Arnold Palmer, the golf great whose charisma and common touch drew a legion of fans known as "Arnie's Army" and propelled the game into the mainstream, died Sunday at the age of 87. Palmer's longtime assistant Doc Griffin confirmed the player known as "The King" had died at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital. No cause of death was immediately given, although the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported he had undergone cardiac tests.
The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, holding the Panthers scoreless for 50 minutes in a 22-10 NFL victory in Charlotte, where the contest went off without incident despite unrest in recent days. Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford authored three second-half scoring drives and the Minnesota's defence sacked Newton eight times and intercepted him three times. At 1-2 the Panthers have lost one more game than they lost in all of the 2015 regular season.
By Eric Beech and Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game at the dawn of the age of televised sport, died of heart complications on Sunday. Palmer, a charismatic figure popularly known as 'The King' who accumulated 62 career victories on the PGA Tour including seven major championships, died at UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, near his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. "Today marks the passing of an era," Alastair Johnston, his long-time agent, said in a statement.