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Jeannie Morris, Trailblazing Chicago Sportscaster, Dies at 85

Jeannie Morris, Trailblazing Chicago Sportscaster, Dies at 85

Jeannie Morris, Trailblazing Chicago Sportscaster, Dies at 85 Jeannie Morris, Trailblazing Chicago Sportscaster, Dies at 85 The marriage ended in divorce, and in 1960 she wed Johnny Morris, a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, whom she had also met on the Santa Barbara campus. Ms. Morris’s first break in sports came after her husband retired from the Bears in …

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Kurt Thomas, Trailblazing Champion Gymnast, Dies at 64

Kurt Thomas, Trailblazing Champion Gymnast, Dies at 64

Kurt Thomas, Trailblazing Champion Gymnast, Dies at 64 Kurt Thomas, Trailblazing Champion Gymnast, Dies at 64 Kurt Thomas, who became the first American to win a world championship event in men’s gymnastics when he captured gold in the floor exercise at Strasbourg, France, in 1978, died on Friday. He was 64. Thomas’s wife, Rebecca, who owned and operated a gymnastics …

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Phyllis George, Trailblazing Sportscaster, Is Dead at 70

Phyllis George, Trailblazing Sportscaster, Is Dead at 70

Phyllis George, Trailblazing Sportscaster, Is Dead at 70 Phyllis George, Trailblazing Sportscaster, Is Dead at 70 Phyllis George, who achieved one level of fame as Miss America 1971 and another four years later when CBS hired her as a member of the otherwise all-male cast of “The NFL Today,” died on Thursday in Lexington, Ky. She was 70. Her family …

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