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  • Can a Dodgers fan root for Frisco? A Giant dilemma

    Can a Dodgers fan root for Frisco? A Giant dilemma
    So I was sitting in the office when I happened to remark that I liked the Giants for the World Series.
  • John J. Byrne dies at 80; insurance exec turned Geico around

    John J. Byrne dies at 80; insurance exec turned Geico around
    John J. Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp. led billionaire Warren Buffett to buy the company and call him "the Babe Ruth of insurance," died March 7 at his home in Etna, N.H., according to Robert E. Snyder, a family spokesman. He was 80...

    Richard McWilliam dies at 59; CEO of trading card company Upper Deck

    Richard McWilliam dies at 59; CEO of trading card company Upper Deck
    Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59. McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....

    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. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...

    LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes

    LeRoy Neiman dies at 91; artist depicted sports in bold strokes
    LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91. Neiman, who was...