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Remembering Sportswriter And NPR Commentator Frank Deford

Frank Deford, pictured here in New York City in 1991, died Sunday at the age of 78. (Susan Ragan/AP)
Frank Deford, pictured here in New York City in 1991, died Sunday at the age of 78. (Susan Ragan/AP)

Frank Deford, the longtime sportswriter for Sports Illustrated, died Sunday at his home in Key West, Florida. He was 78. Deford was known to millions for weekly commentaries he delivered on NPR’s Morning Edition for 37 years. His last commentary for NPR was on May 3.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young hears from NPR’s Tom Goldman (@TomGoldmanNPR).

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