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  • USC football coach Lane Kiffin, team deliver ice cream to band

    Generally speaking, a college band is a fairly under-appreciated group on campus. They put in incredibly long hours and work real hard to hone their craft, yet tend to play second fiddle (get it?) to the respective teams whose games they perform at. Over at USC, where the football team can be one of the […]
  • D-backs make a young fan’s wish come true

    All 6-year-old Kyle Byrd wanted was to be a “real” Arizona Diamondback. The youngster, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, plays in the Miracle League, an organization that helps children with debilitating diseases play the game they love. The Diamondbacks went a little further. As part of the “My Wish” series on ESPN, young Kyle not […]
  • Kevin Durant doubles as a Brooklyn ice cream man

    It’s a rite of passage for any kid during the summertime. When the temperature rises, there’s no better way to cool off than with a tasty popsicle or ice cream cone. Saturday, several lucky kids braved the heat and humidity in Brooklyn long enough to cross paths with the neighborhood ice cream man. Or, so […]
  • Toronto Blue Jays superstar dedicates game to young fan who passed away

    Toronto Blue Jays superstar Jose Bautista paid tribute to a young fan who passed away tragically. Nine-year-old Derek Lendosky, a huge Bautista supporter, was killed in an accident in Fennimore, WI, last Sunday. On Wednesday, his father reached out to Bautista on Twitter, telling the Jays’ outfielder how much he meant to his late son. […]
  • Craig Breslow pitching in with cancer patients, research

    Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Craig Breslow once planned to be a doctor so he could help children like his older sister, who was stricken with cancer when Breslow was 11 years old. But when the strike zone became Breslow’s operating room, the original cause wasn’t forgotten. Thus, the Strike 3 Foundation began. “I started the […]
  • 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

    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 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

    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 […]

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