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Sun coverage: Notable sports deaths in 2008

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    2008 sports deaths

  • 2007 sports deaths

    2007 sports deaths

    Photos of sports figures who died in 2007

  • Ex-Redskins QB Sammy Baugh dies at 94

    Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh, the ultimate three-way threat who revolutionized the use of the forward pass as a quarterback for the Washington Redskins, died last night. He was 94. Baugh, who had numerous health issues, died at Fisher County Hospital in Rotan, son David Baugh said. David Baugh said...

  • Hall of Fame basketball coach Pete Newell dies at 93

    Pete Newell, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who won an NCAA championship and Olympic gold medal and later tutored some of the game's greatest big men, died Monday. He was 93. His death was confirmed by the University of California, the school Newell coached to a national title in 1959. Newell,...

  • Hickerson, Browns Hall of Famer, dies at 73

    Gene Hickerson, the Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame right guard whose blocking helped Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly and Bobby Mitchell make the shrine, died after a long illness. He was 73. Hall of Fame spokesman Joe Horrigan confirmed Hickerson's death. He said Hickerson's son, Bob, received a phone call...

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