10 prominent sports deaths in 2013

Ten prominent sports deaths in 2013:

-Jerry Buss, 80 - Flamboyant Lakers owner who shepherded team from Showtime to Kobe Bryant era.

-Emile Griffith, 75 - Elegant boxing champion who was shadowed by his fatal beating of Benny Paret.

-Deacon Jones, 74 - Leader of the Rams' Fearsome Foursome unit and the original sackmaster.

-Stan Musial, 92 - Cardinals' peerless left-handed hitter who won three MVPs, seven batting crowns.

-Ken Norton, 70 - Heavyweight champion who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973 and broke his jaw.

-Bill Sharman, 87 - Hall of Famer as player and coach and link between the Celtics-Lakers rivalry.

-Pat Summerall, 82 - NFL kicker turned broadcaster, whose soothing work in booth became a TV fixture.

-Ken Venturi, 82 - Won 1964 U.S. Open despite dehydration and worked as CBS golf analyst for 35 years.

-Earl Weaver, 82 - Shrewd, pugnacious manager who railed at umpires, took Orioles to four World Series.

-Michael Weiner, 51 - Eased baseball labor relations as successor to Donald Fehr as union leader.

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