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- The truly great are always working towards the next game... The goal is what's ahead, and there's always something ahead.
Tennessee's Pat Summitt is no stranger to hard work. In fact, it's the only kind of work the legendary head coach has known over her 34-year career. Growing up on a farm with three older brothers and a father who didn't take no for an answer, Summitt didn't really have much of a choice. After all, as she was told, "Cows never take a day off."
But it was her mother, who Summitt says worked harder than any of the men in the family, that taught her hard work isn't always good enough. To be the best, she would have to out-work the rest.
The end of the road comes for a figure in a recruiting scandal that refuses to die
When rookie free agent Albert Means was cut by the Houston Texans last month, it likely signaled the end of his unremarkable football career. Once the most promising high school defensive lineman in the country, he'll be remembered for being at the heart of a recruiting scandal that left one booster headed to prison, two schools on probation and several coaches' careers in disarray.
Battling the clock, wretched facilities and random violence, Iraq's new Olympic committee races to build a team for Athens
It was after midnight, and what lay ahead was a 14-hour ride across the desert of western Iraq. Still, the passengers on the decrepit bus were beaming. The Iraqi soccer team, fresh from a 4-0 victory over Oman in an Olympic qualifying round on March 3, was headed home to Baghdad.