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    Goodbye, Old Friend

    CALIFORNIA (BASN) — From 1967 to 2010, several years of great sports and historical events took place in the Philadelphia Spectrum, a cozy little arena in which everybody sat close together...

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    Just trying to cope

    LOS ANGELES — This is the week the ” Notre Dame Killer” comes to life. Anthony Davis, on a late fall Saturday 38 years ago, led USC to a rout over...

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    Maurice Lucas: 1952-2010

    PORTLAND, Oregon — Maurice Lucas, the fierce power forward who helped lead the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA title, has died after a long fight with bladder cancer. He...

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    The Two Georges

    There are no second acts in American lives. — F. Scott Fitzgerald ***image8*** ***image9***IOWA CITY (BASN) — George Foreman and George Steinbrenner were two influential sports figures who found themselves with...

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    A farewell to ‘Hands

    SAN DIEGO — He was “Big Hands” to everyone outside the Chargers locker room. Inside of it and on the football field, where he excelled, he simply was “Hands.” A terrific...

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    James Hunter: 1954-2010

    ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions family was stunned and saddened Monday with the news that former cornerback James “Hound Dog” Hunter died of an apparent heart attack. Hunter was 56....

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    Gentlemen, you have to prioritize!!!

    NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — While playing football at Winston-Salem State University, I remember my head football coach Kermit Blount saying “Gentlemen, football is a metaphor for life. But this not pep...

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    More than just the ‘Assassin’

    OAKLAND — Snug inside his Silver-and-Black helmet was a full and unruly Afro, a bushy beard, a thick mustache and a pair of dark-brown eyes, heavy-lidded and conveying malevolence. Jack Tatum...

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    Welcome To The Endzone: The Boss

    “I will never have a heart attack. I give them” -George Steinbrenner NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — George Steinbrenner a.k.a. King George, the Boss of Baseball, the Dearth Vader of the Dugout,...

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    Mel Turpin: 1960-2010

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Mel Turpin, former NBA player an All-American Kentucky center, committed suicide Thursday, authorities said. He was 49. Police and the coroner were called to his North Lexington house...

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