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NY Giant Justin Tuck Understands the Importance Of Reading


New York Giants star pass rusher Justin Tuck shares how he ignored peer pressure to find success where it matters most: in the classroom

I grew up in Kellyton, Alabama, a small town. I have five sisters and a brother, and there were a lot of cousins around town. Both my parents worked for Russell Athletic Company's factory. At an early age, they instilled the importance of education in me.
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Kevin Durant Helps Oklahoma Rebuild

Athletes, led by Kevin Durant, are stepping up to help a region recover from tornado damage

On May 20, a powerful tornado tore through towns surrounding Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Twenty-four people died, homes and businesses were flattened, and two elementary schools were destroyed.

The devastation moved Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar, to action. Through his Kevin Durant Family Foundation, the four-time NBA All-Star pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to help with recovery efforts.
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Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw Builds Homes, Hope, and a Legacy

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Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is helping kids around, including one very special girl in Africa

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is 25 years old. That's an age at which many players are just breaking into the big leagues. But not Kershaw. The lefty won the National League Cy Young Award in 2011, finished second in the voting last year, and, with a 1.35 ERA and 72 strikeouts over his first 10 starts this season, is well on his way to making his third consecutive All-Star team.

There's no doubt he's building a legacy. And yet, the most important part of his legacy has little to do with baseball. His greatest achievement hasn't come on the mound, or even in America. It's half a world away.
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Sharapova, Nadal Make Early Wimbledon Exits

  • The Arena
  • James Blankenship
  • June 26, 2013, 1:25 PM

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It’s only the third day of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, but it’s already been one to remember. Or forget.

Three of the top-five seeded players in both the men’s and women’s draws have already been ousted. And by unseeded opponents.

Sergiy Stakhovsky – a player who had never defeated top-10 opponent before – just defeated third-seeded Roger Federer in five sets, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5. 7-6. Earlier today, 19-year-old Michelle Larcher  toppled third-seed Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 6-4. And on the tournament’s opening day, Steve Darcis defeated fifth-ranked Rafael Nadal in straight sets, 7-6. 7-6, 6-4.

But for as wild as that is, it’s not even the crazy part.
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UCLA Wins Its First College World Series

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When UCLA's baseball players went to the weight room for workouts, there were reminders all around about what their program lacked.

Every other sport at the famed school had at least one national championship recognized on the wall.

"We've got to get our name on that board," Nick Vander Tuig remembers coach John Savage telling his players last fall.
Finally, baseball is represented among the NCAA-record 109 team national championships in Westwood.

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