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  • Game 20: Purple reign

    Game 20: Purple reign
    Now there can be no doubt. The Ravens claimed their place in history last night with one final dissertation on great defense. A team that swaggered into Super Bowl XXXV delivered on its sound and fury of the past week with a 34-7 demolition of the New...
  • Steve Sabol dies at 69; president of NFL Films

    Steve Sabol dies at 69; president of NFL Films
    Steve Sabol, who helped his father get an unlikely fledgling movie company off the ground, then later took over and expanded the family business, now known to sports fans as NFL Films, has died. He was 69. Sabol, who had served as president of NFL...
  • Art Modell dies at 87; Cleveland Browns owner enraged fans with move to Baltimore

    Art Modell dies at 87; Cleveland Browns owner enraged fans with move to Baltimore
    Art Modell, a marketing executive who helped negotiate the NFL's first television contract and later enraged fans when he moved the Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore, has died. He was 87. Modell died Thursday of natural causes at Johns Hopkins...
  • Steinberg: NFL is national pastime

    When I was a child growing up in the 1950s, Major League Baseball was the national pastime. Baseball dominated media sports coverage. But that is no longer the case. The extraordinary shift is confirmed by the television Nielsen ratings for Sept. 3-9....
  • Retiring NBA Commissioner: 'No current team in play' for Seattle

    Retiring NBA Commissioner: 'No current team in play' for Seattle
    NBA Commissioner David Stern announced on Thursday that he will step down as commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, the 30th anniversary of the day he began a job that seemed unattractive at best and impossible at worst. Stern also answered questions during the...
  • R.C. Owens dies at 77; 49ers 'alley oop' receiver

    R.C. Owens had an up-and-down career as a receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. The ball went up, and Owens routinely came down with it. Owens, whose leaping catches became his signature and introduced the term "alley oop" into the sports lexicon,...
  • Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team

    Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team
    Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did NBC send an employee on the field to delay an NFL title game?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: NBC sent an employee running on to the field to delay the 1958 NFL title game because they had lost the TV signal. STATUS: I'm Going With True. I've already written in the past about the great influence......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was Jack Lambert ejected from a game for hitting a quarterback too hard?

     
    FOOTBALL LEGEND: Jack Lambert was ejected from a game for “hitting a quarterback too hard." STATUS: I'm Going With False, But There’s Some Truth to It. This week and last, I will be featuring a legend involving one of the......
  • James Tamburro Sr

    James Tamburro Sr
    James Tamburro, Sr. 11/11/18 – 3/9/11 James Tamburro, Sr. was born November 11, 1918, the last of eight children of Domenic and Elvira Tamburro of Verona, PA. In 1938 he graduated from Verona High School and later served in the Navy during WWII...
  • Tour Jenny Craig's Rancho Santa Fe estate

    Tour Jenny Craig's Rancho Santa Fe estate
    Weight loss tycoon Jenny Craig is asking $8,995,000 for her luxurious estate in Rancho Santa Fe. Take a tour and see if you think it's worth that kind of coin. Nicknamed "The Villa," it sits on a bluff above Craig's thoroughbred horse farm and traniing...
  • No punches pulled in story of a broadcasting original

    No punches pulled in story of a broadcasting original
    When ABC Sports guru Roone Arledge was suggesting Howard Cosell for "Monday Night Football," NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle replied: "Cosell? Why don't you just dig up Attila the Hun?" Such was the reaction generated by modern broadcasting's first...