Prolific Payton joins short list of NBA greats

Pelicans guard Elfrid Payton joined an illustrious list of NBA greats on Monday by recording a triple-double in his fifth straight game. – NBA

Antonio Brown at 30: Where will he finish among all-time greats?

Anything seems possible with Antonio Brown. As he turns 30, is a run at Jerry Rice’s records in the cards? – NFL

Books of The Times: A Master Storyteller From 19th-Century Brazil, Heir to the Greats and Entirely Sui Generis

“The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis” traces the arc of an influential career that grew increasingly cerebral and surreal as it progressed.
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Pitching greats still missing that one big thing

Max Scherzer outpitched Clayton Kershaw on Friday night in L.A., but the goal for both three-time Cy Young Award winners is the same: an elusive championship.

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This Behind-the-Scenes SNL Video Proves Kate McKinnon Is Already One of the Greats

Impressive as hell.

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Fans, Music Greats Mourn Loss Of Mr. Rock ‘N’ Roll Chuck Berry

Fans and musicians around the globe mourned the death of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s wild founding father Chuck Berry at the age of 90.

Instead of a wish for Berry to rest in peace, the estate of famed guitarist Bo Diddley tweeted a message to the music legend to “rock in power.” The estate of John Lennon — whose own music was inspired by the rhythm pioneer — posted a quote from the late Beatle hailing Berry as “another name” for rock ‘n’ roll. 

Berry’s rock anthems like “Johnny B.Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Maybelline” set the stage for future generations of fans and countless budding musicians pinning their hopes on playing the guitar like Berry could.

Rocker Huey Lewis honored Berry as “maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever.”

Keith Urban thanked Berry for his “poetry, passion and potency.”

The Jacksons tweeted: “Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock ‘n’ roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You, Chuck.”

Writer Stephen King said Berry’s death “breaks my heart.”

The Rolling Stones have said they are “deeply saddened” by the death of Chuck Berry, describing him as a “true pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll and a massive influence on us.”

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Clarification: This article has been updated to reflect that Diddley’s Twitter account is not the guitarist himself (he died in 2008), but that of his estate.

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Sir John Hurt dies: Actor ‘one of the greats’

Sir John Hurt, who died aged 77 from pancreatic cancer, has been described as one of Britain’s greatest actors.
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Varvatos to Dress Hockey Greats for NHL All-Star Weekend

John Varvatos is a self-professed hockey junkie. One of his most cherished memories is when the Detroit Red Wings presented him with a hockey sweater on the ice last year after he opened a store in his hometown. “They welcomed me back and the coolest part is that they let me pick the jersey number, so I picked nine for Gordie Howe who was one of my heroes growing up,” he said.
Varvatos will show his love for hockey once again this weekend during the National Hockey League’s run-up to the All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Varvatos has collaborated with the league for TheNHL100, a black-tie gala Friday night that will honor the 100 greatest players of all time. Each of the players will receive a customized blazer created by Varvatos.
“About 70 of them are still living,” the designer said. So he had his Italian factory create made-to-measure black wool and mohair-blend jackets for each honoree that includes TheNHL100 logo on the breast pocket and the player’s name embroidered on the interior. “They’re really one of a kind,” he said.
The project comes at a time when Varvatos is rejiggering his business to adapt to the tough retail climate.
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