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The running ritual that saved Rik Zortman -- and created a movement

Nine years ago, Rik Zortman was hopeless. He had just lost his young son to cancer, and soon after, he and his wife divorced. But his son's love of running around inspired Zortman to find a way to hope again.

Father turns to running to cope with his son's death

Rik Zortman, whose son Armstrong died of brain cancer at the age of 3, uses running to honor his son and other children that are battling cancer.


Olympic Sports

U.S. softball stars regain their stage

For years, it's been all too easy for NCAA softball stars to fade away. Now a spotlight beckons in Tokyo.

USA walks off to claim softball championship

The United States wins the Women's Softball World Championship for the second year in a row after Kelsey Stewart wins it with a walk-off single.


Cheers to you, USA Softball

Jessica Mendoza, Jennie Finch and other Olympic gold medalists congratulate Team USA for clinching a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Games.


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