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  • NFL draft preview: Defensive ends

    NFL quarterbacks won't like this class of pass rushers, but NFL general managers will like it very much. It's a strong group, both in terms of high-end talent and in terms of depth. As many as 10 defensive ends could be taken in the first two rounds. 1....
  • David 'Deacon' Jones, an Orlando-area legend, dead at age 74

    David 'Deacon' Jones, an Orlando-area legend, dead at age 74
    Legendary Orlando football player David 'Deacon' Jones died Monday evening at his home in Southern California. He was 74. Reports are that he died of natural causes. Jones, who played at Eatonville's Hungerford High School prior to integration of...
  • David 'Deacon' Jones dies at 74; Fearsome L.A. Rams lineman

    David 'Deacon' Jones dies at 74; Fearsome L.A. Rams lineman
    Hall of Fame football player David "Deacon" Jones, one of the Los Angeles Rams' heralded Fearsome Foursome whose outspoken persona and relentless pursuit of quarterbacks helped turn defensive linemen into stars, died Monday of natural causes at his home...
  • Mark Keys found a calling as a man of letters — 10,000 of them

    Mark Keys found a calling as a man of letters — 10,000 of them
    For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel. Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991. His physical problems have led...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech close to hiring Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator?

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech close to hiring Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator?
    If Virginia Tech hires Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator, the chorus of endorsements likely will be impressive indeed, surly Auburn fans notwithstanding. Esteemed colleague David Jones of the Harrisburg Patriot-News profiled Loeffler in 2011 during...
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 15: Merlin Olsen

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 15, Merlin Olsen. No. 15 Merlin Olsen (no first-place votes, 808 points). Those of you who remember Merlin Olsen only as Jonathan Garvey on "Little House......
  • Davy Jones dead at 66; celebrities react on Twitter

     
    Davy Jones is dead: With news Wednesday that Davy Jones of the Monkees was dead at 66 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Florida, the tone of celebrity reactions on Twitter was nothing if not a bit wistful....
  • Who belongs on the Eagles Mount Rushmore? How about your high school?

     
    This past Sunday on Groller's Corner, I mentioned the unique concept Pro Football Talk on the NBC Sports Network is using to identify a Mount Rushmore for each NFL team. They're calling it "Faces of the Franchise." I think it's a fascinating topic --...
  • NFL Hall of Fame player Deacon Jones dies at 74

     
    Deacon Jones, an NFL Hall of Fame defensive player, has died at the age of 74....
  • Sept. 9, 2007: Mike Tomlin set to tackle his biggest test

    A chance. That's all Mike Tomlin ever wanted. It didn't matter whether he was a 103-pound budding junior varsity defensive back, a 5-year-old playing cards with his mom and older brother, a seventh-grader taking a crack at high school trigonometry or a...
  • Credit crisis fixes: Six ideas here

     
    by William Neikirk A major economic stimulus package, including funds to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, is shaping up as one of the top ideas for responding to the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Asked to name key measures that......