• Once homeless, Panthers’ Efe Obada wins NFC defensive player of week Once homeless, Panthers’ Efe Obada wins NFC defensive player of week

    08 Nov , 2018

    “I’m over the moon,” Obada said, according to the Panthers’ website. “Words can’t describe how I feel right now. I’m still filled with adrenaline.” Then on Wednesday he was named the best defensive player in the NFC for Week 3. “Storybook” doesn’t begin to describe it. Everyone in the NFL has a story and most of them are pretty special, sometimes inspiring. There’s no story like Obada’s tale, however. Obada... “I’m over the moon,” Obada said, according to the Panthers’ website. “Words can’t describe how I feel right now. I’m still filled with adrenaline.” Then on Wednesday he was named the best defensive player in the NFC for Week 3. “Storybook” doesn’t begin to describe it. Everyone in the NFL has a story and most of them are pretty special, sometimes inspiring. There’s no story like Obada’s tale, however. Obada...

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  • The NYC Marathon Showcases Powerful Stories to Excite Runners and Spectators The NYC Marathon Showcases Powerful Stories to Excite Runners and Spectators

    08 Nov , 2018

    Running a marathon, for many, can be an incredibly hard but rewarding experience. It can also provide some serious inspiration for those running the race, but also for those watching at home or in the streets. The TCS New York City Marathon and New York Road Runners (the running organization behind the race) know that the stories that propel those runners across the finish line can sometimes be just as... Running a marathon, for many, can be an incredibly hard but rewarding experience. It can also provide some serious inspiration for those running the race, but also for those watching at home or in the streets. The TCS New York City Marathon and New York Road Runners (the running organization behind the race) know that the stories that propel those runners across the finish line can sometimes be just as...

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  • 'The people know that Jose Juan is part of Puerto Rico. He feels it.' 'The people know that Jose Juan is part of Puerto Rico. He feels it.'

    08 Nov , 2018

    Barea had lived through Hurricane Georges in 1998, when his family went without electricity for a month, and saw the carnage that storm caused. He knew from following the news that Maria was much worse, with extensive damage throughout the island and an official death toll that would grow to 2,975. He felt, regardless of the federal government's role, that it was his duty as a high-profile professional athlete to help... Barea had lived through Hurricane Georges in 1998, when his family went without electricity for a month, and saw the carnage that storm caused. He knew from following the news that Maria was much worse, with extensive damage throughout the island and an official death toll that would grow to 2,975. He felt, regardless of the federal government's role, that it was his duty as a high-profile professional athlete to help...

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  • Sun Coach Curt Miller Aims for Honesty With Team and Family Sun Coach Curt Miller Aims for Honesty With Team and Family

    08 Nov , 2018

    By the time of Miller’s hiring in Connecticut, an article detailing the arduous path he took before admitting he was gay had been published by the website Outsports.com. “As someone who is a member of that community, I thought it was brave of him” to acknowledge being gay, said Amber Cox, the Sun’s vice president. “You just don’t know how people are going to react. For years, there were no... By the time of Miller’s hiring in Connecticut, an article detailing the arduous path he took before admitting he was gay had been published by the website Outsports.com. “As someone who is a member of that community, I thought it was brave of him” to acknowledge being gay, said Amber Cox, the Sun’s vice president. “You just don’t know how people are going to react. For years, there were no...

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  • From Being a Champion to Being Unable to Walk To Shattering a National Record From Being a Champion to Being Unable to Walk To Shattering a National Record

    08 Nov , 2018

    Rikenette Steenkamp, a hurdler from South Africa, was well on her way to being one of the most accomplished athletes of her time. Steenkamp made the decision when she was just 6 years-old to be an athlete. By the time she was 22, she had become internationally recognized in track and field and there was no doubt her career choice was leading towards greatness. She imagined herself running forever—but then... Rikenette Steenkamp, a hurdler from South Africa, was well on her way to being one of the most accomplished athletes of her time. Steenkamp made the decision when she was just 6 years-old to be an athlete. By the time she was 22, she had become internationally recognized in track and field and there was no doubt her career choice was leading towards greatness. She imagined herself running forever—but then...

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