Actress Sharon Tate and four others slain in ritualistic fashion (1969) . . . Bears defensive back Maurice Douglass works as a male stripper in offseason (1987) . . . The Boz’s book causes a stir (1988) . . . 12 year old boy finds out his cancer is terminal from Keith Jackson on national broadcast; parents sue (1978) . . . Korey Stringer’s death was a shock (2001) . . . Steve Garvey sues Inside Sports magazine for article about his marriage (1980) . . . Falcons fine Deion Sanders for being late to camp after baseball, and a fishing trip (1991) . . . Arli$$ debuts (1996) . . .
Barry Bonds is the new home run king (2007) . . . Sugar Ray Leonard hit with paternity suit while at the Olympics (1976) . . . Team USA not looking good: barely beats Germany, loses to Italy (2004) . . . Mickey Mantle leads Roger Maris in the chase for Ruth’s record (1961) . . . Several Royals players are part of a cocaine investigation (1983) . . . George Steinbrenner must surrender control of the Yankees (1990) . . . Joe Namath injures knee while trying to make tackle in a preseason game (1971) . . . In the first ever AFL-NFL preseason matchup, the Denver Broncos stun the Lions (1967) . . . Umpires in the Texas League can no longer eject mascots (1995) . . .
Barry Switzer caught with gun in his handbag at airport (1997) . . . Music Television (1981) . . . A golf club controversy forces British Open champ Tom Watson to use a new set at the PGA Championship (1978) . . . Was it just a decade ago that Schilling left Philadelphia to play for a winner in Arizona? (2000) . . . Ted Williams fined for gesture of spitting toward crowd (1956) . . . ABC’s coverage of the Olympics criticized for being too pro-American (1984) . . . Bryan Fortay sues Miami for not making him a starter as he claims was promised (1993) . . . Lebron makes pro debut (this link inserted for gratuitous SEO reasons) (1974) . . . Former sportswriter Ronald Reagan plays movie athlete (1939) . . . Frank DeFord on exhibition sports after Tiger Woods vs. David Duval (1999).
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