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Former pitcher Harry Gumbert, who played for four National League teams in a 15-year big-league career, died in Wimberley, Texas, at age 85… . Ex-Chicago Cubs reliever Don Elston, who won 49 games and saved 63 in eight seasons, died Monday in Evanston, Ill. … The Rev. Robert Sunderland, the athletic director who helped University of San Francisco restore its basketball program in the mid-1980s, succumbed to cancer in San Francisco.

Florida linebackers Darren Hambrick and Anthony Riggins, who fought during a team meal two nights before the Sugar Bowl, have been dismissed from the squad by coach Steve Spurrier… . Bob Wilson, the radio voice of the Boston Bruins for 28 seasons, retired, ending a career that earned him a berth in the Hockey Hall of Fame… . Montana State senior guard Kwesi Coleman has been selected as the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball player of the week for games during the final two weeks of last year… . The Turf Publicists of America named Jimmy Croll, the owner-trainer of Holy Bull, their Big Sport of Turfdom for 1994… Ralph J. Nolan, 81, a championship former basketball coach and athletic director at St. Benedict’s College - now Benedictine - died in Atchison, Kan. The NAIA Hall of Fame member retired in 1973.

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