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In Tillman's story, echoes of a daughter's painupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 19:52:00

In war, one family's story echoes the pain of another. I was reminded of that while watching Larry King interview Pat Tillman's parents last week. Richard Deitsch: Mariotti's arrest draws strong reactionupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 17:34:00

There is schadenfreude and then there is the frothing-out-of-the-mouth with bloodthirsty delight that CBS columnist Gregg Doyel experienced Saturday afternoon after he learned that Jay Mariotti had been arrested in Los Angeles earlier that day. As first reported by The Los Angeles Times, the AOL FanHouse columnist and ESPN Around the Horn contributor was booked on suspicion of felony domestic assault, according to authorities.

Tillman's mom: 'Congress dropped ball'updated: Fri Aug 20 2010 07:02:00

Pat Tillman's parents talk to CNN about a new movie that deals with their son's death.

Tillman's parents: Army still hasn't told the truthupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 07:02:00

Six years removed from the death of their son -- former NFL star Pat Tillman -- in Afghanistan, Patrick and Mary Tillman say they haven't gotten the full truth from the U.S. Army and don't expect to.

A general's life: From clandestine missions to controversyupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 15:26:00

Shortly after President Obama tapped Stanley McChrystal in June 2009 to be the top commander in Afghanistan, CNN reported that McChrystal would never let a reporter in the room during classified morning meetings he led among senior military officers.

Gen. McChrystal: Interview was a mistakeupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 15:26:00

Gen. McChrystal apologizes for "Rolling Stone" article that includes his controversial remarks about Obama officials. Peter King: Why Pat Tillman shouldn't be in Hall of Fameupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 23:40:00

So one of the controversies of the day Monday, via e-mails and Twitter, centered on Pat Tillman and whether his valiant life, tragic death and turning down NFL millions to join the Army Rangers in the war in Afghanistan merits a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Books men wantupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 14:51:00

For the men in your life, here are some heroic biographies that make great gifts.

McChrystal says minimizing casualties crucial for successupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 13:23:00

President Obama's nominee to command U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan said Tuesday that to be successful, an aggressive counterinsurgency campaign must minimize civilian casualties and collateral damage.

Changing course in Afghanistanupdated: Tue May 12 2009 12:55:00

Just 11 months ago, Defense Secretary Robert Gates selected Gen. David McKiernan to head the war in Afghanistan.

Commander in Afghanistan firedupdated: Tue May 12 2009 12:55:00

What's behind the firing of Gen. David McKiernan as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan? CNN's Barbara Starr reports. Peter King: Is Tillman a Hall of Famer? More MMQB mailupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 13:02:00

My good buddy Don "Donnie Brasco'' Banks and I debated the overtime system today on, so I'll skip the top of the column and go right to your e-mail:

Pat Tillman's widow calls for 'authentic leadership' updated: Wed Aug 22 2007 22:50:00

The country needs "authentic leadership," the wife of NFL athlete-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman said Wednesday in her first public comments since her husband was cut down by friendly fire.

Dems can't pass bills, but they wield a mean subpoenaupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:35:00

Congressional Democrats are using subpoenas and other investigatory powers to expose Bush administration missteps and push for policy changes even as they struggle at times to enact legislation. Rumsfeld Back in Fighting Trim updated: Wed Aug 01 2007 19:00:00

Retirement has not mellowed the former Defense chief even as the Pentagon gets raked over for the Tillman case

Army censures general for 'deception' after Tillman deathupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 08:55:00

Calling him the captain of a ship that ran aground, the Army Tuesday announced it has censured a retired three-star general for misleading investigators probing the controversial death of Cpl. Pat Tillman.

General faces Tillman falloutupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 01:02:00

General faces Tillman fallout

General's rank could be reduced in Tillman probeupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 01:02:00

A retired three-star general criticized for misleading investigators probing the controversial death of Cpl. Pat Tillman could be stripped of a star and face a decrease in retirement pension, Pentagon officials told CNN.

