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  Murphy Misses Hall of Fame for Third Time
As expected, baseball writers once again declined to add LDS baseball star Dale Murphy to the Hall of Fame, but left him with enough votes to continue consideration again next year. Instead, the writers chose baseball greats Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett, both in their first year of eligibility, for the Hall. The voting makes it increasingly clear that it is highly unlikely that Murphy will be inducted.

  Miller Says He Knows What Its Like For Woods
Johnny Miller recently stood in for Tiger Woods at a pre-scheduled Stanford news conference that found Woods doing commercials while Miller provided some season-opening perspectives on the state of Woods' game. "I can relate to the streak he's been on the past couple of years," said Miller, the former U.S. Open and British Open champion. "In 1975, I finished fourth or fifth in L.A. and people were saying, 'What's wrong with your game?"

  One Mormon to Play in Super Bowl, PGA Tour Begins
One Mormon player, Edwin Mulitalo of the Baltimore Ravens is on a in this year's Super Bowl, after the Ravens won their game against the Oakland Raiders this past week. Mulitalo is an Offensive Guard for the Ravens. All other Mormon players have completed their seasons, including the New Orleans Saint's Keith Poole who, Mormon News learned this week, is Mormon.

  Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner to visit alma mater Ricks College
Gold-medal Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner will return to his alma mater of Ricks College to speak to students and community residents, and participate in the opening ceremonies of the Area 7 Special Olympics winter games.

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