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SALT LAKE CITY — Lexe Selman is one of the best Utah soccer players in the 2012 class. She scored 39 goals during high school — 22 her senior year — and helped the Alta Hawks win the 5A state soccer championship. Her accomplishments earned her a scholarship to Arizona and she couldn't wait to join the Wildcats program this fall.
Then came devastating news. Her life would take a dramatic turn on April 20 when she was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML). She began chemotherapy treatments and is determined to beat cancer and begin her college soccer career.
She showed that determination this weekend by playing for club soccer team Utah Avalanche. According to the blog " Lexe kicks Leukemia," authored by her mother Laurie, Lexe received permission from her physician to warm up with the team. Her coach decided to let her start the game and take the opening kick. She was supposed to just kick the ball out of play and leave the game but Lexe had other plans. Just moments into the match Lexe received a pass, turned, and fired a strike past the goalkeeper. She was mobbed by her teammates who seemed to be in disbelief. Lexe only played two minutes in the game, but it was an inspirational moment you won't forget.
We wish Lexe the best as she continues to fight her battle with Leukemia.
Dirk Nowitzki is an 11-time all-star, MVP in 2007, NBA Champion and a future hall-of-famer. Many would argue he is one of the top five players of the past decade. It turns out he is a man of many talents. Dirk was invited on stage during an Avett Brothers concert in Grand Prairie Texas on June 2. (You can find his appearance at the 2:00 mark of the video.)
Nowitzki played the tambourine on stage with the band to the delight of the crowd. His performance brought to mind the legendary performance of the fictional cowbell player Gene Frenkle (Will Ferrell) on Saturday Night Live.
Celtics vs. Heat ends in a tie?
The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat played another classic overtime battle in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics outlasted the Heat to tie the series at two games apiece. If you live in Maine you may have heard the game had a different outcome. WMTW anchor Meghan Torjussen received some bad information from her producer during the sports segment of the newscast. She reported that the game ended in an 89-89 tie. Those of us who follow the sport know that an NBA playoff game would never end in a tie. Unfortunately, neither the producer or Torjussen knew that, and their mistake is now going viral.