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James Alexander Gordon dies aged 78

The man who voiced the classified football results on BBC radio for 40 years has died aged 78, according to the BBC.

James Alexander Gordon, "was an iconic radio voice, who turned the classified football results on BBC radio into a national institution," said Richard Burgess, head of BBC Radio Sport.

Gordon, popularly known by his initials as JAG, joined the BBC in 1972 and went on to become one of the most recognisable voices on radio, reading the results first on Radio 2 and then Radio 5 Live.

He retired in 2013 following throat surgery after he was diagnosed with cancer.