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April 2, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who is currently fighting cancer, had his radiation therapy this week postponed because he has a fever, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News is reporting . Kelly has microscopic tumors on the infraorbital nerve, which runs from the upper lip to the eyelids. Kelly's treatments have been moved to Monday. He is scheduled for a seven-week program. “They have his pain pretty much under control,” Dan Kelly, Jim's brother, told the Buffalo News.
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April 2, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who is currently fighting cancer, had his radiation therapy this week postponed because he has a fever, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News is reporting . Kelly has microscopic tumors on the infraorbital nerve, which runs from the upper lip to the eyelids. Kelly's treatments have been moved to Monday. He is scheduled for a seven-week program. “They have his pain pretty much under control,” Dan Kelly, Jim's brother, told the Buffalo News.
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July 1, 2013 | By John Horn
Jim Kelly, an African American actor and martial arts expert who starred opposite Bruce Lee in “Enter the Dragon,” has died at the age of 67. Kelly, whose credits also included the "blaxploitation" films “Black Belt Jones” and “Three the Hard Way,” died Saturday in San Diego, said his ex-wife, Marilyn Dishman. No cause of death was disclosed. "I broke down the color barrier -- I was the first black martial artist to become a movie star," Kelly told the Los Angeles Times in 2010 . “It's amazing to see how many people still remember that, because I haven't really done much, in terms of movies, in a long time.
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March 26, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
ORLANDO, Fla. - The death this week of Ralph Wilson, founder and sole owner of the Buffalo Bills, was but half the heartache of the NFL franchise and its fans. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Bills to four Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s, found out two weeks ago that the oral cancer he was originally diagnosed with in June has returned. His wife, Jill, wrote on her blog that "the cancer's back, aggressive, and starting to spread. " The 54-year-old Kelly, an icon in western New York, is hospitalized in Manhattan, and has been visited by a steady stream of Bills teammates.
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June 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has cancer in his upper jawbone and will undergo surgery on Friday, he announced Monday morning. “Doctors have told me that my prognosis for recovery is very good,” he said in a statement just before the start of his annual celebrity charity golf tournament. The quarterback who led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s is suffering from squamous cell carcinoma. The cancer appears not to have spread to any other parts of his body.
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April 18, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly today beat back a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she suffered tooth damage when Kelly threw beer-filled balloons at her during a picnic. Marlene Edbauer's claim that she needed root-canal work after being hit in the face with a balloon boiled down to a credibility contest between her and Kelly, and she lost, Buffalo City Court Judge Michael L. Broderick said.
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March 26, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
ORLANDO, Fla. - The death this week of Ralph Wilson, founder and sole owner of the Buffalo Bills, was but half the heartache of the NFL franchise and its fans. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Bills to four Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s, found out two weeks ago that the oral cancer he was originally diagnosed with in June has returned. His wife, Jill, wrote on her blog that "the cancer's back, aggressive, and starting to spread. " The 54-year-old Kelly, an icon in western New York, is hospitalized in Manhattan, and has been visited by a steady stream of Bills teammates.
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February 24, 1985 | United Press International
Pressure has followed Jim Kelly since his high school days and he expects more of the same. The Houston Gamblers' quarterback didn't let nerves get the better of him when he was 18, however, and he's not about to let them start. Kelly, who turned 25 on Valentine's Day, treats the upcoming USFL season just as he has any other. "Who knows what will happen this year?" Kelly said. "As long as we win, I don't care if I throw just three touchdown passes.
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January 7, 1989 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
ROBB WAS RIGHT Well, here we are with another so-called verbal attack on Jim Kelly. I hate to sound like a party pooper, but I don't think there was anything wrong with what Robb Riddick said. The media in Buffalo doesn't seem to mind when Jim Kelly says something about his teammates or the fans for that matter. But they all jump to defend him when someone goes against him. ELIZABETH PEASE Amherst, N.Y. It's Saturday. Do you know where your quarterback's head is?
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February 22, 1998 | BUCKY GLEASON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The stories are bound in three-ring notebooks and sorted in the basement of Jim Kelly's home. They are individual tales of misery and prayers of hope. They come by the thousands in letter form for Hunter James Kelly, the ailing son of the former Buffalo Bills quarterback. The two shared a birthday on Valentine's Day, Hunter's first birthday and possibly his last. "You thank God every time you wake up in the morning and your son is there," Kelly said.
