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• Arnold Palmer, who in many ways redefined the game of professional play with a muscular, aggressive, American style of play that made him one of the most recognizable and popular sports figures of the 20th century, passed away over the weekend. He was 87.

Between 1958 through 1964, Palmer won seven major titles - four Masters, one United States Open and two British Opens. he is fifth in all-time PGA tour victories with 62, behind just Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan, and he won 93 tournaments in his career.

• Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who at 24 was considered one of the game's brightest young stars, was killed early Sunday morning in a motorboat accident. In addition to being a pitcher of extraordinary talent who was hugely popular in Florida, Fernandez had a compelling backstory - he was born in Cuba and he tried to defect three times (and was jailed as a teenager for his efforts) until finally succeeding the fourth time. And, during that successful trip, he actually leapt into the water and saved his mother from drowning.
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