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  • Grieving fan gets a gift from Rattlers’ Virgil Gray

    Arizona Rattlers defensive back Virgil Gray picked off a Russ Michna pass in the closing seconds of the team’s playoff win over the San Jose Sabercats August 5. Instead of drawing attention to himself or taunting his opponent, Gray simply went to the first row of the stands, kneeled and prayed, handed the ball to […]
  • 5-year-old cancer survivor runs in for touchdown at Cleveland Browns Family Night scrimmage

    5-year-old cancer survivor runs in for touchdown at Cleveland Browns Family Night scrimmage

    Five-year-old cancer survivor Ryan Encinas stole the show at the Cleveland Browns’ Family Night scrimmage Saturday night. Encinas, who was battling a left lung tumor, took a handoff from quarterback Brandon Weeden and ran in the end zone for a touchdown. Little Heroes organization can be credited for making the special on the field moment […]
  • Memphis quarterback brightens the day of young hospital patient

    Jacob Karam is the starting quarterback for the Memphis Tigers, but he’s making people take notice for another reason. Karam threw for 1,895 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Tigers last season, but really made his mark off the field when he recently visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and accompanied 11-year-old leukemia […]
  • Phil Mickelson shares his British Open win with others

    Phil Mickelson shares his British Open win with others

    Phil Mickelson had played the British Open 18 times before. He’d never won it. That changed last Sunday when Mickelson erased a five-stroke deficit in the final round by firing a 66 and winning the Open Championship at Muirfield in Scotland. Days later, Mickelson brought the coveted Claret Jug back to the states and shared […]
  • Larry Fitzgerald assists in a big way off the field

    Larry Fitzgerald assists in a big way off the field

    Everybody knows of Arizona Cardinals wide recevier Larry Fitzgerald’s talents on the football field. Fitzgerald owns just about every receiving record in franchise history and is the youngest player in NFL history to reach the 700-catch mark During the Cardinals’ run to the Super Bowl in 2008, Fitzgerald scored seven touchdowns to go along with […]
  • Michigan coach Hoke hooks cancer-beating Ohio State fan up with tickets

    You may remember the story of Grant Reed, the 12-year-old who named his brain tumor “Michigan” so that, when he beat it, could say he “beat Michigan.” It was a fun — and heartwarming — story. And it gets even better. Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke caught wind of it all, and according to […]
  • Larry Fitzgerald donates helmets to Minneapolis youth

    Larry Fitzgerald may play professional football in Arizona, but he got his start playing the game in the fields of Minneapolis. The Minnesota native recently donated 1,000 brand new Riddell helmets to the Minneapolis Parks and Recreational Board’s youth football program. Monday, Fitzgerald was in the Twin Cities to share his gift with the youth […]
  • Chicago Blackhawks thank city of Boston

    Chicago Blackhawks thank city of Boston

    The Chicago Blackhawks just got done defeating the Boston Bruins in what was one of the best Stanley Cup Finals in recent memory. The series was hotly contested all the way to the very end, which saw the Chicago score two goals within a span of 17 seconds during the final minutes of Game 6. […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks make special selection in 34th round of MLB Draft

    While Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft is all about organizations bolstering their farm systems with the most-talented high school and college prospects the country has to offer, with up to 40 rounds of selections, sometimes a team can afford to make a pick for a far different reason. And as the Arizona Diamondbacks illustrated […]
  • Cardinals sing Taylor Swift with PCH patient

    Bethany had her appendix removed at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. At the beginning of summer break, that can only be considered a bummer. But if you’re going to be stuck in a hospital for a while, what better way to pass the time than by singing Taylor Swift karaoke with a group of Arizona Cardinals rookies. […]

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