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In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, uses the beach with his family and friends at the governor's summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. Christie is defending his use of the beach, closed to the public during New Jersey's government shutdown, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply "caught a politician keeping his word." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 10, 2017 - 2:56 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Chris Christie's radio show audition and new poll numbers (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has begun auditioning for a sports talk radio show just hours after the first poll released since his infamous beach photos shows his job...
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In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, uses the beach with his family and friends at the governor's summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. Christie is defending his use of the beach, closed to the public during New Jersey's government shutdown, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply "caught a politician keeping his word." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 10, 2017 - 1:33 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Voters in a poll released Monday said they were disgusted, angry and outraged by photos of Gov. Chris Christie sunning himself on a beach that was off-limits to the public during a government shutdown. In the first poll released since Beachgate, the Republican governor's...
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July 10, 2017 - 10:34 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to find out what a photo of him hanging out at a beach closed to the public means for his popularity and then audition for a new job. A Monmouth University poll of the governor's popularity will be released Monday afternoon. The Republican...
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June 12, 2017 - 12:27 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has a new radio play-by-play voice for men's basketball and football games. The school announced Monday that David Shumate will take over as director of broadcasting for the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network. He replaces Bob Harris, a North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame member...
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FILE - In this June 4, 1952, file photo, Jim Piersall of the Boston Red Sox poses at Fenway Park in Boston, Ma., before a game against the Cleveland Indians. Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book “Fear Strikes Out,” has died. The Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors, said Piersall died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at a care facility in Wheaton, Ill., after a monthslong illness. (AP Photo/P.J. Carroll, File)
June 04, 2017 - 4:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87. Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness, according to the Boston Red Sox, for whom...
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FILE - In this June 4, 1952, file photo, Jim Piersall of the Boston Red Sox poses at Fenway Park in Boston, Ma., before a game against the Cleveland Indians. Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book “Fear Strikes Out,” has died. The Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors, said Piersall died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at a care facility in Wheaton, Ill., after a monthslong illness. (AP Photo/P.J. Carroll, File)
June 04, 2017 - 11:32 am
BOSTON (AP) — Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87. Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness, according to the Boston Red Sox, for whom...
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FILE - In this June 12, 1991, file photo, Frank Deford, editor and publisher of The National Sports Daily, holds a proof of the final front page of the newspaper after a news conference at the paper's offices in New York. Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78. Deford passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Key West, Florida, his family confirmed. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, File)
May 29, 2017 - 4:41 pm
Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, has died. He was 78. He died Sunday in Key West, Florida, his family said Monday. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a...
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In this Feb. 11, 2017, photo, Bob Joyce, the radio play-by-play voice of the UConn women's basketball team, calls a game between UConn and SMU in Storrs, Conn. Joyce has called six national championship games as the radio voice of the UConn women's basketball team, but in the offseason he calls balls and strikes, pursuing his other passion as a high school baseball umpire. (Brad Horrigan/The Hartford Courant via AP)
May 20, 2017 - 8:41 am
MARLBOROUGH, Conn. (AP) — Bob Joyce has called six national championship games as the radio play-by-play voice of the UConn women's basketball team, but spends the offseason as a baseball umpire. The 51-year-old sportscaster for WTIC-AM says baseball has been a life-long passion and he spends much...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Jabrill Peppers answers a question during a news conference at the NFL team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Before taking the field and covering a wide receiver, Browns rookie Jabrill Peppers defended his reputation. Under scrutiny after being placed in the NFL’s drug program for a diluted urine sample taken at the scouting combine, Peppers said that he has no history using illegal recreational drugs and that Cleveland doesn’t have to worry about him getting into any trouble. Peppers, drafted in the first round by the Browns last month, addressed his recent failed test on Friday, May 12, 2017, as Cleveland’s rookies began their three-day minicamp. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
May 12, 2017 - 5:37 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers only defended his reputation on the first day of the Cleveland Browns' rookie mini-camp Covering wide receivers will happen soon enough. Under scrutiny after being placed in the NFL's drug program for a diluted urine sample taken at the scouting combine, Peppers...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama laughs with Frank Deford as he awards him the 2012 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of White House in Washington. Deford gave his final sports commentary on NPR’s “Morning Edition” Wednesday, ending a run of what he calls “little homilies” that began in 1980. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 03, 2017 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio commentator Frank Deford has bid listeners goodbye after 37 years of discussing sports on the network. Deford gave his 1,656th and final commentary on NPR's "Morning Edition" Wednesday, ending a run of what he calls "little homilies" that began in 1980. He...
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