The Associated Press
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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