Even though Sanya Richards-Ross failed to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic team during track and field trials earlier this week, she still glorified God for the opportunity.
On Sunday, Richards-Ross ran her final race in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympics track and field team at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Although a hamstring injury caused her to walk at the end of the race, resulting in her not making the team, she remained positive.
"When I envisioned my final season, I saw the flag draped over my shoulders one last time. It was the fairytale ending I had hoped for. As I hung my head in disappointment after not completing my final 400, a fan yelled out, 'We love you SRR' it brought me back to the moment," she wrote on Instagram. "It made me acutely aware that my fairytale ending was happening, it was happening right in front of me!!! As I jogged down the homestretch at my favorite track, all the fans stood to their feet and applauded me." more >>
Professional basketball player Dwight Howard doled out advice to his fans earlier this week, urging them to reject the negative thoughts that can creep into their mind and lead to insecurity and a lack of confidence.
"One thing I will tell all you. Don't allow negativity to creep into your ear gates," Howard wrote on Instagram. "It did affect me with my confidence. So I'm telling you allow only positive thoughts and positive people in your circle." the 31-year-old new addition to his hometown Atlanta Hawks advised.
"They say you can't do this. You can't do that," he wrote. "I say. You can do all thing through Christ." more >>
Olympics 2016 qualifier Michael Phelps seems to be on cloud nine these days not only because he will represent the United States in the 2016 Rio Olympics for the fifth and last time, but also because he is having a great time being a new dad to his two-month-old son, Boomer Robert Phelps.
The legendary swimmer has been showing to the world that he is one proud dad by posting adorable photos of Baby Boomer on his Instagram account.
On Wednesday, Phelps shared a cute photo of him and baby Boomer hopping in the pool. "The little man loved the water today!" the Olympics 2016 qualifier captioned the adorable photo. more >>
Contenders prepare themselves for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Gymnastics.
The two-day trial will start on Friday and Sunday night (July 8 & 9) at the SAP Center in San Jose, California and will be consisting of all-around competitions — all four events in day one and all four events again in day two.
The Olympic team will be chosen by the Olympic Selection Committee headed by Martha Karolyi, U.S. women's gymnastics national team coordinator. Other members of the committee are Steve Rybacki, director of the Elite Athlete Program, and Terin Humphrey, athlete representative. more >>
The men's tournament for Wimbledon 2016 looks like it might come down to two players, Andy Murray and Roger Federer. While both players are former champions, Federer has had more experience winning the tournament than Murray. The Swiss has won the tournament seven times and has been a finalist three times.
Murray on the other hand won the tournament back in 2013, being the first British player to win since 1936. Murray has also been a semi-finalist four separate times and a finalist once.
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Most basketball fans and experts have more or less shared the same sentiment about Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma and choosing Golden State Warriors: they hate it. The initial reaction was to say that Durant was taking the short road to a championship, and most people feel bitter about the fact that he left to join the team that beat his old team during the 2015-16 NBA Western Conference Finals.
After things settled a bit, though, some have looked at Durant's decision from another viewpoint, and have loosened up on the hate. Some people have even referred to Kevin Durant's move as a wise business decision that has nothing to do with his morality.
A lot of sports experts have pitched in their views regarding Durant's infamous decision. The following are some of the most notable ones to date. more >>