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Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 103. “To the world, he was a legend, […]

Kirk Douglas rose from poverty to become a king of Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — He was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king. Douglas, the muscular, tempestuous actor with the dimpled chin, lived out an epic American story of reinvention and perseverance, from the riches he acquired and risked to the parts he took on and the boundaries he […]

Column: It’s the Newby Awards, honoring best, worst of 2019

And the winner is … Miss Philippines? No, no, no. Sorry, Steve Harvey, we’ll pass on your offer to host of the Newby Awards. Who else might be available? We’d love to have Monday Night Football Cat, if only we could track down the feral feline that wandered onto the field during an NFL game […]

Plays of the year: 2019 had a flair for the dramatic

Thousands of pro games, hundreds of thousands of college games, millions of high school games and billions of youth-league, rec-league, bar-league and whatever other sort of league games you can think of were contested in 2019. That means there were probably trillions of plays. Of those, we’re picking 10 as the best of the year. […]

Gee whiz: Peeing dog celebration costs Ole Miss in Egg Bowl

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi flushed away a golden chance at the Golden Egg. Luke Logan missed a 35-yard extra point after Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore was penalized for celebrating a touchdown by crawling and pretending to urinate like a dog, and Mississippi State escaped with a 21-20 victory Thursday night in the 116th […]

No. 23 California holds on to defeat Mississippi 28-20

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — California linebacker Evan Weaver finished with 22 tackles Saturday against Mississippi. The last one was the most important. Weaver tackled Ole Miss quarterback John Rhys Plumlee for no gain at the 1-yard line as time expired to preserve No. 23 Cal’s 28-20 victory over the Rebels. Weaver crashed hard from the […]

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