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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    How is anyone dying over 70 news or worth taking note of ?

    Xxx xxx died age 80. Yeah no shit. Wow
    Awwww look, the silly little drunk is trying to get a rise again. Has anyone told you you're shit at it?

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    A big name from my part of the world...


    David Bryant: Winner of multiple world bowls titles dies aged 88





    David Bryant, the winner of multiple Commonwealth gold medals and world titles, has died aged 88.

    The Englishman won six world singles titles - three outdoor and three indoor - while four of his five Commonwealth golds were in singles competition.

    He also formed a formidable partnership with Tony Allcock, with whom he won six world indoor pairs titles.

    David Tucker, chair of the Bowls England board, described Bryant as "an icon for many decades".


    David Bryant: Winner of multiple world bowls titles dies aged 88 - BBC Sport

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    a great bowler,he might even been the greatest ever,and his playing partner is not bad either.

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    David Capel
    Cricketing all-rounder who was loyal to Northamptonshire and made 15 Test appearances for England.

    Capel, who has died aged 57 of a brain tumour, never quite established himself as the next Botham. However, he remained all his life one of the best-loved figures in English cricket.
    Spectators enjoyed his commitment: he could get theatrically cross in adversity. His colleagues appreciated his skills, integrity and good nature.
    Above all, he was a local hero: he spent his whole career with Northamptonshire, a team that imports most of their players.
    But he was truly their own, and when he made his Test debut in 1987 was the first player born in the county to be capped in 77 years.
    He had an unbroken association with the club from his second XI debut as a 16-year-old in 1979 until he was sacked after six years as head coach in 2012.
    As in football, coaches now come and go, but this was like Lear banishing Cordelia.


    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/sep/04/david-capel-obituary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy As Larry View Post
    David Capel
    Cricketing all-rounder who was loyal to Northamptonshire and made 15 Test appearances for England.
    "He walked to the crease when England were at 31 for 5 and scored a fifty against Imran Khan and Wasim Akram. He eventually top scored in England's first innings total of 136 with 53 off 161 balls."
    Not a bad debut.

    RIP

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    Had the heart of a lion, but Hagler cut him up badly and that was the end of his career pretty well.

    Met him in a pub in Crawley back in the 80's, I think he had a bar restaurant there somewhere. Nice chap.

    Alan Minter: British boxing legend dies aged 69


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    British boxing legend Alan Minter has died aged 69.


    Minter was a 1972 Olympic bronze medallist then, as a professional, became the world middleweight champion in 1980.

    That crowning glory of the world title came when Minter had already claimed British and European titles.


    But it was controversial - it was his Las Vegas debut and a disputed points win over Vito Antuofermo led to a rematch. Second time around, Minter forced his opponent to retire.

    Minter was beaten in three rounds at Wembley Arena by Marvin Hagler, who would go on to become one of the greatest middleweights ever.


    'Boom Boom' Minter called a halt to his career in 1981 with a 39-9 record.


    He died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.
    Alan Minter: British boxing legend dies aged 69 | Boxing News | Sky Sports
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    Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones passes away



    Dean Jones played 52 Tests and scored 3631 runs including 11 centuries, and featured in 164 One-Dayers, racking up 6063 runs, seven centuries and 46 fifties.

    Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai - Sportstar

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    Sad news.



    RIP
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