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December 8, 2011 | Sam Farmer
From Denver — The division-leading Denver Broncos passed a significant milestone this week, although it probably escaped the notice of most everyone at team headquarters. It was a year ago Tuesday that the Broncos fired Josh McDaniels as coach, setting the stage for the hiring of John Elway and John Fox. So far, that move has worked out well, as the Broncos and Oakland are atop the AFC West with four games left in the regular season, and Denver has the tiebreaker against the Raiders.
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November 25, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Broncos Coach John Fox, who has been recovering from heart surgery in North Carolina, plans to return to Denver this week, but it's unclear when he'll resume coaching, according to a Denver Post report. The Post's Mike Klis, citing a team source, said Fox and his wife, Robin, will return Wednesday on the jet of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen. It hasn't been determined when he will resume his role as coach, the report said. Fox underwent heart-valve replacement surgery Nov. 4 after falling ill on a Charlotte, N.C., golf course during his team's bye week.
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January 26, 1985 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
John Fox, once a multimillionaire who owned a controlling interest in Western Union and whose widely publicized testimony before Congress struck at the integrity of the Eisenhower Administration, has died penniless and in obscurity, it was learned this week. Fox, who had purchased the Boston Post for $6 million in 1952 because he wanted a voice for his fiercely anti-Communist views, was 78 when he died Sept. 6 at the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital.
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November 18, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Jack Del Rio confirmed he was interviewed for the USC head coaching vacancy during the Denver Broncos' bye week earlier this month, but said that he's focused on the task at hand. The former All-American linebacker for the Trojans is interim head coach of the Broncos while John Fox recovers from heart surgery, and Sunday night his team knocked off the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, 27-17. Del Rio confirmed that USC Athletic Director Pat Haden did indeed interview him, news first reported by Fox's Jay Glazer.
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February 11, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Raiders have hired John Fox, defensive backfield coach of the San Diego Chargers, to be their new defensive coordinator, replacing Gunther Cunningham. "This does not in any way jeopardize Gunther Cunningham's position as a member of the Raider coaching staff," a Raider spokesman said Thursday. Cunningham is expected to continue coaching the linebackers. Another change will occur on offense.
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November 26, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for OC Live!
He may look like Capt. Kangaroo--"after a rough weekend"--but John Fox's comedy act is no kid show. In fact, the Laff Stop, where Fox is headlining this week, warns prospective customers: ADULTS ONLY PLEASE. The raspy-voiced comedian says he doesn't mind the "adult" humor label--"as long you don't say rated X. Then the audience comes picturing you slobbering around the mouth." But, he acknowledges, his act " is for adults.
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November 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
One NFL coach falls ill on the golf course, and is undergoing open-heart surgery two days later. Another drops to his knees walking to the locker room at halftime of a nationally televised game, suffering what is later diagnosed as a mini-stroke. In a league that reports on the health of players on a daily basis, the health of coaches largely has been an afterthought. But after a weekend in which Denver's John Fox and Houston's Gary Kubiak suffered disturbing health scares, the intense pressure of their jobs has come under sharper scrutiny.
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October 19, 2009
Key: DeAngelo Williams rushed for a season-best 152 yards in 30 carries and scored the winning touchdown with 29 seconds left to hand Tampa Bay its sixth consecutive loss this season for the Buccaneers' worst start since 1985. Panthers said: "That takes tough guys, and we try to breed that." -- John Fox, coach, on the Panthers rushing for 267 yards, including a game-clinching 80-yard drive where the team ran the ball on 15 of the 16 plays Buccaneers said: "We got overpowered at the end, and really throughout the game."
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November 24, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD
The two interceptions, the missed receivers, the failed drives . . . Sophomore quarterback John Fox wasn't very good in the fourth quarter against UCLA when USC needed him at his best. "The learning experience can be painful," offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said. "He's a young guy. It's no different story than Cade McNown or any other quarterback playing in this league his first year." USC managed only a field goal in the second half of its 31-24 loss to No.
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August 23, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Quarterback John Fox, playing almost exclusively with the first unit, directed a 90-yard drive for the only touchdown of USC's first scrimmage Friday, and Coach John Robinson said he'll probably name a starter today. "I was impressed with John Fox. I thought he did a good job," Robinson said. Fox, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound sophomore, completed nine of 20 passes for 97 yards during a 72-play closed scrimmage at the Coliseum.
