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The Zuffa myth and UFC auteur theory

  By Jake Rossen ESPN.com 8/24/10   In a softball profile of Dana White for the Boston Herald, sportswriter Ron Borges falls hook, line and sinker for the same inexhaustible fairy tale: that the UFC was held on barges and regularly featured groin biting before White and investor brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta gallantly dragged

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August 24, 2010 8:04 pm
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Illness doesn’t deter karate champion

By Mike Dudurich Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 Winning a world title in the Sport Karate World Games is a significant accomplishment. It’s even more impressive when the winner gets sick before, during and after the competition. That’s what happened to Alison Viola of North Huntingdon earlier this month in Sacramento, Calif., when she won the lightweight

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January 15, 2009 7:38 pm
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Norwin junior seeks karate championship

Norwin junior seeks karate championship By Les Harvath Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 Yo, Sacramento! As the infamous New Year’s Eve’s ball drops in New York’s Times Square this year to usher in 2009, the time on Norwin junior Ali Viola’s wrist watch will read 9 p.m. But there won’t be anything wrong with her timepiece, as

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Festival puts emphasis on physical fitness

  Festival puts emphasis on physical fitness May 15, 2007 4:15 PM By Jack Kelly Pittsburgh Post-Gazette If you like fast action (either to watch or participate); good-looking women and men; fitness tips for you, and wholesome activities for the kids, you should make your way to the Expo Mart in Monroeville May 25-26 for

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May 15, 2007 6:08 pm
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Former Karate Champion makes transition to music video

Schofield, Melissa  (November 1, 2000).  “Former karate champion makes transition to music video”. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, p. E5.

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November 1, 2000 6:29 pm
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Karate duo’s dreams crash before nationals

Karate duo’s dreams crash before nationals By Jim Iovino TRIBUNE-REVIEW Iovino, Jim  (August 15, 1999).  “Karate duo’s dreams crash before nationals”. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, page 6. Billy and Addie Viola stood on the sidelines and patiently watched 11 members of their father’s Allegheny Shotokan Karate School in North Huntingdon Townshipwin 36 medals at USA Karate’s 25th National Championship in Canton, Ohio. There was no doubt the

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August 15, 1999 3:39 am
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