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Billy Casper passes away

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Golf legend, Billy Casper, passed away Saturday at the age of 83.

Casper played alongside Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player, however he never did reach their popularity.

He was able to win 51 times on the PGA Tour including three majors. He happens to be seven on the all-time wins list.

Casper became a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978.

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Charlie Sifford dead at 92

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The first African- American PGA Tour member, Charlie Sifford, died Tuesday night.

He was known as the Jackie Robinson of golf because he was a pioneer for blacks who wanted to play golf. Because he was not allowed to play on the tour, he and other African- Americans organized their own tournaments.

In 1961, he became a member of the tour. The only two wins he has came at the Greater Hartford Open Invitational in 1967 and the Los Angeles Open in 1969. The Suntree Classic and the PGA Seniors’ Championship were the only wins Sifford had on the Champions Tour.

He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004 and awarded him the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Stuart Scott Remembered

On Sunday, the world said goodbye to arguably the most charismatic sports anchor to ever live, Stuart Scott. He was the guy who revolutionized the sports anchor desk. Because of Scott, none of minded watching a SportsCenter rerun for the fourth time. He made sports hip and funny.

Personally speaking, Stuart was my favorite because he was the most different and the most relatable. His phrases made broadcasts more interesting. No one cared about a Royals/Orioles game, but when Scott said, “the Lord said you got to rise up.” you listened and you felt more emotionally invested in that game. Not everyone can do that.

As a kid of the 90’s, he is what excited me about athletics. Could anyone talk about Pookie and ReyRey in the middle of a show and make it seem so effortless?

Will there ever be another Stuart Scott? No, but there will be a lot of imitators

The UNC graduate, 49, will be remembered for making broadcasting and life as cool as the other side of the pillow and not for beating cancer.

Last year, Scott received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.

Thank you, Stuart. Boo-yah!

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Joe Cocker Dead at 70

Joe Cocker died of lung cancer on December 22 at the age of 70. He will be remembered for soulful and deep meaning songs. Tunes like “You Are So Beautiful”, “Feelin’ Alright”, and “Up Where We Belong” are all classics. In 1968, Cocker remade the Beatles song, “A Little Help from My Friends”. Cocker’s version went on to become number one in the U.K.

In 1969, Cocker performed at Woodstock along with Sly the Family Stone, Santana, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and many others. Rolling Stone listed Woodstock as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.

Joe Cocker will be remembered!

With A Little Help from My Friends

Feelin’ Alright

You Are So Beautiful

Up Where We Belong