The new award will be presented in May to one male and one female athlete from a Connecticut college or university who have demonstrated courage in overcoming a significant personal challenge. Two athletes are nominated for the award each month through April. … [Read more...] about College athletes honored with award for overcoming adversity
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College football—that venerable bastion of tradition, school spirit and state-sanctioned cartel economics—appears to be half-dozen conference realignments away from transforming into Unicron. At the U.S. Open, Serena Williams is solidifying her legacy as a (sometimes) all-time tennis great, while Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, and Novak Djokovic continue to play a high-stakes game of rock, paper, scissors. (Sorry, Andys Roddick and Murray!) Still, the biggest sports story of the week involves the annual return of America's favorite athletic pastime. … [Read more...] about What’s the Appeal of Fantasy Football?
The suicide of former University of Pennsylvania football captain Owen Thomas in April and the death of an 11-year old football player in Wisconsin earlier this month have raised two other theories about CTE. And if they're proven true, they could have a chilling effect on football in America. First, people can develop CTE without ever sustaining a diagnosable concussion. Thomas never experienced any concussion-like systems, leading experts to believe that his CTE came from repeated "routine" blows to the head, the same kind of Hard Knocks beloved by football fans across the country. … [Read more...] about Will Concussions Kill Football?
What was your first day at Aston Villa like? "We were rushing from the beginning. We were picked up in Manchester and then we came to see Manchester City game. I hadn't signed just yet so the first day would've been the day after that game. Then we were just looking for a house, looking for schools and looking for everything to make my family much more comfortable. I have to be honest, they've treated me spectacularly. They've given me all the facilities I've needed and a man only for us to settle us down and look for everything we've needed, and I'm very thankful for that. They've been brilliant." … [Read more...] about Pepe Reina: Aston Villa goalkeeper’s footballing firsts
My dad’s obsession with Jimmy Greaves and his determination to brainwash me mean I’ve heard that sentence a thousand times. It’s become a parody. Spurs game ends, the phone rings – and eventually he’ll tell me how Greaves would have finished that missed chance. The culprit may have changed over the years – Falco, Armstrong, Rebrov, Pavlyuchenko, Rasiak, Parrott (well not yet, but soon) but the outcome is always the same. Jimmy Greaves would have scored. … [Read more...] about From Greaves in ’66 to Manchester City, many football fans live in alternate reality