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Longtime NFL coach dies at 85

Buddy Ryan, the countrified, colorful and controversial coach who could design a defense and find the talent to man it as well as anyone in NFL history but whose sneering disdain for what happened on the other side of the ball led to his downfall in Philadelphia, died Tuesday at 85 after a long battle with cancer.

Denison’s Super Bowl champion

Denver Broncos wide receiver and Denison native Jordan Taylor holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, 24-10, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. For more Super Bowl coverage see Page B1.

Whew! Rangers clinch AL West

ARLINGTON — The Texas Rangers’ brain trust met Sunday in the hours before the all-important regular-season finale to figure out who the heck would pitch for them in relief.

Taylor expected to make practice squad

Denison native and Rice wide receiver was cut by the Denver Broncos on Saturday as teams were forced to trim their rosters to the 53-man limit but reports later that night said Taylor was going to be part of Denver’s 10-man practice squad.