Voice of results Gordon, 78, dies

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James Alexander Gordon, the BBC broadcaster whose voice was synonymous with the classified football results on the radio, has died at the age of 78.

Edinburgh-born 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.

His delivery made it possible to predict, during Sports Report at 5pm each Saturday, whether the result had been a home win, away win or draw simply from the inflection.

Gordon retired in July 2013 after having his larynx removed to treat throat cancer, which meant his voice was no longer strong enough to broadcast.