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July 11, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Robert Kraft is one of the most respected men in the NFL. The New England Patriots owner has guided his franchise to three Super Bowl trophies and is widely credited for playing a major role in ending the lockout that threatened the 2011 season. The man can do pretty much anything (except figure out a way to beat Eli Manning in the Super Bowl), right? Wrong. He can't act. He really, really can't act. Check out the video (be warned that there's some bad language at the end)
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January 31, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that just because Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, recently purchased 60 acres adjacent to Hollywood Park, it doesn't mean Kroenke plans to relocate the Rams to the Los Angeles area. "Stan is a very large developer on a global basis; he has land throughout the country and throughout the world," Goodell said at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference. "He has kept us informed of it. We're aware of it. There are no plans, to my knowledge, of a stadium development.
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August 28, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters Tuesday that he's "rooting for" quarterback Tim Tebow to make the team's final 53-man roster. Aren't we all? “With Tim Tebow , anyone who has met him [learns] he is a very special young man. I'm rooting for him big time,” Kraft said . “He's been a real joy to have around here. I see why he has such a strong national following; he's just a great, great young man. " Luckily Kraft stopped short channeling his inner Thom Brennaman and telling us how much better our lives would be if we spent five or 20 minutes with Tebow.
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January 13, 2014 | Sam Farmer
DENVER - After nearly five months of NFL games, it has come down to this: Four teams. Four possible matchups for Super Bowl XLVIII. For Denver, New England, Seattle and San Francisco, looking that far ahead could spell doom. But the options have been so whittled down, the permutations are simple. The big game will be Seahawks-Broncos, Seahawks-Patriots, 49ers-Patriots or 49ers-Broncos. No matter what happens, this much is guaranteed: It will be a new-age quarterback from the NFC, either Seattle's Russell Wilson or San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick, against a future first-ballot Hall of Famer from the AFC, Denver's Peyton Manning or New England's Tom Brady.
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June 17, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
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July 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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February 20, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
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.
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January 13, 2014
Sam Berns, a spunky teenager who was proud to call himself a "band geek" and was at the heart of a 2013 documentary about a genetic condition that accelerates aging, has died. He was 17. Berns, a Massachusetts high school junior and Eagle Scout who was bald, bespectacled and weighed only 50 pounds, died Friday from complications of progeria, the Progeria Research Foundation announced. An avid fan of Boston sports teams, Berns also was passionate about playing the snare drum and marching in full uniform with Foxborough High School's marching band.
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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
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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.
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January 13, 2014
Sam Berns, a spunky teenager who was proud to call himself a "band geek" and was at the heart of a 2013 documentary about a genetic condition that accelerates aging, has died. He was 17. Berns, a Massachusetts high school junior and Eagle Scout who was bald, bespectacled and weighed only 50 pounds, died Friday from complications of progeria, the Progeria Research Foundation announced. An avid fan of Boston sports teams, Berns also was passionate about playing the snare drum and marching in full uniform with Foxborough High School's marching band.
SPORTS
August 28, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters Tuesday that he's "rooting for" quarterback Tim Tebow to make the team's final 53-man roster. Aren't we all? “With Tim Tebow , anyone who has met him [learns] he is a very special young man. I'm rooting for him big time,” Kraft said . “He's been a real joy to have around here. I see why he has such a strong national following; he's just a great, great young man. " Luckily Kraft stopped short channeling his inner Thom Brennaman and telling us how much better our lives would be if we spent five or 20 minutes with Tebow.
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August 28, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
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.
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August 28, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- It's -- wait for it -- raining Wednesday at the U.S. Open and play is suspended until at least 11:30 a.m. PDT. A few matches were completed before rain stopped play. Women's No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska beat Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, 6-0. 7-5 and No. 5 seed Li Na was never in danger in beating Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden, 6-2, 6-2. San Diego's CoCo Vandeweghe, who had come through qualifying, fell to 18 th -seeded Carla Surarez Navarro, 6-3, 6-4. On the men's side, Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus is the only man to have finished and won. He beat Japan's Go Soeda, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. Still to come are women's top seed Serena Williams, who is scheduled to play Galina Voskoboeva in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Venus Williams will play Zheng Jie of China in Louis Armstrong Stadium and Urszula Radwanska will take on 15th-seeded Sloane Stephens.
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August 28, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Sparks' 90-88 double-overtime win over Tulsa on Sunday was exciting, so exciting that even some of the players got a bit carried away. With 44 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Nneka Ogwumike made a layup, giving the Sparks a three-point lead. Candace Parker ran over to Ogwumike to celebrate. But while hugging her, Parker accidentally head-butted her teammate.  The contact opened a massive gash above Ogwumike's eye, sending blood pouring down her face.
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July 11, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft must have seen this one coming. Patriots defensive back Alfonzo Dennard was arrested early Thursday morning in Nebraska on suspicion of driving under the influence, becoming the second New England player arrested in 15 days. His former teammate, Aaron Hernandez, was arrested and charged with murder last month in the killing of semipro football player Odin Lloyd. Dennard, 23, was arrested after police said he failed a field sobriety test.
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July 11, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft must have seen this one coming. Patriots defensive back Alfonzo Dennard was arrested early Thursday morning in Nebraska on suspicion of driving under the influence, becoming the second New England player arrested in 15 days. His former teammate, Aaron Hernandez, was arrested and charged with murder last month in the killing of semipro football player Odin Lloyd. Dennard, 23, was arrested after police said he failed a field sobriety test.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan ran with the bulls -- or at least he ran with them part of the way before having to climb out of the way of one particularly speedy beast in Pamplona, Spain, this week. That's not to knock Ryan at all. It takes a lot of guts to be one of the thousands of thrill seekers to take part in the series of 900-yard dashes over two days as part of the annual San Fermin Festival. And Ryan was smart enough to know he wasn't going to match the hoofspeed of a charging bull headed in his direction.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan ran with the bulls -- or at least he ran with them part of the way before having to climb out of the way of one particularly speedy beast in Pamplona, Spain, this week. That's not to knock Ryan at all. It takes a lot of guts to be one of the thousands of thrill seekers to take part in the series of 900-yard dashes over two days as part of the annual San Fermin Festival. And Ryan was smart enough to know he wasn't going to match the hoofspeed of a charging bull headed in his direction.
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