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Clippers Beat Pacers 129-96 For 1st 4-Game Winning Streak
01/18/2021 12:11am

Marcus Morris Sr. scored a season-high 20 points to lead seven players in double figures, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Indiana Pacers 129-96 on Sunday night for their first four-game winning streak of the season.

Brandon Staley Hired As New Head Coach For Los Angeles Chargers
01/17/2021 10:17pm

The NFL made the announcement in a tweet on Sunday night, saying Brandon Staley will be the teams new head coach.

Pacioretty Lifts Golden Knights Past Ducks In OT
01/17/2021 12:05am

Max Pacioretty scored 7 seconds into overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Johansson’s Goal Gives Wild Another OT Win Against Kings
01/16/2021 11:57pm

The Minnesota Wild defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 for the second straight game after trailing by two goals after two periods.

USC Beats Washington State 85-77, Improves To 5-1 In Pac-12
01/16/2021 10:59pm

Southern California defeated Washington State 85-77 on Saturday night for the Trojans sixth straight victory.


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L.A. Rams lose to Green Bay Packers 32-18 in NFC divisional playoffs
01/16/2021 6:48pm

Dont tell Aaron Rodgers the lack of capacity crowds in a pandemic will limit the Green Bay Packers home-field advantage in the NFC championship game. Hes been waiting too long for this moment to have any such negative thoughts. Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the top-seeded Green Bay ...

Rams won't have WR Cooper Kupp for playoff game against the Packers
01/16/2021 8:20am

The Los Angeles Rams wont have leading receiver Cooper Kupp available for their NFC divisional playoff game against the top-seeded Green Bay Packers. Kupp headlines the Rams list of inactive players for Saturdays game. He had been listed as questionable with a knee injury. Kupp had 92 catches for 974 yards in the regular season ...

Jared Goff will start at QB for Rams playoff game in Green Bay
01/14/2021 3:27pm

Jared Goff and Sean McVay say they had a healthy, productive disagreement last week about Goffs readiness to return from thumb surgery. Theyre in complete accord this week, however: Goff is the best choice to lead the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs. Goff will start the Rams postseason game at Green Bay on Saturday, ...

Rams deal with injuries to key players heading into NFC playoff game against Packers
01/13/2021 11:41am

After last weekends wild-card victory against the Seattle Seahawks, the question quickly turned to who will be healthy enough for the Los Angeles Rams as they prepare for Saturdays NFC divisional playoff matchup against the Green Bay Packers. The Rams are dealing with issues to key players, including quarterback Jared Goff, who is recovering from ...

Thousands of Alabama fans party in streets after championship win, ignoring coronavirus warnings
01/12/2021 12:40pm

Thousands of University of Alabama football fans partied in the street near campus after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State 52-24 for the national championship, ignoring pleas for safety at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in a celebration a top health official said Tuesday could worsen disease. Students and others poured out of jampacked bars near campus as ...


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History-Making Kicker Sarah Fuller Invited to Biden Inauguration
01/18/2021 8:53am

Sarah Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says shes been invited to attend President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration on Wednesday.Its an honor to be invited to participate in one of Americas greatest traditions, Fuller posted Sunday on social media.This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking, she added, including the Twitter handles for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris who will become the first woman to hold that office Biden, and their inaugural committee.Attendance at the inauguration will be strictly curtailed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and security measures put in place after a violent mob supporting President Donald Trump invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress was certifying Bidens victory.College FootballNov 28, 2020Vanderbilt University Senior Sarah Fuller Makes College Football History as KickerfootballDec 13, 2020Vanderbilt&039s Sarah Fuller Becomes First Woman to Score in Power 5 FootballFuller helped Vanderbilt win the Southeastern Conference womens soccer tournament as the goalkeeper. She helped out the football team while it was dealing with COVID-19 issues.She became the first woman to play in a Power Five game Nov. 28 with a squib kick to open the second half of a loss at Missouri in the only time she got on the field in that game. She got another chance on Dec. 12, when Vanderbilt had only 49 scholarship players for its game against Tennessee.Fuller, listed second out of three available kickers on the depth chart, came out for the extra point that tied the game at 7 with 1:50 left in the first quarter. She converted her second point-after with 7:22 left in the fourth quarter of the 42-17 loss.

