Movies

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1973, file photo, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle appears before the House Communications Subcommittee on Capitol Hill In Washington. Rozelle was a visionary but no one knows if he could have seen the league turn into a financial juggernaut that has its own network and countless hours of programming per week dedicated to what is happening on and off the field. (AP Photo/File)
August 24, 2019 - 9:52 am
Pete Rozelle would not be surprised to see television's impact on the NFL as the league celebrates its 100th season this year. It was Rozelle, the commissioner from 1960 to 1989, who was able to convince owners that it was in their best interest to sign a league-wide rights deal instead of teams...
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In an image provided by ESPN from video, Rocky Bleier stands in Hiep Duc Valley, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Danang in Vietnam, on Aug. 20, 2018. Three months into his deployment to Vietnam, Bleier was shot through the thigh and suffered a grenade blast to his foot. Doctors told him that he’d never play football again. Steelers owner Art Rooney supported Bleier by placing him on injured reserve rather than cutting him from the team. Bleier then defied the odds, returning to football as a star running back on the “Steel Curtain” Steelers teams of the 1970s and becoming the only war veteran to have four Super Bowl rings. (ESPN via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 12:15 am
Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn't have though was closure until a trip back there last year. Bleier's visit to Vietnam — the first time he had been back since being injured in...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT DATE OF PHOTO TO JUNE 22, 1997 - FILE - In this June 22, 1997 undated file photo, people portraying ghost players emerge from a cornfield as they reenact a scene from the movie "Field of Dreams" at the movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. The Chicago White Sox will play a game against the New York Yankees next August at the site in Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed. Major League Baseball announced Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, that the White Sox will play host to the Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 13. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 09, 2019 - 8:27 pm
Major League Baseball is heading to the "Field of Dreams" next season to pay homage to a terrible flick. Yep, the Chicago White Sox will face the New York Yankees in a temporary stadium, to be constructed among the Iowa cornfields where that corn pile of a movie was filmed. Given my contempt for "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) celebrates at the end of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans. The Ravens won 34-31. Reed will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 01, 2019 - 1:28 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Combining instinct and tireless film study with an unyielding urge to be a difference maker, Ed Reed established himself as one of the greatest safeties in NFL history. What he did with a football after plucking it from the air set him apart from anyone who ever played the game...
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FILE - In this March 15, 1994, file photo, Felipe Lopez, a senior at Rice High School in New York City, is named National High School Basketball Player of the Year during a news conference in New York. Lopez, once the top-rated player in the nation in high school, could never live up to the lofty expectations in college or the NBA. His story is told in the new film “The Dominican Dream.” (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
April 28, 2019 - 11:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Felipe Lopez somehow forgot what all the attention was like. That would have been impossible to imagine 25 years ago, back when he practically owned magazine covers and newspaper headlines. But he has been out of the spotlight for a while, at least until it came time to promote a...
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April 15, 2019 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Just as he had the true touch when he threw passes, set records and won two Super Bowls, Peyton Manning has the right approach when looking at some of the NFL's greatest moments. ESPN, NFL Films and the league itself clearly felt that way. Manning, a lock for the Pro Football Hall...
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Members of Texas Tech basketball team pose for a photo during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 05, 2019 - 1:53 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a young Texas Tech assistant, Chris Beard liked to unwind from a hectic day by heading to the late-night movies. No cellphone, no interruptions, just Beard and a mostly-empty movie theater. On more than one occasion, he looked over and saw Mark Adams, the coach at nearby...
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