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Peter Gent, who turned his vivid memories of a five-year career as a wide receiver with the Dallas Cowboys into the blisteringly candid bestselling novel "North Dallas Forty," has died. He was 69. Gent, a standout basketball player at Michigan State...
Varsity Times InsiderI went to a freshmen football game yesterday, and something I saw there made me stop and think. After the punter shanked his kick, a member of the receiving team was running down the field unaware the ball was quickly......
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...
Sports Legend Revealed: Did Vince Lombardi trade a player five minutes after learning the player hired an agent?The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL LEGEND: Vince Lombardi traded a player five minutes after learning the player had hired an agent to represent him in contract negotiations with the Packers. STATUS: False. The last two weeks, I featured one legend each week involving one......
Book review: 'Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death and John Madden's Oakland Raiders' by Peter RichmondSpecial to the Los Angeles TimesOne of the most enjoyable experiences for many sports fans is to spend time with a former player or coach and listen to war stories — particularly if the tales involve some of the lesser-publicized shenanigans that occurred off the court or...
Sports Legend Revealed: Did the Kansas City Chiefs sell 35,000 season tickets without the ticket buyers knowing what team they were buying tickets for?The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL LEGEND: The Kansas City Chiefs sold 35,000 season tickets for their first season without the ticket buyers even knowing what team they were buying tickets for. STATUS: True. The famous 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Giants and Colts......
Top of the TicketSo Mr. Cool Democrat finally emotes, according to an aide. But still trails VP Joe Biden in foul language....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCalifornia is laced with fabled roadways: Highway 1, the Golden State, El Camino Real, Route 66 and many others. Some follow the footpaths of padres, the trails of wagon trains. And some are monuments to the Freeway Age and California's bearhug embrace of...
With temperatures in the 90s, Jesus Olmos spent last Wednesday building a fence. Almost every hour, while sweating and full of dirt, he thought about his son, Edgar. "This is the biggest day of my life," Jesus said. "My son is going to be the first to go...
Latimes.com ColumnistThe only certain way to win NFL games in this century is to blend a talented passer with a talented running back and a strong defensive force. At San Francisco next Sunday in a Week 9 revival of an old rivalry, the Rams plan to hold first place in the NFC...
Latimes.com ColumnistA good, sound, up-to-date NFL team is one that rotates two defensive lines, reasoning that it has a better chance to win with eight fresh pass rushers than four tiring All-Pros. Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning taught that lesson to the Tampa...
Latimes.comThe New England Patriots (6-0), aiming next for formidable Pittsburgh (5-1) and erratic but ever dangerous St. Louis (4-3), are still the class of the NFL for one overriding reason: Their leader, Bill Belichick, is the league's only all-out passing coach....
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