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Lindsey Vonn’s Mountain Haven

ELIZABETH LEONARD Even before you set foot inside Lindsey Vonn’s cozy mountainside home in Vail, Colo., there’s a not-so-little clue about who lives there: A freestanding two-person ski-lift chair sits beside the front door and sets the tone for the Olympic skier’s hideaway tucked into the Gore Range. “When I walked in for the first time, I said, ‘This is it! This is my house,’” says Vonn, 32, who snapped up the five-bedroom “mountain contemporary” home—the first she’s ever owned—after seeing it two years ago. Drawn to the sweeping views of snow-capped peaks and a river below, Vonn loves kick
Oxygen
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For Love Of The Game

Tobin’s favorite Six Star Pro Nutrition Product “SOCCER IS A HIGH-ENDURANCE SPORT, SO I HAVE TO EAT TO REFUEL AND RECOVER.” in soccer, the team that’s able to control the middle of the field is usually the winner. That’s why the midfielder positio n is critical to the success of any team. Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath is a versatile and solid defender who is “perhaps the USA’s most skillful player,” according to the United States Soccer Federation. Her accolades would certainly support that. Heath was the first overall pick in Women’s Professional Soccer in the 2010 draft, is a twotim
ESPN The Magazine
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It’s Go Time

As Jordan Gross jogged off the field at Bank of America Stadium against the Giants, Panthers fans cheered and high-fived him without knowing exactly where he was headed. Gross just couldn’t ignore the urge any longer. Maybe it was the humidity or all that sweet tea, but in 2013, after a decade of playing tackle in Carolina, Gross had finally reached his bathroom breaking point. It’s simple math, really: Players drink gallons of water but can’t leave the field for even 30 seconds for fear of a turnover happening midstream. Over the years, Gross had tried every technique NFL players and other h
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Gut instinct vs. big data…

Does incorporating data analysis take away from the art of sports, or does it sweeten the taste of victory? This “Moneyball”-esque tale about the MLB Pirates puts in the hard work & examines the raw data to find out.