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  • Milt Campbell dies at 78; Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon

    Milt Campbell dies at 78; Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon
    Milt Campbell, a versatile athlete who became the first African American to win a gold medal in the Olympic decathlon, besting then-world record holder Rafer Johnson at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games, has died. He was 78.
  • Steve Van Buren dies at 91; Philadelphia Eagles running back

    Steve Van Buren dies at 91; Philadelphia Eagles running back
    Steve Van Buren, a Hall of Fame running back who led the Philadelphia Eagles to NFL titles in 1948 and 1949, died of pneumonia Thursday in Lancaster, Pa., the Eagles said. He was 91. The former Louisiana State star, nicknamed "Wham-Bam" for his quick and...

    PASSINGS: Phyllis Thaxter, Ron Nelson

     PASSINGS: Phyllis Thaxter, Ron Nelson
    Phyllis Thaxter Veteran actress played Clark Kent's mother Phyllis Thaxter, 92, an actress who had an active film career in the 1940s and '50s and capped it with her portrayal of Clark Kent's mother in the 1978 version of "Superman," died Tuesday at...

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'
    Wonder Girl The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Don Van Natta Jr. Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99 So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....

    U.S. Olympic champions trivia

    What year and in what sport did these U.S. Olympic champions first make their mark in the Games? (Answers below.) 1. Bob Beamon 2. Cassius Clay 3. Bruce Jenner 4. Sugar Ray Leonard 5. Greg Louganis 6. Bob Mathias 7. Jesse Owens 8. Wilma Rudolph...