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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

World's Best Athletes to Be Honored at The ESPYS

(ABC)

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According to ABC, “The ESPYS” gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2018 ESPYS will recognize achievements in categories such as Best MLB Player, Best Team, Best Female Athlete and Best Upset. Inspiring human stories are showcased through three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service.

This year’s ESPYS will be hosted by Danica Patrick and this year’s scheduled presenters include Kate Beckinsale, Chadwick Boseman, Alison Brie, John Elway, G-Eazy, Jim Gaffigan, Jennifer Garner, Olivia Holt, Trevor Jackson, Allison Janney, Dan Marino, Adam Rippon, Mikaela Shiffrin, Jon Stewart, Jessica Szohr, Russell Wilson and more.

In addition, top athletes and celebrities scheduled to attend include the following: Jay Ajayi (Eagles), Nelson Agholor (Eagles), Antonio Brown (Steelers), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Julie Ertz (USWNT), Nick Foles (Eagles), Draymond Green (Warriors), Todd Gurley (Rams), Malcolm Jenkins (Eagles), Travis Kelce (Chiefs), Chloe Kim (Olympian), Von Miller (Broncos), Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Terrell Owens (NFL HOF), Candace Parker (Sparks), Sloane Stephens (Tennis), members of the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team and more.
Brit Critics’ Choice Award winner Jorja Smith and cathartic pop singer/songwriter MILCK will perform during the show. Crown and the M.O.B. will return as The ESPYS house band. Additionally, Philadelphia Eagles’ Zach Ertz and Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike will present the Capital One Cup to Tomas Hilliard-Arce from the Stanford University Men’s Soccer Team and Melissa Lord from the Stanford Women’s Tennis Team.

This year’s ESPYS will be presented on Wednesday, July 18 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC.

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