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ROBIN WILLIAMS TAKES A PIECE OF US WITH HIM

Robin Williams

Robin Williams died Monday. He was 63.

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LEN DYKSTRA IS ON THE LOOSE

Len Dykstra

Len Dykstra has compared his life to Gandhi's. He doesn't believe in ghosts; he is not afraid of the dark. Dykstra says he is more like a submarine. By the way, he's not living on the streets (or in his car), he is living in Macy Gray's $10 million mansion. And while we're rambling incoherently, "the bankruptcy attorney's, they're all on Xanax," he said.

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PAUL GEORGE FRACTURES LEG, CAREER

Paul George

History tells us Paul George may never play basketball again.

Friday night, after George broke his leg in the fourth quarter of Team USA’s Blue-White exhibition, came the awkward silence. It’s the strangest thing: thousands of fans cheering and yelling one moment, followed by eerie silence. You can hear the heartbeat of the fan sitting next you. Those who witnessed the play couldn’t help but think of Kevin Ware and Joe Theismann.

We all know how those incidents ended.

No one wants to say it because they hope that … maybe … just maybe …Instead they offer encouragement:


Hope. That’s the easy part.

Well, if you missed it – and you really want to see it – press play at your own risk:

HALL OF FAME: TOM GLAVINE

Tom Glavine

Tom Glavine was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Sunday. Glavine played for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets during his 22-year career. He won 305 career games.  The following is a transcript of his Hall of Fame speech:

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HALL OF FAME: FRANK THOMAS

Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Sunday. Thomas played for the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays during his 19-year career. He is a career .301 hitter with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBI.  The following is a transcript of his Hall of Fame speech:

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HALL OF FAME: GREG MADDUX

Greg Maddux

Greg Maddux was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Sunday. Maddux played 23 seasons for the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. He won 355 games. The following is a transcript of his Hall of Fame speech:

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HALL OF FAME: BOBBY COX

Bobby Cox

Bobby Cox was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Sunday. Cox played two major leagues seasons (1968-69) for the New York Yankees. He managed the Atlanta Braves (twice, 1978-81 and 1990-2010) and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cox won 2,504 games as a manager (fifth all-time), including 14 consecutive division titles and a World Series(1995). He was voted the Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America four times (1985 with Toronto and 1991, 2004 and 2005 with Atlanta) and named Sporting News manager of the year eight times. The following is a transcript of his Hall of Fame speech:

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HALL OF FAME: JOE TORRE

Joe Torre

Joe Torre was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Sunday. As a player, Torre collected 2,342 hits. He won National League MVP in 1971. He batted  .363 average, 97 runs, and 137 RBIs for the St. Louis Cardinals. He went on to manage the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees, where he won 10 division titles in 12 seasons, six American League pennants and four World Series. The following is a transcript of his Hall of Fame speech:

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