Football Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting

Football Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Dan Dierdorf, who had a 13-season Pro Football Hal of Fame career in the NFL, said Wednesday he is retiring after 30 years of broadcasting football.

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TV's Al Michaels busted for drunken driving in LA area

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 21 (UPI) -- NBC sportscaster Al Michaels was free Sunday after spending a few hours in a Los Angeles-area jail following his arrest for drunken driving, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
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Super Bowl bets include Gatorade color

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A betting Web site said gambling on the upcoming Super Bowl features unusual categories, including the color of Gatorade to be poured on the winning coach.

ESPN scores 10 Sports Emmys

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- ESPN Networks racked up 10 trophies and Bob Costas won his 18th Emmy at the 27th annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York.

Sports announcer Al Michaels exits ABC

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Longtime ABC announcer Al Michaels will not be part of the broadcast team when ESPN takes over "Monday Night Football."

Collinsworth joins NBC NFL team

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- NBC has hired Fox analyst Cris Collinsworth for its National Football League studio show next year.

ABC dumps Page from Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 23 (UPI) -- ABC Sports replaced veteran Indianapolis 500 announcer Paul Page, known as the Voice of the 500, with Todd Harris in an effort to boost buzz and ratings.

Sportscaster Al Michaels honored

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- ABC "Monday Night Football" star Al Michaels Thursday got a star of his own on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Al Michaels gets star in Walk of Fame

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Longtime ABC sportscaster Al Michaels Wednesday became the 2,266th person to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2005 Hollywood 'Walk' stars named

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Tom Brokaw, Ben Stiller, Billy Joel and Roger Ebert head the list of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients for 2005, it was announced Thursday.

Commentary: Remembering Herb Brooks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- I lost my mother to a heart attack when I was 11 years old.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Managing Editor

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Al Michaels

Alan Richard "Al" Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. Now employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades (1977–2006) with ABC Sports, Michaels is one of the most prominent members of his profession. He is perhaps best known for his many years of calling play-by-play of National Football League games and for his broadcast of the Miracle on Ice, which culminated in his widely quoted catchphrase, "Do you believe in miracles? YES!"

Michaels was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jay Michaels and Lila (Levinson) Michaels where he grew up as a Dodgers fan. Coincidentally, at the time the Dodgers left Brooklyn, Michaels' family also moved to Los Angeles, California in 1958. Michaels attended Alexander Hamilton High School in L.A. and was a football and baseball player. He graduated in 1962 and later attended Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television and minored in journalism. He worked as a sports writer for ASU's independent student newspaper, The State Press. He was also a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

Michaels' first job in television was with Chuck Barris Productions, choosing women to appear on The Dating Game. His first sportscasting job came in 1964 when he was hired to do public relations for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was later hired by the team to serve eight games as a color commentator. He was fired after only four.

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