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Biofile Paula Badosa Interview

Status: WTA no. 13. Won the French Open Junior Girls title in 2015 (def. A. Kalinskaya). DOB: Nov. 15, 1997 in: New York, N.Y. Ht: 5-11 Wt: 130 Residence: Begur, Spain First tennis memory: I remember the first time I began to play clay tennis. It was a small court. And I remember my first match at the age …

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Biofile Alberto Salazar Interview

Status: Winner of three New York City Marathons. DOB: August 7, 1958 In: Cuba  First running memory: “I would say winning junior high school ‘field day’ 600 meters. First big race I ever won [smiles].”   Running inspirations: “One was Steve Prefontaine…Dave Bedford from England…And Ron Clarke from Australia.”  Hobbies/leisure activities: “Besides coaching and working at Nike …

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Biofile Hank Gola Interview

Status: Journalist for over four decades, primarily covering professional football and golf for the New York Daily News and New York Post after starting his career at The Herald-News of Passaic, NJ, and the Daily Record of Morris County, NJ, where he covered the Cosmos of the North American Soccer League and the …

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Biofile Bill Rodgers Interview

Status: Winner of New York City and Boston Marathons four times each. Former U.S. Olympian. DOB: December 23, 1947 in: Hartford, CT First running memory: “We were active kids, I was a Boy Scout and all that. When we were 12 or 13, there was a track meet and I …

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Biofile Michel Lachance Interview

Status: Hall of Fame harness racing driver.  DOB: December 16, 1950  In: St. Augustin, PQ  First Racing Memory:  ”Started to drive when I was 12 years old. In the fair track, no pari-mutual. In north of Canada, a small place called Lantier.”  Harness Racing Inspirations:  ”My brother (Gilles). I have …

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Biofile: Eli Manning Interview

Status: New York Giants quarterback. Ht: 6-4 Wt: 218 DOB: January 3, 1981 In: New Orleans, Louisiana Football Inspirations: I guess I always looked up to my father (Archie). Other football players…I always enjoyed watching Marino play. And Favre. But I guess my father is always the guy I looked up to. Hobbies/Leisure Activities: Play golf during the off …

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Biofile Kenny Stabler Interview

Status:  Former NFL quarterback for Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers.  Inducted to Football Hall of Fame in 2016. DOB: December 25, 1945  In:  Foley, Alabama (passed away in 2015 at age 69) Ht: 6-3 Wt: 215 Childhood Heroes:  “Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, Eddie Matthews. I admired Bobby Layne, Norm Van …

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Biofile Randy Holt Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: NHL defenseman from 1974-1984 for Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Barons, Vancouver Canucks, LA Kings, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers. Ht: 5-11 Wt: 185 DOB: January 15, 1953 In: Pembroke, Ontario Early Hockey Memory: I lived in the Ottawa Valley for the first eleven years of my …

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Biofile Cal Ripken Interview

By Scoop Malinowski DOB: August 24, 1960  In: Havre de Grace, Maryland Childhood Heroes: “Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer.” Early Baseball Memory:  “So many of them. I made a road trip with my dad when I was nine. My dad (Cal Sr.) was managing in AAA for the Rochester Red Wings. …

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Biofile Nelly Korda Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: LPGA golfer. Won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship yesterday and became No. 1 LPGA golfer in the world. DOB: July 28, 1998  In: Bradenton, FL First Golf Memory:  “I think it was at IMG. I first took lessons when I was six from Tracy Reiser. Pitching …

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