Miracle shot worth $75k

■    Michael Drysch last week had the kind of night basketball fans can only dream of. The 50-year-old computer technician had been selected to attempt a half-court shot during the Miami Heat-Detroit Pistons game. When Drysch threw his long hook shot high into the air, the crowd groaned, then screamed in delight as the ball went in. Superstar LeBron James […]

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The world’s No. 1 streaker

Mark Roberts likes nothing more than taking off his clothes in public, said Adam Lee P6tter in The Daily Mail (U.K.). The 48-year-old from Liverpool, England, is the world’s most notorious streaker: He has appeared naked at 519 public events, including the Super Bowl, Miss World, and Wimbledon. “There’s no major venue or event I haven’t done,” he says proudly. […]

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Waterboy with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown

A special-needs student scored a touchdown with his high school football team last month, after the team’s coach put him in for the final play of the game. Noah VanVooren, who has Down syndrome, usually acts as a manager for the Little Chute High School team in Wisconsin. But Little Chute and rival Clintonville invited him to take the field […]

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Giving every Kid a trophy

“Losing is good for you,” said Ashley Merryman. But as your children return to school and fall sports, they are stepping back into a fantasyland where everybody is a winner and everybody gets a trophy. “Trophies were once rare things,” but manufacturers now churn out $3 billion worth of them a year. In one California youth soccer league, every player […]

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