Just because you're a professional motorcycle and snowmobile racer doesn't mean that you can't revolutionize the world of prosthetics with an invention that will game-change the world of artificial joints! No biggie!
Mike Shultz has been in the X Games 11 times, but he has a special place in his heart for the lab! He has NO mechanical training and NO engineering background, but he has more motivation that anyone else! You see, he lost his left leg above the knee in December 2008 snowmobiling accident.
So he invented the Moto Knee and Versa Foot, to create a prosthetic leg for athletes to use in extreme sports — and it's blowing minds!
Here's what he said:
Galas aren't just for actors and musicians! They're for athletes too!!
Last night marked the 28th annual Sports Spectacular Gala held in Century City, California, and some of the BIGGEST names in sports came out to play!
The night featured a memorial for the late Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss as well as an award ceremony for athletes such as US soccer superstar Hope Solo and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul!
But the real guest of honor was none other than Jason Collins, who earned the title of Inspirational Athlete of the year for his decision to become the first active player to come out as openly gay in a major U.S. sport!
The trailblazing center said:
Sacramento Kings fans rejoice! It looks like your beloved basketball team is here to stay!
Adrienne Maloof's family, who owns the NBA franchise, had fans wondering whether or not they would be shipping the team to Seattle due to declining interest in the area. But Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced this afternoon that
David Beckham is pretty damn good at soccer, and he's STILL good at 38 years old, with just a small amount of time before he officially retires. He's had 20 years to hone his skills, and countless trophies to show for it.
What was his one skill that he seemed to hone above the others?
THE FREE KICK!
Exhibit A (above): Head shaved, Beckham gets a free kick in the game against Greece in 2002 — and it's down to the wire. Not just any wire. England needed to score to have a chance at making the 2002 World Cup!
Mind you guys, this isn't the only time he's pulled off an amazing free kick! In fact, it seemed to happen more often than not!
If you want more examples, be sure to ch-ch-check out the other videos AFTER THE JUMP! So fab!
The game will miss you, David!
All good things must come to an end, but David Beckham's legend will live on!
At only 38 years-old, David signed a five-month deal to join the Paris St. Germain in January, and straight up donated all his salary to charity. If that didn't tell you the end was coming — and he was just going to go out having fun instead of earning — well we're sorry this is coming as such a shock to you!
Here's what he said:
We were pretty worried about Rutgers and their idea of proper hiring over there in their sports department, and now it's looking like their Lacrosse coach (Brian Brecht) has been reinstated after an inquiry into his coaching style!
The inquiry was launched because there were MORE allegations of verbal abuse! If you remember, they just got done firing Mike Rice for just that — being an awful and mean human being to his players!
So if they reinstated him, the allegations were false, right??
Nice to see things getting back to normal for this fam!
Reese Witherspoon was spotted with her husband Jim Toth on Saturday as they brought Reese's son Deacon to his big soccer game!
We were VERY pleased to see how content Deacon's mom and stepdad were looking…especially since these two did not look so happy just a couple of weeks ago!
Guess they've put that incident in the past, and are now focusing squarely on their future together!
Which if they play their cards right - should be a robust one!
Keep on keeping on, you two!
Check out more pictures (below) !!!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]