June 17, 2013 |
So, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Vladimir Putin swiped his Super Bowl ring in 2005, charging that the Russian president pocketed the ring after Kraft let him hold it during a visit to that country. Kraft was being honored at Carnegie Hall's Medal of Excellence gala on Thursday when he told the audience the following story: "I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring,' I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out. " Kraft's story went viral on the Internet, with many wondering why the Russian leader would want to steal the ring.
July 9, 2013 |
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and former tight end Aaron Hernandez had a tight bond during the player's three seasons with the team. Hernandez would often greet the owner with a kiss on the cheek and donated $50,000 to a charity created in honor of Kraft's late wife. Kraft said that the former Florida standout volunteered to take biweekly drug tests if the Patriots took a chance on him and that Hernandez informed him on draft night that the first jersey he ever owned was that of former New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe.
February 20, 2013 |
For one championship-winning team owner from Boston, the name Jerry Buss conjures memories of two sports superstars whose rivalry from opposite coasts defined an era. Magic vs. Bird? No, Chrissy vs. Martina. The man from Boston is Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, whose first foray into professional sports was as owner of the Boston Lobsters of World Team Tennis from 1975-78. Kraft signed Martina Navratilova after she defected from Czechoslovakia, and after Buss, then owner of the Los Angeles Strings, had made a splash by signing Chris Evert.
September 21, 1997
Aaliyah is indeed entering the animated world of "Anastasia" (Pop Eye, Sept. 14). However, the song she sings in the film, "Journey to the Past," is composed by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, not Diane Warren. ROBERT KRAFT Fox Music Inc. Beverly Hills
December 30, 1992
"I am deeply chagrined by the misattribution of the quote that graces the front page of (Dec. 22's) Calendar. Singer Tom Waits is credited with saying, 'All art aspires to the condition of music.' This is a brilliant sentiment . . . but it was uttered over 70 years ago by the great avant-garde Russian painter Vasily Kandinsky." --Robert Kraft, Encino.
August 28, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Rain briefly stopped Wednesday afternoon at the U.S. Open, allowing former champion and sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro to jump ahead 2-1, 30-15, with a service break over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain at Arthur Ashe Stadium. But the rain returned, and matches were suspended once again. Elsewhere, Venus Williams and Zheng Jie are 15-15 at Louis Armstrong Stadium. Niclas Mahut, who is most noted for playing American John Isner in the longest tennis match in history -- one that extended through three days at Wimbledon -- has announced his retirement after this U.S. Open.