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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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Biofile Manny Pacquiao Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Eight-division world champion in boxing. Next fight is this summer vs Errol Spence.  Ht: 5-6 Wt: 147  DOB: December 17, 1978 In: Cabangal, Philippines  First Boxing Memory: “Hearing Mike Tyson lose to Buster Douglas on radio. I was 11. I start to box when I was 12. My first fight gave me one dollar. …

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Biofile Rafael Nadal Interview

By Scoop Malinowski 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 …

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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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