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‘Dick Pound is chief instigator of sanctions against Russia ’ – world champion hurdler Shubenkov

World champion hurdler Sergey Shubenkov of Russia has said that the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Dick Pound, is the mastermind of sanctions on Russian sport. “There is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Dick Pound, who is the main instigator of anti-Russian sanctions in sport,” the 2015 world 110m hurdles champion was quoted as saying by ...

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Forme Mayor Dinkins honors Dick Gregory: ‘More than a comic’

Former David Dinkins remembered trailblazing comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory — who joined him on a trip to Germany in the 1980s to honor Nazi victims and to protest President Ronald Reagan. “Not everybody understood that Dick Gregory was far more than a comedian,” Dinkins told the Daily News on Sunday. “This was seeing it up close.” The ...

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David Dinkins recalls the activism of comedian Dick Gregory

Former Mayor David Dinkins remembered trailblazing comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory — who joined him on a trip to Germany in the 1980s honoring Nazi victims and protesting President Reagan. “Not everybody understood that Dick Gregory was far more than a comedian,” Dinkins told the Daily News on Sunday. “This was seeing it up close.” The comedy legend ...

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Celebrities mourn the loss of Dick Gregory

The death of comedian Dick Gregory Saturday proved a tough loss for Hollywood, who remembered the legendary funnyman and civil rights activist with a flood of social media posts commending his fight for justice and his stellar sense of humor. Gregory — a trailblazing pal of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X who wasn’t afraid to get political in ...

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Dick Gregory, comedy legend and civil rights activist, dead at 84

Dick Gregory, the trailblazing comic and civil rights activist whose unique brand of comedy combined cutting wit and contemporary headlines, died Saturday. He was 84. Gregory died in Washington D.C. two days after his son revealed that he was hospitalized with a “serious but stable medical condition.” “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, ...

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Civil Rights Activist and Comedian Dick Gregory Dead at 94

Dick GregoryDead at 84 8/19/2017 7:39 PM PDT Breaking News Dick Gregory — comedian, actor, writer and famed civil right activist — died Saturday night in Washington D.C. … according to a statement from his family. Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the the military in the ’50s, and went on to be a prominent figure ...

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Dick Vitale takes Twitter shot at Lavar Ball after shoe release

What a burn baby! Dick Vitale thinks Lavar Ball should help his son, UCLA standout Lonzo, work on his defense instead of focusing on selling shoes. When Lavar Ball rolled out Big Baller Brands $ 495 ZO2 sneakers Thursday, many were shocked at how expensive the shoes were. In response to the feedback, Ball tweeted “Big Baller’s loose! If you ...

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Dick Vitale rips Kansas fans leaving early before comeback win

Dick Vitale has had it with these frontrunning fans. The ESPN color commentator ripped Kansas fans for leaving with 2:43 left in Monday’s game against West Virginia, with the Jayhawks trailing by 14 points at the time. “People leaving early I can’t believe it! What are these Jayhawks fans doing? All the quality basketball they’ve given you over the years ...

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Dick Vermeil: I'm Cool With T.O. Hall Snub … He's Paying For Being Obnoxious (VIDEO)

EXCLUSIVE Dick Vermeil says Terrell Owens has one person to blame for being snubbed from the Hall of Fame again … himself … saying T.O. was “obnoxious” during his NFL career, and it’s costing him. We got Vermeil — who won a Super Bowl with the Rams in 2000 — at LAX and asked him about one of the hottest ...

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