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The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto

Author:Mario Vargas LlosaPublisher:Farrar Straus & Giroux Peruvian expatriate Vargas Llosa has left the dry political allegory of his most recent novel, Death in the Andes, and returned to…

Jean-Claude Killy

Jean-Claude KillyBorn: Aug. 30, 1943French alpine skier 2-time World Cup champion (1967-68); won 3 gold medals at 1968 Olympics in Grenoble; co-president of 1992 Winter Games in Albertville; p…

Vince Lombardi Biography

Vince LombardiBorn: June 11, 1913Football coached Green Bay to 5 NFL titles; won first 2 Super Bowls (1967-68); died as NFL's all-time winningest coach with percentage of .740 (105-35-6); Supe…

James L. Jones

Name at birth: James Logan Jones Jr.James L. Jones is the Vietnam veteran and former Marine general who served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama from 2009-10. Jones's father was a…

Alex Hannum 2002 Deaths

Alex HannumAge: 78 Hall of Fame basketball coach, who was the first to lead two different teams to NBA titles; won titles with the St. Louis Hawks in 1958 and Philadelphia 76ers in 1967; his t…

The Growth of the NHL

Expansion/Merger TimetableCity and Nickname ChangesDefunct NHL TeamsWHA Teams (1972-79) Of the four franchises that comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) at the start of the 1917-18 season, only …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Name at birth: Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.A 7'2" center with a soft touch and an unstoppable hook shot, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won six NBA championships in his 20-year pro career. The last five champio…

NHL Franchise Origins

Here is what the current 30 teams in the National Hockey League have to show for the years they have put in as members of the NHL, the early National Hockey Association (NHA) and the more rec…

NCAA All-Time Team

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NCAA tournament in 1997, the NCAA announced its 50th Anniversary Team and introduced it during the 1997 championship game in Milwaukee. The team was c…

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci is best remembered as the painter of the Mona Lisa (1503-1506) and the mural The Last Supper (1495). But he's almost equally famous for his astonishing multiplicity of talents: he da…