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With his handwritten notes at the ready, ten-time Golden Mike award winner Rich Marotta delivers daily his fast paced, articulate and always entertaining sports updates. Since 1991, as KFI's sports authority, Rich writes and broadcasts seven morning sports updates on Bill Handel.
Rich's input on Bill Handel is not limited to his much respected sports updates however as Rich is often called on by Bill to give his unique perspective on news and current events. Rich also takes every possible opportunity to mention how much he loves the music of Bruce Springsteen.
In 2011, Rich received the high honor of induction into two Halls of Fame. In January, he became only the 26th inductee into the Southern California Sportscasters Hall of Fame. Then in June, he was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.
Spending three years with the Los Angeles Kings, 11 years with the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders and four years with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers makes Rich the only sportscaster ever to have been a part of the regular broadcast teams of three major league sports franchises in Los Angeles.
Rich is a four-time Emmy award winner for his television work on KCAL doing boxing ringside color commentary and Raiders preseason play-by-play. Also, as ringside commentator for FOX Sports Net's weekly Sunday Night Fights, KCAL's Fight Night and host of Rich Marotta's Neutral Corner boxing talk show on AM 570, he is considered one of the nation's foremost boxing experts. It is no wonder the L.A. Daily News called Rich Marotta "L.A.'s most versatile sportscaster."
Rich was recently named recipient of the Sam Taub Award, given annually to the "Broadcaster of the Year" by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Rich has two children, Angela and Joey. He is married to the lovely "Helen of England."
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Patrick Kane's goal with 8:20 remaining in double overtime, his third of the contest, sent the Chicago Blackhawks into the Stanley Cup Finals thanks to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals from United Center.
Jonathan Toews carried the puck from the neutral zone all the way up ice on the left wing, until sliding a perfect cross-ice dish to Kane, who one-timed the series winner home from the right circle.
"It's nice to win, first and foremost. To contribute the last couple games, I think any player would be lying to you if they said it isn't nice," said Kane. "Two big wins the last couple games, especially tonight, after they came back and tied it up with nine seconds. For us to hang in there in the first overtime and pull it out in the second overtime was huge."
Duncan Keith recorded the other score for the Blackhawks, who flirted with disaster -- having wasted a 2-0 lead in the first period and a 3-2 advantage with less than 10 seconds in regulation -- but rebounded to advance to the title round for the first time since winning it all in 2010.
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