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March 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is expected to undergo surgery after a recurrence of oral cancer. The legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback is likely to be operated on later this week or early next week, according to brother Dan Kelly. Last year Kelly had some teeth and part of his jaw removed due to oral cancer. Kelly's wife, Jill, wrote on her personal blog last week that "the cancer's back, aggressive, and starting to spread. " Family friend Dennis DiPaolo told WIVB-4 in Buffalo that Kelly is weak and in a lot of pain but is keeping his spirits up. “He's like, 'Come on, don't hang your heads,' " DiPaolo said.
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July 1, 2013
Jim Kelly, who said he was the first African American martial arts expert to star in movies but later left the industry to become a tennis coach, died Saturday. His death at 67 was confirmed by his former wife, Marilyn Dishman. No cause was disclosed. Born May 5, 1946, and raised in Millersburg, Ky., and San Diego, Kelly attended the University of Louisville on a football scholarship but quit to protest the racist treatment of another player, he told The Times in 2010. He took up karate in the mid-1960s and ran a school in Los Angeles.
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July 1, 2013 | By John Horn
Jim Kelly, an African American actor and martial arts expert who starred opposite Bruce Lee in “Enter the Dragon,” has died at the age of 67. Kelly, whose credits also included the "blaxploitation" films “Black Belt Jones” and “Three the Hard Way,” died Saturday in San Diego, said his ex-wife, Marilyn Dishman. No cause of death was disclosed. "I broke down the color barrier -- I was the first black martial artist to become a movie star," Kelly told the Los Angeles Times in 2010 . “It's amazing to see how many people still remember that, because I haven't really done much, in terms of movies, in a long time.
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June 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's Annie Park was selected as the winner of the Honda Sports Award for golf, the school announced. Park, from Levittown, N.Y., becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the 2013 Honda Cup. As a freshman, Park last month won the NCAA individual title and helped lead the Trojans to the team championship. She will participate as an amateur in the U.S. Women's Open tournament June 27-30 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Park qualified for the tournament last week in a sectional at Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J. Kyung Kim and Doris Chen of USC also qualified to participate in the U.S. Women's Open.
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June 3, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Angels held Josh Hamilton out of their starting lineup Monday, the second time in 16 days that they have given the struggling outfielder what Manager Mike Scioscia calls "a recharge day. " Hamilton is batting .216, the lowest average of any regular in the American League West. The Houston Astros started left-hander Erik Bedard on Monday; Hamilton is batting .169 against left-handers, with no home runs and 24 strikeouts in 59 at-bats. "This is a half-step back that maybe gets him to take two steps forward," Scioscia said.
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June 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has cancer in his upper jawbone and will undergo surgery on Friday, he announced Monday morning. “Doctors have told me that my prognosis for recovery is very good,” he said in a statement just before the start of his annual celebrity charity golf tournament. The quarterback who led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s is suffering from squamous cell carcinoma. The cancer appears not to have spread to any other parts of his body.
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August 20, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The Bills' 1986 season was like a lot of football seasons in Buffalo: The most memorable thing about it was the weather. "We played a game against the Steelers when the wind was averaging about 40 m.p.h. and gusting up to about 60," Jim Kelly said. "I think I threw for like 98 yards. "Against Cleveland, it was like 35 degrees and pouring down rain." But to play quarterback in Buffalo, which Kelly once said he would never do, one must learn to cope.
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October 28, 1997 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's what you have probably come to expect from the winless Indianapolis Colts this season: Angry at barbs thrown at him by broadcaster and former Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly, quarterback Jim Harbaugh threw a punch--and instead of popping him in the nose, he missed. Instead, Kelly's head intercepted the blow. And as a result, Harbaugh fractured his throwing hand, and will be sidelined without pay.
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January 10, 2010 | By Steve Ryfle
Before Jackie Chan and Jet Li, before Chuck Norris, Jean Claude van Damme and Steven Seagal, Jim Kelly earned his place in the pantheon of martial arts heroes fighting alongside Bruce Lee in 1973's "Enter the Dragon." With his lightning-quick fists and feet, cocksure attitude and repertoire of quotable one-liners, the Afro-sporting, chisel-chested Kelly was as cool and flashy as Lee was fast and lethal. Nearly four decades on, Kelly has become a certified cult film legend -- the 2009 blaxploitation spoof "Black Dynamite" contained more than one homage to his movies -- though his Hollywood career was all too brief.
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October 2, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former South El Monte Mayor Jim Kelly, 74, died of cancer Tuesday at a hospital in Tehachapi, Calif., the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported. Kelly was elected to the City Council in March 1976. He served as vice mayor from June 1977 to March 1978, and rotated into the position of mayor in March 1979. Then the rules changed and mayor became an office directly elected by residents.
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