In memoriam: The sports world lost Bill Russell, Vin Scully, Mike Leach and many more in 2022
Mike Bossy - April 15Do you know the last team to win four consecutive championships in the NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB? John McVay - Oct. 31Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has a few more rings to win before he catches up to his grandfather. He spent two seasons as the head coach for the Cavaliers, where he became LeBron James' first NBA head coach, then finished out his head coaching career in Charlotte. His son Stephen is currently the head coach of the Houston Rockets. Moore's prowess as a collegiate coach led to her being named the first head coach of the women's Olympic basketball team.wftv.com
Roger Angell, legendary baseball author, essayist, dead at 101
NEW YORK — Roger Angell, the legendary baseball author and essayist whose thoughtful, elegant works in The New Yorker set the tone for a generation of baseball writers and fans, died Friday. >> Read more trending newsAngell died of congestive heart failure, his wife, Margaret Moorman, told The New York Times. Angell published several baseball essay anthologies during his career, beginning with “The Summer Game” in 1972, The Athletic reported. “Yet Roger Angell was never a ‘baseball writer’ in the normal sense of the term. When he was 93, Angell wrote the highly praised essay, “This Old Man,” which won a National Magazine Award, according to the AP.wftv.com
Longtime New Yorker writer, editor Roger Angell dies
Obit-Angell FILE - Author Roger Angell gestures during an interview at his office at the New Yorker magazine on April 4, 2006, in New York. Angell, a longtime New Yorker writer and editor, has died the New Yorker announced Friday, May 20, 2022. Angell, the son of founding New Yorker editor Katharine White and stepson of E.B. Heir to and upholder of The New Yorker’s earliest days, Angell was the son of founding fiction editor Katharine White and stepson of longtime staff writer E.B. “Unlike his colleagues, he is intensely competitive,” Brendan Gill wrote of Angell in “Here at the New Yorker,” a 1975 memoir.wftv.com
American Academy of Arts and Letters expands, diversifies
(AP Photo)NEW YORK – One of the country's oldest cultural instititutions, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is undergoing some of its biggest changes in more than a century. AdHarjo, the first Native American to be appointed U.S. poet laureate, said she looked forward to having an influence on future academy choices. “There are so many incredible Native visual artists,” she told the AP, while also citing such authors as N. Scott Momaday and Leslie Marmon Silko. But the academy will still call itself an academy, while working to make itself more accessible to artists and to the general public. Besides choosing members, the academy also gives dozens of prizes and grants each year, totalling more than $1 million.