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A sports edition Daily Goodbye today:

Loris Kessel was a Swiss race driver who piloted Ferrari grand touring machines, which are near street quality cars with significant upgrades. Throughout his racing career, Mr. Kessel, who died of Leukemia, also drove Formula 1 cars, open wheeled machines that are regarded as the top in technology and performance.

Norman Hand, 37, a ten year defensive tackle in the NFL who played for the San Diego Chargers and had 22.5 career sacks, died in his home May 14. Mr. Hand played football at Mississippi and was drafted in the 5th round to the Miami Dolphins in 1995.

In light of this past weekend's Preakness Stakes--Congratulations to Lookin' at Lucky--it is with great sadness we bid farewell to Skip Away.
Skip Away, who died at 17, won 18 of 38 races and won more than $9.6 million in purses. He was the third richest race horse behind Cigar and Curlin. In 1998, he was the Eclipse Award Horse of the Year.

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By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 17, 2010; 9:06 AM ET
Categories:  Athletes , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Auto racing, Defensive tackle, Miami Dolphins, NFL, National Football League, Norman Hand, San Diego Chargers, Sports  
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