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  • Introducing the 'Toughest Jobs in Sports' series

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Turnstile6 days ago

    For the past two months, I've asked the same question to everyone from friends to colleagues to athletes to executives: "What are the toughest jobs in sports?"

    Their nominees have helped spawn a series of stories spotlighting eight dauntingly difficult jobs and the people who find them rewarding.

    Some of the jobs are glamorous; others thankless. Some of the jobs are lucrative; others barely profitable. Some of the jobs are physically strenuous; others don't even require breaking a sweat. The only thing they all have in common is none is an easy way to earn a living.

    Schedule for the series:

    July 21: Manny Pacquiao's sparring partner — From black eyes to bloody noses to broken bones, David Rodela has suffered a litany of injuries trading blows with some of the world's best boxers. He explains why he loves his job anyway. 

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  • Oscar Pistorius breaks Twitter silence, quotes Austrian psychiatrist

    Jay Hart at The Turnstile12 days ago

    Oscar Pistorius broke a recent Twitter silence Sunday, tweeting for the first time since Feb. 14, 2014 – one year to the day after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

    Three tweets, arriving in succession …

    A Psalm:

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    A photo:

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    And a passage from an Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor:

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    The passage comes from Viktor Frankl's book "Man's Search for Meaning," written after his time served in Auschwitz, in which he lays out his concept known as Logotherapy. One of its basic principles is that "life has meaning under all circumstances, even the most miserable ones."

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