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Diles dies at age 78

Updated: December 29, 2009, 9:52 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

DETROIT -- Former ABC-TV sports broadcaster and longtime "Prudential College Football Scoreboard Show" host Dave Diles died Saturday night at his home in Athens, Ohio. He was 78.

Detroit station WXYZ-TV said Monday that Diles had been in failing health since suffering a stroke in April. Diles was the ABC affiliate's sports director from 1961 to 1972 and 1979 to 1982.

Diles also worked for several newspapers and reported for The Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio, and Detroit from ...

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