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Richard Alan Enberg
(January 9, 1935 – December 21, 2017)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dick Enberg, the longtime sportscaster who got his big
break with UCLA basketball and went on to call Super Bowls, Olympics, Final
Fours and Angels and Padres baseball games, died Thursday.

Engberg’s daughter, Nicole, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She
said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston
on Thursday, and that he was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighborhood, with his bags packed.

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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

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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Jeff’s 6th grade photo.

Jeff Gordon high school yearbook, 1989.

Jeffery Michael
"Jeff" Gordon was born in Vallejo, California

Jef Gordon is a semi-retired professional stock car racing driver
and currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR. He formerly drove
the No. 24 Chevrolet
for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full-time
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons between 1993 and 2015,
and currently serves as a substitute driver for
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Gordon won his first of many WInston Cup Championships in
1995 and his first Daytona 500 in 1997 becoming one of the
most successful race car drivers in the history of the sport.

He began racing quarter midgets when he was five and when
he got to his teens, his family believed in him enough to move
from California to Indiana to help further his racing career.

He is the first driver to reach $100 million in career earnings
in the Cup series.

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