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May 31, 2012 | Vance Lehmkuhl
Here are 10 high-performing "he-man" vegan athletes. Carl Lewis Track star: Went vegan in 1990; won the 1991 World Championships in Athletics. Tim Bradley Boxer: Fighting Manny Pacquiao on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mac Danzig Mixed martial artist (UFC): Ultimate Fighter 6 winner, 2007. Scott Jurek Ultramarathoner: Winner of multiple endurance runs; in 2010, set U.S. record for 24-hour distance run. Billy Simmons Bodybuilder: Won Mr. Natural Universe in 2009.
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December 9, 1991 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
The steel doors slam shut behind them, one by one. Lawyers Roosevelt Hairston and Sean Perretta find themselves standing before a classroom full of teen-agers at the Youth Study Center. They are tough guys - and some play that role with the lawyers. "Some kids try to proposition us," Perretta said. "They say, 'If I put $20,000 in your hands right now, will you represent me in this drug case?' " Hairston and Perretta - who visit the center at 20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue through Options for Opportunity, a program sponsored by the Barristers Association and Philadelphia Futures - know the tough guys are playing a power game with them.
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June 6, 1986 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
On the location of Tough Guys, the traditional movie order "Roll 'em!" has an unusual effect. A dignified puff of smoke rises in a gray smudge against the yellowish smog, and an immaculately maintained locomotive moves majestically along the tracks in a run-down train yard in suburban Glendale. The polished metalwork and the gleaming paint of Old Daylight seem out of place in such shabby surroundings. As the train shunts at a hesitant dowager's pace toward the waiting cameras, it exudes an air of old-world breeding and consummate craftsmanship.
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October 10, 2011
Charles Napier, 75, whose granite jaw, toothy grin, and steely stare made him one of the most recognizable actors movie and TV audiences never heard of, died Wednesday at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. From the dim-witted country music star John Belushi flimflammed in The Blues Brothers to the scheming military intelligence officer who matched wits with Sylvester Stallone in Rambo: First Blood II , Mr. Napier appeared in scores of films and TV shows in a career spanning more than 40 years.
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October 3, 1987 | By JIM SMITH, Daily News Staff Writer
Here's some of the give-and-take between the union officials and Dan Carr, a union-affiliated roofing contractor. The officials suspected that Carr was underreporting the hours worked either by himself or by his men, thereby evading payment into union funds required by their collective-bargaining agreement. The following excerpts are taken from an FBI transcript of the chat, edited by the Daily News. Union official Robert Medina: You're a nice guy, Dan . . . . Guess what? I'm not gonna be a nice guy to you . . . I think you're f------ with us . . . Could you make a living on two f------ days a week, sometimes one day . . .?
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November 28, 1996 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In the opening of Alan Taylor's Palookaville, three guys in a gas-guzzling clunker pull up outside a jeweler's on an empty Jersey City street in the middle of the night to stage a burglary. There's Sid, played by William Forsythe, whose credits in screen villainy range from Extreme Prejudice to The Rock and read more like a serial killer's rap sheet than a resume. There's Russ, portrayed by Vincent Gallo, who can also be found as the manic mobster in Abel Ferrara's The Funeral.
SPORTS
January 27, 2011
YOU'LL SEE the NHL's highest fliers showing off their skills by skating through the open ice as if they were Michelle Kwan or Apolo Anton Ono. But what about the rest of the hockey world? The NHL is constantly tinkering with its All-Star Game, but never adds a component for the league's tough guys. We demand center-ice fights during a stoppage at the skills competition! OK, maybe not. Still, in the spirit of the weekend, the Daily News asked Flyers' pugilists for their top six fighters leaguewide.
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September 16, 1992 | By Timothy Dwyer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Like other hockey teams with superstars, the Flyers have been concerned about protecting Eric Lindros, their $21 million investment, from NHL hooligans. The league's tough guys surely will make a run at the rookie, to test his courage and strength. So listen up, tough guys. This is for you. First day of training camp, Lindros was admittedly nervous. He worked out some of his jitters by leveling defenseman Terry Carkner and winger Claude Boivin, two Flyers who were being counted on to be bodyguards for Lindros.
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August 12, 1991 | by Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News
You could call V.I. Warshawski a tough babe, but if you did she would probably break your arm. Warshawski, as played by Kathleen Turner in the new movie "V.I. Warshawski," is a private investigator who can intercept a fist with her face and come away with nothing worse than a fat lip on her big mouth. Just like the guys in the hard-boiled genre, she can take a licking and keep on quipping. In pursuit of whodunit, only a snapped heel would cause Warshawski to break stride, but as tough as she is (and she's as tough as they come)
SPORTS
November 23, 1993 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Fire and Slice. Fire, that's Aaron McKie. He mostly likes to fire jump shots. Slice, that's Eddie Jones. He mostly likes to slice to the basket. While watching these two stars play basketball for Temple University, one might guess that their lives have been as different as their styles. That guess would be incorrect. McKie hails from the North (Philadelphia) while Jones hails from the South (Pompano Beach, Fla.). But they know the same neighborhood, if you get the drift, and it's unfamiliar to Mr. Rogers.
