Category Archives: Sports

Volatile and headstrong, Giorgio Chinaglia, 65, was international soccer player with grit and fire

NAPLES, Fla. – When Giorgio Chinaglia, who has died aged 65 after suffering a heart attack, was asked if it was true that he had played with Pelé, the Italian striker is said to have replied: “No, Pelé played with

Volatile and headstrong, Giorgio Chinaglia, 65, was international soccer player with grit and fire

NAPLES, Fla. – When Giorgio Chinaglia, who has died aged 65 after suffering a heart attack, was asked if it was true that he had played with Pelé, the Italian striker is said to have replied: “No, Pelé played with

Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s

Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s

With trademark cigar and fedora, Bert Sugar, 74, was boxing’s brilliant encyclopedia

MOUNT KISCO, NY – Boxing suffered a great loss Sunday when the sport’s legendary journalist and historian Bert Sugar died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco of a heart attack following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was

With trademark cigar and fedora, Bert Sugar, 74, was boxing’s brilliant encyclopedia

MOUNT KISCO, NY – Boxing suffered a great loss Sunday when the sport’s legendary journalist and historian Bert Sugar died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco of a heart attack following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was

Pitching complete games, Mel Parnell, 89, was the winningest southpaw in Boston Red Sox history

NEW ORLEANS – The back wall of the press box at new JetBlue Park is covered with pictures, scorecards and even newspaper articles from many of the 18 no-hitters in Red Sox history. Among them, Mel Parnell’s no-no on July

Pitching complete games, Mel Parnell, 89, was the winningest southpaw in Boston Red Sox history

NEW ORLEANS – The back wall of the press box at new JetBlue Park is covered with pictures, scorecards and even newspaper articles from many of the 18 no-hitters in Red Sox history. Among them, Mel Parnell’s no-no on July

John ‘Clarkie’ Souza, considered one of greatest American soccer players, played in ’50 upset of England

It’s more than likely that you never saw John “Clarkie” Souza play soccer. Souza passed away on Sunday in York, Pa. He was 91 years old, and is being celebrated this week as one of the finest players in American

John ‘Clarkie’ Souza, considered one of greatest American soccer players, played in ’50 upset of England

It’s more than likely that you never saw John “Clarkie” Souza play soccer. Souza passed away on Sunday in York, Pa. He was 91 years old, and is being celebrated this week as one of the finest players in American

Looking for extra money, Luther Rawlings ended up as a top lightweight title contender

CHICAGO – Luther Rawlings left his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., for Chicago when he was 14 years old without his mother’s permission and with no designs on becoming a professional boxer. “It was not preplanned,” Rawlings told The Ring magazine

Looking for extra money, Luther Rawlings ended up as a top lightweight title contender

CHICAGO – Luther Rawlings left his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., for Chicago when he was 14 years old without his mother’s permission and with no designs on becoming a professional boxer. “It was not preplanned,” Rawlings told The Ring magazine

New Zealand considers fitting tribute to All Black rugby great Jock Hobbs, 52

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – All Black great Sir Colin Meads says either naming a rugby stadium or a top-level rugby award after the late Jock Hobbs would be “terribly fitting” tributes. As the accolades continued to flow yesterday for Hobbs

New Zealand considers fitting tribute to All Black rugby great Jock Hobbs, 52

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – All Black great Sir Colin Meads says either naming a rugby stadium or a top-level rugby award after the late Jock Hobbs would be “terribly fitting” tributes. As the accolades continued to flow yesterday for Hobbs