There’s no question: Kobe Bryant is the most important All-Star ever

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By Andrew Lynch | – While Stephen Curry might be the face of the NBA for the newest era of basketball fans, a much larger figure stands as the literal definition of the game during those same fans’ young lives. In fact, an entire generation has no idea what it means to have an […]

Star Wars “The Force Awakens” – Plenty of Athletic Girl Power

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Rey, the franchise’s newest breakout star, is a heroine fans can finally feel good about liking. MEGAN GARBER – In an early scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Han Solo and his newest protégé, Rey, prepare to fight a collection of Storm Troopers. Han hands her a blaster. “You might need this,” he says. […]

Where Would Golden State Warriors Be Without Steph Curry?

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By Adam Fromal, National NBA Featured Columnist | Despite the Milwaukee Bucks putting the first blemish on their record, the are still the NBA’s best team, and Stephen Curry continues to be the biggest catalyst behind their historic levels of success. One year after adding an MVP trophy to his resume, he’s the prohibitive favorite […]

Shaquille O’Neal: LeBron James Was The Best Leader I Played With

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By Tomer Azarly | Cavs Nation :: Shaquille O’Neal played 19 strong and successful seasons in the NBA before retiring after the 2010-2011 season. He played with greats like Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash, Lebron James, and Paul Pierce. According to Shaq, who spoke with Ethan Skolnick on Bleacher Report Radio, talked […]

NHL Prospect Zach Hyman Also Has a Career as a Children’s Book Author

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Inspiring Books, Inspiring People | Kid Reporter J.J. Post – The book Hockey Hero, written by Zach Hyman and illustrated by Zachary Pullen, brilliant tale of a boy who finds his true self just when it matters the most. It’s also a very good hockey book. And for good reason: Hyman himself is a professional hockey player. He […]

Fran Tarkenton on Marcus Mariota: It’s the Character

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by Jason Wolf, – Fran Tarkenton laughed about Marcus Mariota tying his longstanding record of four touchdown passes in an NFL debut, recalling the expansion Minnesota Vikings’ inaugural game, a 37-13 victory over the Chicago Bears in 1961. “I also ran for a score,” the Hall of Famer said. Conversely, Mariota, the second overall […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Tops the List of the 20 Most Charitable Athletes in the World

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(Bleacher Report) – Say what you will about Cristiano Ronaldo, but no one can deny his generosity. The “Top 20 Athletes Gone Good” list named the Portuguese superstar the most charitable athlete on the planet, beating out the likes of John Cena (No. 2), Neymar (No. 5) and Maria Sharapova (No. 8). Ronaldo once donated $83,000 […]

Tiny Hockey Fan Hands Out Adorable Pregame Fist Bumps To Bruins Players

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Huffington Post – Hockey players are used to taking some pretty hard hits. No matter how hard the cross-check, though, we’d like to think this young fan’s pregame fist bump was the most impactful hit the Bruins felt the whole game. The Boston Globe has identified the fan as Liam Fitzgerald, an 8-year-old boy who has […]

Terminally Ill Cancer Patient Lauren Hill Scores in College Basketball Game

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Bleacher Report – On Sunday, Lauren Hill got to live her dream of playing in a college basketball game. Hill was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer last November, but she didn’t let the incurable disease stop her from fulfilling her goal. Playing for Mount St. Joseph University, Hill was able to step on the court […]

Russell Wilson Kicks Off His Inspiring “Why Not You” Foundation

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Russell Wilson is used to putting himself out there. Whether it’s scrambling for a crucial third-down conversion on any given Sunday, or visiting patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital on Tuesdays, the Seahawks’ quarterback is always conscious of his surroundings and also has a social consciousness. Friday, when Wilson stepped to the podium in the auditorium […]

LeBron James Aims to Inspire Kids with ‘Becoming’ TV Show

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USAToday SPORTS – When Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James sat down to watch television with two his sons, he noticed a lack of sports TV programming for kids. So with his interest in producing TV entertainment, James started thinking, and Becoming was born. It’s a half-hour show profiling today’s top athletes before they became who […]

Tim Tebow makes winning debut on ‘Good Morning America’

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By Chris Chase – On Monday morning, Tim Tebow made his debut as a contributor to ABC’s top-rated morning show, Good Morning America. The former college star and current SEC Network analyst appeared live on GMA‘s New York set to introduce an inspirational story about 10-year-old Deven Jackson. The Pennsylvania youngster had both legs amputated […]

A young Brazilian star, who Pelé predicts will one day eclipse him

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BIO: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior – By the age of ten, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was already considered a rising star of the football world. Inspired by his father, Neymar has become a national hero and, at the age of 21, he still has his best professional years ahead of him. His […]

2014 World Cup: Injured Jozy Altidore a Big Loss for US Team

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Inspiring People | Posted by: Scott Chiusano – The US Soccer Team had cause to celebrate Monday after an exhilarating 2-1 victory against Ghana. But it might have come at a cost. In the 21st minute, forward Jozy Altidore fell to the ground clutching his leg. He was stretchered off the field and diagnosed with a strain to his hamstring. The 24-year-old did not return […]

World Cup Soccer 2014: Top Ten Players to Watch

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CBS Sports | – World Cup 2014: Top Ten Players to Watch…Many call Messi one of the best soccer players of all time and he’s only 26 years old…(Click here for the entire Top Ten list)

JamQuest Hoops; Young Athletes Helping Kids Around the World

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JAMQUEST HOOPS MISSION: “To bring faith, hope and love to kids in need around the world through the care and service of young athletes.”  This 3-On-3 basketball tournament was founded by Nick Shoff in 2008 as an eighth grade service project to help orphans in poverty in Kenya Africa and has involved thousands of kids […]

Rick Reilly – Cool Facts About the Final Four

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By Rick Reilly | – Fifteen minutes will save you 15 percent or more on car insurance. Everybody knows that. But, when it comes to this year’s Final Four, did you know . . . . . . Florida small forward Jacob Kurtz used to be the team manager, handing out socks and washing […]

Michael Jordan Believes in Zen Master Phil to Knicks

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Inspiring People | Stephen A. Smith – Michael Jordan believes his former coach Phil Jackson can succeed in the front office with the New York Knicks. Despite Jackson having never been an executive before, Jordan says his old Chicago Bulls coach’s methods and strengths can work even from a front-office position. “Phil can do some good […]

5 things Phil Jackson needs to do to save the Knicks

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USAToday | By SEAN HIGHKIN – It’s official: Phil Jackson is headed to the Big Apple. The legendary coach has reached an agreement to run the New York Knicks’ front office and basketball-operations departments, giving fans hope of a brighter future for the first time in years. Fixing the Knicks is no sure thing, and […]