In this June 12, 1991, file photo, Frank Deford, editor and publisher of The National Sports Daily, holds a proof of the final front page of the newspaper after a news conference at the paper’s offices in New York. Deford died Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Key West, Florida, his family confirmed. He was 78.
In this June 12, 1991, file photo, Frank Deford, editor and publisher of The National Sports Daily, holds a proof of the final front page of the newspaper after a news conference at the paper’s offices in New York. Deford died Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Key West, Florida, his family confirmed. He was 78. Susan Ragan AP
In this June 12, 1991, file photo, Frank Deford, editor and publisher of The National Sports Daily, holds a proof of the final front page of the newspaper after a news conference at the paper’s offices in New York. Deford died Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Key West, Florida, his family confirmed. He was 78. Susan Ragan AP

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