Chargers Hire Rams Defensive Coordinator Brandon Staley as Head Coach
01/18/2021 5:01am

The Los Angeles Chargers hired Brandon Staley as their head coach Sunday, hoping he can replicate his success as the Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator with SoFi Stadiums other NFL tenant.The Rams defense ranked first in total defense, passing defense and scoring defense in Staleys lone season as defensive coordinator. It was the first time the Rams had led the league in total defense since 1978.It doesnt matter if youve known Brandon for five minutes or five years, what quickly becomes apparent is the amount of energy and passion he approaches each and every moment with, Chargers President of Football Operations John Spanos said.RamsJan 17LA&039s Quest For Three Titles Ends as Rams Lose to Packers 32-18 in NFL PlayoffsRamsJan 15Packers&039 Davante Adams Finally Gets to Face Off With Rams&039 Jalen RamseyThe consistency of that enthusiasm is unique and, most importantly, it drives his ability to connect with people. His coaching journey to this particular moment is inspiring. If not for the sheer perseverance and determination of it all, then certainly for the dramatic results it has produced for the teams and players he has coached.I know its a cliche, but I know Brandon quite literally cannot wait to get to work. I also know we cannot be more excited to have him as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, he added.Staley replaces Anthony Lynn, who was fired Jan. 4, one day after the Chargers completed a 7-9 season, missing the playoffs for the third time in his four seasons as coach. The Chargers have qualified for the playoffs once since 2014.Its not just that Brandon possesses a tremendous football mind that makes him the ideal head coach to lead our team forward, said general manager Tom Telesco. Its that he excels in the ability to effectively tailor, apply and communicate his concepts to players.Its clear that Brandon will not be out-worked, hes the football equivalent of a gym rat, and that has earned him the universal respect of the players he has coached throughout his journey, Telesco said.Before joining the Rams, Staley was the outside linebackers coach for the Denver Broncos in 2019 and Chicago Bears from 2017-18.Its hard to put into words just how excited I am for the opportunity to be the Los Angeles Chargers head coach, the 38-year-old Staley said. While this is certainly a dream come true, its also a dream thats just beginning.Theres a reason this was probably the most sought-after job out there from ownership, to the fans, to the city, to the men in that locker room its the total package. I cant thank the Spanos family and Tom Telesco enough for placing their faith in us, and by the time everyone is reading this quote in a press release, well already be hard at work developing a program Chargers fans everywhere can be proud of.

