Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported.
The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pa. He was 95.
Whitaker, a Philadelphia native who was wounded on Omaha Beach three days after the D-Day Invasion, began his broadcast career at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and worked 22 years for CBS Sports. He worked for ABC from 1982 in the news and sports divisions and was part of the network's Olympics coverage in 1984 and 1988.
Whitaker had been the only living play-by-play announcer from the first 21 Super Bowls.
CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said Whitaker's writing and presence on air were unmatched.
"His unique perspective on sports ranging from horse racing to golf to NFL football was extraordinary," McManus said.
Power wins IndyCar race at Pocono
Will Power won a shortened race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., the 13th consecutive season he's won an IndyCar race. The race was called with 72 laps left because of severe weather.
Scott Dixon was second and Simon Pagenaud third.
The race's first lap included a five-car crash that sent driver Felix Rosenqvist to a hospital. He was cleared, but the incident was typical of Pocono's history of bad crashes. The circuit won't race there next season.
Georgia Tech player rallies to win final
Andy Ogletree, in danger of being blown out of the U.S. Amateur final, kept his poise and came back to win, rallying past John Augenstein 2 and 1 in Pinehurst, N.C.
Ogletree was 4 down early in the morning round of the 36-hole final but won four of the final seven holes in the afternoon round.
The match involved two 21-year-old college players. Ogletree plays for Georgia Tech, Augenstein for Vanderbilt.
Keys off to Open with victory in hand
Madison Keys heads to New York for the U.S. Open on an upswing after rallying past Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (5) to win in the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio.
It was her second title of the season and the biggest of her career, and she'll rise to 10th in the world. Qualifying for the Open begins Monday.
Mystics set record with 18 threes
Washington broke the WNBA record by making 18 three-point shots in a 107-68 victory over visiting Indiana.
The Mystics (20-7) also scored the most points in a WNBA game this season. They broke the three-pointer record of 17 set by Seattle last year against Las Vegas.
AROUND THE HORN
Minnesota Scene: Chris Baker went 4-for-6 with five RBI and Jabari Henry hit a three-run homer to lead the Saints to a 17-5 victory over the Winnipeg Goldeyes in Winnipeg. The Saints had 21 hits and had two six-run innings.
Soccer: Leipzig beat Union Berlin 4-0 in Berlin in Union's first game in the Bundesliga. The game began with fans silent for 15 minutes in protest of Leipzig's funding by Red Bull.