RUNNING

An Oklahoma Boy Wanted His Disabled Brother To Run A 5K With Him, So He Sought Help From Local News

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Oklahoma boy Tobias Bass reached out to his local news team to help find a jogger pusher so his big brother with cerebral palsy could run with him in a 5K.

#PRO WRESTLING

A Georgia High Schooler Wrestled A Kid With Down Syndrome And Became Our New Hero

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A Georgia high school wrestling star faced off against a competitor with Down Syndrome, won a sportsmanship award and became my personal hero.

SICK KIDS

16-Year Old Shae Stelly Has Muscular Dystrophy & Scored As Many TDs This Week As Arian Foster

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Shae Stelly, a 16-year old with muscular dystrophy, ran in a touchdown for his high school team this week.

TOM WILLIS

A Man With No Arms Threw Out The First Pitch In Baltimore (Like A Boss)

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This week, With Leather has featured a lot of embarrassing attempts at the ceremonial first pitch.

VIRGINIA CAVALIERS

Drew Bonner Took An AB In A Wheelchair, Drew A Walk

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Yesterday, during a story about <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/04/the-east-carolina-pirates-kept-the-allergies-coming-in-their-spring-game" target="_blank">an 8-year old kid with cancer running in a touchdown for East Carolina University</a>, we called for the worldwide spread of the "sports teams being nice to kids" meme.

#PRO WRESTLING

Today In Awesome Wrestling News: PRIME Wrestling Made A Handicapped Fan’s Dream Come True

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In case you missed our story about <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/12/wwe-daniel-bryan-visits-kid-with-cancer-no-lock-video" target="_blank">WWE's Daniel Bryan letting 7-year-old Connor 'Stone Crusher' Michalek tap him out to the No Lock</a>, pro wrestling news can be happy and positive.

VIRGINIA

Meet George Holscher, Perfect Game Bowler

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Here's a story that will either make you feel wonder at the power of the human spirit, or terrible about yourself because you are fat and lazy and can't accomplish anything with a working everything: 48-year old George Holscher of Chesapeake, Virginia, bowled a perfect game.

PGA

Manuel De Los Santos Is Here To Make You Feel Even Worse About Your Golf Game

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I have a dream that I don’t really share with anyone because it’s stupid and will never happen, but one day I would love to play in a celebrity pro-am golf tournament with Bill Murray.

R. A. DICKEY

Adam Greenberg Isn’t Moonlight Graham, But He’s Close

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You will read this line in every Adam Greenberg story, including this one.

#Facebook

Inspirational Soccer Story Slash Facebook Advertisement Of The Day: Daniel Cui

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Sandwiched between Gangnam Style parodies on <a href="http://cheezburger.com/42674177" target="_blank">The Daily What</a> is the inspirational story of high school goalkeeper Daniel Cui, a kid who turned soccer futility into 10th grade popularity, and eventually into an advertisement about how Facebook changes peoples' lives.

MLB

MLB Sign Of The Year: I Skipped Chemo To See Chipper

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This is one of the best (and certainly one of the most inspiring) fan signs from an MLB game this season -- a woman who skipped chemo therapy to see Chipper Jones during one of his final appearances at Turner Field.

tim tebow

Meet Jacob Rainey, High School Football’s Amputee Quarterback

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Last December, Woodberry Forest School quarterback and college prospect Jacob Rainey made the news when his career was (we assumed) <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078263/The-high-school-quarterback-amputee-inspiring-NFL-greats.html" target="_blank">tragically cut short by a mishap on the playing field</a>.

TRACK AND FIELD

As Snarky As We Get, Don't Forget That Sportsmanship Is Awesome

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After years of the <a href="http://warmingglow.uproxx.com/tag/florida-or-ohio" target="_blank">'Florida Or Ohio?'</a> game making criminals and ridiculous people easy to geographically identify, it looks like the people of Ohio are getting it together -- on the heels of <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/05/tearjerking-story-of-the-day-matt-finishes-his-run-at-field-day" target="_blank">the most inspiring Ohio elementary school field day of all time</a> comes the story of West Liberty-Salem High junior Meghan Vogel, a state champion in the 1,600 meters who turned her burned-out 3,200 meters performance into the best acts of sportsmanship you're likely to see.

OUCH MY HEART

Tearjerking Story Of The Day: Matt Finishes His Run At Field Day

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oh good, I needed to sob uncontrollably for the entire afternoon By way of <a href="http://thedailywh.at/2012/05/29/heartwarming-tearjerker-of-the-day-60/" target="_blank">The Daily What</a> comes this video of Matt, a kid at Colonial Hills Elementary School in Ohio.

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Lily’s National Anthem

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My job as a sports blogger is to be snarky and judgmental about everything, but earlier today I posted a video of a <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/07/finally-a-kid-who-deserves-it">grateful kid being happy about baseball</a> so I might not have any idea what I'm doing.

INSPIRING STORIES

High School Senior Proves Batting Average is Meaningless Statistic

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This is Rocco Amendola, a senior at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon, PA, who looks a bit like Randy Quaid because he was hit in the face by an errant warmup throw and lost an eye.

WOMEN BE FALLING

High School Girl Inspires The World

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I know what you’re thinking – “Burnsy, will you please stop banging my girlfriend and where’s your post about UCF winning the Conference USA championship and your Knights cracking the BCS Top 25 for the first time in program history.


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