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Michael Vick hoping to officially retire as member of Falcons

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick says he is in talks with the Atlanta Falcons to sign a one-day contract and officially retire with his first NFL team. “Hopefully soon,” Vick, 37, told CBS Atlanta about the potential of the ceremonial deal. Vick has not played in the league since 2015 and told ESPN’s Josina Anderson in February that he is retired. The Falcons made Vick the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft. His tenure in Atlanta infamously ended when he was found guilty of dogfighting in 2007 and served 23 months in prison. The Falcons officially released him in 2009. Following his reinstatement to the NFL, Vick played five seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles, then one season each for the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.? Vick passed for 22,464 yards with 133 touchdowns and 88 interceptions in his career and also rushed for 6,109 yards and 36 touchdowns.

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George Groves stops Chudinov to finally become world champion

SHEFFIELD — George Groves won a world title on the fourth attempt after overcoming a slow start to force a sixth-round stoppage of Fedor Chudinov Saturday. The Briton claimed the vacant WBA world super-middleweight title with a relentless attack of clean punches that left Russian Chudinov dazed and immobile, prompting the stoppage. Victory on the undercard of Kell Brook’s IBF world welterweight title defeat to Errol Spence in front of a crowd of 27,000 at Bramall Lane sets up the possibility of Groves fighting bitter rival James DeGale, the IBF champion, next year. “This is the end of a lifetime’s work,” Groves told Sky Sports after his victory. “[Trainer] Shane McGuigan has resurrected my career. Now I’m mature enough to admit that. I feel like I’m the best in the division. I’m willing and ready to fight anyone. “He caught me with some good right hooks, and one actually stung quite a bit. But I found my feet. I…

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2007 Boom Runners

HOMETOWN: Stillwater, Minnesota AGE: 33 HEIGHT: 5’8″ WEIGHT: 130 This unrelenting athlete can be considered the pioneer of the Women’s Boom Run. Atkinson was the sole woman entry in the men’s division of the World Championships in Hayward, Wisconsin, held from 1991 to 1994, due to the non-existence of a women’s division. After consistently placing in the finals year after year, she garnered the first women’s division in 1995. (Currently there are more women participating in the sport than men.) Some 23 years later, this third grade teacher and current Log Rolling world champion actively competes in 16 events a year, mostly in the Midwest. TRAINING ROUTINE “I boom run every day on a 150 foot boom… Lots of rolling, biking, and weight lifting. I prepare by reading sport psychology books, extensive sport journaling, and video analysis. I learn a lot from professional athletes in other sports.” …

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