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  • George Blanda dies at 83; football career spanned four decades

    George Blanda dies at 83; football career spanned four decades
    George Blanda, the Hall of Fame quarterback and kickerwho played a record 26 seasons of professional football and once almost single-handedly won five consecutive games for the Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 83.
  • John Mackey dies at 69; NFL Hall of Famer revolutionized tight end position

    John Mackey dies at 69; NFL Hall of Famer revolutionized tight end position
    John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69. Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore after a 10-year battle with frontal...

    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...

    Sparky Anderson dies at 76; Hall of Fame manager of Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers

    Sparky Anderson dies at 76; Hall of Fame manager of Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers
    George "Sparky" Anderson, baseball's first manager to lead teams from both the National and American leagues to World Series titles, died Thursday. He was 76. Anderson died at his home in Thousand Oaks of complications from dementia, family spokesman Dan...

    Chris Mihm scores a buyer for Manhattan Beach home

    Chris Mihm scores a buyer for Manhattan Beach home
    Update: Former Laker Chris Mihm has sold his Manhattan Beach house for $2.07 million. The custom Mediterranean, built in 2002, has a 25-foot-high entry, a coved ceiling in the formal dining room, a game room, 8-foot-high doors and an island with...