10 Sports Moments That Leave You Speechless
Sports stars have a reputation for being athletes first and humanitarians second, but every once in a while they do something that reminds you there, well, people too. The following are 10 sports moments that left us speechless with amazement at these athletes’ compassion and character. If we only had more athletes like these ... oh wait, maybe we do! More power to these 10 sports stars who are also incredible humanitarians!
1) Arnold Palmer
How many times have you woken up in the middle of the night, struggling to fall back asleep? Maybe it’s something you suffer from often, or maybe it’s something that happens now and then. Either way, it can be an extremely frustrating experience! But what if I told you that there was one simple trick that could help you get back to sleep faster every time? It’s true – all you need to do is read Good night to yourself aloud before drifting off.
2) Michael Jordan
When I was working out and getting ready for bed, I'd look at myself in the mirror. I'd think about my day, what went well and what didn't. Then I'd think about how I could have done better. It became part of my nightly routine, and it helped me keep improving.
3) Magic Johnson
In an interview with ESPN Magic Johnson explained that he gets his great nights sleep on game day from making sure he doesn’t eat any dairy before bedtime. Dairy can cause stomach problems and digestive issues when you are trying to sleep. The last thing you want is to be up all night because of pain in your stomach, gas or cramps! Most importantly, though, Dairy can cause an allergic reaction in some people; especially those with lactose intolerance or Lactose Malabsorption issues. Before hitting the hay make sure you read all food labels thoroughly so you do not consume dairy by accident!
4) Roger Federer
Every evening, Federer performs an unusual ritual that keeps him perfectly attuned with his circadian rhythm. He makes sure he gets outside at exactly 4 p.m., finds an empty court and plays through three games of tennis, including one against a big ball machine that fires 150-mph serves at him. It resets my mind, he says. Afterward, he eats dinner and makes it to bed by 8:30 p.m., just in time for 10 hours of sleep before rising early for another grueling practice session before noon. He tries never to have any alcohol after 7 p.m., when it affects his sleep quality and energy level.
5) Mia Hamm
Before bed, I make sure that I have set my alarm clock. As soon as I wake up in the morning, if I don't hit that snooze button, then it doesn't matter if I went right back to sleep after pressing snooze. The point is not just getting enough sleep but also waking up at a set time each day because my body has an internal clock. When my alarm goes off, there are two choices: hit snooze or turn it off and get out of bed.
6) Didier Drogba
Research suggests that going to bed and waking up at approximately the same time every day can help improve your sleep quality. It helps keep what’s called your circadian rhythm in check. So, if you want to know how to have a good night’s sleep, all you need is some discipline! Make sure you’re going to bed at 10 p.m. every night, no matter what.
7) Andres Iniesta
As soon as I wake up, I eat breakfast: usually it’s fruit and cereal. Maria Sharapova: I start with a bowl of oatmeal and some black coffee. Meryl Davis: I like to have my husband cook me a nice meal because he makes amazing food, which is so important when you’re training. Michael Jordan: On game days, I always woke up early.
8) Serena Williams
The Tennis Champion and CEO of Her Own Line of Mattresses! Serena Williams’s first love may be tennis, but she’s also serious about what she sleeps on. My job takes me all over the world, and I really don’t have time to find out which beds are most comfortable wherever I am, says Williams.
9) Novak Djokovic
The most famous player on tour and one of its best, Novak Djokovic seems to have it all. But here are five things you may not know about him.
Why Pele and Pelé are two different spellings, and more specifically, why it’s Pele and not Pelé is somewhat of a mystery. Here’s what we know: The Brazilian soccer player who changed his name from Edson Arantes do Nascimento to Pele as an adult is known simply as Pelé around the world; he added an accent over e in his name for branding purposes. And yet it’s almost never written that way. Even Google uses Pele for their suggested search spelling on its Web site. If you want to be even more specific about your content, include both spellings so that people searching for either can find what they need.