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A Passion for Sports and a Gift for Selling

“I was very adept at creating big ideas for the sports department,” says Ira Ellenthal. At a restaurant close to his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut,

Owens, Louis, Robinson & the Republican Vote

Before the civil rights era of the 1960s, the Republican party of Abraham Lincoln still carried substantial weight with black voters.

The Brooklyn Cyclones, Two Decades On

Steve Cohen, Vice-President of the Brooklyn Cyclones, was there when tickets first went on sale in the Spring of 2001. “I remember the line

The First Super Bowl, Less Than Super

Officially called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game”, the first Super Bowl match was little more than an inconsequential game

Gold Medalist, Carol Heiss, Recalls Her Skating Years

She was the first female skater to land a double axel in competition. Carol Heiss, with her captivating smile and All-American appeal, took silver at the 1956

Anecdotes From a World Series Champion

“Son, if you don’t take our offer, I am going to put you right on top of my dumbass list!” Those were George Steinbrenner’s words to Greg Pryor

An Iconic Photo that Belies the Real Story

On the night of May 25th, 1965, photographers John Rooney of the Associated Press and Neil Leifer of Sports illustrated snapped similar pictures of Muhammad Ali

A Walk Through Aussie Open History

The Australian Open, played in January each year, is one of the four Grand Slams of the calendar year. This tag has been used for the major events ever since Jack Crawford

In Quest for Freedom, a Wrestling Coach Defects

Teodor Nastu didn’t tell his wife he was defecting when he arranged for an official trip to Greece from his native Romania

Murder at the Christmas Marathon

Jeanie’s body was stretched out on the coroner’s table, her skin drained of color and her lifeless eyes fixed at the ceiling.
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