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Keith Jackson, legendary college football broadcaster, dies at 89

Keith Jackson, legendary college football broadcaster, dies at 89

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Broadcaster Keith Jackson, considered the voice of college football for many years, has died at persons under the age of 89 his family have confirmedThe broadcaster Keith Jackson, considers the a popular figure with ABC until his final broadcast in 2006, when he called a classic Rose Bowl between Texas and USC. It was an appropriate farewell for Jackson, who was credited with nicknaming the Rose Bowl the" Granddaddy of Them All ". Although he was best known for college football, Jackson also handled the NFL and NBA, the Olympic Games and the World Series. He was also the first play-by-play humankind on Monday Night Football. Prior to his job in the media, Jackson spent four years in the US marines before recruiting at Washington State University, where he graduated with a certain degr...
Boston Celtics rally to beat Philadelphia 76ers in lively NBA London showcase

Boston Celtics rally to beat Philadelphia 76ers in lively NBA London showcase

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The Boston Celtics rallied from 22 phases down to beat the Philadelphia 76 ers 114 -1 03 and boost their NBA title credentials at the O2 Arena in LondonThe Boston Celtics rallied from 22 phases down to beat the Philadelphia 76 ers 114 -1 03 and boost their NBA title credentials at the O2 Arena in London. Jaylen Brown scored 21 phases with Kyrie Irving adding 20 and Marcus Morris 19 for the Celtics, helping Boston become a 49 -2 7 deficit midway through the second largest period into a 69 -6 8 make by the middle-of-the-road of the third and sending them to a seventh straight win. JJ Redick led Philadelphia with 22 while Ben Simmons added 16 and Joel Embiid 15. The eighth regular-season NBA game to be played in London was one of the most hotly-anticipated- with the cheapest tickets goin...
It’s time to pay the tab for America’s college athletes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It’s time to pay the tab for America’s college athletes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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College sport is a billion-dollar endeavor constructed off contestants who receive no award of compensation. Whatever the answer is, the status quo must changeIn Thailand, bony little boys as young as nine and 10 are hurled into the boxing resounding to punch one another into bloody submission while parents, relatives and other calling adults bet on the outcome. Youth athletics or child abuse? While most Americans feel outrage and disgust at the idea, as a culture we are just as willing to toss our college-age children into the gladiatorial arena to risk living and limb while we snack, guzzle and gambling on the outcome. All while offsetting the young players who are at risk with- relative to the money being make use of athletics barons- about the same as little kids we used to send into c...
Serena Williams was bedridden for six weeks after birth of daughter

Serena Williams was bedridden for six weeks after birth of daughter

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Tennis star speaks for first time of medical problems including blood clots on lungs following emergency C-section Serena Williams painted with her daughter, her mom, Oracene, and sisters, from left Isha, Venus and, front, Lyndrea. Photograph: Mario Testino/ Vogue She added:" Knowing I've got this beautiful baby to go home to builds me feel like I don't have to play another match. I don't need the money or the titles or the prestige. I crave them, but I don't need them. That's a different feeling for me ."
Jaylen Brown: ‘Sport is a mechanism of control in America’

Jaylen Brown: ‘Sport is a mechanism of control in America’

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As the Boston Celtics star prepares to play in London, "hes talking to" Donald McRae about race, the NBA and the deaths among his best friendJaylen Brown is one the most intelligent and interesting young contestants I've met in years and it seems accessory that, midway through our interview in Boston, he should retell a parable that brings together Martin Luther King and the great American columnist David Foster Wallace. " We've got two young fish swimming one style and an older fish swimming the other path ," the 21 -year-old star of the Boston Celtics says as he considers the enduring backdrop of race in the United States." They cross routes and the older fish says:' What's up people, how's the ocean ?' The two younger fish turned back and looked at at the wiser fish and request:' What's...
Cleveland Browns fans finally get a parade … only one they never hoped for

Cleveland Browns fans finally get a parade … only one they never hoped for

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It may seem daft to throw a parade after becoming only the second team ever to starts winless in a 16 -game season, but Browns devotees hope the owners will take noteWhen talking about the procession he's helped project, lifelong Cleveland Browns fan Chris McNeil wants to make one thing perfectly clear. " Make sure you get this right ," he said aloud." We are not having a festivity of losing, we are having a demonstration of losing. We want to let the Browns ownership and front office know we are maintaining them accountable for having such a bad team. " And perhaps we'll have some fun while doing that ." The Browns' long-suffering followers will made a video in which he renamed the team's FirstEnergy Stadium as' The Mill of Sadness '. During the video he yelled at the stadium:" Th...
Trump to attend Atlanta title game with Kendrick Lamar set for half-time show

Trump to attend Atlanta title game with Kendrick Lamar set for half-time show

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The president will participate in Mondays national championship play between Georgia and Alabama with noted Trump critic Kendrick Lamar slated to performDonald Trump will attend Monday's college football national championship play between Georgia and Alabama at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium with the city's mayor promising a" safe, smooth and reassuring" event despite transport problems expected to be caused by the presidential motorcade. The stadium will be secured by legions of undercover and uniformed policemen, overhead air traffic including drones will be prohibited and the police chief implored the more than 100,000 participants in occurrences related to the big game to leave their artilleries at home. " Please delight execute the most important one involve and greatest tier of comm...