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HOF Preview: Brazile, from 'Dr. Doom' to special ed teacher

HOF Preview: Brazile, from 'Dr. Doom' to special ed teacher

HOUSTON (AP) — Robert Brazile was so feared as a linebacker during his career with the Houston Oilers that he earned the nickname Dr. Doom.
In his retirement he found contentment in a vastly different line of work that he believes was even more challenging than chasing down quarterbacks for a living.
"It was more di ... (full story)


Boxing club in West Texas helps build bodies, character

Boxing club in West Texas helps build bodies, character

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Ramon Franco has been teaching boys how to box for 13 years at Odessa Boxing Club.
The Odessa American reports the big thing he's learned is that there are no losers in the amateur branch of the sport.
"I was at a tournament in Fort Worth when a coach from another city asked if I would wrap his ... (full story)


Going green Part 3

Today is the third and final in a series of columns addressing hiking in Greenland. And in this week’s piece I’d like to devote the whole shebang to one trail, the 124-mile Arctic Circle Trail (ACT).
Heck, having spent over a week on the ATC, I have to admit that even an entire column still doesn’t come close t ... (full story)


Quick study: Browns rookie CB Ward off to impressive start

Quick study: Browns rookie CB Ward off to impressive start

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Denzel Ward gets things done quickly.
One of the rookie cornerback's first goals was to earn a starting job. Check. Next was paying off the mortgage on his mom's house. Check. Then it was signing his NFL contract and reporting to training camp on time. Done.
Now he wants to help the Browns win. OK, tha ... (full story)


Going green Part 2.

Last week I suggested Greenland as an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime hiking venue. In this week’s column I’d like to talk about several day-hiking options that can be found in three different Greenlandic venues. Then next week I’ll be devoting a full column to one absolutely amazing 124-mile Greenlandic backpacking ro ... (full story)