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  • 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.
  • 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...

    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...

    PASSINGS: Pauline Betz Addie, Giorgio Tozzi, Harry Redmond Jr., James Woodress, Mark Dantzler

    PASSINGS: Pauline Betz Addie, Giorgio Tozzi, Harry Redmond Jr., James Woodress, Mark Dantzler
    Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...

    PASSINGS: Sir Percy Cradock, Sam Match

    Sir Percy Cradock British diplomat Sir Percy Cradock, 86, the British diplomat who negotiated the terms for returning Hong Kong to Chinese rule, died Jan. 22 after a brief illness, his family announced in London. Cradock was first posted to Hong Kong...