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teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 407 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 409 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 411 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 411 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 409 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 410 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 411 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 409 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 409 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


retired history teacher ken elder bledsoe researched his father's wwii history, resulting in the 2016 book "echoes from an eagle."(photo: ken elder bledsoe) 412 connectlinkedinemailmorefort collins, colo. — the letters were a surprise.it was 1973 when ken elder bledsoe, a now-retired fort collins history teacher, found them tucked in the bottom drawer of his father's desk in southern colorado. bundled together, there must have been more than 40 — and a scrapbook, too, with faded newspaper clippings and photographs from life in australia in 1942.the images gave a glimpse into the army air forces during world war ii, and into the life of vernon elder, a 24-year-old tail gunner from la junta, colo.the discovery came while bledsoe was going through his father's house after elder's unexpected d






bledsoe scores 41 but nuggets beat suns again, 123-112


phoenix — danilo gallinari scored 32 points and denver took a ntage of a third-quarter parade to the free throw line to beat the phoenix suns for the second time in three nights, 123-112 on urday.eric bledsoe scored a career-high 41 for the suns. devin booker added 23.kenneth faried had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the nuggets, winners of three straight and seven of their last nine.denver won despite the absence of center nikola jokic, who left with a left hip flexor strain late in thursday night's 127-120 victory.the nuggets were 18 of 19 at the foul line in the third quarter, when phoenix starting forwards t.j. warren and marquese chriss had five fouls and booker four. denver finished 37 of 42 at the line.






labissiere scores career-high 32, kings beat suns 107-101


phoenix — rookie skal labissiere scored 21 of his career-high 32 points in the fourth quarter, a breakout performance that lifted the sacramento kings to a 107-101 victory over the phoenix suns on wednesday night.the 6-foot-11 haitian, who spent much of the season with the reno bighorns of the developmental league, scored the first 16 sacramento points of the final quarter.t.j. warren scored 24 for the suns, who rested eric bledsoe for the night.the 28th overall pick in the draft out of kentucky, labissiere played only 52 minutes for the kings before the all-star break.rookie tyler ulis, a teammate of labissiere at kentucky, started in place of bledsoe and had a career-high 13 assists.






davis' late scoring lifts pelicans past suns, 110-108


phoenix — anthony davis scored six consecutive new orleans points, the last two the go-ahead rebound basket with 40.3 seconds to play, and the pelicans escaped with a 110-108 victory over the phoenix suns on monday night.the suns missed three shots close to the basket in the final seconds, one by eric bledsoe and two by p.j. tucker.davis scored 24 points, four below his season average. jrue holiday added 18, and tyreke evans and e'twaun moore had 15 apiece for the pelicans, playing a night after a loss in sacramento.bledsoe scored 37, the last on a 3-pointer that put the suns ahead 108-107 with 1:12 to go.new orleans won the exceedingly close season series 3-1. two games were one-pointers in overtime, the other a five-point pelicans win.






with dwyane wade and jimmy butler back, bulls fall 115-97 to suns


dwyane wade always sets 3-3 as his goal for an extended, six-game trip.the bulls have work to do.despite wade returning from his upper respiratory infection and jimmy butler back from his three-game absence with a right heel contusion, the bulls fell meekly to the lowly suns 115-97 friday night.the suns, the western conference's worst team record-wise, had lost seven straight home games and hadn't won at talking stick resort arena since jan. 3.butler finished with 20 points on 6-for-16 shooting in 31 minutes. eric bledsoe ran into butler's lower right leg in the fourth quarter, but butler waved off coach fred hoiberg's substitution of denzel valentine.butler checked out minutes later as reserves finished the mop-up minutes. when bledsoe crashed into him, he held his right knee and rolled a






