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Sports Writing Legend Dan Jenkins, Author of 'Semi-Tough,' Dies at 89

U.S. News

Jenkins' other novels included "The Franchise Babe," "Baja Oklahoma," "Slim and None," "You Gotta Play Hurt," "Life Its Ownself: The Semi-Tougher Adventures of Billy Clyde Puckett and Them," "The Money-Whipped Steer-Job Three-Jack Give-Up Artist" and "Stick a Fork in Me," which was published in 2017. He also wrote several non-fiction golf books, including "Jenkins at the Majors" and "You Call It Sports but I Say It's a Jungle Out There."


'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins Ready to Return to Work

U.S. News

FILE - This April 25, 2017 file photo shows Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins at the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, in New York. Two months after his "Moonlight" pulled out a last-second best picture win at the Oscars, director Barry Jenkins says "it's time to work." He said after the Oscars he spent a month in Mexico and went to the Mayan ruins. Now that he's back, he's due to start working on an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Underground Railroad" for Amazon.


Patty Jenkins is returning for the 'Wonder Woman' sequel

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Lightning doesn't strike twice, but Hollywood is all about trying to repeat the magic when it can. After the wild success of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. has struck a deal with director Patty Jenkins to return for the sequel, per Variety. SEE ALSO: 'Wonder Woman' has done it! According to the site, Jenkins was already working on the script for the 2019 film when WB sealed the deal, so get ready for Jenkins' creative mark to be stamped all over this sequel. Jenkins has been in talks to direct the sequel ever since Wonder Woman premiered in June, and with the film's box office performance and early Oscar buzz, it was all but inevitable Jenkins would return.


With sacrifice of 2 families, Jenkins becomes national champ

U.S. News

It took two families and lots of sacrifice to get Kris Jenkins to Villanova. That was the difficult part. Making one of the biggest shots in college basketball history was easy by comparison. With both of his families in the house -- the one that took him in and provided the stability he needed, and the one that realized that what they could give him might not be what he needed most -- Jenkins dropped in a 3-pointer at horn Monday night to give the Wildcats their first national championship since 1985. The 77-74 victory against North Carolina also gave Jenkins bragging rights for life over his brother, Tar Heels guard Nate Britt.


Eagles' Chris Long supports teammate Malcolm Jenkins during national anthem protest

Los Angeles Times

Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew up in Charlottesville, Va., put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles' exhibition game Thursday night against Buffalo. Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he's done since last season. Long was to his right with his left arm on Jenkins' shoulder. "I think it's a good time for people that look like me to be there for people that are fighting for equality," Long said. Jenkins has been outspoken against racial injustice and has worked with law enforcement to try to better the situation.