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November 15, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Yes, it's probably a great prank being played by his brother, but the Internet was in turmoil Thursday over reports comedian Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984, is actually alive and well. The comedian's brother, Michael, told an audience at a New York comedy club Monday night that he received a letter from his brother 15 years after his death. It said Andy's reappearance would take place at a restaurant on Christmas Eve in 1999. When Michael Kaufman went to the restaurant, he said, a parking attendant gave him a letter supposedly from Andy.
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November 15, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant went to a Wal-Mart in Dallas on Thursday evening for the PlayStation 4 midnight release. While there, he did something completely unexpected and spontaneous. He bought video consoles for all five people in line. Each console costs $399. Props to Bryant for that act of kindness. So my friend was at Best Buy for a PS4 and Dez Bryant walked in and bought one for her and four other people pic.twitter.com/lN7dVMwJ91 - Kells (@BRedLove)
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September 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
One of the big questions following WWE commentator/wrestler Jerry Lawler's heart attack during "Monday Night Raw" this week was whether he suffered any brain damage as a result. Doctors performed multiple CT scans on him, and got the results back Wednesday morning: No brain damage at all. As Lawler's ex-wife, Stacy Carter, wrote on her Facebook page: "Great news for Jerry!!! The results from the test are in. He has NO brain damage!!!! I'm not sure what the next step is or when he can go home, but this is such awesome news!
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November 15, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
The next generation of hoopers better beware. LeBron James' son, LeBron, is apparently taking after his superstar father. The four-time NBA MVP, who plays for the Miami Heat, posted a video to his Instagram account of his son balling Thursday evening. James wrote: "Bronny went for 25-8-8 tonight. He getting better and better. Couple euro steps looking like @dwyanewade and what I like most is his unselfishness #HeGotNext #StriveForGreatness" Did we mention he's 9 years old. Shiver.
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September 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Jerry Lawler, who suffered a heart attack during "Monday Night Raw" earlier this week, is being slowly taken off sedation and had his ventilator removed, but remains in serious but stable condition at a Montreal hospital on Wednesday. He had surgery Tuesday to have three stents put in his coronary arteries. Lawler can blink, nod and squeeze with his hands, but doctors still aren't sure as to the extent of the damage, if any, done to his brain until they get all the tests back Wednesday morning.
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September 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Jerry Lawler, who had a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw," is in the Cardiac Care Unit at a Montreal hospital and is heavily sedated after undergoing a coronary angioplasty procedure. He remains in critical but stable condition. In the procedure, a balloon was put in at least one of Lawler's clogged coronary arteries to open it. A small wire tube was then inserted to help prevent the artery from closing again. "As of this morning, Jerry "The King" Lawler is in a cardiac care unit and all his vital signs are stable," the WWE said in a statement.
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September 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Commentator Jerry Lawler, who suffered a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal, was immediately aided by medical personnel at ringside, who performed CPR on the stricken announcer/wrestler. In the video above, you can see medical technicians working on Lawler, then eight men carry Lawler away from ringside to a waiting stretcher, which takes him backstage. Because of the physical nature of their shows, WWE always has medical personnel on standby, a fact that may have saved Lawler's life.
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September 13, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Jerry Lawler continues to improve after his heart attack during a live broadcast Monday night, but remains in serious but stable condition in the cardiac care unit of a Montreal hospital. Lawler, 62, a commentator and wrestler for the WWE, suffered the heart attack while calling a match during an episode of "Monday Night Raw. " He had wrestled a match about 45 minutes earlier. Broadcast partner Michael Cole, who was sitting next to Lawler when he had the heart attack and alerted a ringside physician, tweeted late Wednesday night: "#wweuniverse You will never believe this!
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September 10, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Jerry "The King" Lawler, a commentator on WWE's "Monday Night Raw" television show, collapsed during tonight's live telecast and has been rushed to a Montreal hospital. In the world of pro wrestling, which tries to blur the line between real life and entertainment, this is all too real. Lawler had stopped breathing and was given CPR at the arena. He collapsed during a match between the team of Daniel Bryan and Kane vs. The Prime Time Players, during which most people in the stands could be seen watching the commentator area (which is off camera during matches)
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September 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Commentator Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal. The 62-year-old Lawler, nicknamed "The King," was stricken as he and announcing partner Michael Cole were providing commentary during a tag-team match featuring Kane and Daniel Bryan versus The Prime Time Players. Midway through the match, the commentary suddenly stopped and snoring sounds could be heard. In the background of one TV shot, Lawler could be briefly glimpsed slumping over in his chair as several people in the stands turn their attention to the announcers' table.
