Longtime sports broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at 82

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CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus is among the many prominent figures in sports and media paying tribute to sportscaster Dick Enberg, who died Thursday at the age of 82.

His daughter said the family believes Enberg died of a heart attack but was awaiting official word. He earned an abundance of awards, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is the only person to win Emmy Awards as a sportscaster, a writer and a producer. He retired in 2016 after calling games for the San Diego Padres for seven years. "He had my respect, admiration and my friendship. Oh, my. So it's been a good friend of mine that I've used when I can't think of anything else to say".

Enberg retired in October 2016 after a 60-year career - and countless calls of "Oh my!" in describing a play that almost defied description.

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"Kindest, most proactive possible treatment of newcomers in this business, for the length of his career", broadcaster Keith Olbermann said of Enberg on Twitter. He is survived by his wife, five children and three grandchildren.

Padres owners Ron Fowler and Peter Seidler said: "Dick was an institution in the industry for 60 years and we were lucky enough to have his iconic voice behind the microphone for Padres games for almost a decade".

He went on to do work for CBS Sports and ESPN, with his voice commonly associated with the National Football League and college basketball games, as well as the all-grass tennis tournament in England. He called UCLA Bruins basketball games during their string of NCAA titles in the '60s and '70s, led by Coach John Wooden. While working in the news station, he said the most historically important sports event he covered was "The Game of the Century", where Houston beat Bruins' in a 1968 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) basketball match, breaking the latter's winning streak, according to Article Bio. Enberg called 10 Super Bowls and is a recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That was just the booster rocket that sent it even higher. UCLA, unbeaten; Houston, unbeaten. "That became a monumental event", he added.

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