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Ohio man with running blades to compete in Paralympic Games

Ohio man with running blades to compete in Paralympic Games

TONTOGANY, Ohio (AP) — Far from being limited by a rare condition at birth that left him with no feet, A.J. Digby's future as a track star appears limitless.
At 10 months old, both feet were amputated. Now at 18, the enthusiastic sprinter will represent his country at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
Digby graduated from Otseg ... (full story)

Browns' Gordon grateful upon return to practice field

Browns' Gordon grateful upon return to practice field

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — After he was suspended from the NFL for a year, Josh Gordon didn't know if he'd ever take the practice field for the Cleveland Browns again.
Last Monday, Gordon put on his pads beneath a brown No. 12 uniform for the first time in nearly two years, following his activation from the non-football injury list ... (full story)

Over doping scandal, Paralympics does what Olympics won’t

Maybe it’s time we started paying more attention to the Paralympics.
Not only are their athletes courageous, so are their leaders.
They did what Olympics officials wouldn’t last Sunday, kicking the Russians out of their games next month for operating a state-sponsored doping system that helped both Olympians and Pa ... (full story)

Teaming sports stars, good causes great — but know the rules

When legendary NCAA basketball coach Pat Summitt died on June 28, she left behind much more than a storied career leading the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols.
The Pat Summitt Foundation, established in 2011 to benefit Alzheimer’s disease research, recently announced plans to open the long-awaited Pat Summitt Alzhe ... (full story)

Introducing a fitness extremist

I’ve a confession to make, I’m a bit of an odd-ball, been that way as far back as I can remember. Now friends and family are quite familiar with my rather peculiar ways over the years, but to strangers, acquaintances and even fellow colleagues, well I’m still looked upon as a kind of nut, or at the very least as an ... (full story)