Celebrity Deaths in Sports

  • Billy Pierce, 88 (1927 - 2015)

    Billy Pierce

    By JASON KEYSER, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and spent most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, died Friday. He was 88.Pierce died after a battle with gall bladder cancer, said his family and the White Sox.The left-hander played for Chicago from 1949 to 1961, starting three All-Star games in...

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  • Van Miller, 87 (1927 - 2015)

    Van Miller

    Longtime Buffalo Bills radio broadcaster Van Miller died Friday, the team confirmed Saturday. He was 87. Miller was the Bills' play-by-play announcer from the team's first year in 1960 through 1970, and again from 1978 through 2003. He received the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2004. "On behalf of Terry and Kim Pegula and everyone at One Bills Drive, we...

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  • Bill Arnsparger, 88 (2015)

    Bill  Arnsparger

    Bill Arnsparger, the assistant coach whose "No Name Defense" helped the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl titles and the only perfect season in NFL history, died Friday The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Bill Arnsparger, the Miami assistant coach who directed the "No-Name Defense" that helped the Dolphins win Super Bowl titles in 1973 and 1974, died Friday. He was 88.Laura Prewitt, executive...

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  • Alcides Ghiggia, 88 (1926 - 2015)

    Alcides Ghiggia

    Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a surprising 2-1 victory over soccer powerhouse Brazil which is still remembered as Brazil's greatest defeat, died on Thursday at the age of 88.

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  • Ken Stabler, 69 (1945 - 2015)

    Ken Stabler

    Legendary NFL quarterback Ken Stabler has passed away in Gulfport, Mississippi from colon cancer at the age of 69, according to multiple news sources including Yahoo Sports. He played in the NFL including ten seasons with the Oakland Raiders where he was nicknamed "The Snake." He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1974, when he led the league in...

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