ulis hits 3 at buzzer, suns beat celtics in wild finish


phoenix — rookie tyler ulis threw in a 3-pointer at the buzzer after a boston turnover and the phoenix suns came away with a wild 109-106 victory over the celtics on sunday.the suns' eric bledsoe it at 106 with a reverse layup with four seconds to play.isaiah thomas, who scored 35 points but missed a free throw with 11.9 seconds left, took the inbounds pass and the suns' marquese chriss knocked the ball away. ulis, listed at 5-foot-10 but probably not that tall, grabbed it and tossed it up as the buzzer sounded.ulis scored a career-best 20 points. bledsoe had 28 to help the suns win three in a row for the first time this seasonthe celtics were without usual starters al horford (right elbow sprain) and avery bradley (right hamstring strain).chriss, another phoenix rookie, scored 10 points a






davis' late scoring lifts pelicans past suns, 110-108


phoenix — the new orleans pelicans played the phoenix suns, so of course the game went down to the wire.anthony davis scored six consecutive new orleans points, including the go-ahead rebound basket with 40.3 seconds to play, and the pelicans escaped with a 110-108 victory monday night.new orleans won the exceedingly close season series 3-1. two games were one-pointers in overtime, the other a five-point pelicans win."they have all been like this," new orleans coach alvin gentry said.the suns missed three shots close to the rim in the final seconds, one by eric bledsoe and two by p.j. tucker."amazing hustle, amazing play," phoenix coach earl watson said of tucker's final two rebound attempts. "i thought the last possession, i thought he got fouled twice, but i'm not the referee. ... he (tu






tyler ulis hits 3 at buzzer, suns beat celtics in wild finish


phoenix — some said tyler ulis was too small for the nba. that’s why he wasn’t drafted until the second round.he sure looks like he belongs now.on a night where small players took center stage, the diminutive rookie, listed optimistically at 5-foot-10, threw in a 3-pointer at the buzzer after isaiah thomas’ turnover and the phoenix suns came away with a wild 109-106 victory over the boston celtics on sunday.the suns’ eric bledsoe tied it at 106 with a reverse layup with four seconds to play.the 5-foot-9 thomas, the league’s no. 2 scorer who had 35 points but missed a free throw with 11.9 seconds left, took the inbounds pass from jae crowder and the suns’ marquese chriss knocked the ball away.“he got a hand on it,” said thomas, a former sun. “i thought jae would get it out quicker than he w






lillard, mccollum lead trail blazers past suns, 110-101


phoenix — damian lillard scored 28 of his 39 points in the first half and the portland trail blazers recovered to beat the phoenix suns 110-101 on sunday night after blowing an 18-point second-half lead.lillard scored just four points in the fourth quarter, but fellow guard c.j. mccollum added 26. the trail blazers pulled within 1 1/2 games of denver for the eighth and final playoff spot in the western conference.devin booker led the suns with 28 points, and eric bledsoe added 19.mccollum's running hook shot put the blazers up 106-99 with 1:33 to play, and lillard made a 21-foot pull-up jumper with 1:01 to go, giving portland a nine-point lead and putting the game out of reach.tyler ulis' jumper gave phoenix a 93-92 lead with 6:37 left, the suns' first lead since the first quarter. they to






labissiere scores career-high 32, kings beat suns 107-101


phoenix — skal labissiere has had a string of strong performances as his opportunities have grown in the wake of the demarcus cousins trade.nothing, though, like his breakout night in phoenix on wednesday.the sacramento rookie scored 21 of his career-high 32 points in the fourth quarter, lifting the sacramento kings to a 107-101 victory over the suns.the 6-foot-11 haitian, who spent much of the season with the reno bighorns of the developmental league, scored the first 16 sacramento points of the final quarter."i wasn't surprised at all," labissiere said. "i'm being more aggressive, just thinking about the next play, going after every single board and getting back on defense and helping my teammates. it's all about effort and the rest will come. they really trusted me out there."t.j. warre






