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Volume 24 No. 113
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People We'll Miss: Significant Deaths In Sports Business This Year

Here is a list of some of the sports luminaries who died this year:

Former Sharks and Cavaliers Owner George Gund III (Jan. 15)

Lakers Owner Jerry Buss (Feb. 18)

Former ABC Sports Senior VP/Programming Loren Matthews (Mar. 22)

Former Univ. of Alabama AD Mal Moore (Mar. 30)

Homestead-Miami Speedway Founder Ralph Sanchez (Apr. 1)

Former Patriots coach and GM Chuck Fairbanks (Apr. 2)

Former Hawks GM and NBA scout Marty Blake (Apr. 7)

Former NFLer and CBS/Fox announcer Pat Summerall (Apr. 16)

Sports attorney George Gallantz (Apr. 24)

ATP Exec Chair & President Brad Drewett (May 3)

Royals Dir of Broadcast Services & Royals Alumni Fred White (May 15)

Former pro golfer and CBS analyst Ken Venturi (May 17)

Former MLB Umpires Association Exec Dir Richie Phillips (May 31)

NHL player agent Don Baizley (Jun. 27)

Pro Football HOFer Art Donovan (Aug .4)

Former Eagles Owner Jerry Wolman (Aug. 6)

Former USGA President William Campbell (Aug. 30)

CFL Calgary Stampeders Owner Sig Gutsche (Sept. 14)

Mariners Owner Hiroshi Yamauchi (Sept. 19)

Former Oilers coach and GM Bum Phillips (Oct. 18)

Titans Owner Bud Adams (Oct. 21)

Atlanta Motor Speedway PR Dir Marcy Scott (Nov. 1)

Former NFL Panthers President Mike McCormack (Nov. 15)

Former LSU AD and college basketball analyst Joe Dean (Nov. 17)

MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner (Nov. 21)