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Many skeptics were slow to embrace idea of putting punter in Hall of Fame

...eve of the Super Bowl. Borges ? whose voting peers have called him the patron saint of lost causes for presenting Les Richter (2011), Andre Tippett (2008) and now Guy in their breakthrough selections ? was relieved when Guy walked across the...
Top RBs Martin, Bettis, Faulk among HOF finalists

...end Shannon Sharpe, along with NFL filmmaker Ed Sabol.The 15 finalists, plus senior nominees Chris Hanburger and Les Richter will be considered for induction Feb. 5, the day before the Super Bowl. The enshrinement is in August.-- Associated...
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Sanders goes to all-time

...voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining them were Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter and Chris Hanburger.As talkative as he was talented, known as much for his celebration dances as his interceptions...
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Hamlin's race helps charities

...decline and was closed for the 2011 racing season.FIVE HALL nominees ADDED: Bobby Isaac , Cotton Owens , Leonard Wood , Les Richter and H. Clay Earles were added to this year's group of 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Isaac and Owens were...
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Penske sees California Speedway dream in wasteland

...the land and clean it up to state specifications in exchange for equity in Penske's company. After he and partner Les Richter ruined a Cadillac driving around the property, Penske envisioned a state-of-the-art track with amenities rarely...
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Trio of stars atop NFL Hall of Fame class

...Faulk were slam dunks in their first year of eligibility.Joining that trio will be Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol.Sanders was one of football's most versatile and entertaining players, earning the nickname "Prime...
Time is now for Deion Sanders

...Marshall Faulk in entering the hall in their first year of eligibility. Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol also were enshrined.Sanders spoke of promising his mother she could stop working in a hospital when he...
Big-name class vying for Hall of Fame

...Richard Dent, Chris Doleman and Charles Haley; defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy; senior nominees Chris Hanburger and Les Richter, both linebackers; and NFL Films founder Ed Sabol as a contributor.At least four and a maximum of seven nominees...
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Q&A with Jack Roush

...humbled and a little relaxed. It is a big thing. I am honored and when I came to NASCAR, I asked (series director) Les Richter for an entry and in 1988 he gave me an entry. That was huge because that meant on that day if I could go fast enough...
IROC series finale to be run at Indy

...Signore talked to speedway president Tony George and always was told, "We'll try to work it in." Signore never gave up in his quest to bring to racing's most historic track the series that Roger Penske and Les Richter started in 1973.
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