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Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
The Age of Movies The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Edited by Sanford Schwartz Library of America, $40 Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best. Alice James A...
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Joe Frazier, the heavyweight boxing champion who in 1971 became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali, then lost two epic rematches including a ferocious battle known as the "Thrilla in Manila," died Monday night. He was 67. Smokin' Joe, as he was...
The Fabulous ForumFormer heavyweight champion George Foreman, who inspired Howard Cosell's legendary call, "Down goes Frazier!" in dethroning Joe Frazier as world heavyweight champion, has just distributed a statement on Monday night's death of Smokin' Joe....
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The Fabulous ForumDon Meredith, one of the most recognizable figures of the early Dallas Cowboys and an original member of ABC's âMonday Night Footballâ broadcast team, died Sunday. He was 72. Meredith's wife, Susan, told the Associated Press on Monday her husband........
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Last Boy Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood Jane Leavy Harper: 456 pp., $27.99 As a young girl growing up in the Bronx, Jane Leavy was enthralled not only by Mickey Mantle's amazing ability — at his best, he was as great as any...
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Don Meredith, an accomplished Dallas Cowboys quarterback who brought humor and high jinks to the "Monday Night Football" broadcasts for 12 years, died Sunday night in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 72. Meredith died of a brain hemorrhage, according to his third...
George Michael, a high-rated and hyper-animated Washington, D.C., sportscaster whose extensive use of game highlights from across the country on his nationally syndicated show has now become the norm in the industry, died Thursday at Sibley Memorial...
The Morning Fix: Netflix and Epix in epic deal! Leo should lighten up. Lions Gate has lot riding on Sly & Co.Company TownAfter the coffee. Before wondering, as Dan Patrick notes, why Howard Cosell isn't in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for broadcasters. Netflix in an epic deal with Epix. Netflix, those folks who are knocking the tar out of Blockbuster......
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