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Marty Schottenheimer dies at 77, had 200 wins as NFL Coach

Marty Schottenheimer dies at 77, had 200 wins as NFL Coach

By BERNIE WILSON Marty Schottenheimer’s NFL coaching career was as remarkable as it was flummoxing. There were 200 regular-season wins, the eighth most in NFL history. There were a mystifying number of playoff losses, some so epic they had nicknames: “The Drive” and “The Fumble.” Always there was “Martyball,” the conservative, smash-mouth approach that featured…read more »

Longtime ESPN baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez dies at 58

Longtime ESPN baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez dies at 58

By JOE REEDY Pedro Gomez, a longtime baseball correspondent for ESPN who covered more than 25 World Series, has died. He was 58. Gomez died unexpectedly at home Sunday, his family said in a statement. No cause of death was given. “Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a Dad, loving husband,…read more »

Brady gets 7th trophy in a season to remember

Brady gets 7th trophy in a season to remember

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much of it looked familiar — from the heartfelt rendering of the national anthem, to the silvery, star-studded halftime show, to Tom Brady standing there at the end with a mile-wide smile, awash in confetti. So much of it looked strange — from the masked-up coaches on the sideline, to…read more »

Champion boxer Leon Spinks dies at 67

Champion boxer Leon Spinks dies at 67

By TIM DAHLBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — Leon Spinks, who won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth pro fight, has died. He was 67. Spinks, who lived his later years in Las Vegas, died Friday night, according to a release…read more »

Disney World’s Super Bowl parade is nixed, but ad will air

Disney World’s Super Bowl parade is nixed, but ad will air

By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney’s Super Bowl parade has been nixed, but the filming of the “I’m Going to Disney World” commercial after the big game is still on. Officials at Walt Disney World said Friday that the theme park resort wouldn’t be hosting its annual Super Bowl parade this year…read more »

NBA plans All-Star Game in Atlanta March 7

NBA plans All-Star Game in Atlanta March 7

By TIM REYNOLDS The NBA told its teams on Thursday night that it expects to finalize plans in the coming week to have an All-Star Game in Atlanta. The game and skills competitions will be held on March 7, the NBA told clubs in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated…read more »

NASCAR revs ahead with new teams, new tracks, new energy

NASCAR revs ahead with new teams, new tracks, new energy

By JENNA FRYER CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan took his own advice and just did it: Air Jordan formed his own NASCAR team and expects the foundation will be in place to build a stock car Dream Team centered around Bubba Wallace. Jordan has some company on the celebrity starting grid: Pitbull bought his…read more »

Tokyo Olympic organizers: ‘We will hold the games’

Tokyo Olympic organizers: ‘We will hold the games’

By CHISATO TANAKA TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee had a simple message Tuesday for fellow members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The games will happen. “No matter what situation would be with the coronavirus, we will hold the games,” Yoshiro Mori, who is also a former Japanese prime…read more »

MLB work stoppage in 2022 increasingly likely

MLB work stoppage in 2022 increasingly likely

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — A work stoppage at the start of spring training 2022 seems increasingly likely after baseball players refused to negotiate with owners over a one-month delay for this spring training and regular season. The breakdown Monday came after the sides were unable to reach a deal last June over…read more »

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