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A League of Their Own

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The Hard Makes It Great

Barring a playoff, today marks the final day of this year’s U.S. Open. There’s no doubt that today’s round will add to the Open’s rich history of great stars and clutch golf shots. Even so, nothing about today will rival the best moment in U.S. Open history. That moment came not on the course, but […]

Is Your Dream Big Enough?

Diana Nyad has tried four times to swim from Florida to Cuba. She has never succeeded. Does that make her a failure? It makes her a champion! Only champions dream such big dreams. Only winners try things that scare away others. “Marathon swimming is the most difficult physical, intellectual and emotional battleground I have encountered,” […]

The Agony of Defeat

ABC’s Wide World of Spots had it right years ago when it opened the show with the phrase “The Thrill of Victory, and the Agony of Defeat.” You see it all through March Madness as one team advances and the other goes home. It’s sad but true: the more time, effort and passion you invest […]

The Beautiful Difficulty

“Everything worthwhile, everything of any value, has its price.” — Loretta Young  No major-league player has ever hit a home run in five consecutive times at-bat. Johnny Blanchard may have come the closest. Blanchard, who died Wednesday at age 76, hit four in a row in July of 1961. The fifth time, he hit a […]