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  • Seahawks sign, pay draft pick before cutting him

    A draft pick getting signed by his NFL teams is not much of a story. Nor is one getting cut by his NFL team. However, what happened with the Seattle Seahawks and tackle Garrett Scott is a story. You see, the Seahawks selected Scott in the sixth-round out of Marshall, but during a physical for […]
  • Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles spends time with special needs youth football team

    It has become somewhat of an expectation that professional athletes do something to give back to the communities they came from. It can sometimes be turned into a major event by an athlete’s camp, trying to draw attention to the good that they are doing. For others, their good deeds go wholly unnoticed and unreported. […]
  • D-backs, Paul Goldschmidt launch ‘Bleacher Creature’ program to benefit PCH

    Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt’s impact in the local community is by no means limited to his production inside the white lines of Chase Field. The 2013 National League MVP runner-up and the D-backs announced Tuesday that they’ve teamed up to create a new program called ‘Bleacher Creature’ through Goldschmidt’s new fund, Goldy’s Fund […]
  • Horizon Honors’ Mikaela Martin named Fulton Homes Character Counts Monthly Winner

    High school seniors aren’t often known for understanding their place in the grand scheme of things, but don’t tell that to Mikaela Martin of Horizon Honors High School. A member of the cross country and track teams, Martin coordinated a shoe drive with both high school and middle school students — collecting and cleaning 190 […]
  • Diamondbacks dedicate Brad Ziegler Field in Prescott

    The Arizona Diamondbacks dedicated Brad Ziegler Field in Prescott, Ariz., on Friday. The 34-year-old relief pitcher, who joined the team in 2011, is having a strong 2014 campaign, boasting a 2.53 ERA with 17 strikeouts and 9 holds over 21.1 innings. He recently recorded a 19-game scoreless streak — throwing 18.1 innings in that span […]
  • New York Mets give to Derek Jeter’s foundation as team’s parting gift

    For whatever reason, it has become standard for baseball teams to give some of the game’s legends parting gifts during their final appearance in a stadium. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera received a rocking chair made out of broken bats from the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees gave Chipper Jones the stadium’s third base. Derek […]
  • Ohio State baseball team steps up for ill teammate

    The bond between teammates can lead to great things. Such is the case at Ohio State University, where the baseball players spent their Monday trying to see if any of them were a match for a bone-marrow transplant for a teammate. Two weeks prior, freshman pitcher Zach Farmer learned he had myeloid leukemia. So, as […]
  • NFL prospect Teddy Bridgewater does great thing for his mother

    There is plenty of debate on whether or not Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will have a successful NFL career. But there should be no debate as to what kind of person he is. Apparently when he was 8 years old, Bridgewater promised his mother, Rose Murphy, he would buy her a pink Cadillac with pink […]
  • Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long reaches out, spends time with bullied fan

    It appears Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long isn’t just protecting Jay Cutler and Matt Forte these days. According to FoxSports.com, Long was contacted by one of his 76,000 followers on Twitter, Frank Oyston of Huntley, Ill., about a bullying situation that took place between his nine-year-old son Andrew and fellow students at a local […]
  • Notre Dame’s Braxton Bilbrey named Fulton Homes Character Counts Monthly Winner

    Chances are, when you were seven, you did not swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco. And when you were eight, you probably did not swim across the Golden Gate Bridge. But that’s exactly what Braxton Bilbrey, now 15, did, in an effort to raise money for drowning prevention. “Because that’s a major thing that happens […]

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