TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Malcolm Glazer, the self-made billionaire who owned the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and English soccer’s Manchester United, has died. He was 85.
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The reclusive Palm Beach businessman had been in failing health since April 2006 when a pair of strokes left him with impaired speech and limited mobility in his right arm and leg.READ MORE: Miami Beach’s Deauville Hotel, made famous by the Beatles, poised for a comeback
Glazer’s unobtrusive management style helped transform the Bucs from a laughingstock into a model franchise that in 2003 won the Super Bowl 48-21 over the Oakland Raiders. He raised his profile with a $1.47 billion takeover of Manchester United that was bitterly opposed by fans of one of the world’s richest soccer clubs in 2005.
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