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Pool Reporter: Yahoo's Pat Forde Preps For College Football Season From Singapore

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

Yahoo Sports’ PAT FORDE , best known for his college-focused “Forde-Yard Dash” and “Forde Minutes” columns, found himself in a unique position this week. As he prepares for his busiest stretch of the year, his 16-year-old daughter BROOKE is competing in the World Jun...

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ON THE FILM SIDE: IS STALLONE PLANNING A FIST II?

SYLVESTER STALLONE says he wants to do a movie about GEORGE FOREMAN, "the ageless wonder who reclaimed his heavyweight crown at age 45 while transforming his image from ruthless puncher to smiling TV

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04/22/98
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Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBC, New York Jets, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

04/21/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The British magazine TOTAL SPORT polled its readers to rank the 10 best female and five best male bodies in sports. ANNA KOURNIKOVA was voted top female body and five WTA Tour players ranked in the to

Tags: ESPN, MLB, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/21/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

TIM SMITH is expected to be named today as the first commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Smith served as Deputy Commissioner of the PGA Tour in the ''80s (USA TODAY, 4/21)...

Tags: NASCAR, Brooklyn Nets, NFL, NHL, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture, USTA, YankeeNets

04/21/98
STREETBALL PARTNERS FOUNDER TERRY MURPHY RESIGNS

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04/21/98
DENNIS QUAID NAMED STARTING QB IN OLIVER STONE GRID PIC

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

04/20/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: Cablevision, Formula One, NBC, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture

04/20/98
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04/17/98
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04/17/98
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