These photos, annotated with Steph’s own words, show what rehab from a serious injury looks like, as well as the pressure, disappointment and hope that run through the mind of an elite athlete.
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Jill Scott announces her retirement: “If you don’t love it, you don’t last. You can’t. The dream is what sustains you.”
Retired soccer star Jermain Defoe reflects on his career and the people who have shaped his life: “I feel so lucky, and I’ve never taken anything for granted.”
Debinha on why she plays the game: “When I wear the Brazilian team shirt, I feel that I’m representing not only my dream, but that of all girls and women who dream of seeing our sport at the top.”
My heart jumps every time I hear my name read out on the team sheet with all those big names.
Sara Gama pens a letter to her younger self: “I am writing to let you know that you are going to become someone that you never thought you could be.”
Alexandre Pato opens up: “I know what you’re thinking. I’ve heard it for 10 years.”
USMNT’s Kellyn Acosta wrote this in honor of AAPI Heritage Month.
Éder Militão pens a letter to his younger self.
Jacob Ramsey on playing for Aston Villa: “I’m so lucky to wake up every morning and go train and play for Aston Villa.”
Antontion Rüdiger pens a goodbye to Chelsea.
Chioma Ubogagu on her doping ban: “The law is black and white, but the reality is far more complex.”