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Very sad news about AP sport writer Robert Millward

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Double Down, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    One of my Associated Press friends just put on his Facebook that he died today while covering the World Cup. Couple Twitter posts are saying the same thing.

    He was only 58 years old.
  2. Re: Very sad news about AP soccer/golf writer Robert Millward

    Bob was truly a great human being and superb writer, particularly football.
  3. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Geez. R.I.P, Rob. I did not know the guy, but his work was outstanding.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    RIP. Enjoyed his work as well.
  5. His Saturday European roundups were a must-read for soccer fanatics (like yours truly). RIP, Robert.
  6. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    A loss to soccer lovers everywhere, and to soccer writing.

  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    St. Peter needed someone to staff Heaven's friendly against Valhalla FC.

  8. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Not making light of this at all, just an observation: Between Millward's death and Peter King losing his brother, it's been a rough month for World Cup scribes. And I think Deadspin's correspondent got pickpocketed (not that that's nearly as bad).
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I hope whenver I go, It can be doing something that I love to do.
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Tough news.
    RIP Robert Millward
  11. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Obit said Mr. Millward covered 52 sports.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting one or two, but I was only able to count 25 on my own bucket list -- and I had to differentiate between indoor and outdoor track just to reach that.

    Anyone in the 40-plus club?

    (edited to change to 25 sports)
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I'm in the mid 20s including things like triathlon, fencing and curling. Can't image how one would get to 40, unless one is counting the same sports at different levels (ie, high school football, college football).
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