Early voters queue to cast their ballots in the US presidential election at Temple Terrace public library in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

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 Quarterback Steve Young of the Los Angeles Express in action  during an USFL game at the Coliseum in Los Angeles in 1984, California. Photograph:  Alvin Chung/Allsport

Nelson Manges was reputed to be one of the richest oil men in Texas in the 1980s. A wannabe JR Ewing, an eccentric plutocrat used to always getting hi(...)