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Of complications from prostate cancer, at age 80, halfback Glenn Davis, who led Army to three national championships and won the Heisman Trophy in 1946. Half of football's most famous backfield--he was "Mr. Outside" to fullback Doc Blanchard's "Mr. Inside"--Davis scored 59 touchdowns and averaged 8.3 yards per carry in his career, during which Army went 34-2-2. After his hitch in the service Davis played two seasons for the Rams but was slowed by injuries. "Glenn was probably the fastest man in a football suit in 1945 and 1946," said Blanchard, the Heisman winner in '45. "He was a complete back. He was strong and had great balance and quickness. He was just a terrific runner."

Marshall football coach Bob Pruett, who led the school into Division I-A and became the most successful coach in the history of the Mid-American Conference. In nine years at his alma mater Pruett, 61, went 94-23, coached in six bowl games and won five conference titles. His first team went 15-0 and won the 1996 I-AA championship, and his 1999 team finished the season 13-0 and ranked No. 10 in Division I-A. "It's not about winning and losing," Pruett said in announcing his decision to retire. "It's not about money. It's not about anything I didn't get. It's just time."

From international chess, Garry Kasparov, 41, who will now work to oust Russian president Vladimir Putin. Kasparov, who became the youngest world champion, in 1985, and dominated the sport for the last two decades, is chairman of Committee 2008, a liberal group that hopes to force Putin to resign when his term as president ends in three years. "In chess I have done all I could and even more," said Kasparov, who was born in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. "Now I intend to use my intellect and strategic thinking in Russian politics."

By Florida sophomore Kerron Clement, Michael Johnson's 10-year-old world record in the indoor 400 meters. Clement won the NCAA title last Saturday in 44.57 seconds, .06 of a second faster than Johnson's time. The native of Trinidad and Tobago (he became a U.S. citizen last summer) is just 19--and the 400 isn't even his specialty. He won the NCAA outdoor championship in the 400-meter hurdles. "We were talking about that last week," Florida coach Mike Holloway said. "He said, 'You know coach, I'm a hurdler. That's what I want to do. I like the 400, I love the 400 hurdles.'"

At Lost Creek Farm in Lexington, a white thoroughbred filly. Caramel (left), sired by the chestnut Trust N Luck out of the chocolate-colored Deebrand, is only the 30th white thoroughbred foal born since 1896. (Approximately 30,000 thoroughbreds are registered each year.) "When it first happened, we didn't know what to believe," said owner Nancy Mazzoni. "We couldn't honestly believe that she could be legitimate."