Pioneering Sportscaster Rhonda Glenn, 68, Has Died

 

Rhonda Glenn has die. She was an American sportscaster, award winning author and a manager of communications for the USGA, at the time of her death the pioneering female Sportscaster was sixty eight years old, she died of Cancer Thursday night in a Gainesville, Florida hospital, this is what the Associated Press has reported. Following her days with ESPN, she spent seventeen years as a golf historian and manager of media operations for the U.S. Golf Association, she retired in May, 2013.

“In addition to her many accomplishments, what we will miss most about Rhonda is her generosity of spirit, her passion for the game and the people who play it, as well as her kindness and humility,” said Mike Davis, executive director of the USGA, in a statement. “In many respects, she truly represented all that was best about our game.”

It was back in 16 when she started as a sports reporter.

“The fact that I was on what you would call the ‘cutting edge’ really didn’t make an impact on me,” Glenn told ESPN in a profile published in 2013. “It wasn’t something I strived for. I never wanted to be the first, I just wanted the job.”

Also for sixteen years Glenn was a ABC Sports golf commentator.

More on Glenn it was in Palm Beach Florida where she leaned to play Golf, she was also given a William D. Richardson Award for outstanding contributions to the game, in February 6, 1981 she was the first full-time national TV network female sportscaster broadcasting at ESPN. She was also a golf commentator for ABC from 1978 to 1994.

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Ernie Banks, Baseball Player “Mr. Sunshine” Dies At 83

Ernie Banks has died. He was an American professional baseball player, he was nicknamed “Mr. Cub” and “Mr. Sunshine”. The Chicago Cubs Baseball Player was eighty three years old. He was regarded by some as one of the greatest players of all time, and his fans are mourning him. The Dallas native died on Friday, January 23, 2014.

“Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago Cubs, the city of Chicago and Major League Baseball. He was one of the greatest players of all time,” Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement on Saturday, Jan. 23, via the Associated Press. “He was a pioneer in the major leagues. And more importantly, he was the warmest and most sincere person I’ve ever known.”

He continued:

“Approachable, ever optimistic and kind hearted, Ernie Banks is and always will be Mr. Cub. My family and I grieve the loss of such a great and good-hearted man, but we look forward to celebrating Ernie’s life in the days ahead.”

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama also paid tribute to the athlete.

“As a Hall-of-Famer, Ernie was an incredible ambassador for baseball, and for the city of Chicago. He was beloved by baseball fans everywhere, including Michelle, who, when she was a girl, used to sit with her dad and watch him play on TV. And in 2013, it was my honor to present Ernie with the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” POTUS said in a statement on Saturday. “Somewhere, the sun is shining, the air is fresh, his team’s behind him, and Mr. Class — ‘Mr. Cub’ — is ready to play two.”

Through Bank’s career he hit five hundred and twelve home runs, won the MVP twice, was an 11-time All-Star, and two-time National League Most Valuable Player and he had been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in sports.

Banks leaves behind his wife, Liz.

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Pat Quinn With Deep Sadness Has Passed Away

Pat Quinn has died. He was a legendary Canadian Ice hockey player and head coach. He was seventy one years old an d he went by the nickname, The Big Irishman and he coached for teams like National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Edmonton Oilers , he passed away at the Vancouver General Hospital on November 23, 2014 after battling a respiratory illness. On Monday, the Hockey World announced the sad news,

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pat Quinn”, said Jim Gregory, Vice-Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame. “Pat is one of hockey’s most respected individuals whose lifetime involvement as a player, coach and executive has made an indelible mark on the game, and our thoughts and prayers are with Sandra and all of Pat’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”

“Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family,” said Ron Toigo, majority owner of the WHL’s Vancouver Giant, where Quinn was a co-owner.. “Pat was an inspiration to all of us. He always said that respect was something that should be earned, not given, and the respect that he garnered throughout the hockey world speaks for itself. He will be sorely missed.”

“Whether he was playing for a team, coaching a team or building one, Pat Quinn was thoughtful, passionate and committed to success,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “Pat’s contributions to hockey, at every level, reflected the skills he possessed and the great respect with which he treated the sport. The National Hockey League, one of the many organizations to benefit from his devoted service, sends heartfelt condolences to Pat’s loved ones and his many friends around the hockey world.”

During his time he was a player and laced up for six hundred and six games between the Maple Leafs, Canucks and Atlanta Flames.

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adrian-peterson-minnesota-vikings-barred by reversed decision

Adrian Peterson has been barred. He is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League and he has been by the Minnesota Vikings because the decision they made before had been reversed. The decision has been made to keep him away from all upcoming team activities until his child abuse case gets resolved, TMZ reports.

Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf, Vikings owners have made the announcement that they have in-fact placed Peterson on the NFL’s exempt/commissioner’s permission list, saying in a statement,

“After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian.”

The team had deactivated Peterson for last week’s game following the allegations against their star running back, but on Monday announced their plans to play him this coming Sunday.

Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, described the move as “the best possible outcome given the circumstances.”

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Miracle On Ice Bob Suter, 57, Has Died

Bob Suter has passed away. He was an American former ice Hockey defenseman and a member of the Miracle on Ice, he was fifty seven and the father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Sutter, he died on Tuesday,

“The sudden loss of my father has been difficult for myself and our family — my dad was my hero and he taught me about life, hockey and what was truly important — family,” Ryan Suter said in a statement released by the Wild on Wednesday. “He will be missed greatly and his legacy and spirit will be with us every day. He lived with the motto, ‘It’s all about the kids’ and forever he will be remembered by this.

“My family and I also want to say thank you for the tremendous outpouring of support we have received from the hockey community around the world. It means a lot to us to know how much he was loved and will be missed.

His cause of death has not been said,

“We are very saddened by today’s news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away,” the Wild said in a statement. “The Wild organization sends its condolences to the entire Suter family during this difficult time. Not only was Bob a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed by all of us.”

Suter was from Madison, Wisconsin born on May 16, 1957. [Read more...]

Michael Strahan Had No Clue About Break Up Announcement.

Michael Strahan had been blindsided with break up announcement. Now a retired American football defensive end reveals that he did not know that his girlfriend Nicole Murphy had any plans of announcing just at that exact moment as he entered the NFL Hall of Fame about their splitting up. The current football analyst for Fox NFL Sunday was about to enjoy one of the biggest moments of his career when she did this, so reportedly what his friends thought was that she or someone close to her just wanted to take that moment away from him.

Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ Sports the break up has been a long time coming … Michael and Nicole had actually broken off their engagement several weeks ago. But we’re told there was no plan — certainly not on Michael’s side — to announce it before his induction into the Hall of Fame this weekend.

As it turned out, Michael was right in the middle of receiving his official HOF yellow blazer when the story came out … according to our sources.

We’re told several people close to Michael think the timing was extremely suspect. As for whether it upset Strahan’s HOF festivities — we’re told he celebrated his Saturday night induction deep into Sunday morning. He also opened his speech by saying,

“This has been the best weekend of my life.”

Reaching out to Nicole brought no information as of it.

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