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Harrison overcomes nightmare, claims gold


Harrison overcomes nightmare, claims gold

All Olympians struggle on their journey to greatness, but Kayla Harrison's road was harder and more cruel than most.

Harrison was forced to endure unspeakable sexual abuse by a childhood coach, which took her to a very dark place and caused her to hate everything about her sport.

Somehow, she was able to turn it all around, despite the memory of that nightmare.

"I would be lying if I said I didn't think about him," says Harrison.

But on Thursday, Harrison completed her journey from down and out to Olympic Gold Medalist. She beat Britain's Gemma Gibbons 2-0 for the gold medal in the women's under 78-kilogram division. In doing so, she became the first US gold medalist in Judo.

"If you don't lay down, nobody can walk on you."

That refuse-to-give-up attitude is what earned her Gold, and turned her life around.

NFL owners release statements on Trump comments


NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest. 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally. 

He also lamented that football has become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.