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Originally posted 11/06/2013 03:30PM
Joy Johnson's joy was running.
The 86-year-old, who spent some two hours every morning running the track and bleachers at a local high school in her hometown of San Jose, Calif., collapsed and died Monday, the day after completing her 25th New York City Marathon.
"She went out happy," her daughter, Diana Boydston, tells the Wall Street Journal. "She couldn't have asked for more than that, except maybe a few more years."
Originally posted 10/31/2013 03:35PM
The Boston Red Sox clinched their third World Series victory in a decade after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Wednesday at Boston's Fenway Park.
Among the celebs in attendance? Supermodel superfan Christie Brinkley, a self-avowed Instagram junkie who couldn't help but chronicle the frenzied evening on her Instagram page.
And snap away she did! The 59-year-old beauty delivered a visual blow-by-blow of the evening, as she posed with fellow fans and shot a barrage of selfies.
Check out her pics below and relive the Rex Sox's big win:
Originally posted 10/25/2013 12:00PM
Soulful music legend James Taylor could probably soothe plenty of folks simply by vocalizing the phone book.
But the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer got off to a bumpy public start Thursday night when he took on the national anthem while opening Game 2 of the World Series at Boston's Fenway Park.
Instead of launching into "The Star Spangled Banner," Taylor inadvertently started singing the lyrics to "America the Beautiful" before getting back on track and belting out the national anthem.
Originally posted 10/11/2013 02:50PM
The 2-year-old son of football star Adrian Peterson died Friday after another man allegedly beat the child, authorities say.
Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, of Sioux Falls, S.D., who has dated the child's mother, remained jailed after his arrest Thursday on $750,000 bail on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery on an infant.
Police spokesman Sam Clemens says Patterson called 911 about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to report that a 2-year-old was choking in Patterson's apartment, according to CNN.
Originally posted 10/02/2013 03:30PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates won their first playoff game in 21 years on Tuesday night, and no one was more excited than Phil Coyne.
When the 95-year-old usher, who's been showing baseball fans to their seats for more than 77 years, was asked by TBS how he felt about the possibility of seeing a winning season for his team, he stole the show (and hearts of viewers) with his excited reply: "We're just hoping and hoping."
The spritely senior, who has seen baseball greats including Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Jackie Robinson in action, began ushering as a teen in the mid-1930s, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
His pay for the day: 75 cents.
Originally posted 08/31/2013 05:15PM
Tim Tebow hasn't given up hope of playing in the NFL after being cut by the New England Patriots.
"I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback," he Tweeted Saturday.
He has now been let go by his third team in 18 months. With the regular season just five days away, his chances of immediately catching on with another team seem slim.
Tebow thanked owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels after failing to survive New England's mandatory roster cut to 53 players.
Originally posted 06/05/2013 10:10AM
Is Yankee star and Hollywood heartthrob Alex Rodriquez in hot water?
The slugger (a.k.a. A-Rod) – who's been romantically linked in the past to Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson and Madonna – is among the names of more than 20 players connected to a Miami anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis of America, whose owner has agreed to speak to Major League Baseball about the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs to its players, according to reports.
"The clinic's owner, Tony Bosch, is now cooperating with the MLB investigation," ESPN reported late Tuesday.
Originally posted 02/05/2013 11:15AM
Lindsey Vonn suffered a serious crash on opening day of Alpine World Championships in Austria on Tuesday, her spokesperson confirms to PEOPLE.
The Vancouver gold medalist's rep, who still did not know the extent of Vonn's injuries, said in a statement, "Lindsey was involved in a crash in today's World Championship Super G race in Schladming, Austria. She is currently being evaluated and we will provide an update when it becomes available."
Shortly after the incident, the Alpine Press Tweeted, "Doctor on hill with @linseyvonn suspects tibial plateau fracture. We'll await official diagnosis following X-rays and MRI."
Originally posted 01/31/2013 11:50AM
Following his American adventure, David Beckham is heading to France, where he may well finish out his storied soccer career.
After receiving some 12 offers from clubs around the world, the former England captain and Los Angeles Galaxy star, 37, signed Thursday with Paris Saint-Germain – a team that has been courting him for more than a year. He signed a five-month deal – with his contract set to expire on June 30.
The soccer star, in a slick suit and tie, was introduced at a press conference at the club's Parc des Princes stadium on Thursday morning.
Originally posted 01/04/2013 03:30PM
The bulls are back in town – and they're bringing a bunch of strapping cowboys with them.
The Professional Bull Riders kick off their 2013 season Friday at N.Y.C.'s Madison Square Garden with a whole lot of cowboy hats, chaps and swagger.
In the arena, the riders will battle it out atop the toughest bulls in the world, but here on PEOPLE.com, we're pitting them against each other. Get to know a little bit about these top 25 bull riders in the most dangerous eight seconds in sports and let us know who you think is the sexiest of them all.
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