Posts by SNS Staff

Softball Championships at the NVWG

Team Royal defeated Team Gold 5-3 in a full seven innings Thursday afternoon in the 37th annual NVWG wheelchair softball championship at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.   Online Exclusive posted Thursday, July 20, 2017 – 9:15pm By John Groth CINCINNATI – Sam Ballard values the camaraderie at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games […]

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Army Veteran Athlete

Ryan Major attended his first National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) last year, the Warrior Games this year and is now competing in his second NVWG in Cincinnati. Online Exclusive posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – 8:28am By John Groth After attending his first NVWG last year, Ryan Major was so inspired that he wasn’t going […]

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Angel City Games, Day 1

UCLA is currently being taken over by hundreds of athletes.   Online Exclusive posted Friday, June 23, 2017 – 8:13pm By Courtney Verrill The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus was flooded with more than 200 athletes on Friday, June 23. Co-founders Clayton French and his son, Ezra, started Angel City Sports in 2013 […]

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Celebrating Father’s Day

Bryan King is a single father who has a very special bond with his son.   Online Exclusive posted Friday, June 16, 2017 – 2:47pm By Courtney Verrill With only his son by his side, Bryan King has been a single father for over five years. His son, Kadin, 18, is his best friend. Fortunately, […]

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Stay Hydrated

Twelve signs you’re not getting enough water   Online Exclusive posted Monday, June 5, 2017 – 9:53am By Christopher Di Virgilio We’re not sure how it is in your neck of the woods, but for the staff here at the SPORTS `N SPOKES production office in Phoenix, it’s getting pretty toasty. While it’s considered a […]

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Joshua’s Journey

Joshua Rucker shares his journey from his injury, to becoming a professional wheelchair bodybuilder, to finding a brand-new passion.   Online Exclusive posted Thursday, June 1, 2017 – 10:21am By Courtney Verrill Joshua Rucker, 33, loves to showcase his skills and really “wow” the crowd with intense weightlifting stunts in his wheelchair. The former bodybuilder […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with Kristina Rhoades

Kristina Rhoades had to learn how to think creatively when she became a mother of a little girl.   Online Exclusive posted Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 10:48am By Courtney Verrill Before Kristina Rhoades could even walk or talk, she was involved in a domestic violence incident that led her to be injured for the […]

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Weights or Cardio?

When it comes to exercising with spinal-cord injury or disease, what’s more important, endurance or strength training?   Online Exclusive posted Monday, May 1, 2017 – 3:12pm By Kristin Mcnealous, DPT, MBA, ATP Strengthening refers to increasing muscular power and mass, which also improves the body’s metabolism. We need strength to perform our daily activities. […]

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Mike Nichols Charity Hockey Game

Former NHL greats unite on the ice for spinal cord injury research   Online Exclusive posted Monday, May 1, 2017 – 2:52pm By The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation On April 21, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, hosts of the top-rated “Boomer & Carton” morning show on CBS RADIO’s WFAN-AM/FM, hosted the Third Annual Mike […]

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2017 USQRA Wheelchair Rugby National Championships

The 2017 USQRA Wheelchair National Championships are underway in Phoenix, Ariz.   Online Exclusive posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 8:28pm By SNS Staff Ability360 and the 360 Heat quad rugby team are hosting the 2017 USQRA Wheelchair Rugby National Championships in Phoenix, Ariz., this week and you can watch all the hard-hitting action live. […]

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