Danielle Elliot

  • Tennis besties Serena and Caroline are out on the town again

    Danielle Elliot at Busted Racquet14 hrs ago

    First they hit the NBA Finals together in Miami. Then Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki were besieged with questions about being "gal pals" at the U.S. Open. By the end of the fortnight everyone wondered, would their friendship survive their championship showdown?

    They were clearly able to Shake It Off just fine, hitting a club together just hours after Williams beat Wozniacki in straight sets to win her 18th Grand Slam title. The world seemed to be slightly less Obsessed with the friendship for the past few weeks, but now they're back to say  Don't Forget About Us ! 

    Hours before they face off in the WTA Finals semi-finals on Saturday, Williams and Wozniacki posted a selfie at a Mariah Carey concert.  One Sweet Day everyone will just let them be friends without it making headlines. But for now, it's pretty obvious that we Can't Let It Go.  More than 8,000 fans liked the post within two hours.

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  • His leg broken in several places, H.S. runner crawls across finish line

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally8 days ago

    Connor Callihan was mere feet from the finish line at the cross-country conference championships when he suddenly stumbled. Not knowing what had happened, fans started yelling for him to get up, to finish the race.

    But standing was completely out of the question: Callihan's right leg had snapped, his tibia breaking in three places.

    “His leg was in a way nature didn’t intend it to be,” his coach said in an interview with Greenville Online. “This went from an admirable effort to something totally different.”

    He couldn't get up, but he could finish. Callihan, a junior at Roberson High in Asheville, N.C., crawled the last five feet. He crossed the line in searing pain.

    “This was my last race of the year,” he said Tuesday. “I just had to finish for my team. I just had to.”

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  • She's the only girl on the team, but that's not what makes this football player unique

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally10 days ago

    Between school and practice, it's hard enough for some high school kids to keep up with one sport. Try playing two in the same season – and excelling in both. That's exactly what the Speedway (Ind.) High School football kicker is doing. 

    Melanie McHenry spends a half-hour practicing with the football team each day before heading up to the gym for a two-hour volleyball practice. She stands out enough just for being a girl suiting up in a boy's sport, but there are an estimated 1,500 girls playing high school football this year. What makes her one-of-a-kind is the volleyball scholarship waiting for her at Louisville. 

    CC player Mel McHenry in action... on the football field! 4-of-4 on XP and placed each kick-off like a pro! AWESOME! pic.twitter.com/AZcnpjHD

    She even got permission from the Louisville coaches.  "The Louisville coaching staff is OK with me playing football, but they also say no contact," McHenry told MaxPreps.com

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