From broke and homeless to fierce MMA champ: Rousey’s story

Sep 01, 15 From broke and homeless to fierce MMA champ: Rousey’s story

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By Maureen Callahan She’s been called a “slaughterhouse in a blouse” — by Eminem, no less — and loves it. She can take all comers, male or female, and was just ranked the No. 1 pound-for-pound MMA fighter by Sports Illustrated. She usually puts someone away in under a minute; her last fight was 14 seconds. “When I go for it,” Ronda...

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Jockey speaks openly of battle with depression

Feb 28, 15 Jockey speaks openly of battle with depression

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MARK ENRIGHT returns to the track at Gowran Park this week with a weight off his mind and confident he is winning his battle with depression write Jonathan Mullins in the www.racingpost.com. The 22-year-old from Limerick last rode on New Year’s Day and last won the day before, on The Job Is Right, who he rides in the Goffs...

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Retirement can present a mental challenge to former players, according to Ray Parlour

Feb 05, 15 Retirement can present a mental challenge to former players, according to Ray Parlour

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Former Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour has highlighted the difficulties former players face when their careers are over. Following Clarke Carlisle’s revelation that he attempted to take his own life last year, Parlour admits it’s difficult to adjust to a normal existence after leading a ‘regimented...

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Depression in sport

Oct 17, 14 Depression in sport

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October 10th 2014  was world mental health day. Depression in sport is often overlooked, except for when someone is brave enough to speak out. Cycling Weekly spoke to Graeme Obree about his battle with depression. By Robert Hicks writing for www.cyclingweekly.co.uk Depression in sport is an often under-reported phenomenon as mental...

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Former Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie speaks out about depression

Oct 15, 14 Former Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie speaks out about depression

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Former England and Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie believes the key to beating depression can be as simple as just talking to someone. Hendrie, who tried to commit suicide following the end of his footballing career, financial problems and the breakdown of his marriage, was a guest on Sky Sports News HQ’s ‘Morning View’ on World...

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Irish cricketer John Mooney’s talks about his battle with depression

Sep 16, 14 Irish cricketer John Mooney’s talks about his battle with depression

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Ireland cricketer John Mooney has given a candid interview to  RTÉ’s Game On about his struggle with depression. He details his battle and how he struggled to deal with an early-life trauma, turning to drink and getting into trouble as a teenager. It all came to a head earlier this year when Ireland were on tour in the Caribbean....

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