Disc golf produces most shocking sports clip of the day

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Although you may have never played or even heard of disc golf, it is a sport and it is actually exciting. Philo Brathwaite scores an albatross (double eagle) on an incredibly obscure, looping hole on a course in Oregon that wraps around a grouping of tall and obstruent trees. Throwing a Frisbee disc is no easy talent in itself, but having the ability to launch one a couple hundred yards with precise accuracy like this is mind boggling.

The setup of the hole practically leaves you blind to the pin. There is no flag to direct your shot, but instead, a metal basket-like hole that taunts your inability to score an ace. Having said that, this video depicts the impossible and is a rare instance in which the disc golfer laughs back. At this point, having witnessed the absurdity of such a skill, golf seems to be the lesser of the two parallel sports.

 

Former head of USA Triathlon takes helm of Iditarod

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — As the new head of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Rob Urbach will have to overcome dwindling sponsorships, dog deaths, a recent dog-doping scandal and animal rights protests.

With all that drama, it seems fitting Urbach became hooked on the sport thanks to soap opera actress Susan Lucci.

Lucci, who starred on “All My Children,” and Urbach struck up a conversation on a 1999 flight to Anchorage, where she was taking part in the Iditarod’s ceremonial start and he was going skiing.

Urbach acknowledges the challenges for the Iditarod, but he says he’s faced significant tests in his previous roles, including as CEO of USA Triathlon.

He says there’s an opportunity to put out some fires for the Iditarod, while also protecting the race for the next 50 years.

Auburn gymnast walks down wedding aisle after serious injury

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FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) A gymnast who suffered a severe leg injury accomplished her goal of walking down the aisle at her wedding.

The Advocate reports Auburn University graduate Samantha Cerio shared photos on Instagram Monday of the ceremony in Fairhope.

The gymnast dislocated both knees and tore ligaments in both legs during a competition in April. After having surgery, she said she wanted to recover enough in time to walk down the aisle at the ceremony.

Cerio used crutches to cross the stage at her graduation in May. She earned a degree in aerospace engineering.

Cerio walked down the aisle free of crutches to marry fiance Trey Wood.