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Canucks hilariously autograph toddler at season-ticket event
When NHL teams invite their season-ticket holders to meet the players, it’s a chance for die-hard fans to get their most cherished possession autographed by their hockey heroes.
Which, in the case of one Vancouver Canucks fan, meant their toddler.
At the team’s season-ticket event on Rogers Arena on Saturday, this lucky fan was passed along a table featuring Daniel Sedin (or Henrik … I’m sure someone can confirm or correct) and Bo Horvat, who gladly signed the child.
Roy Keane fight sparked by unwelcome autograph request from US-based Ireland fan Frank Gillespie
The Republic of Ireland supporter taken to hospital following a heated exchange of words with Roy Keane has been named as Frank Gillespie, an Irishman based in America who is well known to the former Manchester United captain.
Keane called police after Gillespie had fallen following an altercation sparked when the Republic of Ireland assistant manager refused to sign a copy of his autobiography.
George Foreman was a champ with an autograph request
I recently attended a dinner to benefit a chapter of the Boys & Girls Club, not only to support that very worthwhile organization, but also because George Foreman was the guest speaker.
Being a fan of the relaxed, retired, happy and smiling Foreman, I brought along an 8×10 photo of one of his fights against Muhammad Ali, with the hope of getting him to autograph it.
These Premier League stars sent us an autograph – but SEVENTY PER CENT snubbed request
Millions of football fans hero-worship our top players but their loyalty is not always rewarded.
The Daily Mirror decided to find out if any of the Premier League’s stars still have time for fans, who pay up to £2,000 a year for a season ticket.
We wrote to three players at each of the league’s 20 clubs asking for their autograph. We received replies from just 18 of the 60.
Odell Beckham Jr. hot commodity
Originally booked as an add-on to a Victor Cruz autograph signing, Odell Beckham Jr. became the main event at a Long Island mall on Monday night.
After the New York Giants wide receiver’s amazing catch on Sunday night in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, fans rearranged their Monday night schedules to see Beckham in person.
Paul Pierce signed an autograph for a fan in the middle of a game
In the Wizards game against the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week, a young fan in a Celtics jersey caught Paul Pierce’s eye during the fourth quarter. Pierce had an incredible game, putting up 25 points including some important baskets in the second half. So instead of putting all of his focus on the last minute of the game that the Wizards were winning, he motioned the fan over and signed a pair of sneakers she had.
Pirates notebook: Autographs to come at a cost at PirateFest
For the first time, fans attending PirateFest won’t have an admission fee but will be required to pay for players’ autographs.
Fans 14 and under wishing to obtain autographs still can do so at no cost.
PirateFest will be from noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, the team announced Wednesday.
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