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Thursday, August 9, 2007

some sports misc.

First of all, an article about Heat forward Alonzo Mourning raising money for his charity foundation to help underserved youth by hosting a basketball tournament. Heat center Shaquille O'Neal and Donald Trump are helping to:

Here's an article about Oklahoma State wide receiver Artrell Woods miraculously quick comeback from a severe back injury caused by a weight-lifting accident in July. It was feared that he would be paralyzed, but he's walking without any support now. Here's a quote from him about it:

Then came the ray of hope: The morning after his surgery, the sophomore receiver was wiggling his toes.

"It was like a miracle. It was a blessing," Woods said. "When it happened, I really just thought I'd never walk again."

Here's the article:;_ylt=ArofvTBPFTMZHrB5BADRYt5.T4h4?slug=ap-oklahomast-woods&prov=ap&type=lgns.

Next, an article about Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, a Christian, and his becoming a leader on the team:;_ylt=Av_NG6EieUqvSTLVI3f.7V45nYcB?slug=ap-bengals-palmer&prov=ap&type=lgns.

Here's a Q & A article about Colts defensive back Brannon Condren. Here's a quote about some of his tattoos, which I wouldn't normally include anything about, but this is good:

What are all the tattoos?
"I've got a lot of different tattoos. 'With God All Things Are Possible.' 'Faith.' 'Blessed.' There's a cross with some angel wings on it. Got the 'Faith' one a month ago. ...

Here's the article:

Also, an article Notre Dame football head coach Charlie Weis and a residential center for developmentally disabled adults that he and his family are having built. His daughter has global development delay, a form of mental retardation. Here's the article:

Here's an article about Brewers pitcher Scott Linebrink, a Christian, and how grateful he was to the team for allowing him a few days to be with his wife when she gave birth to their first child:

Lastly, an article about how the IU football team is still dealing with the death of their head coach Terry Hoeppner in June with the start of practices last week. Sophomore starting quarterback Kellen Lewis also had to deal with the death of his high school coach while he was on campus going to the memorials for Hoeppner. Here's a quote from wide receiver James Hardy about it:

Receiver James Hardy has put Hoeppner's picture in his locker, spoken with Hoeppner's wife and relied on his religious faith.

"I try to stay busy when I'm free because otherwise you think about it all the time," Hardy said. "I've talked with Jane about her experiences and what we're both going through. It's real painful."

Here's the article:;_ylt=AuxENDtz2cEVF4.OLyDaq3t.T4h4?slug=ap-hoosierscope&prov=ap&type=lgns.

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