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Michael Sam Receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award

St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night and deservedly so. His speech was pretty powerful and definitely a must-watch. [YouTube] The post Michael Sam Receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Michael Sam gave outstanding speech after winning Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs (VIDEO)

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player ever to be drafted into the NFL, gave an outstanding speech Wednesday at the ESPYs after he received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.  Drafted 249th overall in May’s draft by the St. Louis Rams, Sam was passed over because of his lack of size, perceived ability and in all likelihood, his sexual orientation. He’s meeting his challenges head...
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Video: Michael Sam Gives An Emotional Speech After Winning Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPYs

In 1993, the ESPY Awards gave former N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano the first Arthur Ashe Courage Award, leading to the famous “Never Give Up” speech, one of the most famous in sports history. This year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award was given to St. Louis Ram defensive end Michael Sam, who came out of the closet just months before the NFL Draft.  Sam has become an inspiration...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 ESPY’s: Relive the Greatest ESPY Moment Ever with Full 1993 Jimmy V Speech

Every sports fan has seen it, likely dozens of times, but it never gets old. Jim Valvano, the former Bucknell, Iona and North Carolina State men’s basketball coach was diagnosed with cancer in June 1992 and after unsuccessful treatments arrived at the 1993 ESPY’s with little time left. He received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and subsequently delivered the best moment in ESPY’s...
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Righteous Path: The Arthur Ashe Story

Sweat beads rolled down his forehead. But it didn’t matter. Nothing mattered but this moment now. This was his moment. Arthur squeezed his tennis racquet and then loosened his grip effectively. He had practiced every day, pushing his body to its physical limits, for longer than he could remember. But this was different. This time it was mind management. It was control. It would...
Via Metta Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Roberts receives Arthur Ashe Award

Tweet With the ESPYS airing on Wednesday night, there were several bits that tried to make us laugh, but they only half-succeeded if they did at all. However, there was one moment that didn’t need to attempt to force a reaction from the viewers. There’s no doubt that the most poignant and emotional part of [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Summitt Vows to 'Keep on Keepin' on' Upon Receiving Arthur Ashe Award at ESPYs (Video)

Pat Summitt has always been a competitor. After all, you don't become the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history without a great deal of drive. Summitt, who revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, now faces the biggeset challenge of her life. But she's confident that she'll be just as successful in battling the...
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Summitt Gets Arthur Ashe Award At ESPYS

((HT: ESPN)) Admittedly, the HQ isn't a big fan of putting up video when someone decides to give themselves a good "attaboy" and, seemingly, rub everyone else's nose in it... Which is what we think that the award show in Los Angeles is every year the network puts it on television... We're going to make an exception here... Pat Summitt is set to receive...
Via Online Sports Guys
July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPYs to honor Pat Summitt with Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Ballertainment Former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summitt, will be presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2012 ESPY Awards. Summit stepped down as head coach of the Lady Vols in April due to a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Pat Summitt’s accomplishments as a coach and mentor are unmatched as she has dedicated her life to...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Whitney Houston sings at the opening of Arthur Ashe Stadium

Yesterday we lost arguably the most beautiful and powerful voice of all time, Whitney Houston, at the young age of 48. To pay tribute to the legend, here is a video of her singing her hit 'One Moment In Time' at the opening of the Arthur Ashe Stadium in 1997. Taking the stage she said, "Like Arthur each of you had your moment in time, so tonight I would like to dedicate...
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February 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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