72 Tennis Players in Lockdown After Virus Cases on Flights
01/17/2021 2:55pm

The number of players in hard quarantine swelled to 72 ahead of the Australian Open after a fifth positive coronavirus test was returned from the charter flights bringing players, coaches, officials and media to Melbourne for the season-opening tennis major.That means they wont be allowed to leave their hotel rooms or practice for 14 days, creating a two-speed preparation period for the tournament. Other players in less rigorous quarantine will be allowed to practice for five hours daily.Australian Open organizers confirmed late Sunday that the latest case involved a passenger on the flight from Doha, Qatar to Melbourne who was not a member of the playing contingent, But all 58 passengers, including the 25 players, now cannot leave their hotel rooms for 14 days.There were already 47 players, including Grand Slam winners, in hard quarantine after three positive tests were returned from a charter flight that arrived from Los Angeles and one from a flight that departed Abu Dhabi.Some players have expressed anger at being classified as close contacts merely for being on board those flights with people who later tested positive. That classification has forced them into a harsher isolation than the broader group of players.But local government, tennis and health authorities have said all players were warned of the risks in advance.Theres been a bit of chatter from a number of players about the rules well, the rules apply to them as they apply to everybody else, and they were all briefed on that before they came and that was a condition on which they came, Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews told a news conference Monday. Theres no special treatment here because a virus doesnt treat you specially.Responding to reports that eight-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic had proposed a list of ideas to change the quarantine conditions for players, Andrews said: People are free to provide lists of demands but the answer is no.Players have been warned that breaching of the rules could result in heavy fines or being moved to a more secure quarantine complex with police stationed at their doors.Victoria states COVID-19 quarantine commissioner Emma Cassar told a news conference Sunday that some people were testing or challenging the quarantine procedures, but thered been zero tolerance for that behavior.This is designed to make people safe, Cassar, who is also in charge of the states prisons, said. We make no apologies for that.The first three positive tests were announced Saturday and the next two on Sunday. All five cases had tested negative before boarding their flights to Australia. All have now been transferred to a health hotel.Among them is Sylvain Bruneau, who coaches 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu. He said he was on the flight from Abu Dhabi and had tested positive.So far, no players have returned a positive test since landing in Australia. Australian Open organizers said 17 charters flights from seven international destinations brought up to 1,200 people to Australia for the tennis, all arriving within a 36-hour period up to Saturday morning. The Australian Open starts Feb. 8 following a week of warmup tournaments at Melbourne Park and the ATP Cup. Several players, including Sorana Cirstea of Romania, Belinda Bencic of Switzerland and Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan complained in social media posts that the rules seemed to have changed between what they saw before traveling to Australia and what was being imposed in Melbourne.Cirstea posted on Twitter: If they would have told us this rule before I would not play Australia I would have stayed home. They told us we would fly at 20 capacity, in sections and we would be a close contact ONLY if my team or cohort tests positive.But Victorias quarantine commissioner rejected those claims and explained why.If youre on a plane 16-24 hours, with air that circulates throughout the plane, you are a close contact, Cassar said. This was made very clear and nothing has changed.Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said organizers and players were forewarned thered be a significant risk. Now we have to manage an environment over the next 14 days for those who wont be able to practice, Tiley said. Its a tough situation. Weve got to do whatever we can to make it as fair as possible for those players that are in lockdown.Being unable to leave their hotel rooms would mean the only workouts theyre able to have would be on exercise equipment left in the rooms of all 72 players in lockdown. Some have posted on social media to show their makeshift training methods, including hitting tennis balls against the walls.Any players not in the hard lockdown will be allowed to train under strict conditions and with supervision. Some players were allowed to start Monday.Tiley said there were no plans to delay the Australian Open any further its already starting three weeks later than usual although organizers were reviewing the schedule for the warmup tournaments starting Feb. 1 to find ways to make it easier for those players in strict quarantine to prepare.Australias international borders are basically closed to travelers, although there are exemptions in special circumstances and all arrivals must do mandatory quarantine. Each of Australias states and territories has its own border and travel restrictions, and those can change on very short notice.Victoria state, which has as its capital Melbourne, accounted for 810 of Australias 909 deaths from COVID-19, most of those during a deadly second wave three months ago which resulted in curfews and lockdowns for the city.Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are among a group of players involved in an exhibition event in Adelaide, South Australia state, on Jan. 29. Those players flew straight to Adelaide to begin their hotel quarantine period. So far, theres been no COVID-19 cases reported from the quarantine in Adelaide. AP Sports Writer Dennis Passa contributed from Brisbane, Australia.More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/APSports

LA's Quest For Three Titles Ends as Rams Lose to Packers 32-18 in NFL Playoffs
01/17/2021 12:36am

