Yesterday, Heat guard Ray Allen was in Washington, D.C., to lobby members of Congress to continue funding type 1 diabetes research. Allen's son Walker was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 17 months old. Since then Allen, his wife, Walker, and Walker's four siblings have fought to keep the disease under control while also supporting groups searching for a cure.
On Tuesday, Allen spoke with Sports Illustrated Kids before talking to Congress about type 1 diabetes, how his family has dealt with the disease and the impact it has had on his son. During the interview, Allen also talked about winning his second NBA title and his experience playing with the Heat and the Big Three.
Weeks after helping the Miami Heat defeat the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, guard Ray Allen is facing off against a different kind of opponent: diabetes.
Earlier today, Allen was in Washington, D.C., to lobby members of Congress to continue funding type 1 diabetes research. Allen's son Walker was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 17 months old. Since then Allen, his wife, Walker, and Walker's four siblings have fought to keep the disease under control while also supporting groups searching for a cure.
Walker is now 6 years old and a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children's Congress. He joined his dad in Washington and testified before the Senate on why it's important to keep dedicating money to diabetes research.
Allen spoke with Sports Illustrated Kids before talking to Congress about type 1 diabetes, how his family has dealt with the disease and the impact it has had on his son.
By James Blankenship
When 12-year old Grant Reed was diagnosed with cancer in May 2012, his oncologist sent him home with the task of “naming” it. As his family sat around his bed playing a board game and thinking, Grant spoke up.
We probably can’t call the Baltimore Orioles a surprise team anymore.
Last season, the O’s came out of nowhere to challenge for the division crown in the ultra-competitive AL East (home of the Yankees, Rays and Red Sox) and made the playoffs for the first time since 1997. And they’re still rolling this year, 4.5 games out of first in the division and a game back in the AL wild card race.
But what has been a surprise is the Orioles’ Chris Davis.
Even in his spare time, former University of Michigan star Denard “Shoelace” Robinson can’t help but carve up defenses.
Virtual defenses, that is.
The NCAA’s all time-leader in career rushing yards by a quarterback appears on the cover of NCAA Football 14, the latest installment of EA’s best-selling college football franchise. This year’s edition introduces the Infinity Engine 2 (an upgrade to the physics engine from Madden 13), a revamped running game, and the addition of Coach Skills, which adds an RPG element to the ever-popular Dynasty Mode.
Shoelace took some time away from preparing for NFL training camp to chat with SI Kids about the game’s new features, his strategy as a play-caller and achieving his childhood dream of being on the cover.
The tennis gods finally decided to cut Andy Murray a break.
Murray made history yesterday by becoming the first British player to win the men’s singles trophy at Wimbledon in 77 years. He did it by defeating long-time rival Novak Djokavic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.
"That last game will be the toughest game I'll play in my career. Ever," said Murray. "Winning Wimbledon - I still can't believe it. Can't get my head around that. I can't believe it.”
Chances are you weren't watching the Reds-Giants game last night. Cincinnati won, 3-0, and gave the Reds back-to-back victories for the first time since mid-June. But if you weren't watching the game, you missed more than a Reds victory. You missed the first no-hitter of the season, courtesy of Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey.
The last big-league no-hitter was thrown in September 2012 — also by Homer Bailey. (That one came against the Pirates.) This makes Bailey the third pitcher in Reds history to throw two no-hitters, and the sixth pitcher in MLB history to throw consecutive no-hitters.
Watch Bailey's teammates mob him at the mound after the Reds secure the final out: