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  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor
    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77.
  • Joe Frazier dies at 67; heavyweight champ had epic bouts with Muhammad Ali

    Joe Frazier dies at 67; heavyweight champ had epic bouts with Muhammad Ali
    Joe Frazier, the heavyweight boxing champion who in 1971 became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali, then lost two epic rematches including a ferocious battle known as the "Thrilla in Manila," died Monday night. He was 67. Smokin' Joe, as he was...

    George Steinbrenner dies at 80; owner of New York Yankees

    George Steinbrenner dies at 80; owner of New York Yankees
    George Steinbrenner, who made his name synonymous with the revival of the New York Yankees as a dominant baseball team and leveraged multiple championships into business ventures that forever changed the economics of the sport, has died. He was 80....

    Don Meredith, who infused 'Monday Night Football' with humor for 12 seasons, dies at 72

    Don Meredith, who infused 'Monday Night Football' with humor for 12 seasons, dies at 72
    Don Meredith, an accomplished Dallas Cowboys quarterback who brought humor and high jinks to the "Monday Night Football" broadcasts for 12 years, died Sunday night in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 72. Meredith died of a brain hemorrhage, according to his third...

    George Foreman pays touching tribute to Joe Frazier

     
    Former heavyweight champion George Foreman, who inspired Howard Cosell's legendary call, "Down goes Frazier!" in dethroning Joe Frazier as world heavyweight champion, has just distributed a statement on Monday night's death of Smokin' Joe.