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  • NFL stars tackle bullying in USA documentary

    The NFL and USA Network partnered together to produce the third annual “Characters Unite” documentary, which aired last week on USA. The Miami Dolphins’ bullying allegations cast a darkness over much of the 2013 NFL season, so the latest USA documentary focused on some of the positive figures in the league and the steps being […]
  • Scottsdale Desert Mountain special needs student gets chance to play for basketball team

    A special needs student at Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., got a chance to play for the men’s basketball team in the last game of the regular season. And it was no coincidence that Jonathan Stern got to put on a uniform and take the court for his school; he has served as […]
  • Lipscomb University baseball helping out five-year-old with brain tumor

    Brooks Russell is not your typical five-year old. Russell has a brain tumor and to help him in his fight, the Lipscomb University baseball team signed him as part of their 2015 recruiting class. “In signing the letter of intent, you can know that the Lipscomb Baseball program will promise Brooks and his family that […]
  • Son surprises mother with Super Bowl tickets

    You don’t have to be a Seattle Seahawks fan to be a fan of these Seattle Seahawks fans. A little back story, from Mike Harris’ Youtube page: In 1976 my mom became a Seattle Seahawks fan. She was in love with Jim Zorn, in awe of Steve Largent, and in the Kingdome whenever she could. […]
  • Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman graciously responds to admiring fan

    The story of Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman is getting to be well known, but if you need a refresher, click this link. Coleman is the NFL’s first legally deaf offensive player, and it’s no surprise that he’s become a bit of an inspiration for others with hearing issues. Jake Kovalcik is the father […]
  • Sunrise Mountain’s Luis Mendoza named Fulton Homes Character Counts Monthly Winner

    In 2013, as a sophomore at Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria, Luis Mendoza batted .393 with 10 doubles and 20 RBI. A first and third baseman, he was selected by Prospectwire Baseball as one of the top prospects in the class of 2015, and he played in the 2013 All-American games at Cal State […]
  • Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to be honored with ‘Living the Dream’ award

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has claimed many awards during his accomplished football career. The 30-year-old wideout has been a unanimous All-American, a Fred Biletnikoff and Walter Camp Award-winner, an AP NFL First-Team All-Pro, an eight-time Pro Bowler and a Pro Bowl MVP. But Fitzgerald, who has 846 career catches for 11,367 yards and […]
  • U.S. biathlete gives up Olympic spot for ailing sister

    After missing out on the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, biathlete Tracy Barnes spent the last four years training to get back to Sochi. Barnes clinched her spot on the U.S. Team last week, finishing fifth-best among Americans at the final qualifying events. The only problem? Her twin sister, Lanny, was ill throughout the qualifying […]
  • Seattle Seahawks RB Derrick Coleman deserves every decible of 12th Man’s applause

    Twenty years ago, when he was three years old, Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman lost his hearing. Twenty weeks ago, he became the first legally deaf offensive player to ever play in the NFL. A Duracell batteries ad released Friday details Coleman’s journey from his grade school days in Los Angeles, where he was […]
  • Newly signed Cowboys QB Jon Kitna to donate $53K to Washington school

    Quarterback-turned-teacher Jon Kitna is returning to the NFL, at least for one game. The 41-year-old signed with the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week, as the team was in need of another quarterback on the depth chart due to the uncertainty of Tony Romo’s availability Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Kitna last played in the league […]

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