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LUCKMAN DIES AT 81: Hall of Fame quarterback Sid Luckman once said he wanted three sentences on his tombstone: "He had it all. He did it all. He loved it all."

Luckman, who led the Chicago Bears to four NFL championships in the 1940s, died Sunday at Aventura Hospital in North Miami Beach, Fla. He was 81. Family members told the Chicago Tribune that Luckman died of a heart attack.


MILLER TOYOTA WINS: Larry H. Miller Toyota's men's major fastpitch team won nine straight games, including the 39th Annual Seattle Invitational Championship Sunday at Hidden Valley Park in Bellevue, Wash. Miller Toyota (43-8) dumped the Seattle Slade Group, 7-1, to capture its first ever Seattle Invitational Championship.

Auto racing

DIEHARD 250: At West Allis, Wis., Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured the DieHard 250 Sunday at The Milwaukee Mile, his third NASCAR Busch Series title of the year. Earnhardt, who led 208 of the 250 laps on his way to pocketing $39,625 for the victory, was rarely challenged during the day.