devin booker hits winning shot, suns beat mavericks 100-98


dallas — devin booker hit a 17-footer with 1.4 seconds left to give the phoenix suns a 100-98 victory over the dallas mavericks on saturday night.booker scored 25 of his 36 points in the second half. he scored the suns' final eight points, twice making tying baskets. after the mavericks' wesley matthews missed a 3-point attempt, booker hit the winner.the mavericks failed to get off a shot before time expired.dirk nowitzki had 23 points — 19 in the first half — and added 11 rebounds for dallas. harrison barnes also scored 23 points for the mavericks, making a career-high 13 free throws in 14 attempts.the suns have won four of six. they ended dallas' four-game winning streak.t.j. warren scored 16 points for phoenix, eric bledsoe had 12, and alan williams 10.devin harris had 14 points for dal






bledsoe's triple-double leads suns over lakers, 137-101


phoenix — eric bledsoe had his third career triple-double, the first for a phoenix player since november 2015, and devin booker scored 23 points to lead the suns over the los angeles lakers 137-101 on wednesday night.bledsoe got his 10th rebound with 6:06 to go and exited shortly after, finishing with 25 points and a season high-tying 13 assists.marquese chriss added 15 points and eight rebounds for phoenix, with all four of his baskets on dunks. alex len came off the bench to contribute 15 points and nine boards.the suns led 102-76 after three quarters and coasted to their second victory in seven games and 11th straight over the lakers at home.lou williams and d'angelo russell led los angeles with 21 points apiece. the lakers have lost three of four.the suns set season highs for points an






harden's 40 leads rockets over suns 133-102


houston — james harden scored 40 points in three quarters and the houston rockets never trailed in a 133-102 victory over the short-handed phoenix suns on saturday night.houston led by 26 at halftime and opened the second half with a 14-3 run, led by six points from harden, to make it 91-54 with nine minutes left in the third quarter.harden made three 3-pointers in the third quarter, capped by one from the top of the key with about 30 seconds left that gave him 40 points. he found sam dekker on an alley-oop after that, and the rockets got a huge ovation when dekker finished with a one-handed dunk to make it 111-77 entering the fourth quarter.the suns were playing without starters eric bledsoe and tyson chandler, who didn't make the trip for a scheduled day of rest after phoenix played chic






lakers blown out again, this time by lowly suns, 137-101


lakers assistant coach brian shaw fell ill before wednesday night’s game against the phoenix suns and was unable to make it to the bench in talking stick resort arena.he might have been the lucky one. at least the former lakers star did not have to witness a 137-101 drubbing at the hands of the suns in person.their bodies fatigued on the second night of a back-to-back and their hearts and minds seemingly in all-star break mode, the lakers fell behind by 22 points in the first quarter, 30 points in the third, and they never challenged the suns, one of only two teams with a worse record than the lakers.guard eric bledsoe had a triple-double, with 25 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, and guard devin booker added 23 points on nine-of-14 shooting and four of seven from three-point range to le






nba roundup: tyler ulis makes game-winning three-pointer to lift suns past celti


rookie tyler ulis made a three-point basket at the buzzer after a boston turnover and the host phoenix suns came away with a 109-106 victory sunday. the suns’ eric bledsoe tied the score, 106-106, with a reverse layup with four seconds to play. isaiah thomas, who scored 35 points but missed a free throw with 11.9 seconds left, took the inbounds pass and the suns’ marquese chriss knocked the ball away. ulis grabbed it and tossed it up as the buzzer sounded. ulis scored a career-best 20 points and bledsoe finished with 28. the suns have won a season-high three games in a row. golden state 112, at new york 105: stephen curry broke out of a shooting slump with 31 points and moved into the top 10 on the nba’s all-time three-point list, and the warriors bounced back from consecutive losses. klay






nuggets use free-throw parade to beat suns again, 123-112


phoenix — the denver nuggets set up residence at the free throw line in the third quarter urday night and made the most of their time there.the nuggets sank 18 of 19 free throws in the period to pull away and beat the phoenix suns for the second time in three nights, 123-112."tonight we lived at the line," denver coach mike malone said, "which allowed us to set our defense up, which allowed us to control the tempo and slow them down."danilo gallinari scored 32 points and kenneth faried had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the nuggets, winners of three straight and seven of their last nine.eric bledsoe scored a career-high 41 for the suns. devin booker added 23.denver won despite the absence of center nikola jokic, who left with a left hip flexor strain late in thursday night's 127-120 victory






teacher traces dad's world war ii past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage


the story started to come together when ken elder bledsoe organized the letters his father had written to his mother in 1942.       






