Daily Archive: September 3, 2013

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People

Heavyweight boxer Tommy ‘the Duke’ Morrison dies at 44

In this Oct. 6, 1995 file photo, New Jersey Boxing Commissioner Larry Hazzard Jr., center, poses Lennox Lewis, left, of London, England, and Tommy Morrison, of Southwest City, Okla., after their weigh-in at Planet Hollywood on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) by Dave SkrettaAP Sports Writer Tommy Morrison’s career reached its pinnacle on a hot June night in Las Vegas, when he stepped into the ring and beat George Foreman to become heavyweight champion.

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Sports

Times have changed since Pirates’ ‘Streak’ started

In this Oct. 14, 1992, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates Barry Bonds (24) high-fives teammates after the Pirates 13-4 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS baseball series in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Swart, File) The Pittsburgh Pirates won the National League East for the third straight year in 1992. It remains the last time the Pirates finished the season with a winning record, the longest stretch of futility in North American professional sports history.

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Opinion

Struggling cities and the promise of inclusive competitiveness

Mike Green When Detroit filed for municipal bankruptcy, no one seemed surprised. After all, dozens of cities across the nation are seeking to stave off financial disaster. Yet Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder expressed optimism that the bankruptcy process will produce “a stronger, better Detroit and a format to grow the city.”

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Sports

Serena takes Sloane Stephens to school, moves on to QF

Serena Williams reacts after a point against Sloane Stephens during the fourth round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) by Howard FendrichAP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For eight intense, entertaining games, Sloane Stephens stayed right with Serena Williams.

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Sports

Johnny Football’s real education beginning

Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, center with towel, sways with teammates during the school song following an NCAA college football game against Rice, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in College Station, Texas. Manziel missed the first half due to a suspension. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)by Jim LikteAP Sports ColumnistThe real education of Johnny Football is just beginning. So he better enjoy all the clowning while he still can. He’s about to learn there’s no more wearying job in sports than being a marked man all the time.

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Entertainment

Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

This undated file publicity photo from Disney/Bruckheimer Films, shows actors, Johnny Depp, left, as Tonto, a spirit warrior on a personal quest, who joins forces in a fight for justice with Armie Hammer, as John Reid, a lawman who has become a masked avenger in “The Lone Ranger.”(AP Photo/Disney/Bruckheimer Films, File) by Jake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, Hollywood made it through a precarious minefield of summer box-office bombs with a heftier wallet. The summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue despite much maligned flops like “The Lone Ranger,” ”After Earth” and “White House Down.”