Just over a year ago, as the waning seconds ticked off the clock in the Green Bay Packers 37-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, Aaron Rodgers turned to his teammate and said, I wish we could get one of these at home.On Saturday, Rodgers got his wish.The well-rested Packers hosted the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field in the NFC Divisional Round and the presumptive NFL MVP dazzled in a 32-18 victory over the leagues top-ranked defense.Rodgers was 23-for-36 for 296 yards and three touchdowns one rushing,guaranteeing that this seasons NFC Championship game will be held in Green Bay, exactly what Rodgers wanted.Aaron Rodgers 12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates throwing a touchdown pass to Davante Adams 17 in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 16, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty ImagesThe loss ended the Rams season, but after missing out on the playoffs in 2019, this years campaign can still be considered a success.Los Angeles lost key players last offseason as Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, and Cory Littleton all left the team via free agency, release, or trade. There were plenty of question marks regarding the new additions entering the season, but the Rams drafted well, and their rookies made immediate impacts in 2020.Cam Akers cemented himself as the Rams new workhorse running back for the foreseeable future, and receiver Van Jefferson showed flashes of what could become a special talent at the position.The Rams limped into their second-round matchup with the Packers. Green Bay, who secured a first-round bye after earning the NFCs number one seed, was the more healthy and rested team and it showed on Saturday.Rams starting quarterback Jared Goff was less than three weeks removed from thumb surgery, and played well, despite wearing a glove on his throwing hand throughout the game.My job is to win the game, said Goff who also admitted his thumb was not back to normal, but felt good enough to play. Theres absolutely no moral victories in the playoffs.Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award winner Aaron Donald played with torn rib cartilage, an injury suffered in the victory over the Seahawks. He missed nearly half the teams snaps on Saturday, and did not look like his usual dominant self in the loss.The Rams were also without their top wide receiver in Cooper Kupp knee, and their starting left guard in David Edwards ankle.The shorthanded Rams didnt help their own cause either. Two huge first-half penalties cost Los Angeles a first down inside the red zone, and extended a Packers drive that ultimately ended in a touchdown.The Packers had no problems moving the ball against the Rams number one ranked defense. Green Bay threw for 296 passing yards, 188 rushing yards, and were an efficient 8-for-12 on third down. They scored points on each of their first five possessions.After a field goal on their opening drive, Rodgers used an audible to get Pro Bowl receiver Davante Adams in motion and away from All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Rodgers took the snap and hit Adams in the end zone immediately for the touchdown.Im not some of the dudes youve covered, Adams said he told Ramsey before the game. I just want you come with me. Follow me everywhere. Lets give people what they came here for.On their next possession, the Packers started with great field positionthanks to another Rams penaltyand capped off a nine-play, 47-yard drive with a Rodgers rushing touchdown.The Rams would answer on the ensuing drive when Goff found Jefferson in the end zone for the rookies first career playoff touchdown.However, with just 29 seconds left on the clock, Rodgers moved Green Bay into field goal position and stole the momentum back from the Rams.The Packers took a 19-10 lead into the half.Adversity increased when the Packers opened the second half with a 60-yard run by running back Aaron Jones. The Pro Bowler capped off the opening drive with a one-yard touchdown run.After forcing the Packers to punt for the first time in the game, the Rams responded with a crucial touchdown drive punctuated by Akers. The rookie out of Florida State lined up in the wildcat position, took the direct snap, and bounced off would-be tacklers for the seven-yard score. The Rams would go for two, and took the Packers by surprise on an all-rookie hook-and-ladder play that saw Goff throw to Jefferson who tossed it back to Akers for one of the best two-point conversion play calls youll ever see.The Rams put up a valiant effort, but the Packers finalized their victory with a 58-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to a wide-open Allen Lazard that put the proverbial nail in the coffin.The loss crushes the chances for the city of Los Angeles to win three consecutive championships in the same season. The Lakers won their NBA record-tying 17th title on October 11, and the Dodgers followed with their first title in 32 years two weeks later.Despite their season coming to an end, the Rams still have reasons to hang their heads high. Injuries and inconsistency cost them at various points this year, but theres still plenty of optimism to go around.The teams two lone Pro-Bowl playersDonald and Ramseyare signed to long-term contracts. Akers and Jefferson appear to be future stars on offense and will be on their rookie deals for the next few years. If Goff can take a step forward in his play next season, the Rams should be back in the postseason with another shot at a Super Bowl.I love this football team, said an emotional McVay. I love the scars that we were able to respond from. There was a lot of ebbs and flows this year but the men in that locker room Im very appreciative of.RamsJan 15Packers&039 Davante Adams Finally Gets to Face Off With Rams&039 Jalen RamseyRamsJan 15Jared Goff to Start For Rams in Green Bay John Wolford InactiveRamsJan 14Rams&039 Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers Are Back Together For PlayoffsThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Long Road to Normalcy: Virtual Village Connects Boston Marathoners
01/16/2021 5:05pm

