The word loyalty is thrown around a lot more in sports than it’s demonstrated these days. Players are making hundreds of millions, teams are worth billions and sports is first-and-foremost a business. The collective bargaining agreements in the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL have added a complexity to contract situations that was unimaginable two decades ago.Those factors have made nomads out of even the most transcendent superstars. LeBron James is the most famous athlete of this generation and maybe even the best basketball player ever. He's used the proliferation of free agency to change teams three times in 15 years.It may sound like one of your grandfather's tropes, but it makes more sense to root for the name on the front of the jersey and not the one on the back. Why spend $100+ on a jersey that could be obsolete just a few days later? The retail market has even begun fighting against that with jersey assurance programs popping up left and right.If buying a jersey is a tenuous … [Read more...] about How loyalty in sports affects baby names & jerseys
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PUBLISHED: 06:30 20 October 2018 Sabrina johnson Caroline Pocock will run the London Marathon 2019 - in aid of the Miscarriage Association.Picture: Ella Wilkinson Archant A woman who has suffered six miscarriages is using her own experiences and her running shoes to help other women and their partners who find themselves in the same situation. When Caroline Pocock, a reflexologist from Wymondham and her husband married they always planned to have children.But, after suffering five miscarriages before successfully carrying a pregnancy to full term, the 36-year-old and her partner found themselves struggling to cope with the “lonely experience” of repeated miscarriages.Now, the 36-year-old is helping other women through the experience of a miscarriage by helping to run support sessions at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and has just signed up to run her first London Marathon in aid of the Miscarriage Association.Falling pregnant after … [Read more...] about Norfolk woman who suffered six miscarriages is helping others come to terms with the experience
Sue Fish, an experienced clinic escort at the Greater Boston Health Center, first grabs a morning beverage — maybe a coffee or a water — and then checks herself in for her usual shift. Marked by her neon “volunteer” vest, she faces however many protesters will be accompanying her for the day — ranging from a few to a sea of them — and she doesn’t flinch. But there was one instance, just one, the 69-year-old recalled, in which she had to briefly excuse herself, step inside, and take a deep breath. While volunteering, she had made eye contact with a young boy sitting in the nearby Caffe Nero with his father. Soon, the pair began making friendly exchanges — waving at each other and playing hide-and-seek through the window. Within moments, things took a turn. “[The father] stopped to chat, and one of the protesters came over and started saying horrible things to him about that I ‘kill babies’ — and there was a child … [Read more...] about What’s it like being a clinic escort for Planned Parenthood? Meet Sue Fish, an experienced volunteer.
Ryan Bader, the incumbent Bellator light heavyweight champion, may well be the dark horse in the Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament as the semi-finals culminate this weekend in Connecticut and New York. As the leading fighters took to the press conference dais in Manhattan on Thursday, the Mohegan Sun Casino competitors weighed in in the next state. “I want to be in the finals for sure," explained Bader, adding on former NFL foe Matt Mitrione: "I’m not thinking about that right now. I’ve got a tough fight against a tough, tough guy. We’re both on the same side so I knew I was going to face him and here we are.” The keys to victory ? “I think speed is a factor in his fights. He’s used to have a speed as a heavyweight, but I’m a light heavyweight that can move, that is explosive and just as strong, if not stronger, than the heavyweights he’s been facing. That takes that speed advantage, that athletic ability away because I have that … [Read more...] about Bellator 207: The lowdown from Ryan Bader and Matt Mitrione; Bob Bakish CEO of VIACOM bullish on Bellator expansion and future
HTV National Desk Published 1:49 pm PDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Vanessa Fernandez Arango Vanessa Fernandez Arango Photo: Instagram Click through the gallery to see rock stars, actors and other celebrities who died young. Click through the gallery to see rock stars, actors and other celebrities who died young. Janis Joplin, age 27The Port Arthur, Texas-native died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. Janis Joplin, age 27 The Port Arthur, Texas-native died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. Photo: Associated Press Jim Morrison, age 27The cause of death for The Doors' frontman is unknown, but many speculate he died of a drug overdose on July 3, 1971. Jim Morrison, age 27 The cause of death for The Doors' frontman is unknown, but many speculate he died of a drug overdose on July 3, 1971. … [Read more...] about IVF blogger dies during childbirth after years of trying to get pregnant