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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • O's fans unhappy as WJZ cuts over to '60 Minutes'

    John Lanahan Jr. was spending Sunday afternoon at St. Agnes Hospital with his father, who was recovering from an allergic reaction. The two Orioles fans planned to watch the game against perennial favorite Boston Red Sox. Then disaster struck. As the...
  • Varsity Q&A: Roman Braglio, McDonogh, football

    Varsity Q&A: Roman Braglio, McDonogh, football
    McDonogh defensive end Roman Braglio grew up lifting hay bales on his father's Woodstock farm. Now the 6-foot-4, 240-pound senior uses that strength as one of the area's top defensive linemen. With 16 sacks and 72 tackles, Braglio leads the No. 8...
  • Olsen was a man of character

    Editor's Note: This column originally appeared online at National Football Post. I fell in love with the NFL in the late '50s and '60s because my father took my brothers and I to Rams game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. They were nosebleed seats, which...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers reader questions on the Ravens' 16-13 overtime win ove the San Diego Chargers. Eric in Jacksonville: Mike, give it to us straight:  Did the San Diego defense just play inspired or did the Ravens offense...
  • 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......