Houston Chronicle

Taylor, former Kansas City, Prairie View star, dies at 80


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Otis Taylor, the longtime Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver who along with quarterbac­k Len Dawson formed one of the NFL’s dynamic duos, died Thursday after more than a decade of health problems. He was 80.

Taylor’s family, who had been caring for him as he dealt with Parkinson’s disease and dementia, confirmed that he had passed away.

Taylor spent all 10-plus years of his career in Kansas City, where he was a fourth-round pick out of Prairie View A&M in the 1965 AFL draft. The Houston native and Worthing High product finished his career with 7,306 yards and 57 touchdown catches.

Taylor is perhaps best remembered for the 46yard touchdown catch in the 1970 Super Bowl victory over the Vikings.


Rahm pulls out of TPC due to bug

Jon Rahm withdrew from The Players Championsh­ip on Friday because of a stomach illness, leaving the strongest field of the year without its No. 1 player.

The second round was suspended with half the field unable to finish the round because of a storms. Christiaan Bezuidenho­ut of South Africa and Adam Svensson of Canada shared the lead at 8-under par,


BASKETBALL Miles indicted on murder charges

Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles has been indicted by a grand jury on capital murder charges for the January shooting death of a 23-year-old woman, his lawyer confirmed.

Michael Davis, also charged in the shooting death of 23-year-old Jamea Harris, was also indicted.


Injury sidelines Yankees’ Bader

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Harrison Bader has an oblique issue. The injury puts Bader’s availabili­ty for opening day in doubt.

The Yankees have said pitchers Carlos Rodón, Frankie Montas, Tommy Kahle and Lou Trivino wouldn’t be ready for the March 30 opener.


Shiffrin secures record-tying win

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her record-tying 86th World Cup race Friday with victory in a giant slalom at Are, Sweden.

Shiffrin’s win matched the overall record set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark 34 years ago.


McKeown sets backstroke mark

Three-time Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown broke the world record in the 200-meter backstroke at the New South Wales State Open swim championsh­ips.

McKeown finished in 2 minutes, 03.14 seconds, taking 0.21 seconds off American Regan Smith’s 2019 mark.

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