All Richard Hoffer Stories
Return of the King
Wayne Gretzky, recovered from a career-threatening injury, is back on the ice
Laker star Magic Johnson owns L.A., and someday he plans to own a lot more.
O.J. Simpson stands accused of brutally killing two people, one of them the woman he loved
New heavyweight king Buster Douglas is probably the only one in boxing who believed he would earn the right to that title
Phil Jackson may invoke Sioux lore and zen mysticism in coaching Michael Jordan & Co., but the real message: Play smart basketball
He Got Up And...
Buster Douglas was floored by Mike Tyson in the eighth round, but then...knocked out Tyson in the 10th round to win the heavyweight crown (no matter what Don King says) in perhaps the biggest boxing upset ever
It was a Rookie mistake. Meeting with her players for the first time on Sept. 2, just hours after she had been announced as USC's women's ...
He's thicker and slower in Rocky Balboa, but Stallone's punchy hero recaptures his youthful appeal in Round 6
NORTHBOUNDA hero in Mexico, WBC 122-pound champ Erik Morales storms theU.S. Erik Morales was born in a gym, or so his personal ...
Yes, we believe Todd Ewen of Anaheim's Mighty Ducks might have a place in children's literature. Ever read Where the Wild Things Are?
29 BILL RASMUSSEN
You know the old saying, unemployment is the mother of invention? Well, ESPN might never have come to our living rooms—all 8760 hours of ...
AL DAVIS 1929--2011
The Raiders' patriarch did it his way for nearly five decades, running a renegade outfit that inspired loyalty and instilled fear, forever at war with ...
Pat Summerall 1930--2013
The iconic NFL star brought insight, understated dignity and a mellifluous voice to the booth
Inside College Football
SEE YA, SOONERSMount Union broke Oklahoma's record with its 48th straight win For a team that likes to keep the ball in the air, Mount ...
Alex Karras 1935—2012
Alex Karras was from the generation of NFL foot soldiers: faceless linemen, doomed to anonymity, in a game that hadn't quite captured the ...
Eddie Robinson 1919--2007
IT'S ALWAYS asurprise to find that our biggest agents of change are actually such examplesof constancy. Eddie Robinson, who died last week ...
Ingemar Johansson 1932--2009
IN LATER YEARS, and in certain of the early ones, Ingemar Johansson ate with more hands than he punched with. But that right mitt, when ...