R.I.P.

Sportswriter Frank Deford Dies at 78

Frank Deford—the longtime sportswriter, novelist, and commentator—has died at the age of 78 in Florida, his family confirmed to the Washington Post. Deford, who began his career at Sports Illustrated in 1962, recently retired. He made his mark on the industry with more than a dozen books, in addition to projects on TV and radio over his lengthy career.