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Biofile Rafael Nadal Interview

Status: World #3 ATP ranked tennis player. Former #1 player has won thirteen French Opens, and 20 Grand Slams overall. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 188 DOB: June 3, 1986 In: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain. Tennis Inspiration: “When I was 10-12-years old I start playing well and maybe at that moment I started …

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Biofile Bob Baffert Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Trainer of Triple Crown winners American Pharoah (2105) and Justify (2108). Trained seven Kentucky Derby winners, seven Preakness Stakes winners and three Belmont Stakes winners. Ht: 5-9 Wt: 170 DOB: January 13, 1953 In: Nogales, Arizona Nicknames: “I’m just plain Bob.” Hobbies/Interests: “I’m a TV critic. Sit …

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Biofile Bob “Battleship” Kelly Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: NHL left wing for St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Chicago from 1973-1979. DOB: June 6, 1946 In: Fort William, Ontario Ht: 6-2 Wt: 195 Hockey Inspirations: Uncle Larry and of course also Gordie Howe was a huge inspiration. First Hockey Memory: Scoring the winning goal in Pee-Wee …

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Biofile Phil Esposito Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: NHL center from 1964-1981 with Chicago, Boston and New York Rangers. Currently serves as a radio color commentator for the Tampa Bay Lightning. DOB: Feb. 20, 1942 In: Sault St. Marie, Ont. Early Hockey Memory: “What I really liked the best was when I played juvenile, which was about 16 or …

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Biofile Roger Federer Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Tennis great who has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, Olympic gold medal in doubles and Davis Cup. Ht: 6-1    Wt: 177 DOB: August 8, 1981    In: Basel, Switzerland Childhood Heroes: “Stefan Edberg – actually my favorite of all-time. Boris Becker – first favorite when I …

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Biofile Mark Spitz Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: All-time Olympic legend who won seven gold medals in swimming events in 1972 at Munich, Germany. DOB: February 10, 1950 In: Modesto, CA Childhood Hero: “Johnny Unitas.” Nickname: “Speedy Gonzalez, Mark The Pool Shark.” Hobbies: “Sailing. Skiing. Collecting art.” Greatest Sports Moment: “My greatest sports moment? …

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Biofile Jessica Korda Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: LPGA Golfer has six tournament wins. She turned pro in 2010. Ht: 5-11 Wt: 130 DOB: February 27, 1993 In: Bradenton, FL First Golf Memory: “Just my mom (Regina) and dad (Petr) taking me to the range here. Either whether it was here at El Con …

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Biofile Hank Aaron Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Baseball Hall of Famer. All-time home run king with 755. Currently, Hank is a Senior Vice President with the Atlanta Braves. In addition, he owns several Church’s, Popeyes and Krispy Kreme franchises in the Atlanta area. He also operates his foundation (The Henry L. Aaron Chasing …

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Biofile: Phil Niekro Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Major League baseball pitcher from 1964-1987 for Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays. DOB: April 1, 1939 In: Blaine, Ohio First Baseball Memory: “Playing catch with my dad (Joe) in the backyard. He taught me the knuckleball.” Baseball Inspirations: …

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Biofile: Oscar Robertson Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: NBA Hall of Fame guard. Played 14 seasons (1960-74) with the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks. DOB: November 24, 1938  In: Charlotte, Tennessee Childhood Heroes: “Goose Tatum, Marcus Haynes and the Harlem Globetrotters.” Nickname: “The Big O. From Dick Baker, the radio announcer at the University …

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