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Cubs 2B Beckert dies…Golfer Sanders passes away…F1 standout Moss dies…Dalglish back home

CHICAGO (AP) — Four-time All-Star second baseman Glenn Beckert has died of natural causes at age 79, according to his family. Beckert teamed with shortstop Don Kessinger for his entire nine-year Cubs career to form one of the best double-play combinations in baseball. Beckert compiled a .283 average in an 11-year career that began with the 1965 Cubs and ended with the 1975 Padres.

UNDATED (AP) — Golf showman Doug Sanders has died at age 86, the PGA Tour confirmed through a text from Sanders’ ex-wife, Scotty. His best year was in 1961 when he won five times and finished third on the PGA Tour money list. But he is best known for four runner-up finishes in the majors, the most memorable at St. Andrews in the 1970 British Open. Needing to sink a 3-foot par putt on the final hole to beat Jack Nicklaus, Sanders muffed it before losing to Nicklaus in a playoff the following day.

LONDON (AP) — Formula One great Stirling Moss has died following a long illness. Moss won 16 of his 66 F1 starts and was affectionately known as “Mr. Motor Racing” while possessing a fearless and often reckless attitude. That took a toll on his slight body and his career ended at age 31 after a horrific crash. He said, “If you’re not trying to win at all costs, what on earth are you doing there?”

UNDATED (AP) — Former British soccer star Kenny Dalglish has returned home after being hospitalized for the coronavirus. The 69-year-old former Celtic, Scotland and Liverpool forward was hospitalized on Wednesday for treatment on gallstones and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 despite not showing symptoms. Dalglish has gone into self-isolation at home and urged the public to do everything possible to slow the spread of the virus.

LONDON (AP) — Former Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Bonetti has died at 78 following a long-term illness, according to the team. Bonetti made seven World Cup appearances for England, including in the 1970 final. He kept 208 clean sheets in 729 appearances for Chelsea over two spells from 1960-75 and 1977-79. Only Ron Harris, with 795, has made more appearances for the club.

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