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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Nowadays, cyclists are on teams funded by major corporate sponsors. They have doctors, dietitians and other specialists on staff catering to their every need. The situation was a little more austere in the '30s. Here, the cyclists stop for the day to rest, wash and clean up. … [Read more...] about Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’
But for many, that’s not nearly enough. Enter Advocates for Minor Leaguers, a new group founded by a group of former players that is seeking annual minimum salaries of $15,000 for minor leaguers. Ty Kelly, a utility player who spent most of his 11-season career in the minors, says the organization was prepping to launch before the coronavirus halted spring training but it is prioritizing taking care of players left in limbo. … [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?
All those training runs round Chelmsford had done their job as Gooch ploughed on, a most unlikely record breaker in his white cycle helmet, his short-sleeved shirt and droopy moustache. But with Bradman’s 334 and Wally Hammond’s 336 in spitting distance, he got an inside edge from a tired drive and was bowled. After 10 and a half hours he trudged modestly off, the crowd let out a collective sigh, and he was gone, applauded through the wicker gate and right up though the Long Room. … [Read more...] about My favourite game: Graham Gooch v India, Lord’s 1990