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November 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
One NFL coach falls ill on the golf course, and is undergoing open-heart surgery two days later. Another drops to his knees walking to the locker room at halftime of a nationally televised game, suffering what is later diagnosed as a mini-stroke. In a league that reports on the health of players on a daily basis, the health of coaches largely has been an afterthought. But after a weekend in which Denver's John Fox and Houston's Gary Kubiak suffered disturbing health scares, the intense pressure of their jobs has come under sharper scrutiny.
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November 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Jack Del Rio was named interim coach of the Denver Broncos on Monday, stepping in for John Fox, who will undergo heart surgery this week. Fox fell ill while golfing in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday and will undergo an aortic valve replacement, a surgery that had been scheduled for after the season. He is expected to be away from coaching for at least a month, team officials said. Del Rio takes over a 7-1 team that is in second place in the AFC West behind 9-0 Kansas City. He will maintain his duties as Denver's defensive coordinator.
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November 3, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Denver Broncos Coach John Fox will undergo an aortic heart valve replacement this week and will take a leave of absence from coaching "for at least the next several weeks," the team announced. The surgery will be performed early this week at a hospital in Charlotte, N.C., where Fox has an offseason home. He was in Charlotte on Saturday, as the Broncos have a week off, and was taken to the hospital after experiencing light-headedness and dizziness on the golf course. The surgery will take place either Monday or Tuesday.
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November 2, 2013 | Wire reports
Denver Broncos Coach John Fox needs heart surgery and will miss several weeks, team spokesman Patrick Smyth confirmed Saturday night. Fox, 58, will undergo aortic valve replacement surgery early next week at a hospital in Charlotte, N.C. The Broncos did not immediately name an interim head coach. Fox had been told earlier about his heart condition and was hoping to put off the operation until February. As part of his trip to North Carolina over the Broncos' off week, he met with his cardiologist and was told to seek medical attention immediately if he felt any discomfort.
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December 8, 2011 | Sam Farmer
From Denver — The division-leading Denver Broncos passed a significant milestone this week, although it probably escaped the notice of most everyone at team headquarters. It was a year ago Tuesday that the Broncos fired Josh McDaniels as coach, setting the stage for the hiring of John Elway and John Fox. So far, that move has worked out well, as the Broncos and Oakland are atop the AFC West with four games left in the regular season, and Denver has the tiebreaker against the Raiders.
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January 4, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Reporting from Seattle Evaluating the job performance of some NFL coaches this season is a little like appraising real estate. It's location, location, location. For instance, while Pete Carroll and his Seattle Seahawks are sitting pretty at 7-9 ? the first losing team to make the playoffs ? Miami's Tony Sparano is twisting in the wind after his Dolphins finished 7-9 and a distant third in the AFC East. While Sparano was telling reporters how much he loves his job, how he has never taken it for granted, and how he'll learn more about his status once he meets with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, Carroll on Monday was tweeting: "anyone else too excited to sleep last night?
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November 27, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The game ended, the music started, and a picture of John Fox and his girlfriend, Nicole Barros, flashed on the scoreboard video screen at the Coliseum. Then another. And another. "They were just all of me and him," Barros said. "I thought they were going to show pictures of everybody. Then after I kept seeing one after another after another, I knew." Then came the message on the screen. "Nicole, will you marry me? Love, John."
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October 21, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said there is increasing competition at quarterback, though John Fox remains the starter ahead of Mike Van Raaphorst, who has relieved Fox the last two games. "I think Mike is breathing down his neck and he feels it," Jackson said. "There are things John knows he needs to do better. Mike's come in the game and done well.
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December 31, 2010 | Wire reports
The Carolina Panthers announced the dismissal of Coach John Fox on Friday, signaling the end of a nine-year run in which he led the franchise to its only Super Bowl. Owner Jerry Richardson said the contracts of Fox and the rest of his staff wouldn't be renewed after Sunday's game at Atlanta. Fox said he expected the firing. "It's not new," he said. "It's something I've been preparing for actually for a couple of years. " Fox was first denied a contract extension after the 2008 season.
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December 30, 2010 | Sam Farmer
San Francisco's Mike Singletary was the latest NFL coach to be shown the door, but he certainly won't be the last. In fact, it seems there are more coaches on the hot seat this season ? this year of remarkable competitive balance ? than in seasons when the line is more distinct between good teams and bad. Embattled coaches do have a bit of an advantage with all this labor unrest, because owners will be increasingly careful about making expensive hires with the looming possibility of a lockout.
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