaches-sports-wade-boggs-michael-jordan-serena-williams

Burke, K. L. (2016, February 5). How do athletes like Peyton Manning know when to retire? Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-news/4693908-super-bowl-50-peyton-manning-retirement-athletes-decision-jeff-gordon-tony-stewart-calvin-johnson-kobe-bryant

Burke, K. L. (2016, January 28). It’s hard to be humble when you’re Cam Newton. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-news/4692877-cam-newton-humble-personality-panthers-super-bowl-50-peyton-manning-broncos

Burke, K. L. (2016, January 21). Is playing at home really an advantage? Research says …. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-news/4692038-nfl-conference-championship-games-home-field-advantage-records-panthers-bronocos-mlb-nba-nhl

Burke, K. L. (2016, January 18). Coach contracts: Airplane time, future jobs, retention bonuses among incentives. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/list/4691677-college-football-coach-contracts-incentives-bonuses-nick-saban-urban-meyer-jim-harbaugh-les-miles

Burke, K. L. (2016, January 8). Advice for the big game: Quit worrying and just play, enjoy the moment. Sporting News.Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football-news/4690587-nfl-playoffs-2016-college-football-national-championship-game-clemson-alabama-mental-preparation

Burke, K. L. (2016, December 10). Leave the refs alone, it’s not their fault your team lost. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-news/4687502-nfl-referees-blown-calls-controversy-fans-college-football

Burke, K. L. (2015, December 4). The ugly side of firing a college coach. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football-news/4686733-college-football-coaching-changes-firings-jobs-mark-richt-hiring-georgia-south-carolina-miami

Burke, K. L. (2015, November 25). Kyle Busch didn’t expect to win, therefore he did. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nascar-news/4662075-kyle-busch-sprint-cup-championship-2015-chase-homestead-injury-recovery-broken-leg

Burke, K. L. (2015, November 15). Think NASCAR drivers are not athletes? You’re out of your mind. Sporting News.Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nascar-news/4661026-are-nascar-drivers-athletes-jimmie-johnson-carl-edwards-danica-patrick-chase-sprint-cup

Burke, K. L. (2015, November 9). NASCAR and the art of revenge: Psychology behind getting even. Sporting News.Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nascar-news/4660634-matt-kenseth-joey-logano-controversy-wreck-retaliation-revenge-suspension-martinsville

Burke, K. L. (2015, October 30). How athletes deal with being the goat that lost the game. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football-news/4659707-sports-goats-losing-mistakes-michigan-punter-blake-oneill-florida-state-kicker-bill-buckner

Burke, K. L. (2015, October 16) Lessons in baseball and sports from The Andy Griffith Show. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/sport-news/4658387-the-andy-griffith-show-lessons-in-sports-baseball-episodes-ron-howard-don-knotts-opie-barney

Burke, K. L. (2015, October 15). Lamar Odom shows the difficult road athletes face in retirement. Sporting News.Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4658255-lamar-odom-sports-psychologist-hospital-unconscious-las-vegas

Burke, K. L. (2015, October 9). The best – and funniest – motivational quotes in sports. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/list/4657712-best-motivational-sports-quotes-yogi-berra-babe-ruth-michael-jordan-vince-lombardi-ric-flair

Burke, K. L. (2015, September 24). Why athletes play with a ‘chip on their shoulder.’ Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-news/4656183-aaron-rodgers-packers-nfl-chip-on-his-shoulder-college-football-athletes-texas-am-penn-state

Burke, K. L. (2015, September 18). NASCAR Chase magnifies pressure on drivers, crew chiefs. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nascar-news/4655644-nascar-chase-2015-jamie-mcmurray-crew-chief-matt-mccall-chip-ganassi-racing-pressure

Burke, K. L. (2015, September 11). Unbeatable and unbecoming: What makes Serena Williams tick. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/tennis-news/4654984-serena-williams-grand-slam-us-open-temper-mental-strength-emotions-pyshcological-challenges

Burke, K. L. (2015, September 9). How does Nebraska deal with devastating defeat? Let it go. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football-news/4654771-nebraska-loss-byu-hail-mary-pass-last-second-win-2015-season-opener-coach-mike-riley

Burke, K. L. (2015, September 4). Losing a starting job can be difficult for college athletes. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football-news/4654354-college-football-athletes-starting-job-sean-maguire-everett-golson-florida-state-ncaa

Burke, K. L. (2015, August 31). Jordy Nelson, Kelvin Benjamin face mental challenges after season ending injuries. Sporting News. Retrieved from http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-news/4653930-jordy-nelson-kelvin-benjamin-torn-acl-return-injury-update-mental-packers-panthers