Author Archives: Kevin Iole

REMEMBER, THOSE Legendary battles in the ring take a very human toll

Thirty-six years ago today, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns staged one of the most thrilling, breathtaking and, yes, violent fights in boxing history. All these years later, it’s still recalled fondly and on Anniversary Days, scores of memories of the bout fill social media. What isn’t so conveniently or fondly remembered is the deleterious impact those kinds of fights

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Alex Pietrangelo heads to the desert to bring a Cup to the Golden Knights

Perhaps it was obvious in the Western Conference finals, when the Vegas Golden Knights made Anton Khudobin look like a prime Marty Brodeur and were dumped from the Stanley Cup playoffs in five games after scoring just eight goals. Maybe it was obvious back in January, when Gerard Gallant was shockingly dumped as head coach and replaced by Peter DeBoer.

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The inevitable break-up of the inaugural Golden Knights team makes sense, but chokes one up a bit

The inevitable break-up of the inaugural Golden Knights team makes sense, but chokes one up a bit

For those of us who are sports fans, I’d be willing to bet our most enduring memories occurred during our childhood, or at worst, early in adulthood. Four memories stand out for me: • In 1971, Roberto Clemente led the Pirates to the World Series championship with a fantastic performance, capped by a great game in Game 7. I’d just

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The referees got the penalty call horribly wrong but that didn’t cost the Golden Knights the game or the series

The referees got the penalty call horribly wrong but that didn’t cost the Golden Knights the game or the series

The Golden Knights had a chance to win the Stanley Cup taken from them because of a penalty that the officials weren’t originally planning to call. The Sharks were down 3-0 in Game 7 of their first-round series and the Knights had it all but wrapped up when the referees made the decision to give Cody Eakin a major for

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Happy 96th Birthday, Dad

When I was 12, I had no idea what a homeless person was. All I knew was living in a safe, warm and comfortable home with two parents who loved me. Despite having very modest means, pretty much anything my younger brother, Keith, or I wanted, we got. But if Keith or I wanted something — be it a new

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