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Legendary UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams retires after 33 seasons

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One of college basketball's all-time coaching greats is calling it a career. Roy Williams, who led North Carolina to three national championships and guided UNC and Kansas to nine Final Fours, is retiring after 33 s...

Legendary football coach Howard Schnellenberger dies at 87

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Howard Schnellenberger, the legendary football coach who led the University of Miami Hurricanes to national prominence after winning the school's first national title, has died. Schnellenberger passed away on Saturd...

Carole King’s legendary ‘Tapestry’ turns 50

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Carole King's hit album "Tapestry" is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The album, released in 1971, won Grammy Awards for album of the year and best pop vocal performance, among numerous other acknowledgments. Kin...

Marty Schottenheimer, legendary NFL head coach, dies at 77

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Marty Schottenheimer, a former NFL coach who led four teams to 200 regular season victories over more than two decades, has died. He was 77. He passed away from Alzheimer's disease, according to ESPN. "Marty will...

Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87

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Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87. His son, Chance, confirmed King's death Saturday morning. K...

Tommy Lasorda, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager, has died

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Tommy Lasorda, who spent seven decades in the Dodgers organization -- first as a player and then in Los Angeles as a two-time World Series winning manager -- has died. He was 93. Lasorda had a sudden cardiopulmonar...

Armando Manzanero, legendary Mexican singer and composer, dead at 85

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Mexican composer and singer Armando Manzanero died Monday morning after battling Covid-19 for weeks. Manzanero, who was 85, died at a hospital in Mexico City, Mexico's Society for Authors and Composers confirmed to ...

Hal Ketchum, legendary country music artist, dies at 67 after battle with dementia

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Country music singer Hal Ketchum passed away at the age of 67 on Monday night due to complications from dementia, his wife said. "With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night a...

Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized

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Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized in California. The Dodgers said that the 93-year-old Hall of Famer is in intensive care and is resting comfortably in a hospital in Orange Coun...

Kapil Dev, legendary Indian cricketer, hospitalized after heart attack

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New Delhi Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev is recovering in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) after suffering a heart attack, a spokesperson for the New Delhi hospital treating him said Friday. The 62-year-old...

The legendary Mel Brooks takes to social media to share his support of Joe Biden

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Comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks has never made a political video, until 2020. Brooks' son Max posted an endorsement message from his father to his Twitter account Wednesday. "My father, @MelBrooks, is 94. He has...

Legendary NHL broadcaster Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick announces his retirement

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After 47 years, Mike "Doc" Emrick, is stepping away from the broadcasting booth. Emrick, 74, has served as the lead play-by-play voice for the NHL on NBC for the last 15 years and is considered the preeminent voice ...

Iran’s legendary classical singer and composer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian dies

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Iranians around the world flooded their social media accounts with tributes, songs and poetry dedicated to legendary Iranian singer and composer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, who died from complications due to a long sta...

Legendary pitcher Bob Gibson dies at 84

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Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson, known for his inspiring competitiveness and forceful determination, died Friday at the age of 84, St. Louis Cardinals confirmed to CNN. Gibson announced last year he had pa...

Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully on the current state of baseball and his plan to auction off mementos

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Vin Scully is a legend in Southern California, where for nearly seven decades he served as the official announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Like a lot of baseball fans, I grew up listening to Scully call the pla...

Trump announces legendary football coach Lou Holtz to receive Medal of Freedom

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Washington President Donald Trump on Friday announced he will award the Medal of Freedom to legendary college football coach and supporter Lou Holtz. "There's a man that's an incredible leader, Lou Holtz. I've known ...