Soldier: Army ordered me not to tell truth about Tillmanupdated: Tue Apr 24 2007 10:05:00

The last soldier to see Army Ranger Pat Tillman alive, Spc. Bryan O'Neal, told lawmakers that he was warned by superiors not to divulge -- especially to the Tillman family -- that a fellow soldier killed Tillman. Congress investigating Tillman deathupdated: Fri Apr 20 2007 14:43:00

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Within hours of Pat Tillman's death, the Army went into information-lockdown mode, cutting off phone and Internet connections at a base in Afghanistan, posting guards on a wounded platoon mate, and ordering a sergeant to burn Tillman's uniform.

House panel to probe reports on Tillman, Jessica Lynchupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 16:24:00

A House committee announced Tuesday it will examine how the Pentagon ended up spreading false stories about the capture of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch and the death of NFL star-turned-soldier Pat Tillman.

Tillman's mom to ESPN: 'They were lying to us'updated: Tue Mar 27 2007 16:24:00

The mother of Cpl. Pat Tillman, the former NFL player killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in April 2004, on Tuesday rejected the latest explanation from the U.S. military about her son's death.

Shepperd: Army did Tillman family a disserviceupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 08:55:00

When I was a young boy, my father told me, "Son, when you have an ethical dilemma, tell the truth no matter how much it hurts, and do the honorable thing."

Family cites 'conspiracy' in Tillman death inquiryupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 00:06:00

The family of Cpl. Pat Tillman said Monday investigations into the former NFL player's death by friendly fire in Afghanistan suggests a "conspiracy" and vowed to pursue a congressional investigation into how the death was handled.

Officers face discipline in Tillman's deathupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 15:12:00

Nine military officers, including four generals, will face "corrective action" for making critical mistakes in the aftermath of the friendly fire death of Cpl. Pat Tillman, military officials said Monday.

AP: Pentagon to cite 9 officers in ex-NFL star's deathupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 20:36:00

Pentagon officials say a Defense Department investigation will recommend that nine officers be held accountable for the aftermath of the friendly-fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, according to The Associated Press. The 10 Spot: March 16, 2007updated: Fri Mar 16 2007 10:07:00

In honor of the official holiday of the 10 Spot, St. Patrick's Day, we'd like to recognize the most prominent Patricks (plus Pats, Paddys and Pattys) in sports history. Erin go bragh!

U.S. military probes soldier's deathupdated: Sat Jul 01 2006 11:37:00

The Pentagon is investigating a U.S. soldier's death in Afghanistan as a possible friendly fire incident.

Investigation reveals new Tillman questionsupdated: Sat May 27 2006 10:10:00

Cpl. Pat Tillman died April 22, 2004, in Afghanistan, shot down in a confusing firefight on a dusty ridge in a war he gave up a lucrative NFL career to fight.

Tillman's father not expecting answersupdated: Mon Mar 06 2006 16:53:00

The father of former NFL player Cpl. Pat Tillman said Monday he doesn't believe the full truth about his son's death in Afghanistan will ever emerge, despite a new investigation.

Report: Evidence destroyed after Tillman's deathupdated: Wed May 04 2005 18:18:00

A new Army report on the death of former NFL player Pat Tillman in Afghanistan last year concluded that his uniform and body armor were burned a day after he was killed -- and before investigators had determined he was shot by his fellow soldiers.

Army reopens investigation of Tillman deathupdated: Mon Dec 06 2004 10:44:00

The U.S. Army has reopened an investigation into the death of Army Ranger Spc. Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, based on its ongoing questions of the case as well as those raised by Tillman's family, an Army official said.

Sports editor: Tillman true to his valuesupdated: Sat Apr 24 2004 10:18:00

Former NFL star Pat Tillman, who left his professional football career with the Arizona Cardinals to join the U.S. Army after the 9/11 attacks, was killed Thursday in combat in Afghanistan.

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