griffin scores 29, clippers bounce back to beat suns 124-114


phoenix — blake griffin scored 29 points and the los angeles clippers bounced back from a humiliating 46-point loss at golden state to beat the phoenix suns 124-114 on wednesday night.the victory over the team with the worst record in the west left los angeles 2-4 since chris paul went down with a torn left thumb ligament.los angeles never trailed, but phoenix cut the lead to two four times and was down by just one at 94-93 with 10:26 to play.eric bledsoe scored 41 to tie the career high he set two games ago, but phoenix lost its fifth in a row.the clippers' deandre jordan drew a flagrant foul two for flattening phoenix's marquese chriss and was ejected with 4:52 left in the third quarter.






harden's 40 leads rockets over suns 133-102


houston — after not reaching 40 wins until april 11 last year, the houston rockets feel pretty good about where they're at this season after picking up their 40th victory saturday night.however, they still have plenty of work to do to get to where they want to be.james harden scored 40 points in three quarters and the rockets never trailed in a 133-102 victory over the short-handed phoenix suns."it's good for us," harden said about reaching 40 wins. "we've got one more game before the break. we need to finish off strong. guys get to take a couple of days to rest and be ready to go for the last push and the postseason."it's the most wins the rockets through the first 57 games of a season since they also won 41 in 1993-94. houston had just 41 regular-season wins last season.houston led by 26






eric trump to become a father


new york (ap) — president donald trump is about to become a grandfather for a ninth time.trump’s son eric announced on twitter monday that he and his wife, lara, are expecting their first child.the boy is due in september.eric trump, who lives in new york, wrote “it’s been an amazing year” and said that he and his wife were “blessed” by the pregnancy.the president retweeted his son’s post on monday, adding, “congratulations eric & lara. very proud and happy for the two of you!”eric, 33, and his brother don jr. are now running the trump organization after the president said he cut ties with his business to take office.the two brothers and their sister ivanka are from trump’s first marriage, to ivana trump.don jr. and his wife, vanessa, have five kids: kai, 9; donald iii, 8; tristan, 5; spen






eric bellinger and wale collaborate on new song, "treat yourself"


the world is about to get another dose of r&b fire from young eric bellinger. l.a.’s very own is set to release his brand new album, term 2, on march 10th, but before the album drops, the crooner debuts his brand new wale-assisted single “treat yourself” with vibe.read: eric bellinger’s new album ‘eric b for president: term 1′over a airy backdrop, eric b handles the vocals while wale falls through with a stellar verse as the fellas remind themselves of what they deserve. “if i want it, i’m get it/if i got it, i’m spend it/i don’t care what it cost…i’ve been working for the lifestyle/and i’m trying to live it right now,” bellinger says on the track. read: wale & eric bellinger only need “one reason” to flex“”treat yourself” is easily one of my favorite joints on the project. i love all of t






dad and daughter share their transgender journeys


“i wanted to make my parents proud of who i am, but i thought that they would not like me,” corey told tara brown on "60 minutes" of her early childhood years. meanwhile, eric said he always dreamed of living his life as a man, and corey’s brave decision to begin her transition inspired eric to do the same. eric told "60 minutes" of the agony he felt as he wrestled with his gender identity. “when i was younger i used to wish for cancer so i would have to get a mastectomy,” he told brown, adding he “hated being pregnant.” it was after watching a documentary on prominent transgender girl jazz jennings that eric realised he wanted to transition. “the first feeling was relief, the second was terror,” he said. “fear for what my future would hold ...  fear for what the rest of my life was going