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September 10, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is giving Donovan McNabb some love in its new book "NFL QB, The Greatest Position in Sports. " Better make that tough love. The book, which was released today, includes a full-page photo of McNabb in the "Tough Guys" section. The caption reads, "He famously broke his right ankle on the third play of a game in 2002 and still threw four touchdown passes in the victory. " Eagles fans will remember that was in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. McNabb finished 20-for-25 for 255 yards, and threw scoring passes to James Thrash, Dorsey Levens, Todd Pinkston and Duce Staley en route to a 38-14 win. He sat out the next six games - the Birds went 5-1 under A.J. Feeley and Koy Detmer - but returned to lead the Eagles over the Falcons in a divisional playoff.
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August 22, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Under coach Matt Rhule, Temple awards single-digit jerseys to the toughest players on the football roster. Wide receiver John Christopher has earned one of them for the second year in a row. Christopher, a redshirt junior who will wear No. 7, is joined by fellow wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick (5) and linebacker Tyler Matakevich as repeat tough guys from last season. Center Kyle Friend was also selected for a second year, but NCAA rules prohibit offensive linemen from wearing single digits.
NEWS
June 19, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Larry Zeidel, a rugged former Flyers defenseman who became infamous for a bloody, stick-swinging incident in 1968, died Tuesday morning at Pennsylvania Hospital. He was 86 and had been battling congestive heart failure and kidney problems. "He was as tough as they come on the ice, but off it, he was a total gentleman," said Joe Inemer, one of Mr. Zeidel's close friends. "He'd give you the shirt off his back. " Mr. Zeidel, regarded as one of the game's best fighters, spent most of his career in the minors, playing parts of five seasons in the NHL. He finished his career at age 39, playing nine games with the Flyers in 1968-69.
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December 20, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER FLYERS tough guy Mike Bullard made a dream come true, according to Adam F. Goldberg , creator of ABC's "The Goldbergs," the sitcom starring Jeff Garlin and George Segal . It was Jenkintown-raised Goldberg's dream to have a Flyers jersey when he was a kid, but his mom (portrayed on the show by Wendi McLendon-Covey of "Bridesmaids") said they were too expensive, then relented for her son's birthday. "My favorite player was Mike Bullard. I always liked the thuggy guy, and he had such a cool mustache.
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August 28, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
LET'S FACE it, when you think of a game-show host "type," local sports-gabber Mike Missanelli doesn't spring immediately to mind. Historically speaking, the most successful TV-game emcees have been genial to the point of unctuousness - walking, schmoozing embodiments of the phrase "warm and fuzzy. " Mikey Miss, on the other hand, has made headlines with public explosions of anger. If you call him on his daily 3-to-7 p.m. radio show on 97.5 The Fanatic and say something that he disagrees with, he's likely to question your sanity, intelligence and reason for living.
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August 10, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said last month he wanted to choose a starter between his pair of inexperienced scholarship quarterbacks about two weeks through training camp. On Thursday, he hoped people wrote down that date in pencil. "I'm going to do what's best for the football team," O'Brien said at his team's media day at Beaver Stadium. "But I hope you didn't mark it on your calendar. So [if] you're all outside my office a week from now or whatever, just hold your horses.
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March 10, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's easy to focus on the past when it comes to Camden High School basketball. Coach Cetshwayo Byrd doesn't forget about the future. "Those guys are going to be good," Byrd said of freshmen Jamal Holloway and Brad Hawkins. Holloway and Hawkins are aware of Camden's rich tradition. They are excited about their potentially prominent roles in the program over the next few seasons. But they have something else on their minds: The present, which includes a championship game against Newark Eastside in the Group 3 state finals Sunday at Rutgers University.
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March 9, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's easy to focus on the past when it comes to Camden High School basketball. Coach Cetshwayo Byrd doesn't forget about the future. "Those guys are going to be good," Byrd said of freshmen Jamal Holloway and Brad Hawkins. Holloway and Hawkins are aware of Camden's rich tradition. They are excited about their potentially prominent roles in the program over the next few seasons. But they have something else on their minds: The present, which includes a championship game against Newark Eastside in the Group 3 state finals Sunday at Rutgers University.
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January 12, 2013 | By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press
HOUSTON - Matt Schaub made his first playoff start last Saturday and helped lead the Houston Texans to a win. But he did make a key mistake, throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown. The West Chester East graduate knows that he will have to be much better if the Texans expect to win at New England in a divisional playoff game Sunday. "He's going to have to play at a high level, but we all are," coach Gary Kubiak said. "You know what I mean? We've got a job to do around him. " Schaub's No. 1 goal on Sunday is to help the offense score touchdowns instead of field goals when it gets in the red zone.
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