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Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr dies

by Mickey McLean
Posted 5/27/19, 03:16 pm

Bart Starr, who led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships in the 1960s, including the first two Super Bowls, died Sunday. He was 85. Starr, who had been in failing health after suffering two strokes and a heart attack in 2014, died in Birmingham, Ala.

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Horse’s owner to appeal Kentucky Derby ruling

by Kent Covington
Posted 5/06/19, 11:08 am

Officials disqualified the would-be winner of the Kentucky Derby for the first time in history this weekend. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said the racehorse Maximum Security swerved and interfered with other horses during the race. The second finisher, Country House, was declared the winner. Maximum Security’s owner Gary West said Monday he will appeal the decision. He plans to keep the horse out of the Preakness, the next race in the Triple Crown series on May 18.

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Boston Celtics great John Havlicek dies

by Mickey McLean
Posted 4/26/19, 11:51 am

John Havlicek, who played 16 years with the Boston Celtics, which won the NBA Championship in eight of those years, died Thursday in Jupiter, Fla., according to team officials. He was 79 and had suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Nicknamed “Hondo,” Havlicek was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984.

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