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November 15, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Harlem Globetrotters' Corey “Thunder” Law set a new world record for longest basketball shot, swishing it from 109 feet, 9 inches from the basket at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix on Thursday. "I didn't know what to think at first, because I had never tried a shot from that distance before,” Law told the Globetrotters' official website. “It seemed nearly impossible.” Law and two other members of the Harlem Globetrotters alternated taking shots on Thursday for an hour before he made it. Law stood sideways, took two steps with his left foot, then hurled the ball toward the basket with his right arm, breaking the previous record of 104 feet, 7 inches, which was set in February 2011.
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November 15, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Yes, it's probably a great prank being played by his brother, but the Internet was in turmoil Thursday over reports comedian Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984, is actually alive and well. The comedian's brother, Michael, told an audience at a New York comedy club Monday night that he received a letter from his brother 15 years after his death. It said Andy's reappearance would take place at a restaurant on Christmas Eve in 1999. When Michael Kaufman went to the restaurant, he said, a parking attendant gave him a letter supposedly from Andy.
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September 14, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  WWE commentator/wrestler Jerry Lawler, who had a heart attack this week during a live broadcast of "Monday Night Raw," sent out his first public statement since his heart attack. Using the Tout social media platform, Lawler appears from his hospital room in Montreal and thanks his fans for their support since Monday. Lawler looks surprisingly good, all things considered. His voice is very weak, but he seems to be in good spirits and makes a joke about all the wires and tubes coming out of him. Doctors say that the fact there was a physician at ringside when Lawler had his heart attack probably saved his life, since he was able to receive CPR immediately.
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September 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Jerry Lawler, who suffered a heart attack during "Monday Night Raw" earlier this week, is being slowly taken off sedation and had his ventilator removed, but remains in serious but stable condition at a Montreal hospital on Wednesday. He had surgery Tuesday to have three stents put in his coronary arteries. Lawler can blink, nod and squeeze with his hands, but doctors still aren't sure as to the extent of the damage, if any, done to his brain until they get all the tests back Wednesday morning.
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September 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
One of the big questions following WWE commentator/wrestler Jerry Lawler's heart attack during "Monday Night Raw" this week was whether he suffered any brain damage as a result. Doctors performed multiple CT scans on him, and got the results back Wednesday morning: No brain damage at all. As Lawler's ex-wife, Stacy Carter, wrote on her Facebook page: "Great news for Jerry!!! The results from the test are in. He has NO brain damage!!!! I'm not sure what the next step is or when he can go home, but this is such awesome news!
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September 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Commentator Jerry Lawler, who suffered a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal, was immediately aided by medical personnel at ringside, who performed CPR on the stricken announcer/wrestler. In the video above, you can see medical technicians working on Lawler, then eight men carry Lawler away from ringside to a waiting stretcher, which takes him backstage. Because of the physical nature of their shows, WWE always has medical personnel on standby, a fact that may have saved Lawler's life.
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November 15, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant went to a Wal-Mart in Dallas on Thursday evening for the PlayStation 4 midnight release. While there, he did something completely unexpected and spontaneous. He bought video consoles for all five people in line. Each console costs $399. Props to Bryant for that act of kindness. So my friend was at Best Buy for a PS4 and Dez Bryant walked in and bought one for her and four other people pic.twitter.com/lN7dVMwJ91 - Kells (@BRedLove)
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September 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Commentator Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal. The 62-year-old Lawler, nicknamed "The King," was stricken as he and announcing partner Michael Cole were providing commentary during a tag-team match featuring Kane and Daniel Bryan versus The Prime Time Players. Midway through the match, the commentary suddenly stopped and snoring sounds could be heard. In the background of one TV shot, Lawler could be briefly glimpsed slumping over in his chair as several people in the stands turn their attention to the announcers' table.
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