Sports world reacts to death of 'national treasure' Betty White

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Just a few weeks away from her 100th birthday, legendary actress Betty White died Friday at the age of 99, her agent confirmed to People on Friday.

A cultural icon, White's career spanned nine decades and she was best known for her roles in "Golden Girls" (1985-1992) and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1973-1977).

White would have turned 100 on Jan. 17 and has received an outpouring of love from all over the world since the news of her passing broke Friday.

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Here's how athletes and those in the sports world are reacting to White's death:

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