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March 14, 2014

State H.S. Basketball Championship Ends With Bucket by Student With Autism

How do both teams in a state championship basketball game end up winners? By putting box scores aside and letting sportsmanship reign supreme.

February 26, 2014

Teenager With Down Syndrome to Play for Harlem Globetrotters

The illustrious basketball career of Kevin Grow added another chapter on Tuesday, as the Harlem Globetrotters announced that the teenager will suit up for the squad next month in Philadelphia as a "three-point specialist."

February 19, 2014

NBA Superstars Give Back to Youths During All-Star Weekend

Between the slew of basketball-related events during the NBA's All-Star weekend, a number of the league's biggest stars found time to give back to the community, too.

February 17, 2014

Philadelphia 76ers to Sign Special-Needs Teen to Ceremonial Two-Day Contract

The National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers are in the midst of a painful rebuilding season, but they assured the season wouldn't be entirely a wasted year.

January 26, 2014

Arnold Schwarzenegger Goes Incognito to Support After-School Program

Arnold Schwarzenegger recently got back to his bodybuilding roots by posing as a trainer for Gold's Gym to support an after-school program that he founded.

January 24, 2014

Deaf Seattle Seahawks Player Reaches Out to Hearing-Impaired 9-Year-Old Girls

Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, the first legally deaf offensive player in the National Football League, is using his story to inspire others.

January 21, 2014

Miami Heat, Michelle Obama Provide Healthy-Eating Tips for Youths

During the Miami Heat's visit to the White House, team members joined with Michelle Obama to film a PSA on healthy eating.

January 01, 2014

Memphis Grizzlies Make NBA History by 'Drafting' 8-Year-Old

On Sunday, the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and the Mid-South Make-a-Wish Foundation made 8-year-old Charvis Brewer's dreams come true by "drafting" him.

December 27, 2013

New Dallas Cowboys Backup Quarterback Donating NFL Salary to High School

An injury to the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback opened the door this week for a high school math teacher to temporarily make his way back into the NFL.

December 16, 2013

Professional Athletes Honor Sandy Hook Victims on Anniversary Weekend

Andre Drummond of the NBA's Detroit Pistons and Victor Cruz of the NFL's New York Giants paid their respects to the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings.

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