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Dodgers Pitching Prodigy Conquers 5 Surgeries en Route to MLB

When you think of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Julio Urias probably isn’t the first name that comes to your mind. You most likely think of Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, and…

From Bar Fights & Blackouts to Big League Baseball: The Nick Anderson Story

The Tampa Bay Rays dominated the 2020 regular season and cruised into the playoffs as the #1 seed in the American League. Firing on all cylinders, they finished with the…

By Bryan Contino

From Living in His Parents’ Basement to Doing the Impossible

After graduating from college in the midst of The Great Recession, he couldn’t find a job. Living in his parents’ basement and feeling bad about life, he created a challenge for himself called The Impossible List.

By Tyler O'Shea

How 37-Year-Old Frank Gore Outlasted The Doubters & Defined Longevity

“It helps my mindset,” Gore said. “Even though I try not to care or pay attention, I often hear that, ‘Oh, he can’t do this because he’s old.’ Well, I’m training and thinking about that, and it makes me go that much harder.”

By Henry Duncan

Mike Yastrzemski is Not Here Because of His Name

If you are reading this and are a millennial who just started following baseball, or know very little about the Boston Red Sox history, you may not know the name…

By Henry Duncan
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Full Circle: Ryan Tannehill’s Long & Winding Road to Becoming the Franchise QB in Tennessee

“Control what you can control and make the best of whichever situation you’re in.” That’s what 31-year-old quarterback Ryan Tannehill told Rich Eisen was the biggest lesson he’s learned in…

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 20, 2020

From Stardom to Rock Bottom & Back to the Top: How Eric Berry Defied The Odds

What do you think of when you hear underdog story? In any realm of life, an underdog story can be for many reasons, but we most often think that these…

By Henry Duncan
Jul 20, 2020

2-Star Recruits Who Made it to The NFL

The NFL is home to the best football players on the planet. We can all agree on that. But for some, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, there are…

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 17, 2020

Francis Ngannou: From Poverty & Homelessness to the Most Intimidating Fighter in the UFC

Seven years ago, Francis Ngannou was homeless and didn’t know what MMA was. Today, he’s one of the most intimidating fighters in the UFC.

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 17, 2020

How Danny Trejo Escaped the Death Penalty and Fought His Way to Hollywood

Growing up, Danny Trejo looked up to his uncle Gilbert. As his dad’s youngest brother, Gilbert was like an older brother to Danny. “He was only like 6 years older…

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 17, 2020

Tom Cruise Overcame Dyslexia on the Road to Stardom

Tom Cruise rarely speaks about his battle with dyslexia.  Or his unstable home life.  As a world-famous actor, one might assume he was always destined for greatness. But, as you’ll…

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 17, 2020

Blind Runners Defy the Odds at the Chicago Marathon

But before the elites sprint by, my favorite underdogs rule the street. The first people to start the race are physically handicapped and blind. They get a good head start so they can spread out and not be overwhelmed by the hordes of other runners. 45,000 people run this race each year.

By Ryan Sneddon
May 12, 2020

The Biggest Upset in Boxing History: Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson

On February 11th, 1990, James “Buster” Douglas pulled off the most stunning upset in the history of boxing. Video Transcript Eric Thomas: It was just like a little boxing match….

By Tyler O'Shea
Apr 18, 2020

From the Backyard to ESPN: Lessons Learned from Hosting the World’s Largest Spikeball Tournament

This article originally appeared on dancalamai.com. You could say I enjoy obscure sports. At the family bar-b-que, you’ll find me outside taking a friendly game of croquet way too seriously.  In college,…

By Dan Calamai
Apr 06, 2020

The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of Former Blue-Chip Prospect Michael Porter Jr.

There are few high school prospects as critically acclaimed as Michael Porter Jr. was just three years ago. The 6-foot-10, 220 pound small forward exploded onto the high school scene…

By Johnny Peterson
Feb 05, 2020
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