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Keith Jackson, folksy voice of college football, dies at 89

Keith Jackson, the folksy voice of college football who for decades weaved backwoods wit through Saturday afternoon ABC broadcasts, has died. He was 89. Jackson died Friday night, according to media reports. In a 52-year broadcasting career, Jackson covered a wide-ranging array of sports for radio...
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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:10:00 +0100
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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 04:05:00 +0100
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U.S. safety board opens investigation into second Tesla Autopilot crash
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:50:00 +0100
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Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham thrilled to get past rough patch
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:50:00 +0100
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