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ATLANTA -- Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry said last week that his concern for Sundays game against the Falcons was his ability to keep his composure for his first NFL game in his hometown.Berry acknowledged he shed a few tears before the game, I shed a few during the game and I shed a few after, but he held his emotions together long enough to make two of the biggest plays in Kansas Citys 29-28 victory over Atlanta.He returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, and in the fourth quarter, he intercepted a pass on an Atlanta two-point conversion attempt and returned it to the end zone to convert a 28-27 deficit into a 29-28 lead. It was the first interception for a defensive conversion on a two-point try since the rule was enacted in 2015, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The previous three defensive conversions came on blocked extra point attempts.I think I held it together pretty good, Berry said. There were a lot of emotions, so I just tried to contain them and let it show through my play.Berry was diagnosed almost two years ago to the day with lymphoma. He returned to Atlanta then for his treatments sessions at Emory University.The last time I came home during the season, it was to get chemotherapy, and then this time it was actually to play the game, Berry said of the reasons for his emotions on Sunday. I was just thankful for the opportunity. I take pride in a lot of things people take for granted, so when opportunities come my way, I cherish them and try to make the most of them.Berry presented the ball after his touchdown to his mother, Carol, who was sitting behind the Chiefs bench. He indicated he made up his mind to present his mom the ball before the game.I just handed it to her and told her Id be back, Berry said.Then, getting serious, Berry said, I can try to give her whatever. 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Its always been inside me. Ive always had that fire. I didnt have anywhere to direct it.Almost nine years to the day after that wild child learned how to throw her first punch, Mayer will fight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, joining gold medalist Claressa Shields as the only U.S. women boxers in Brazil.Mayer still doesnt know exactly why she first decided to punch people after a youth spent participating in everything from soccer to motocross to snowboarding. Nobody in her self-described family of hippies had been anywhere near a boxing gym.After her first workout, she knew three different ways to throw a proper punch. And she liked it.I poured all my energy into it, Mayer said. It wasnt ever just a part-time thing for me. From the day I walked into this gym, within two months, all I thought was, `I want to be the best female fighter in the world.Mayer took lessons in muay thai and kickboxing, but she dedicated herself to boxing after a back injury temporarily stopped her from throwing kicks. She became a Golden Gloves champion just a few years later -- and when the Olympics added a womens tournament in 2010, Mayer and her father, Mark, decided to chase medals.They heard about a boxing scholarship program at Northern Michigan University under revered amateur coach Al Mitchell, who has taught three U.S. Olympic teams. Before she had time to think, the LA native had been accepted to the program on Michigaans Upper Peninsula.ddddddddddddSo I quit my job, said, `Later, to my boyfriend at the time, and hopped on a plane, Mayer said. I had never been to Michigan, let alone the U.P., which is a `nother thing on its own. I remember flying in there and seeing all the pine trees and 10 feet of snow and just thinking, `Where the hell am I?Mayer warmed to her cold new home, and Mitchell developed his first female pupil into a world-class fighter. Her bond with Mitchell and his fiancee became so tight that she had Mitchells initials tattooed on her right hand.The thing that makes Mikaela different is her commitment, Mitchell said. When she walked in here, I broke her down and rebuilt her. She never believed it was too hard, and she never gave up. She has toughness that got her this far, and now its getting her all the way to the Olympics. Its an incredible thing to do in that amount of time.A year after moving to Northern Michigan, Mayer fell just short of a spot on the first U.S. womens team, losing a decision to Queen Underwood at the 2012 trials. She only became more determined to catch the next wave in the evolution of her sport.Mayer made the Rio team last fall only after fending off a ferocious challenge over three qualifying fights from teenage prodigy Jajaira Gonzalez, a fellow LA-area native with a wealth of junior titles.The competition is so much tougher now than it was when I started, Mayer said. Back in 2009, if you went to a tournament and even got to have two fights, it was worth the money.With an artfully bent nose from boxing, she still takes occasional modeling work, particularly for a handbag company that sponsors her. Although she still lives in Michigan, Mayer returned to her original Valley gym last month, joyfully greeting her first coach -- and Coconut, the adorable dog she gave up when she moved.She wants an Olympic medal out of her journey, but she also wants her success to bring more attention to womens boxing. Although she has thought about turning pro, good money is scarce for female fighters outside the octagon -- but that only makes Mayer more determined to succeed in Rio.Ive always believed Id be here, but I also knew that the chances of being here were going to be slim, Mayer said. This was my dream before I knew it was possible. ' ' '

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