Archive for August 10th, 2016

SPORTS BROADCASTER HAS DIED AT 61


John Peterson Saunders (February 2, 1955 – August 10, 2016)

(AP) – ESPN announced today that sportscaster John Saunders, who has
hosted "The Sports Reporters" for the last 15 years, has died. A cause of
death was not announced.

Saunders joined ESPN in 1986. He did play-by-play on various sports, 
hosted NHL Stanley Cup Final coverage and World Series coverage
and hosted studio shows for baseball, college football and college
basketball.

Saunders took over as host of "The Sports Reporters," a Sunday
morning staple of ESPN programming, after Dick Schaap died in
2001. Saunders played the role of calm traffic cop on the panel
show that features three sports journalists volleying opinions on
the top sports news of the day.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1928


Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds with daughter Carrie Fisher.


Edwin Jack "Eddie" Fisher
(August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010)

Eddie Fisher sold millions of records and released seventeen
top ten singles in the 1950s, including "Wish You Were Here"
and "Oh! My Pa-Pa." He started competing in amateur singing
contests as a teenager. Fisher was drafted into the U.S. Army
in 1951. Eddy Fisher was married five times. His wives included
Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, and Connie Stevens.

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