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Earl Woods

Earl Woods
Earl Dennison Woods (March 5, 1932 – May 3, 2006) was a US Army infantry officer who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a college-level baseball player and writer, but is best remembered as the father of professional golfer Tiger Woods. Woods started his son in golf at a very early age, and coached him exclusively for his first years in the sport. Woods married Barbara Gary on May 18, 1954, in Abilene, Kansas. They had three children: Earl Dennison Jr. (1955), Kevin Dale (1957), and Royce Renee (1961).Earl Jr.’s daughter Cheyenne Woods...
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Junior Seau

Junior Seau, January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012 was an American football linebacker. A ten-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He played college football at the University of Southern California and was the progenitor of the “NFL-USC linebacker”. He was drafted fifth overall by the San Diego Chargers during the 1990 NFL Draft, later played for the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, and retired from pro football in 2010. Seau was found dead in his Oceanside, California, home on May 2, 2012, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot
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Mel Turpin dead at 49

Melvin Harrison “Mel” Turpin (December 28, 1960 – July 8, 2010), was a retired American professional basketball player. A 6’11” center, Turpin attended the University of Kentucky for four seasons before being drafted as the sixth overall pick in the first round by the Washington Bullets in the 1984 NBA Draft, and immediately traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was a dominant center in college, scoring 42 points against Tennessee as a junior by making 18 of 22 shots from the field. He similarly dominated LSU as a senior, shooting 15 of 17 from the floor and five of...
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Featherstone Rovers player Gareth Swift dies in crash at 19

Rugby league player Gareth Swift has been killed in a car crash in West Yorkshire, police have confirmed. Mr Swift, 19, a hooker at Featherstone Rovers, was killed when the car he was travelling in with team-mate Charlie Tosh crashed on Saturday night. Mr Tosh, also 19, who plays for the team’s reserve side, suffered severe neck and spinal injuries, police said. Officers said Mr Tosh lost control of the car while overtaking on Wakefield Road, Normanton, on Saturday night. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the Volkswagen Polo the pair were travelling in had been overtaking at speed while...
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Arthur Mercante, referee of first Ali-Frazier fight has died at 90

Hall of Fame Boxing Referee, Arthur Mercante Sr. (1920 – April 10, 2010) was a retired international boxing referee. His career lasted from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. He was the referee for many bouts, including the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight on March 8, 1971. Mercante served in the Navy during World War II and his commanding officer was heavyweight champion Gene Tunney. Mercante’s son also became a noted referee. His refereeing career began professionally in 1954 and ended in 2001 at the age of 81. In 1995 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in...
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