The sport helped Nelson turn around her life to the point where she’s now making an impact on the boxers she coaches — just as they continue to stand in her corner.
According to the boxers who have trained with her, Nelson is part boxing coach, part life coach — bringing a blend of toughness and support that's perfect for people looking to face their fears.
Twenty years after making her amateur debut in the event, Nelson found herself fighting for the future of an organization that had fallen on hard times. This time, with help from teammates, she was a clear winner.
Andrea Nelson, the head boxing coach at Ford's Gym in Madison, has been coaching amateur boxers in Madison for over a decade. The lessons she teaches through boxing go far beyond the ring.
Kyle Busch was perfect on a pair of late restarts and won a two-lap sprint to the finish at Kansas Speedway, becoming the 10th different winner through the first 11 races of a topsy-turvy NASCAR Cup Series season.
The Crusaders clinched the baseball league with their 5-1 win over Sauk Prairie. Thompson's timely double broke up a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning.
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Waunakee's Tyler Nelson won No. 1 singles at the tournament, defeating Chase Lindwall of Monona Grove in the final.
Wisconsin continues its hot streak on the recruiting trail, receiving its first in-state commitment from running back Nate White.
Maddie Schwartz gave up only one earned run in a complete game, but the Wisconsin softball team finished with only three hits in the loss to Georgia Tech in the Badgers' NCAA Tournament opener.
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Johnny Davis is five weeks away from reaching a dream he set as a child — getting drafted in the NBA. He reflects on his main motivation — family — as he gets closer to the draft.
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Mike Westhoff has always been blunt and brutally honest. He’s a cancer survivor who has multiple times beaten long odds. He’s a football innovator who established himself over 32 seasons as arguably the NFL’s greatest special teams coach. He has been a relentless fighter and constant achiever all his life. The 74-year-old Westhoff is as candid as ever in “Figure It Out,” an entertaining autobiography published by Mascot Books. There are plenty of chuckles, eyebrow-raising comments and inspiring lessons shared from his football journey including his years with the Colts, Dolphins, Jets and Saints.
The Oklahoma wind came sweeping through Southern Hills and then swiftly left town in time for Will Zalatoris, Bubba Watson and yes, even Tiger Woods, to bring a sleepy PGA Championship to life on Friday.
Deshaun Watson’s week included meeting with NFL investigators and golf in the Bahamas with his new Browns teammates. Next week he’ll be back on the field, and under more public scrutiny. Some of the women who have accused Cleveland’s quarterback of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions have been interviewed by HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” Per the network, “several” of the women will detail the alleged abuse. The show will air Tuesday. Watson has denied any wrongdoing. He’s facing civil lawsuits from 22 women, who allege he behaved inappropriately. The NFL is also investigating whether he violated its personal-conduct policy. He met with investigators in Houston this week.