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  1. Gabby Douglas, Olympic gymnast, inspires teen with lupus -- My Wi...

    Greg Sukiennik

    Amarissa Mauricio nearly died when lupus attacked her body. Now out of crisis, Maurico once again took to a gymnastic mat and met her idol Gabby Douglas.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  2. Michigan calls on stars for 'recruiting' efforts

    Greg Sukiennik

    The Michigan football program brought in former Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard to meet Stephen Loszewski, whose football career was cut short by cancer.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  3. Dustin Pedroia helps kid enjoy Monster day at Fenway

    Greg Sukiennik

    Dustin Pedroia helps a 12-year-old boy with a heart condition enjoy a Monster day at Fenway Park for his wish.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  4. Carolina Panthers draft 6-year-old -- My Wish

    Greg Sukiennik

    The Carolina Panthers drafted 6-year-old George Gring, who is in remission from a rare, aggressive form of lymphoma, to fulfill his wish.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  5. The Carneys, baseball and rock and roll

    Greg Sukiennik

    When Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and his father James made the drive from Akron to Cleveland for the Indians' home opener, they were continuing a father and son tradition that spans three generations and nearly 60 years. It didn't matter ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  6. Willie Nelson premiere: 'Bring It On'

    Greg Sukiennik

    Before he was an American music icon, Willie Nelson was a songwriter, and a damned good one. Ever heard "Crazy," performed by Patsy Cline? He wrote that, and a slew of other hits, years before his own songs and vocal interpretations of others' mus...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. How much would you pay for Pearl Jam?

    Greg Sukiennik

    What does it take to stage a concert? There's one thing you definitely need, or it's not going to be much of a concert -- music. And unless you're handy with a guitar or a turntable, in order to make music happen, you need one other thing, and a ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. Asher Roth on finding a way to win

    Greg Sukiennik

    Rap artist Asher Roth still remembers clearly what it was like to stand on the pitchers' mound in a win-or-go-home Little League tournament game and find a way to retire batters without an overpowering fastball. In a similar way, Roth made the sop...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  9. Manchester Orchestra's Hull talks NBA

    Greg Sukiennik

    Manchester Orchestra singer and songwriter Andy Hull is a huge NBA fan and fantasy basketball is a big part of how he keeps up with the sport on the road. "It's a very tight, close league," he says of the league he's won three years in a row. "Every...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  10. There's hope for the long term in Buffalo

    Greg Sukiennik

    How resigned were fans of the Buffalo Sabres to the likelihood that nothing about the dreadful state of their hockey team would ever change? Let's put it this way: I'm not the only Sabres fan I know who saw the following tweet Wednesday morning a...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  11. Switchfoot goes surfing to chart new course

    Greg Sukiennik

    When Switchfoot needed ideas and a fresh perspective for its ninth album, the band headed to the beach and sought inspiration in the waves. The plan was ambitious. They would visit surfing hotspots in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Bali...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  12. Metallica movie featured on "SportsCenter"

    Greg Sukiennik

    For many who came of age in the 1980s and 90s and liked needed their music loud, Metallica's "Master of Puppets" -- the album and the title track, featured here -- is still considered some of the best heavy metal ever recorded. It still packs a wallo...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  13. Darius Rucker at home with country

    Greg Sukiennik

    You can admit it: When Darius Rucker left Hootie And The Blowfish behind to pursue a country music career, you weren't sure it was going to last. After all, "Cracked Rear View" sold a zillion copies, won a Grammy award (for "Let Her Cry") and spawned...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  14. My Wish - Kidney transplant recipient Lateef Brock and Washington...

    Greg Sukiennik

    Lateef Brock's wish was to meet Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  15. Might cartoon bird be savior for Orioles?

    Greg Sukiennik

    Extinction, it seems, is not always forever. Maybe, neither is losing. The Baltimore Orioles kicked John James Audubon to the curb during the offseason, ditching their ornithologically correct Baltimore Oriole logo and bringing back his long-lost ...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  16. Buffalo Sabres, fans are subject of upcoming documentary by Mary ...

    Greg Sukiennik

    There's every indication this could be a memorable NHL season in Buffalo, where the Sabres have suddenly amassed one of the league's highest payrolls and lofty expectations to match. That could, in turn, make for a memorable film for Mary Wall, who ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2011