how hackers turned a cape cod fishing guide’s site into a host for e-commerce fr


eric stapelfeld, the fishing guidecape cod fishing guide eric stapelfeld trusted me to look after his website the same way that i trust him to find fish. until a few weeks ago, i believed i had the easier part of the bargain. after all, what’s hard about maintaining a simple wordpress site with a phone number and lots of striped bass pictures? as it turns out, everything is hard, really hard, when hackers go to work on a vulnerable site — even a simple one. and no fish ever put up a fight like the malware that took over eric’s site.the story began last fall, when eric called me in san francisco to report that  “some guy” had called to complain about fraud on his site.“yeah, like the guy said somebody is running a business inside the website and ripped him off. said he knows it’s not my fau






tyler ulis, 2016-17 fantasy basketball


man, big weekends all around!  and only fitting one of the breakout weekends of the nba would be someone from the suns!  i was in phoenix all weekend!  …sadly not to see the suns, but i don’t think anyone was…  grey and i were scouting some spring training, and us goofballs had a good ol’ desert time…  speaking of goofballs, check out this jump ball for the suns/celtics game on sunday night!it’s all fun and games for the celtics until the suns actually beat ya!  and who better to drive home the dagger than who faced off in the short-man jump ball!nba getting taken over by shorties!  grey might have a shot to make the nba at this rate!  20/2/5/1/0 for tyler ulis with no to on 8-12 shooting, following 8/1/8 then 14/4/7 lines the two games prior.  of course earl watson would love this guy and






friday's recap: bulls 128, suns 121 (ot)


dwyane wade scored 23 points, including a posterizing dunk with 41.6 seconds left, and jimmy butler added 22 as the bulls rallied from a late 11-point deficit to down the suns 128-121 in overtime.nikola mirotic tied his season-high with 20 points, while robin lopez added 19.the bulls tied a franchise-record with 20 overtime points.the bulls trailed 104-95 with 3 minutes, 2 seconds left in regulation before rallying. butler, just 4-for-15 at the time, buried a tying 3-pointer with 48 seconds left. wade followed with a steal from eric bledsoe. and then butler buried a tough go-ahead jumper with 9 seconds left.but wade got called for a borderline foul on devin booker’s 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining and booker failed to put the suns ahead when he missed the third free throw, leading to






kevin durant, 2016-17 fantasy basketball


alex abrines, andre drummond, bojan bogdanovic, bradley beal, c.j. mccolllum, cody zeller, d'angelo russell, damian lillard, danilo gallinari, demarcus cousins, devin booker, doug mcdermott, draymond green, dwyane wade, enes kanter, eric bledsoe, frank kaminsky, gary harris, george hill, gordon hayward, ish smith, jamal murray, james harden, jimmy butler, john wall, jordan clarkson, julius randle, jusuf nurkic, kemba walker, kentavious caldwell-pope, kevin durant, klay thompson, lou williams, marc gasol, marcin gortat, marcus morris, markieff morris, marvin williams, matt barnes, mike conley, nikola jokic, otto porter, p.j. tucker, rajon rondo, rodney hood, rudy robert, russell westbrook, shaun livingston, stephen curry, t.j. warren, taj gibson, will barton, wilson chandler, zach randolph,






a lasting legacy: medlen's death spurred nhra safety gains


gainesville, fla. — john medlen remembers his son's final seconds like they were his first steps.eric medlen inched his dragster to the starting line and waited for the signal. john, also his son's crew chief, made a couple of routine checks, looked in eric's eyes, gave him a thumbs-up and pounded on the hood twice."neither one of us realized he had a little less than three seconds to live," john said.ten years after eric's fatal practice run at gainesville raceway, home to one of professional drag racing's premier events, john is still dealing with the demons that come from burying a child. eric's death became a defining moment for nhra, mostly because of the way john reacted to it and the safety changes he fought for."eric would not want anybody here on this earth that's left to be burde






davis leads pelicans past suns, 111-106


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