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Legendary sportscaster George Michael dies at 70

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Famed sportscaster George Michael, who paved the way for sports-highlight shows like "SportsCenter" died Thursday morning, according to a statement issued by his former employer, WRC-TV.

The 70-year-old Michael is best known for "The George Michael Sports Machine," a trendsetting show that ran from 1984-2007. Based out of Washington, D.C.,. he worked at the NBC affiliate from 1980 to 2007.

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George Michael was a great DJ on WABC 77 radio back in the 70's. He also called Islander games on WOR-TV. His "Sports Machine" Show was the forerunner to ESPN. He always had great energy and enthusiasm on the air. A great broadcast talent.

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