Swimmer Apologizes to his Fans
ReadOasis Step 2 Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps apologized to his fans after a newspaper published pictures of him using a marijuana pipe. Phelps won 8 gold medals in the 2008 Olympic Games. And he has won a total of 14 golds. But on February 2, 2009 a newspaper showed... Read more
A Coach for Life (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Coach John Wooden The students looked at the score of the game. And they could not believe their eyes. But the numbers still read Notre Dame - 71, UCLA - 70. It was impossible, even unbelievable. Between January 30, 1971, and January 17, 1974,... Read more
A Coach for Life (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) The students stared at the lights on the scoreboard. Through their tears, the numbers were hard to see. They rubbed their eyes in disbelief. But the numbers still read Notre Dame - 71, UCLA - 70. It was impossible, even unbelievable. Between January 30,... Read more
Crazy for Basketball
ReadOasis Step 2 Just 17 seconds remained on the clock. The noise was overpowering. 61,612 basketball fans packed the Louisiana Superdome. Georgetown University was playing the University of North Carolina. North Carolina was behind by just one point. The ball was passed to Michael Jordan. He jumped up and... Read more
Arthur Ashe: Tennis Great
ReadOasis Step 3 Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe was a remarkable figure in U.S. sports. He was a professional tennis player who was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Ashe won three of the most important tennis competitions in the world: the US Open, the Australian Open, and Wimbledon. He... Read more
A Great King of Baseball: Hank Aaron
ReadOasis Step 2 Hank Aaron's 755th Home run ball by Dan Gaken (CC) Hank Aaron was born on February 5, 1934, in Mobile Alabama (USA). He was one of seven children. Aaron grew up poor, but he loved baseball. He started playing professional baseball with the Mobile Black Bears... Read more
Ichiro and the Kings of Baseball
ReadOasis Step 2 It often happens in sport. A player just knows he will bring his team the victory. Is this true for Ichiro, that baseball wonder from Japan? Many people doubted his powers during the 2009 World Baseball Classic (WBC). He struggled under the pressure. He failed many... Read more
The Biggest Sporting Event
ReadOasis Step 2 In 1982, England and Argentina were at war. They were fighting over the Falkland Islands. The English took the islands. But even today, Argentina claims them as their own. In 1986, England and Argentina fought again. But this time, it was in Mexico, at the World... Read more
A Coach for Life (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) In college, he played for Purdue University, and in the summers, he had to work to pay for school. In 1932, his team became first in the nation, and he was named the national player of the year. For studies, Wooden was in the... Read more
A Coach for Life (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) John Wooden at age 96 John Wooden was like a father to his players. And he followed his father’s ways of teaching lessons for life. When Wooden finished grade school, his father gave him a hand-written note. It said. 1.    Be true to yourself.... Read more
Number 42 (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) Today no players in the Major Leagues can wear Number 42. It's Jackie Robinson's number, and it tells a story. It says that all people deserve a fair chance, that racism is wrong, and that all people are created equal. Most of all, Number... Read more
A Coach for Life (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) In college, he played for Purdue University, but they did not have scholarships for athletes. During summers, he worked construction to pay for school. In 1932, his team became national champions, and he was named the national player of the year. For studies, Wooden... Read more
A Coach for Life (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 3) John Wooden at Age 96 John Wooden was like a father to his players. And he imitated his father’s ways of teaching lessons for life. When Wooden graduated from grade school, his father gave him a hand-written message. It said. Be true to yourself.... Read more