Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Steps Down to Battle Alzheimer’s; 'Flight Club' Comic Book Sequel
Jul 23, 2014, 10:31 AM ET
By ABC News
Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Steps Down to Battle Alzheimer’s
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Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen, 70, is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer’s disease.
The team released a statement, saying, “The Broncos are very saddened that Mr. Bowlen is no longer able to be a part of the team’s daily operations due to his condition. We continue to offer our full support, compassion and respect to ‘Mr. B,’ who has faced Alzheimer’s disease with such dignity and strength.”
‘Fight Club’ Is Getting a Comic Book Sequel
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Author Chuck Palahniuk will be collaborating with artists Cameron Stewart and David Mack to create the “Fight Club” sequel in a 10-issue series, USA Today reported.
The Dark Horse Comics series will pick up 10 years after the ending of the original book and will bring back classic characters, such as the unnamed narrator, Marla Singer and Tyler Durden. Readers will be able to follow the narrator’s shortcomings with his 9-year-old son Junior, as well as delve into the history of Tyler’s true origins.
Isaiah Austin Has an NBA Job Offer Upon Graduation
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Former Baylor Bears star Isaiah Austin’s career was cut short after his being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart. ESPN reports that commissioner Adam Silver has offered Austin, 20, a job with NBA Cares, the leagues charity outreach group, as long as he completes his undergraduate degree from Baylor.
Apple Reports Earnings, iPad Sales Slide
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Apple (APPL) reported a 12 percent profit growth in its quarterly earnings, with strong sales coming from the iPhone, but not so much from the iPad. According to the Wall Street Journal, the future of Apple’s tablet is raising questions, as sales slide for the second consecutive quarter.
Some speculate the iPad is too big to be as portable as smartphones, but not as useful as a computer for office work. Apple hopes to increase iPad demand, partnering with International Business Machines Corp. to create more than 100 workplace apps.
Tony Dungy Releases a Statement on His Michael Sam Comments
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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Coach Tony Dungy released a statement Tuesday regarding comments he had made about openly gay prospective NFL linebacker Michael Sam when he recently told the Tampa Tribute, “I wouldn’t have taken him,” believing Sam would be a distraction.
But Dungy Tuesday said he hoped to “clarify” those earlier remarks, now saying in a statement, “I do not believe Michael’s sexual orientation will be a distraction to his teammates or his organization. I do, however, believe that the media attention that comes with it will be a distraction.”