Stories tagged with Sports

New owners of 76ers: A large, bipartisan group

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 21, 2011 at 10:01am   |   2 Comments

In the age of hyperpartisanship, it’s worth noting when people of different political stripes can agree on anything.

Super Sam Fuld’s off-field connections

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 22, 2011 at 10:33am   |   0 Comments

He’s a legend after his time.

Stan Kroenke to buy Arsenal for $1.2 billion

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 11, 2011 at 7:18am   |   0 Comments

Yet another American has snatched up an English soccer team.

Attorneys face off in Barry Bonds trial

By A. James Memmott   |   March 22, 2011 at 8:09am   |   0 Comments

Home run king Barry Bonds went on trial Monday for perjury. Cue the sports analogies.

The most expensive game in history - at least this week

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 10, 2011 at 11:51am   |   0 Comments

U.S. sports fans concerned about whopping salaries paid to home run kings and Super Bowl MVPs may find some solace in the soccer match this Saturday between Manchester United and Manchester City of the English Premier League.

Tom Harmon - Patriarch and Heisman winner

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 19, 2010 at 11:51am   |   0 Comments

Tom Harmon, father of actor Mark Harmon, won the Heisman Trophy in 1940, a year after Time put his handsome mug on the cover.

Hicks loses ownership of Liverpool Football Club

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 18, 2010 at 8:47am   |   0 Comments

It was Dallas vs. Boston and Boston won handily.

Mike Ilitch wants to buy the Pistons, too

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 10, 2010 at 7:27am   |   0 Comments

Mike Ilitch, who owns nearly every profitable legitimate business in Detroit that’s not a funeral parlor, beauty shop or party store, wants to buy the Pistons.

A billion people hate Glenn Beck

By A. James Memmott   |   July 11, 2010 at 9:04am   |   3 Comments

Perhaps a billion people worldwide will watch the finals of soccer’s World Cup today.

World Cup is a Bradley family affair

By A. James Memmott   |   June 17, 2010 at 10:42am   |   0 Comments

There are Bradleys aplenty at the World Cup soccer matches in South Africa.

Augusta club will protect Tiger Woods’ privacy as well as its own

By A. James Memmott   |   March 17, 2010 at 10:12am   |   0 Comments

It’s no surprise that Tiger Woods has chosen to resume his golf career at the Masters next month.

The event, which begins on April 8, is the first of golf’s four major tournaments this year, a must-play for golfers of Woods’ caliber, and it’s staged by a club that tightly controls media access.

Tiger Woods reportedly consulting with Ari Fleischer

By A. James Memmott   |   March 12, 2010 at 9:40am   |   0 Comments

Ari Fleischer, the former spokesman for President George W. Bush, is fast becoming the go-to guy for athletes in need of reputation restoration.

Apolo Ohno needs a new trophy case

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 24, 2010 at 11:25am   |   0 Comments

He may soon be the most decorated U.S. athlete of the winter Olympics, but Apolo Ohno is already the medalist most fun to map.

Super Bowl win will put Tom Benson in elite group of American billionaires

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 9, 2010 at 8:53am   |   0 Comments

In the city of celebration, New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson may have the most to celebrate.

Super Bowl coaches followed similar paths

By A. James Memmott   |   February 7, 2010 at 8:14am   |   0 Comments

One way of getting ahead in most professions is to work hard, gain experience and acquire some mentors along the way.

Former press secretary Ari Fleischer manages McGwire confession

By A. James Memmott   |   January 13, 2010 at 7:09am   |   2 Comments

After a long silence, former baseball star Mark McGwire admitted on Monday that he had used steroids while playing.

Domino’s CEO named U-M athletic director

By A. James Memmott   |   January 6, 2010 at 8:29am   |   0 Comments

The University of Michigan Tuesday named David A. Brandon, the CEO of Domino’s Pizza, as the school’s new athletic director.

Yanks continue to invest in Premier soccer

By A. James Memmott   |   December 31, 2009 at 6:56am   |   0 Comments

Who says Americans don’t like soccer?

Tiger Woods’ wife consults celebrity divorce lawyer Sorrell Trope

By A. James Memmott   |   December 18, 2009 at 1:40pm   |   1 Comments

Elin Nordegren may have gone Hollywood, joining a star-studded list of celebrities who have had Sorrell Trope as their divorce lawyer.

Longhorn fans lavish millions on UT sports program

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 18, 2009 at 1:14pm   |   1 Comments

While universities across the country struggle through the recession, money flows to the University of Texas sports program.

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