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How Brooklyn Decker Supports Her Aunt, a Special Olympics Athlete

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How Brooklyn Decker Supports Her Aunt, a Special Olympics Athlete

Originally posted 09/18/2014 10:45AM

Brooklyn Decker has been involved with Special Olympics since she was a kid.

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Michael Sam Signs with the Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam Signs with the Dallas Cowboys

Originally posted 09/03/2014 02:30PM

Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Must Watch: Golfer Sergio Garcia Hits His Ball Into (and Back Out of!) a Tree

Video: Sergio Garcia Climbs Tree to Recover Golf Ball

Originally posted 03/24/2013 05:00PM

Don't watch golf? We don't blame you. But you've gotta see this.

Sometimes, an athlete hits the ball out of the park. Sometimes, an athlete hits the ball into a tree.

That's just what pro-golfer Sergio Garcia was tasked with doing at Sunday's Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he proved he was more than willing to work his way up during the tournament's final round (watch below).

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Once Unable to Walk, Gymnast Beats Odds to Compete at Olympics

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Once Unable to Walk, Gymnast Beats Odds to Compete at Olympics

Originally posted 07/27/2012 06:45PM

Watching Kieran Behan flip through the air, you'd never imagine the Irish gymnast overcame a series of injuries so severe that doctors told him he would never walk again.

At just 5-feet-4-inches tall, Behan, 23, struggled with a series of setbacks that would change his life forever, but his unwavering spirit and dedication to his sport led him to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, reports The New York Times.

Behan first started gymnastics at the age of 8, when he excelled at tumbling. But by the time he was 10, doctors found a tumor the size of a golf ball in his leg.

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