Andre Ward: The Perseverance, Resiliency and Cerebral Ringmanship of Boxing’s Silent Warrior

After watching last weekend’s much-anticipated boxing match between Sergei Kovalev and Andre Ward held in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena, in which Ward earned a victory in a hard-fought, courageous effort, my immediate response was, “now that’s how you respond!”  This fight resonated with me as a perfect example of how you persevere under difficult situations.  It is your reaction to adversity that often determines one’s own success. (Photo Credit: Anthony  Geathers) 

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NBA Legend Michael Jordan Opens Up on the Shootings of Black Americans, Police

Charlotte Hornets owner and basketball legend Michael Jordan breaks his silence on the recent wave of violence in America, most notably the high-profile shootings of African-Americans by police and the violence that officers have faced themselves.  Jordan, who has not been known for being outspoken about social issues, released a one-page open letter to The Undefeated, as athletes around the sports world have started speaking out in greater numbers about social issues.  Here’s what he said:

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NBA All-Star Weekend Toronto: The Dilemma of Kobe Bryant

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Photo Credit:  Kyle Terada | USA Today Sports

“This season is all I have left to give.  My heart can take the pounding.  My mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.” – Kobe Bryant

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