Richard Goldstein

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Maury Wills, Master of the Stolen Base, Is Dead at 89

His speed (and his bat) helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win four pennants and three championships. He was voted the National League’s M.V.P. in 1962.Maury Wills, the star Los Angeles Dodger shortstop...

Earnie Shavers, Hard-Punching Heavyweight, Is Dead at 78

He won 68 bouts by knockout and fought some of the biggest names in boxing. He lasted 15 rounds against Muhammad Ali. But he never won a championship.Earnie Shavers, who was regarded...

Len Dawson, Who Took Kansas City to a Championship, Dies at 87

After seeing little action for five seasons, he emerged as a star of the fledgling A.F.L. and one of the best quarterbacks in pro football.Len Dawson, the Hall of Fame quarterback who...

Tom Weiskopf, British Open Winner and Golf Course Designer, Dies at 79

A four-time runner-up at the Masters, he won 16 PGA Tour events starting in the late 1960s and later became a television commentator.Tom Weiskopf, who won 16 PGA Tour events, most notably...

Vin Scully, Voice of the Dodgers for 67 Years, Dies at 94

The team has had many great players since World War II, but it was Mr. Scully, a gifted storyteller and a master of the graceful phrase, who became the enduring face of...

Bill Russell, Celtics Center Who Transformed Pro Basketball, Dies at 88

A Hall of Famer who led the Celtics to 11 championships, he was “the single most devastating force in the history of the game,” his coach Red Auerbach said.Bill Russell, whose defensive...

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