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Frank Deford

Frank Deford

Frank Deford wrote for Sports Illustrated for three decades. He is the author of 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction. He has also appeared often on television and has been a commentator on NPR since 1980. He has won many awards, including six National Sportswriter of the Year honors, and is the only person connected with sports ever to have been presented the presidential medal of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

All Frank Deford Stories

Oct. 04, 1965

TALES OF NORMAN FORD

TALES OF NORMAN FORD or How to Save Your Hair, Make Perfume, Be a Best- selling Novelist, Take Years off Your Face, Move into Mrs. Astor's House with ...

March 27, 1967

TWO TO GO FOR LEW

Houston is UCLA's opponent on Friday night in the NCAA semifinals, and the Cougars rely on a lot of muscle and a little voodoo. Next probably will be North ...

Sept. 28, 1970

RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE, JOHNNY

When Jean Drapeau, the mayor of Montreal, first unfurled some of his grandiose schemes the world snickered. But now with Expo, big-league ...

Feb. 05, 1979

HOT ROD IS HITTING THE ROAD AGAIN

It has been many years since I have written about Hot Rod Hundley, and to account for this, I must begin with a personal episode. Years ago ...

April 20, 1964

How K. C. won an Oscar in the NBA

Jones's defense of Robertson was the top performance by an actor in a supporting role in the playoffs

Dec. 16, 1985

BUD GREENSPAN'S FILM ON THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IS WORTHY OF A GOLD MEDAL

Because Hollywood financing can be complicated, one of the oldest gags in the industry is, "We shoulda shot the deal, not the movie.

Oct. 03, 1988

THE LAST MEDAL

For pure charisma, Mark Todd and his gritty little horse couldn't be beat.