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Hall of Fame pitcher, former U.S. senator Bunning dies at 85

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress as a Kentucky politician, died overnight at the age of 85, the Philadelphia Phillies announced Saturday. “We are saddened to announce the passing of Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator, Jim Bunning,” the Phillies wrote on Twitter. “Our thoughts and […]

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Golf, tennis, spa, auction July 24 for Seacrest Village

ENCINITAS, California (Press Release)– Seacrest Foundation will host the 26th Annual Guardians of San Diego Golf & Tennis Tournament “Take a Swing for Seniors” with presenting sponsor The William Gumpert Foundation on Monday, July 24th at the Del Mar Country Club and Devin Chodorow serving as Chair. This year’s event will also feature a Spa […]

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Steve Palermo, former MLB umpire, dies at age 67

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Steve Palermo, a major-league umpire whose career was ended when he was shot in the back while attempting to break up a mugging in 1991, has died, Major League Baseball announced on Sunday. Palermo, a Kansas City, Mo., resident, made his major-league debut in 1976 and was a full-time member of […]

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Meet the female chess grandmaster who checked male privilege

Since shattering the (checkered) glass ceiling, Hungarian-Jewish champ Susan Polgar has engaged in friendly diplomacy and coached teams to seven consecutive titles By Rich Tenorio As a professional chess player, Susan Polgar has broken gender barriers, set records and even engaged in some post-Cold War bridge-building. Now she’s finding success mentoring the next generation. Polgar, […]

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Judge vacates Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction

RIVER FALLS, Mass. — A judge Tuesday vacated Aaron Hernandez’s conviction for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd because the former New England Patriots star from died while his appeal was pending. It is unclear if the decision will have implications for the pending civil lawsuit against Hernandez’s estate filed by Lloyd’s mother. Her lawyer […]

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Former NBA standout Dennis Rodman stands by his man Kim Jong-un in a bizarre interview — “He jokes”

Former NBA rebounding machine and notorious tough guy Dennis Rodman is backing his dude Kim Jong-un and claims the dictator “jokes,” loves the “Rocky” theme song and is “just like anybody else.” RELATED: Donald Trump just got a glowing endorsement from one of Kim Jong Un’s biggest supporters Watch the video In an exceedingly bizarre […]

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Last horse standing: the Kentucky Derby just ended, and it was no photo finish

Although near constant rain poured on the Louisville, Kentucky, area over the past few days, leaving some doubt as to the condition of the racetrack at Churchill Downs Saturday afternoon for the 2017 Kentucky Derby, the sundresses, fancy hats and the seersucker suits were out in force. Watch ‘Always Dreaming’ win the 143rd running of […]

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Soccer used as tool for political hatred

By Barry Shaw NETANYA, Israel — Here is the text of a formal complaint to FIFA Disciplinary Committee about the exploitation of football for the promotion and glorification of terrorism by FIFA Delegate, Jibril Rajoub, the Palestinian Football Association and its officials. The Israel Institute for Strategic Studies researches and exposes important regional and global […]

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Marlins expecting to finalize $1.3B deal to sell team to Jeb Bush, Derek Jeter group

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has reached an agreement in principle to sell the team to a group led by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and including former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, pending Major League Baseball approval and other details still to be worked out in the drawing up and execution of a […]

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Hernandez’s Hidden Sexuality Fueled Murder: Sources

On April 19, sometime before 3 a.m., Aaron Hernandez, the former star New England Patriots tight end, scrawled three notes—one to his fiancé, the mother of his little girl, one to that daughter and a third to his close prison friend—and placed them next to a Bible in his solitary prison cell in the Souza […]

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Brady, Kaepernick named to Time most influential list

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people, which was announced Thursday. While Brady and James have ample championships on their resume, polarizing NFL free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick also appeared on the list that […]

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Aaron Hernandez reportedly had a Bible verse scrawled across his forehead when he was found dead in his cell

TMZ Sports reports that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had a Bible verse written on his forehead when he was found hanged in his prison cell on Wednesday morning. According to reports from WBZ Boston, officials at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts discovered Hernandez with the verse John 3:16 scribbled above […]

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Ex-Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Prison

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, has been found hanged in his Massachusetts prison. According to CNN, the Massachusetts Department of Correction said officers found, the 27-year-old former NFL star, suspended from a bed sheet attached to a […]

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Brady not attending White House ceremony

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not attend the ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, citing “personal family matters” as the reason for his absence. Several players are not in Washington, D.C., with the Patriots to celebrate their Super Bowl victory. Many cited political and social causes as the reason they did not […]

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