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Sports Superstars Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, John Elway, Mark Messier, Gary Player & Kelly Slater Among Those Named 2007 Buoniconti Fund Great Sports Legends - USA - Sports superstars and philanthropic icons will be recognized at the 22nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner on Monday, September 17 at New York's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is a non-profit organization that is the national fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the world's largest, most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center, based at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The 2007 Great Sports Legends are:

-- Earvin "Magic" Johnson - five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers
-- John Elway - Denver Broncos Hall of Fame NFL quarterback
-- Mark Messier - New York
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Celebrities : Mark Messier, Gary Player, Earvin Johnson, Kelly Slater, John Elway
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How sports helped America heal after 9/11
CBS News
Mark Messier and Tiki Barber weren't just New York sports stars for the Rangers and Giants on September 11, 2001. They were also New Yorkers reeling in the aftermath of the nation's terror attacks. "I sat there in horror watching this unfold and being ...

Edmonton Sun

Esposito hoping to book a spot in Oilers organization
Edmonton Sun
“Growing up, my parents were always very supportive and never pushed us one way or the other,” said the 24-year-old free agent centre, whose mother just happens to be the sister of former Oilers captain Mark Messier. “But they stressed the importance ...


Penguins' Matt Cullen gets kick out of defying age-related expectations
The only players in NHL history to have a 10-goal season after their 42nd birthday are Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Mark Messier, Mark Recchi, Teemu Selanne and Igor Larionov. Five are in the Hall of Fame, and Jagr will join them if he ever decides to ...

Detroit Free Press

Hockey Hall of Fame needs to keep hands off wild Stanley Cup adventures
Detroit Free Press
Mark Messier let patrons at his favorite Edmonton strip club drink out of it in 1987. When it was dented, Messier had the Cup fixed at an auto repair shop. And my personal favorite: Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman threw a rope around the Cup and took ...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Video Game Haiku Review - "NHL 19"
Colorado Springs Gazette
Gamers can play with or against greats like Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Mario Lemieux in either single or online play. If you're an Avs fan, you can even skate with Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg, Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy. The biggest edition to “NHL ...


Penguins Predictions: Can Matt Cullen keep scoring at age 42?
In fact, only six players in the history of the NHL have scored double-digit goals in a season past their 42nd birthday – Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Mark Messier, Mark Recchi, Teemu Selanne and Igor Larionov. All six are in the Hall of Fame. Cullen ...


'NHL 19' review: Pro hockey's top virtual experience returns to glory
It mixes in current stars and legends like Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier in a three-on-three setup against increasingly challenging trios. It's a clever way to integrate the popular three-man game. NHL Ones is going to either addict or annoy ...

Zak Chiger (blog)

The Worst Chant In Rangers History And The 1950 Rangers
Zak Chiger (blog)
Even though Mark Messier and Co. brought an end to the alleged curse and the not-so-alleged obnoxious chant nearly 25 years ago, hearing it still brings back bad memories. Call it PTSD, call it paranoia. call it what you want. But when I see the ...

Amazon Is The Last FANG Standing
Hate on Amazon? Back in the 1990's, a hockey player named Mark Messier was known around New York City as "the Money Man". Messier earned this moniker through his habit of coming through in the clutch. After leading his old team, the Edmonton Oilers ...

Toronto Star

Edmonton Oilers seek ways to help homeless former Stanley Cup winner living in Ontario
Toronto Star
Oilers Entertainment Group have said that they've contacted the NHL Alumni Association regarding a now homeless former player who won a Stanley Cup with the team in 1990. Joe Murphy's story came out on TSN in August as a 15-minute long emotional ...
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