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Monthly Archives: June 2013

I went to hear Webb Simpson speak at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, N.C., one evening this past winter. He spoke transparently about his faith, family and success. The pastor of Forest Hill, David Chadwick, asked Simpson about temptations on the PGA Tour. Simpson talked about how he stepped on Tour and everyone started treating him like he was special. People wanted him to sign autographs. He had 60-year-old volunteers calling him “Mr. Simpson.” When he had his breakout season in 2011 and won the U.S. Open in 2012...

View our 46-page, interactive May DigiMag! This issue includes features on boxers Robert Guerrero and Frankie Filippone, PGA Tour golfer Kevin Streelman, and an incredible account of a blind surfer named Derek Rabelo. Read the cover story early by clicking here, or flip through the entire DigiMag by logging in here. View on your computer, iPad, tablet, iPhone or Android...

The story was written after North Carolina's baseball program made it to the final series two times in three years (2006, 2007), losing both to Oregon State. Mike Fox took over in 1999 and has led North Carolina to the College World Series (final eight teams) five times (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011) in his 14-year tenure. Previously, North Carolina had only made it four times (1960, 1966, 1978, 1989) in 41 years (since 1948). Fox also played on the 1978 team as the starting shortstop...

The thing I’ll remember most about my career is how much I grew up as both an athlete and a man, not to mention how much I learned about what it takes trying to be the best. I really started to learn that mentality and that attitude at the 1992 Olympics, being on the original Dream Team with guys like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. I learned by seeing how intense they were about their sport, about their training, and about their commitment to what they do. Up until that time, I always enjoyed basketball, but I always looked at it as a sport. You come out and you play basketball. You know, it’s fun, but that was it. But those guys took it to another whole level for me. It wasn’t just learning how to be intense and having commitment, it was also seeing the responsibility you have for your teammates...

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