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2 HOURS AGO - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Johnny Jones, a top scorer at Villanova, dies at 68

Former Villanova star guard Johnny Jones, 68, a Big Five Hall of Fame player who scored 1,568 points in a three-year varsity career from 1966 through 1969, has died, the Villanova basketball program announced Thursday.

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SEP 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Dikembe Mutombo Looked Like The Happiest Man On Earth After Hawks Announced His Number Retirement

Making Dikembe Mutombo happy is a universally good thing. A wildly philanthropic man with a huge heart, Mutombo was once named the most generous athlete in the world by Fox Sports. His relationship with society is purely symbiotic -- a rarity today, but one that deserves all the recognition available. So when Sept. 1 was declared “Dikembe Mutombo Day” in Fulton County, Georgia, ...

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SEP 02, 2015 - Boston Herald

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Hawks to retire Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 next season

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks will retire Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 next season, about two months after he is enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.Mutombo, the shot-blocking, finger-wagging center, spent five seasons with the Hawks. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin says few players matched the impact Mutombo made "as a player, man and humanitarian."Mutombo's number will be retired on ...

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AUG 29, 2015 - Huffington Post

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From 'Katrina Kid' To Nebraska Quarterback: Tommy Armstrong Beats The Odds

Nadine Armstrong took her son to his grandparents’ house as the skies darkened, and left him there as the ocean began to bellow off the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Now the starting quarterback at the University of Nebraska, Tommy Armstrong wasn’t even a teenager then, and even as the winds howled and water surged into the streets of Gulfport, Mississippi, he ...

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AUG 28, 2015 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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I went to your high school and found the secret door: Tim's Take revisited (photos)

Did I go to high school with you? After all these years of writing about high school sports, it feels like I went to every school. Somewhere around here is my Old Board. EDITOR'S NOTE: Plain Dealer sports writer Tim Warsinskey was inducted into the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association's Hall of Fame this year. As he reflects upon three decades of writing ...

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