Most sports stories are simply about sports themselves. -Others speak to the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of incredible adversity.
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"Well well well Delta I can't help but notice that the Orioles menu looked better than ours today. I'll remember this," Ryan tweeted after the flight. He also included a photo of the two -offending menus side by side.
God bless the Seahawks punter for pointing out this terrible inequity. It boggles one's mind that the reigning Super Bowl champions would have to settle for Grilled Beef Fillet, while a mere playoff MLB team enjoyed Mashed Potatoes. The horror!
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MADRID, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Late goals from James Rodriguez and Raul Garcia meant the first leg of the Spanish Supercup between Real and Atletico Madrid ended in a 1-1 draw with everything to be decided in three days on Atletico's home turf.
The game between the Cup and League winners from last season may have kicked off at an hour before midnight but it was not lacking in tension or interest.
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The game also grew increasingly bad tempered as Ramos (not for the first time in his career) was lucky to stay on the pitch after appearing to punch Mandzukic as the pair went to ground after an aerial tussle.
Meanwhile Kroos fired over following a free kick before Carlo Ancelotti decided to introduce Di Maria into the game to inject more pace into his side.
James scored his first goal for Real Madrid 10 minutes from time with a dose of luck as he was shot home via a deflection as a ball pinged around the Atletico penalty area, but the lead lasted just eight minutes before Raul Garcia flicked home a header following a corner to level the scores and give Atletico an advantage for Friday's return leg in the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
NBA star Kobe Bryant told 12 young Shanghai basketball players yesterday that there is really no secret to success.
It’s all about putting in the work.
The players were on court at 4am waiting for Bryant to arrive, almost like a dream, as they didn’t truly believe the All-Star for the Los Angeles Lakers would show up. And then he appeared.
“It’s great you guys take the challenge and put in the effort,” the 34-year-old Bryant said.
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“I see it often because that’s when I start training.”
Chinese reporters mentioned the story and asked the question again yesterday and Bryant laughed.
“Yeah, not right now, but I have in the past,” the five-time NBA champion said, smiling.
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He said he would like to add two more championship rings to bring his collection to seven — one more than his idol Michael Jordan.
“I enjoy competing. That’s the beautiful thing about sports and about life. Challenge what people believe can be done and I really enjoy doing that,” Bryant said.
Despite Bryant being one of the best players in the league, the Lakers look more like a pretender than a contender at this stage as they have lost center Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace in the off season.
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