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Gilles Tremblay, 75 (1938 - 2014)
The Associated Press MONTREAL (AP) — Gilles Tremblay, a former Montreal Canadiens forward who played on four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, has died. He was 75. The team announced Tremblay's death on Wednesday. He played his entire nine-year career with Montreal, scoring 168 goals and adding 162 assists over 509 regular-season games. An exceptional skater known for his...
Viktor Tikhonov, 84 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died during the night. He had been receiving treatment at home for an undisclosed illness that had left him...
Pat Quinn, 71 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71.He died Sunday night in Vancouver after a long illness, the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants said Monday. Quinn was co-owner of the team.Quinn played...
Murray Oliver, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Murray Oliver, a five-time NHL All-Star who briefly coached the Minnesota North Stars, has died from a heart attack. He was 77.Oliver, who died on Sunday, played for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and North Stars in a career that started in 1957 and ended in 1975. He scored 274 goals in 1,127 NHL games. He finished second in...
Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 98 (1916 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.The Hall says Tuesday that Cheney died Sunday in Escondido, California, following a brief illness.She was inducted in 2004, and was introduced at the ceremony by fellow member John...
Larry Kelm, 49 (1964 - 2014)
The Associated PressCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Larry Kelm, a linebacker on Texas A&M's Wrecking Crew defense who went on to play in the NFL, has died. He was 49.The university said Monday he...
Ray Sadecki, 73 (1940 - 2014)
The Associated PressMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Ray Sadecki, who pitched in the major leagues for 18 seasons and won 20 games for the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, has died from...
Dessie Hughes (2014)
The Associated PressCHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Dessie Hughes, a leading Irish racehorse trainer who rode Davy Lad to victory in the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1977, has died. He was 71.The...
Ian Craig, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Ian Craig, who was Australia's youngest test cricket player at 17 and its youngest captain at 22, has died aged 79, Cricket Australia said. A right-hand...
Peter Dalis (2014)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Dalis, who served as athletic director at UCLA during a 19-year stretch in which the school won 39 NCAA championships, died Saturday. He was 76. ...
Bill "The Baker" Stimers (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A fan befriended by former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner who became a press box fixture for more than 30 years known as "Bill the Baker," has died....
Alvin Dark, 92 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressEASLEY, S.C. (AP) — Alvin Dark, a player and manager on World Series champions who sparked perhaps the most famous rally in baseball history, died Thursday. He was 92.The...
Shep Goldberg (2014)
BARRY WILNER, The Associated PressShep Goldberg was more like a camp counselor than an agent."There was nothing phony or manipulative about him," Jo-Ann Barnas, Olympics reporter for the Detroit Free...
Orlando Thomas, 42 (1972 - 2014)
DAVE CAMPBELL, The Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — As ALS began to destroy his body, Orlando Thomas lost his ability to move. Then he could no longer speak. His wife, Demetra,...
Ernie Vandeweghe, 86 (1928 - 2014)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernie Vandeweghe, a New York Knicks player in the post-World War II era and father of former NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe and three other top...
Kelvin Moore (2014)
The Associated PressCOVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57.The A's confirmed Wednesday, with...
Tinus Linee, 45 (1969 - 2014)
The Associated PressCAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Tinus Linee, a former South Africa center, died Monday after suffering from motor neuron disease, the Western Province rugby union said. He was 45...
Brad Halsey, 33 (1981 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.Police in Comal County said an investigation was...
Clay Stapleton, 93 (1921 - 2014)
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa State football coach and Florida State and Vanderbilt athletic director Clay Stapleton has died. Cyclones spokesman Mike Green said Stapleton's son, Van, notified...
John "Mr. Mizzou" Kadlec (2014)
The Associated PressCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — John Kadlec, the University of Missouri sports icon whose Tigers career spanned more than a half-century as player, coach, administrator and broadcaster,...
Klas Ingesson, 46 (1968 - 2014)
The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Klas Ingesson, a former Sweden midfielder who played at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, has died. He was 46.Swedish club Elfsborg said Ingesson, the team's coach,...
Mo Collins, 38 (1976 - 2014)
The Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The West Charlotte high school athletic director says former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman and the school's football coach Mo Collins died Sunday. He...
Gordon Soltau, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated PressSANTA CLARA, California (AP) — Gordon Soltau, a wide receiver and kicker who played nine NFL seasons with San Francisco, has died. He was 89.The three-time All-Pro passed away...
Oscar Taveras, 22 (1992 - 2014)
DIONISIO SOLDEVILA, The Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday he was stunned by the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar...
Jeff Robinson (2014)
The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Jeff Robinson, who helped the Detroit Tigers to an AL East championship as a rookie in 1987 and went on to pitch in the major leagues through 1992, has died. He...
Tay Wilson, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former International Olympic Committee member of New Zealand Tay Wilson has died. He was 89.The IOC announced the death Wednesday. The cause was not...
Phindile Mwelase (2014)
The Associated PressPRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A female boxer in South Africa has died after being in a coma for two weeks following a bout, another sports death in a country already mourning...
John "Bull" Bramlett, 73 (1941 - 2014)
The Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — John "Bull" Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the "Meanest Man in Football," has died. He was 73.Shelby County...
Peter Daland, 93 (1921 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Daland, who coached the University of Southern California swim team to nine NCAA championships and mentored Olympic gold medal winners, has died. He was...
Raymond Beadle, 70 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressWACO, Texas (AP) — Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.The NHRA said Beadle died Monday at...