Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Fultz Ready To Shine On NBA Stage

June has come, which amongst many things, means the NBA Draft is just a few weeks away. And this year’s crop of college stars has basketball fans especially excited. As NBA teams analyze the field and narrow down their choices, we’ve jumped the gun and made our own selection in the meantime. Coming to NBA…

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CJ Sapong Bringing Fresh Perspective to MLS

What do greenhouses, Philadelphia, and MLS player CJ Sapong have in common? They’re all at the heart of a new organization, Sacred Seeds, that’s tasked itself with improving communities through “education, sustenance and self-sustainability.” It’s the latest effort from the Philadelphia Union forward, who’s as bullish on his new venture as he’s been prolific in…

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Amobi Okugo: How to Live and Continue Living Like a Pro

We see it all the time. A promising young prodigy signs a lucrative deal, and just years later the money has suddenly vanished. Sport, unfortunately, has become a comfy home to this vicious cycle, where history has seamlessly repeated itself. Fortunately, that’s where Amobi Okugo has stepped in to buck the trend. But that's just…

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The Deuce is Loose: Outhouse Racing Running Wild

Have you ever wondered why there was no sport for ranch owners, who also happen to be engineers with creative and competitive sides? Well neither have we, but finally that sport has arrived in the form of outhouse racing. https://www.instagram.com/p/BLC6wj_Ajcw/?tagged=outhouseracing An instant classic of a sport, outhouse racing is stealing the hearts of many, including…

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Clayton Kershaw: Finding Purpose After The Pitch

Clayton Kershaw has the kind of stuff that makes batters want to cry and call their mommies. His 12-6 hook and mid-90’s fastball are the stuff of legend. As one teammate put it, following a Kershaw gem on three days’ rest in the 2013 playoffs, “This guy’s a different kind of animal.” Almost that time.…

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The (Slack) Life of Andy Lewis

What is slacklining you ask? Andy Lewis is more than happy to show you. Already familiar with the sport? Andy is still prepared to impress. Whether tip-toeing the line between two hot air balloons or claiming world championships, it’s no surprise why he’s been nicknamed “Mr. Slackline.” Click here to discover the bizarre sport of Outhouse racing:…

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Drop Everything For Finland’s Wife Carrying

Have you ever wanted to see a sport which combines love, determination, an obstacle course and a prize consisting of beer and money? Well look no further – enter the Unique Finnish sport of wife carrying. 🏆The Leap that sealed the deal 🏆 #teamstorey #wifecarry #wifecarrying #wifecarrying2016 #northamericanchamps2016 #livekelly #maine #sundayriver @livekelly A post shared…

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Jayson Werth The Price Of Admission

The MLB season contains one of the more draining schedules for professional athletes. A full 162 games – plus playoffs – over the course of seven months give way to significant physical fatigue and few opportunities for rest. But thanks to guys like Jayson Werth, players can better focus on the positives. Werth effortlessly loosens…

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Lowell Bailey, Biathlon’s Champion

American biathlete Lowell Bailey is fresh off a gold medal performance at the 2017 IBU World Championships. Not only did he make history at the event, but he also took an unconventional path toward claiming the title. For his determination and Uniqueness, it’s only fitting to call Lowell our Athlete CRUSH.   Follow Lowell Bailey…

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Deion Sanders Quotes Of Pure Gold

The words coming out of Deion Sanders’ mouth have been entertaining for years. So in honor of some of his best moments in front of the mic, we’ve put together a brief compilation. Stay smooth, Prime time!   Follow Deion Sanders on Instagram @deionsanders and Twitter @DeionSanders Written by Athlete CRUSH Staff Posted 3 March…

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Hop On Board With Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater might be impressive enough if for all these years he just sat on a surf board, rocking back and forth in five feet of water for hours at a time. Suffice it to say, the man is one handsome devil. But Slater is also the best at what he does – ever. For…

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No Ropes, No Problem for Climber Alex Honnold

Many of us will never find ourselves a thousand feet high on top of a rock. Even fewer of us will ever find ourselves climbing up such a rock. Only a few people in the entire world, with the perfect combination of insanity and skill, would climb that high without ropes or protection. Alex Honnold…

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Jimmer Fredette In A Class Of His Own

Basketball player Jimmer Fredette stands out from the crowd for a number of reasons. Beginning with his name, the Glens Falls, NY native also brings a prolific scoring ability to the hardwood that helped earn him pop culture stardom and well-earned respect from the President of the United States of America during his senior year at…

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Peyton Manning: Sundays Just Aren’t The Same

Dear Peyton Manning, I am writing this to express why you are my Athlete CRUSH. I wanted to pay tribute to your legacy and the lasting impact you’ve had on my life. It’s strange not seeing you lead the huddle every Sunday. Peyton, I hope you are enjoying retirement – Sundays are not the same…

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