Pam Grier and Jessye Norman Win Harvard University’s 2016 W.E.B. DuBois Medals

September 26, 2016

Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman win Harvard University’s 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring, they have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture. Grier and Norman will be honored at the fourth annual Hutchins Center Honors on Oct. 6. Other medalists this year include hip hop artist and activist Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer, writer and producer David Simon and the 1966 Texas Western Miners…

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Tom Brady, Michael Strahan produce ‘Religion of Sports’ show

September 13, 2016

Tom Brady and Michael Strahanare teaming up to  produce a six-part documentary TV series called “Religion of Sports.”. Each hour-long episode looks at different examples of the cultural and spiritual impact of sports in religions around the world. The show explores the rivalry between soccer clubs in Glasgow, Scotland, the Calgary Stampede rodeo in Alberta, Canada and the rise of “e-sports.” It also delves into NASCAR, mixed martial arts and minor…

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Ryan Lochte Feels Hurt After Two Men Arrested for Rushing His Performance

September 13, 2016

Ryan Lochte feels hurt after two men were arrested for rushing the stage following his performance on “Dancing with the Stars.” The two men, wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts, were arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing, Los Angeles police spokesman Officer Mike Lopez said. They had rushed the stage while Lochte was getting his scores from judge Carrie Ann Inaba for his debut performance during Monday night’s live installment of the celebrity…

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The Chemotherapy Has Diminished Craig Sager’s Once Lustrous Chestnut Hair to a Few Unruly Strands

September 1, 2016

The chemotherapy hope a simple green T-shirt and blue shorts adorn the man known by millions for his ostentatious wardrobe and easy rapport with the NBA’s elite. He methodically extended a long, skinny arm to an IV pole holding the stem cells he is counting on to save his life. There was silence as he cradled the tube, watching the crimson liquid drip, drip, drip in a perfect cadence into…

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American Swimmer Ryan Lochte Over-Exaggerated What Happened at a Rio Gas Station

August 22, 2016

Ryan Lochte acknowledged  that what happended at Rio de Janeiro gas station was his “immature behavior”. Lochte, in a portion of an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer that aired Saturday , continued backtracking from a story that he initially described as an armed robbery. Police have said the swimmers vandalized a bathroom after a night of partying and armed guards confronted them and asked them to pay for the damage. “It’s how you…

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Caitlyn Jenner dons medal for ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win

July 6, 2016

Jenner told the magazine she had a complicated relationship with the medal and had kept it in drawers and in a safe, but never on display. NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner is appearing on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win. Jenner, at the time Bruce Jenner, was featured on the SI cover in the Aug. 9, 1976, issue…

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Ex-US soccer star Landon Donovan getting comfortable on TV

July 2, 2016

The former U.S. soccer star dabbled in TV commentary the last couple of years, and he concedes there were times “I didn’t think I was any good at it.” But with Donovan’s recent switch from the studio to the booth, the executive producer of Fox’s 2018 World Cup coverage is gushing about his future in the business. Landon Donovan keeps thinking back to a lesson from the teacher in his…

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Muhammad Ali was the subject of plenty films and star of a few

June 6, 2016

He was brash, bold, the best in the world — just ask him — and might have won an Oscar instead of heavyweight gold had he taken his A-list talents to Hollywood instead of the boxing ring. Muhammad Ali would almost seem unbelievable if he was created as a work of fiction for a movie script. He was more quotable than any Tarantino flick, had the presence of Brando in…

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Kornheiser leaving DC radio station and plans to do podcast

June 3, 2016

Sports talk station ESPN 980 announced that Kornheiser’s final show will later this month. The ESPN personality who co-stars with Michael Wilbon on “Pardon the Interruption” said he will be launching a podcast in September. ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Tony Kornheiser is leaving the Washington-area radio station he has been with for 24 years. Kornheiser was part of WTEM’s original lineup in 1992 when he was a columnist for The…

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A story of a lovely lady and Gomer at the Indy 500

May 30, 2016

Oh, and don’t forget Mrs. Brady and Gomer Pyle. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They are the names that stamped the Indianapolis 500 as a four-wheeled slice of Americana from the heartland. Rick Mears. A.J. Foyt. The Andrettis. Helio Castroneves. From Brady to brickyard, from Mayberry to motorsports, Florence Henderson and Jim Nabors provided the soundtrack for the Indianapolis 500 for decades. The rich baritone voice of Nabors, whose bumbling Gomer Pyle…

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