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  • Jack Kramer dies at 88; champion ushered in era of pro tennis

    Jack Kramer dies at 88; champion ushered in era of pro tennis
    Tennis legend Jack Kramer, considered by many the most influential person in the game in the last 60 years, died late Saturday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88.
  • Los Angeles City Section Hall of Fame adds 42 members

    Los Angeles City Section Hall of Fame adds 42 members
    In the 78-year history of high school sports in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the number of Olympians produced, major league players developed and Hall of Fame members inducted from a variety of sports is staggering. So now you can understand...

    Amarillo Slim dies at 83; poker's first celebrity

    Amarillo Slim dies at 83; poker's first celebrity
    It was 3 a.m. in Las Vegas in May 1972. Thomas Austin Preston Jr., better known as Amarillo Slim, had won the main event at the World Series of Poker less than two hours earlier, and there he was looking for a game — any game. "As long as it's for...

    Ron Silver dies at 62; Tony-winning actor and political activist

    Ron Silver dies at 62; Tony-winning actor and political activist
    Ron Silver, the Tony Award-winning actor who amassed an impressive list of roles based on real-life figures in movies including "Reversal of Fortune" and "Ali," died Sunday. He was 62. Silver, a longtime liberal political activist who became an outspoken...

    Gussy Moran dies at 89; tennis player caused Wimbledon uproar with short skirt

    Gussy Moran dies at 89; tennis player caused Wimbledon uproar with short skirt
    Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...