Nyad becomes first to swim Cuba-Florida without shark cage

By The Canadian Press, TSN.ca
Originally Published: 2 September 2013

KEY WEST, Fla. — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked on to the shore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.

The 64-year-old Nyad swam up to the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after she began her journey in Havana on Saturday. As she approached, spectators waded into waist-high water and surrounded her, taking pictures and cheering her on… Click here to read on

Yzerman was ‘fierce competitor’

By Pierre LeBrun, ESPN.com
Originally Published: November 5, 2009

The scene was Joe Louis Arena during the pregame warm-up before Game 2 of the 2002 first-round playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks.

Steve Yzerman could barely stand the pain in his right knee, which at that point was being held together by smoke and mirrors. He had gutted it out through the Olympics a few months earlier and was determined to battle through it again for the NHL playoffs… Click here to read on