Found June 19, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
As summer slowly wraps us in its warm embrace, the sports world begins to ease into something resembling hibernation. The Stanley Cup champion has been crowned. The NBA finals are winding down toward the inevitable denouement. Major League Baseball is…well, does anyone really care about baseball in June? MLS seems to be the only game around these days. That’s certainly the case in Portland, but with most of the league on a FIFA-mandated break, even the Timbers are fading from the collective consciousness. The quieter pace of summer allows for an opportunity to focus on sports and athletes who often get overlooked at other times of the year. The first athlete who comes to mind is… Casey Martin, the golf coach at the University of Oregon. A former PGA player, he managed to qualify for last week’s US Open despite playing with only one good leg. Martin’s lifelong struggle with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome has been well chronicled. What’s less obvious is the pain Martin endures to ...
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