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Hank Goldberg, longtime ESPN sports handicapper, dies at age 82

Hank Goldberg, a longtime NFL reporter and ESPN disability expert, died Monday at his Las Vegas home, according to his family.

Goldberg, who turned 82 on Monday, had been undergoing treatment for chronic kidney disease in recent years, ESPN reported.

Goldberg, better known as “Hammering Hank,” started on ESPN in 1993 and has appeared on NFL Countdown and ESPN Radio, and has also contributed to coverage of the horse racing network, particularly the Triple Crown races. He last appeared on ESPN in May, giving a phone interview from the Kentucky Derby.

Goldberg began his career in the 1970s as an assistant to the famous guitarist Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder. He then became widely popular in Miami as a local radio and television host before becoming a radio analyst for the Miami Dolphins.

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