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Soccer player second from L.A. to die in last week

Updated: November 19, 2001, 3:30 PM ET
Associated Press

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- A 16-year-old soccer player collapsed during practice and became the second Los Angeles-area high school athlete to die in less than a week.

Ryan King, a sophomore on the junior varsity team at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, collapsed Friday as he was running laps and died about an hour later at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, principal Lynn McCormack said

"He was a great kid, very contentious, very caring and very smart," ...

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