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Leon Wagner, the 1960s Tribe’s “Daddy Wags”: Reliving Yesteryear

Paul Newman with Cleveland Indians players Leon Wagner, Chuck Hinton, and Rocky Colavito, spring training, 1966(Cleveland Press Collection) Leon Wagner remains a colorful favorite of middle-aged (elderly?) Cleveland Indians fans, from his four-plus seasons playing on the lakefront in the 1960s. He was a BSer who entertained sportswriters and made fans laugh. He was not a politician...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Great Race Receives a Visit from Hollywood

H.A. (Humpy) Wheeler has just finished recreating the 1953 Hudson Hornet coupe which the late Paul Newman was the voice of in the award winning Pixar movie, Cars. Wheeler said he, along with his 16 year old grandson, Austin Hardy, would run the event which begins June 21 in Ogunquit, Maine and ends June 29 near Orlando, Florida. The rare Hudson of which there were only 900 made...

Li Na Named ITWA Ambassador of the Year

By Alana Mitchelson (January 11, 2014) MELBOURNE – In recognition of Li Na‘s outstanding 2013, the jovial world No. 4 has been awarded the International Tennis Writers Association (ITWA) Ambassador of the Year.   ITWA co-president Paul Newman and board member Simon Cambers surprised Li Na at Melbourne Park on Saturday afternoon by presenting her with the Ambassador of the Year...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series Pranks and Franks

During twilight of Oct. 3, 1956, Paul Newman hustled through the stage entrance of the Mansfield Theatre, an august Broadway institution on West 47th Street in Manhattan.  Before he achieved icon status in the 1961 movie The Hustler, Newman plied his acting trade in theater and live television dramas. But his appearance at the Mansfield did not require acting. Newman arrived...
Via The Sports Post
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Our 100 Loss Season

Over the years there have been plenty of great 1-2 combinations: Ruth and Gehrig, Spahn and Sain, Jackie and Pee Wee, Mays and McCovey, Seaver and Kooz, Newman and Redford, Fielder and Cabrera, Bonds and…Huh? Newman and Redford??? In 1969, veteran Hollywood actor Paul Newman and relative newcomer Robert Redford teamed up to star in one of the greatest and most fun westerns of...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss
YOUTH GONE WILD

Brawl breaks out during Russian youth game

That benches clearing beauty of a borderline insane hockey brawl you just witnessed took place in a youth tournament in Novokuznetsk, Russia, with the combatants being an average age of 10-years-old. The brouhaha escalates rather quickly, devolving from a spirited game of hockey into a scene from the classic movie Slapshot, only instead of Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean we have...
Via The Last Angry Fan
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Consider this: If the Yankees win next year, the Steinbrothers are screwed

A grand old trope of sports movies is the scheming, evil owner who secretly wants his/her team to lose. That's what makes the Cleveland Indians appealing in Major League. It's the real deal behind Paul Newman's sorry team in Slap Shot (greatest sports movie of all time, FWIW).Add the 2013 Yankees to this list. With so many one-and-done contracts, the Steinboys are basically...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Jury deliberating MTSU athlete murder case

A jury in Murfreesboro has begun deliberating the murder case against a Middle Tennessee State University student charged in the stabbing of her roommate who was on the basketball team. Assistant District Attorney Paul Newman said Monday that there's no dispute that Shanterrica Madden stabbed Tina Stewart to death at their apartment in March 2011. He said Madden wants the jury...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

End of an era: Newman-Haas done after 29 seasons

Harsh economy claims one of open-wheel racing's greatest teams; Servia, Hinchcliffe now looking for new ridesThe statement from team owner Carl Haas was as shocking as it was brief: "The economic climate no longer enables Newman/Haas Racing to participate in open wheel racing at this time."And with that one sentence, one of racing's traditional powerhouses said...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Newman-Haas race team leaving IndyCar in 2012

One of the biggest names in IndyCar racing is leaving the series next season. Newman-Haas Racing, the team started by late actor Paul Newman, has decided it will not compete in 2012. It's the first time since 1982 Newman-Haas will not field an open-car team. Carl Haas, the team's co-founder, made the announcement in a one-sentence statement indicating the team had trouble...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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