I'm learning that sometimes battling cancer can make you feel like a science experiment. You're always getting poked, prodded, cut and evaluated. I have scars where all cancer and healthy tissue were removed. I have a port under my collarbone where I will be given the chemotherapy drugs and a scar under my arm where lymphnodes were removed and tested. (All lymphnode were negative for cancer which means it has not spread) praise God! While it doesn't feel good, I appreciate each invasion that is necessary to save my life. Today I visited my plastic surgeon who helps me feel better. His job is to pick up the pieces and help make beauty out of the mess. Never the less, I woke up from a nap today feeling exhausted, sore and tired, but when I looked out the front door to saw a care package from the most amazing friends letting me know that they are behind me all of the way! My heart felt so full. In one of my first moments of weakness their kindness brought tears to my eyes and a smile to … [Read more...] about The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021
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Though born Andre Friedmann in Budapest, Hungary, Capa lived in Paris in the 1930s, taking his new name there to cover his ethnic heritage. His Tour pictures aren't just a look at a race. They're also a look back in time to a different France, with neatly dressed schoolboys, working-class toilers and the occasional — and presumably unironic — beret. … [Read more...] about Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’
By the end of January, John O’Reilly was chomping at the bit to get to spring training. Like most minor leaguers, the 24-year-old pitcher, newly assigned to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, viewed baseball’s preseason as a mecca of opportunity. Sure, O’Reilly who played last season in Double-A, minor league baseball’s second-highest level, wasn’t expecting to make it to the majors and become the Pirates’ opening day starter. But with a decent showing perhaps he could inch his way up minor league baseball’s arduous, low-salaried ladder. … [Read more...] about For the love of the game: Life as a minor leaguer on $8,000 a year
Wimbledon achieved the same feat in fewer minutes the following year after John Hartson's goal and a quick double from Ian Wright had put West Ham 3-0 up with just 27 minutes on the clock, before Jason Euell, Efan Ekoku and two goals from Marcus Gayle sealed a 4-3 winning comeback. … [Read more...] about Sky Sports busts common football myths: Is a 2-0 lead really that dangerous?
The glut of Test triple hundreds was yet to come, no one had passed 300 since Lawrence Rowe in 1974. Gary Sobers had held the highest Test score since 1958, his 365 a stat imprinted on every fan’s mind. As Gooch inched towards it, the crowd’s nerves showed not in bedlam, but skittish silence, superstitions bloomed and even the champagne corks knew their place. … [Read more...] about My favourite game: Graham Gooch v India, Lord’s 1990