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CALGARY, Alberta -- Norman Kwong, the first Chinese Canadian player in the Canadian Football League who later served as Albertas lieutenant governor, died Saturday. Pete Maravich Jersey . He was 86.Kwongs family said he died in his sleep at home.The China Clipper was a bruising fullback, front-office manager in the CFL and part-owner of his home-town hockey squad, the Calgary Flames.Mr. Kwong was proud to be the son of Chinese immigrants. He was an Alberta success story from an early age, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said in a statement. From his storied career in the Canadian Football League to his later co-ownership of the Calgary Flames, he was a champion on the field of play and in life.Kwong played 13 years with the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders. At 18 with the Stampeders, the Calgary-born Kwong was the youngest player to win the Grey Cup.His 1955 pursuit of the league rushing record exemplified his tenacity. Trailing Winnipegs Gerry James by 149 yards going into the last regular-season game of the year, Kwong ran for a single-game record 192 yards and set the season mark with 1,250. In the Grey Cup victory over Montreal that year, he ran for 145 yards.When Kwong retired from playing football in 1960, he held 30 CFL records and two Schenley Awards as the leagues outstanding Canadian. H was voted Canadas athlete of the year in 1955, beating out teammate Jackie Parker and hockey great Rocket Richard.He rushed for 9,022 yards in his career, the third-highest total in CFL history, won four Grey Cups and gained 1,000 yards a season five times. He was selected all-Canadian five times, voted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1969 and the Order of Canada in 1998.His 192 yards rushing in a game stood for 45 years until it was broken by Sean Millington in 1999.How many Canadians are able to earn a place in our record books, history books and in our hearts? The Honorable Normie Kwong did, CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge tweeted.He is survived by wife Mary, four sons and 10 grandchildren. Jazz Jerseys China . MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. Georges Niang Jersey . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. BIRMINGHAM, England -- Second-tier club Aston Villa has hired Steve Bruce as its fourth manager in the past year, turning to a coach with proven ability to get team promoted back to the Premier League.Villa, the European champion in 1982, is languishing in 19th place in the 24-team League Championship as it struggles to adapt to life out of the Premier League following relegation last season.Villa announced the arrival of the 55-year-old Bruce on Wednesday, without disclosing the length of his deal.Bruce has guided four teams from the Championship into the top division in his 18-year managerial career, most recently Hull last season. He resigned from his job at Hull jusst before the start of this season. Rich Kelley Jersey. With his track record, not only at leading teams to promotion from the Championship but also vast experience in the Premier League, I believe we have secured the services of an excellent manager, said Tony Xia, Villas Chinese owner.It will be a ninth managerial posting for Bruce, who was interviewed for the England job in July. One of his previous clubs was Birmingham, Villas big rival in central England.Villa visits Birmingham on Oct. 30.Bruce replaces Roberto Di Matteo, who was fired last week. ' ' ' 
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