Organizers of the Boston Marathon postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic have launched a virtual Athletes Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing.The Boston Athletic Association says its an attempt to keep runners connected as the group works out a date for the 125th running of the planets most storied footrace. Last Aprils race was canceled and tentatively rescheduled to sometime this autumn, but because of a surge in COVID-19 cases in hard-hit Massachusetts, officials still cant say when in-person racing for the masses can safely resume.More Boston Marathon CoverageDzhokhar TsarnaevJan 7Boston Marathon Bomber Sues Federal Government: ReportsBoston MarathonDec 29, 20202021 Boston Marathon Still in Limbo Amid Surge in Mass. Cases, BAA SaysThe virtual village, launched Jan. 5, is a far cry from the bucket-list magic and mystique of the real Athletes Village in a schoolyard near the start line in Hopkinton. There, in whats traditionally been a rite of spring, tens of thousands of runners from around the globe gather giddily beneath tents to hydrate, stretch, meditate, bond and chat before pounding the pavement to Boston.But the BAA hopes participants will use the village as a digital hub to share training tips, seek out coaching, compete against one another in monthly challenges and just generally party like Boston Marathoners have done since 1897.Its been great. Runners are so freaking friendly, said Karen Bruynell, who became one three years ago to shed 150 pounds.Last year, after the marathon was canceled, the 56-year-old hospital administrator from Weymouth, Massachusetts, covered the 26.2-mile distance by herself something thousands of runners did. Along the way, she raised more than $10,000 for the Boston Fire Department, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other charities.Joining the virtual village was a no-brainer for me, Bruynell said. Being a new runner, I need to learn best practices warming up, cooling down, good stretches, hydration. Just from reading the questions, Im learning so much.Other World Major marathons, including the TCS New York City Marathon, are also connecting runners virtually. The New York Road Runners, which administers that race, is offering online strength, Zumba, barre and yoga classes to restore a sense of camaraderie among athletes who would normally do those activities in a group setting. FOR THE FIFTH DAY IN A ROW NOW, CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE STATE HAVE TOPPED 1,000 WHILE 36 MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS. THE STATEu2019S POSITIVE TEST RATE NOW AT 6. IT WILL BE ANOTHER PATRIOTS DAY WITHOUT THE BOSTON MARATHON. WE LEARNED THAT TODAY. FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION IS POSTPONING THE RACE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC. NBC 10u2019S PERRY ROSSUM JOINS US NBC 10u2019S PERRY ROSSUM JOINS US WITH MORE ON HOW THE RACE COULD BE CHANGED. PERRY. Reporter: THATu2019S THE BIG QUESTION, SHANNON. WE KNOW THE RACE HAS BEEN KICKED BACK UNTIL AT LEAST FALL OF NEXT YEAR. WE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT COULD THE MARATHON POSSIBLY LOOK LIKE. THE CRACKED AND FADED PAINT FROM THE BOSTON MARATHON LOOKS MORE LIKE AN ARTIFACT THAN A STARTING LINE. WHEN RUNNERS FINALLY CROSS IT SOMETIME IN THE FALL OF 2021, WHAT WILL THE RACE EVEN LOOK LIKE WHATu2019S POSSIBLE ANYTHINGu2019S POSSIBLE. Reporter: THIS IS THE CEO OF THE BAA. THE BAA. HE SAYS WHATu2019S NOT POSSIBLE IS RUNNING IT NEXT APRIL ON PATRIOTS DAY. THE RACE HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. IF THERE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, IT MAY DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, IT MAY BE THAT THE MARATHON FIELD SIZE WILL HAVE TO BE DIFFERENT, WILL HAVE TO BE SMALLER. Reporter: WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO HAVE NEXT YEARu2019S RACE ON A WEEKEND OR SPREAD OUT RACE ON A WEEKEND OR SPREAD OUT OVER MULTIPLE DAYS WE AT THE BAA CERTAINLY DONu2019T RULE OUT ANYTHING. THE PRACTICALITIES OF TAKING MORE AND MORE TIME AND SPACE MORE AND MORE TIME AND SPACE OVER A PERIOD OF DAYS PRESENT A GREAT CHANGE TO THE CITIES AND TOWNS ALONG THE WAY. Reporter: ALONG THE WAY RIGHT AFTER MILE TEN IS MORSE TAVERN. ON RACE DAY ITu2019S ALMOST ON RACE DAY ITu2019S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND A SEAT HERE. TYPICALLY OUR BUSIEST DAY OF THE YEAR. Reporter: SHARON OWNS THE PLACE WITH HER HUSBAND. HIPTYPICAL MARATHON MONDAY, HIPTYPICAL MARATHON MONDAY, LINES OUT THE DOOR. Reporter: ALL OF THESE POSSIBILITIES LEAD TO MORE UNKNOWNS FOR THEM. WE DID TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY THIS MARATHON MONDAY. THIS MARATHON MONDAY. IT WAS