Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 1:12 PM EST Nov 8, 2018 Allen Park -- Former Detroit Lions running back Wally Triplett passed away on Thursday. He was 92. Triplett holds the distinction of being the first African-American player to be drafted and play for an NFL team. "Wally is one of the true trailblazers in American sports history," the Lions wrote in a statement. "He resides among the great men who helped reshape the game as they faced the challenges of segregation and discrimination. “His contributions date back to his days at Penn State as the Nittany Lions’ first African-American starter and varsity letter-winner, highlighted by his appearance in the first integrated Cotton Bowl." Triplett was drafted in the 19th round of the 1949 draft, No. 192 overall. He played two seasons for the Lions before he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After serving two years in the Korean War, he returned to finish his NFL career with the Chicago … [Read more...] about Former Detroit Lions RB, NFL trailblazer Wally Triplett dies at 92
Detroit Free Press staff Published 11:52 AM EST Nov 8, 2018 Wally Triplett, the former Detroit Lions running back who was one of the first African-American players drafted into the NFL, died on Thursday, according to a Lions news release. He was 92. “As the first African-American to be drafted and to play in the National Football League, Wally is one of the true trailblazers in American sports history," the Lions said in the release. "He resides among the great men who helped reshape the game as they faced the challenges of segregation and discrimination. “His contributions date back to his days at Penn State as the Nittany Lions’ first African-American starter and varsity letter-winner, highlighted by his appearance in the first integrated Cotton Bowl. Wally’s legacy also reaches beyond breaking color barriers, having served in the United States Army during the Korean War. “We fondly reflect on his great achievements and send our … [Read more...] about Trailblazing Detroit Lions RB Wally Triplett dies at 92
THE Philippines settled for its fifth bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia after Divine Wally lost to Iranian Elaheh Mansoryan Samiroumi, 1-2, on Wednesday in the semifinal round of women’s sanda 52kg competition at the Jakarta International Expo Hall. On Tuesday night, Wally defeated Indonesian Petriwi Selviah, 7-2, in the quarterfinal round. It was another bronze medal for Filipino wushu athletes after Agatha Chrystensen Wong settled for third in the women’s taijiquan event last Monday. JOSEF RAMOS Loading... Loading... … [Read more...] about Wally hands PH fifth Asiad bronze
Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv Apparently, there's no such thing as "network war" for Vice Ganda, who hasn't shied away from mentioning the rival program of his own "It's Showtime." In the Thursday episode of the ABS-CBN noontime show, Vice Ganda quipped he wanted to go instead to Broadway, the studio of "Eat Bulaga," as he protested against a joke made by co-host Vhong Navarro. Vice Ganda later joked that comedian Wally should replace Navarro as a "Showtime" regular. Wally is one of the hosts of "Eat Bulaga." This isn't the first time Vice Ganda mentioned the competing program in good humor. Notably, he re-created a popular scene of the onscreen tandem "Aldub," and in another episode joked that viewers should switch channels as "It's Showtime" repaired a broken prop. … [Read more...] about WATCH: Vice Ganda jokes Wally should replace Vhong on ‘Showtime’
It seems likely that when Meghan Markle walks down the aisle on Saturday and says, “I do,” this divorced bride will be greeted a lot more warmly by her crown-wearing in-laws than was a previous American royal newlywed.But then, the wedding of the biracial former actress to Prince Harry is unlikely to create a British constitutional crisis or alter the fate of the free world.Here’s what we know about the “other” Yankee who became a member of England’s ruling family, Baltimore’s own Wallis Warfield Simpson:Who was she? Wallis Warfield Simpson was born June 19, 1896, the poor relation of a wealthy Baltimore family. Her father died when she was an infant. She was raised by her widowed mother, and to make ends meet, the pair survived on handouts from an uncle.What are her Baltimore roots? She lived for a time at 212 E. Biddle St. She attended Oldfields School, the girls’ boarding school in Sparks-Glencoe, and, according to one biography, as a … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle isn’t the first American to marry a British royal. Meet Baltimore’s Wallis Simpson.