Column: Kristy Deer -- There’s a clear, right way to succeed in sports


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Kids look up to professional athletes and in some cases that is a really good thing, but other times, it is not.

There is a right way and a wrong way to climb to the top in athletics and become a top-notch professional, but unfortunately, some people choose the wrong way and hurt themselves and others by cheating.    

We saw a great example of how one can become the best recently when professional golfer Phil Mickelson worked extremely hard  to win the coveted British Open, a tournament many, including himself, didn’t think he had the game to ever win.

We also recently saw a bad example of how to climb to the top through the use of performance enhancing steroids when Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was caught, along with other major league baseball players, using steroids. He is now serving a 65-game suspension that will sideline him the rest of the season.

 

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