HORRIBLE. Reporter: AND SHE FLOATED THE IDEA OF A POSSIBLE VIRTUAL COMPONENT AGAINST TO THE RACE NEXT YEAR, BUT THIS TIME THEY NEXT YEAR, BUT THIS TIME THEY COULD HAVE RUNNERS ACTUALLY RUN THE COURSE AND OTHERS WOULD DO IT AT HOME.,videoid:1812973123857178,videolength:133734,videoprovider:mpx,alleypackscheduleunpublish:,feedremoteid:mpx1812973123857,feedthumbnailurl: data-livestreamfalse data-title2021 Boston Marathon Postponed data-vidcid1:5:2220109 data-vidurlhttps://www.nbcboston.com/on-air/as-seen-on/2021-boston-marathon-postponed/2220109/ data-isleadfalse data-catnames1813:On Air,1814:As Seen On data-tagnames data-customdataContentPartner:None,Source:WEBFM,SyndicationAllowed:true,mSNVideoCategories:MSN Video v4 Connector-most watched news,mSNVideoContentSupplierID:NBCLocal,mSNVideoCountry:us,subtitle:nosubtitle,uploadedByTeam:1,youtubeChannel:None data-autoplayfalse data-cplaytrueAnd the BMW Berlin Marathon has Moodboard, a social wall where runners can cross-post selfies, memories of past races and anything else thats on their minds.Tom Grilk, the BAAs president and CEO, said the concept behind Bostons village was simple provide runners of all abilities a space for you to achieve your fitness goals and celebrate your accomplishments with a global community. As of late Friday, more than 42,000 runners and volunteers had joined.Its already helping Polish marathoner Janusz Przytocki sharpen his focus and set new running goals.The village will give me the motivation I need now, he wrote in a post. EVEN THOUGH ITu2019S A VIRTUAL MARATHON FOR ONE MAN ITu2019S MORE THAN JUST A RACE. ITu2019S AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP OTHERS AFTER HE HAD HIS OWN HEALTH SCARE A FEW YEARS AGO. THREE YEARS AGO, RUSSELL THOUGHT HE HAD THE FLU BUT IT ENDED UP BEING MUCH WORSE. I AM STILL FORTUNATE AND LUCKY TO BE HERE. HE HAD COMPLICATIONS FROM A BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN HIS LIVER AND HE SAYS DOCTORS DIDNu2019T UNDERSTAND WHY OR HOW IT HAPPENED TO HIM AT THE TIME. THEY PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE. JUST REMINDING ME TO FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT THINGS. THE EXPERIENCE PUSHED HIM TO REGISTER FOR A RACE IN CHICAGO. THE NEXT YEAR, HE FINISHED HIS FIRST MARATHON. AND NOW TWO YEARS LATER HEu2019S GEARING UP FOR A 6th RACE ON SATURDAY. MY PERSONAL SITUATION AND HAVING TO WORK TOWARD SOMETHING. WHAT IS GOING TO GIVE ME SOME MOTIVATION. HE WONu2019T GET TO SEE OR HEAR THE CROWDS LINING THE STREETS. HE STILL HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN RAISE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION. SO FOR HIM IT DOESNu2019T MATTER WHERE THE RACE IS RUN BECAUSE NOW IT CARRIES MORE WEIGHT. WE STILL GET TO DO IT AND YOUu2019RE DOING IT FOR A CAUSE THAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND WE STILL GET TO RUN IN A CITY THAT WE ALL CALL HOME. FUELLING HIS DRIVE TO FINISH HIS FIRST BOSTON MARATHON. WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR EVERY DAY THAT WE HAVE. THAT SOUNDS CLICHE BUT ITu2019S A REALITY. UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU, YOU DONu2019T REALLY THINK ABOUT IT. AND SO FAR HEu2019S RAISED ABOUT $5,500 FOR THE AMERICAN LIVER,videoid:1786807875813464,videolength:112246,videoprovider:mpx,alleypackscheduleunpublish:,feedremoteid:mpx1786807875813,feedthumbnailurl: data-livestreamfalse data-titleRunner Participates in Virtual Boston Marathon After His Own Health Scare data-vidcid1:5:2192104 data-vidurlhttps://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/marathon-runners-inspirational-message/2192104/ data-isleadfalse data-catnames3054:Multimedia data-tagnames17615:Boston Marathon,289765:marathon runner,289766:Russell Tanguay data-customdataContentPartner:None,Source:WEBFM,SyndicationAllowed:true,mSNVideoCategories:MSN Video v4 Connector-most watched news,mSNVideoContentSupplierID:NBCLocal,mSNVideoCountry:us,subtitle:nosubtitle,uploadedByTeam:1,youtubeChannel:None data-autoplayfalse data-cplaytrueAnother runner, Jochen Tilk of Toronto, shared a map showing a marathon route he created in the shape of a unicorn, the BAAs logo.As the pandemic wears on, forcing most marathoners to get their miles in solo, the calculus is any fellowship is better than none at all.To inspire her fellow runners, marathoner Nell Posmer of Downers Grove, Illinois, shared a painting she did of the sun rising over a dirt trail in a forest, captioning it: Go RUN todayThe virtual village makes you want to get out the door and run, then log your miles and get a comment or two from others. I crave that, said Posmer, 47. Its like a little group that encourages you to do even better the next day.

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