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Billy Pierce, 88 (1927 - 2015)
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...
Van Miller, 87 (1927 - 2015)
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...
Bill Arnsparger, 88 (2015)
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...
Alcides Ghiggia, 88 (1926 - 2015)
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.
Ken Stabler, 69 (1945 - 2015)
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...
Scot Breithaupt, Sr., 57 (1957 - 2015)
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died,...
Charlie Sanders, 68 (1946 - 2015)
Charlie Sanders, former Detroit Lion and Hall of Fame tight end, has died after a battle with cancer. Sanders played his entire 10-year career with the Lions, from 1968-1977. He was 68. The...
Jackson Vroman, 34 (1981 - 2015)
Former NBA player Jackson Vroman was found dead Monday at his home in Los Angeles, California, according to the Des Moines Register. He was 34. Vroman was chosen in the second round of the 2004...
John David Crow, 79 (1935 - 2015)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died. He was 79. The university...
Ron Clarke (2015)
The Associated PressGOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Ron Clarke, Australia's greatest middle distance runner and the man who lit the cauldron at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, died Wednesday at the...
Peter Petherick, 72 (1942 - 2015)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former New Zealand off-spinner Peter Petherick, a late-bloomer who became one of only three cricketers to take a hat trick on his test debut, has...
Wayne Harris, 77 (1938 - 2015)
The Associated PressCALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Wayne Harris, the former University of Arkansas and Calgary Stampeders linebacker known as "Thumper" for his hard hits, has died. He was 77.The...
Clarence 'Bevo' Francis, 82 (1932 - 2015)
The Associated PressRIO GRANDE, Ohio (AP) — Clarence "Bevo" Francis, who had 113 points for Rio Grande College in a 1954 game and was one of college basketball's great scorers, has died. He was 82...
Lennie Merullo, 98 (1917 - 2015)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Lennie Merullo, the oldest former member of the Chicago Cubs and the last living person to play for them in the World Series, died Saturday. He was 98.Cubs owner...
Doris Hart, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By STEVEN WINE, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Tennis great Doris Hart, who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, and once won three Wimbledon titles in a single day, has died.Hart died...
John Siegal (2015)
The Associated PressLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — John Siegal, an end who helped the Chicago Bears win three NFL titles in the 1940s and was their oldest former player, has died. He was 97.The Bears...
Walter Byers, 93 (1922 - 2015)
By JIM O'CONNELL, The Associated PressWalter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics, has died. He was...
Richard Mulhall (2015)
The Associated PressARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Mulhall, a trainer who went on to manage the careers of 2001 Horse of the Year Point Given and 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem...
Marques Haynes, 89 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved...
Annarita Sidoti, 44 (1970 - 2015)
The Associated PressROME (AP) — Annarita Sidoti, a former world and European race walking champion form Italy, died Thursday. She was 44.The Italian Olympic Committee said Sidoti died at her home...
Steve Snapp (2015)
The Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Steve Snapp, a longtime Ohio State athletics spokesman and sports information director, has died. He was 69.The university confirmed his death on Thursday....
Marty Sheets (2015)
The Associated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Special Olympics pioneer Marty Sheets has died at 62.Forbis & Dick Funeral Service says he died Thursday at the Greensboro home he shared with his...
James Skeffington (2015)
The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Pawtucket Red Sox President James Skeffington, a lawyer who became the minor league affiliate's public face and lead cheerleader for a plan to move...
Lu Vason, 76 (1939 - 2015)
By DONNA BRYSON, The Associated PressDENVER (AP) — Denver impresario Lu Vason has died, leaving a legacy of creating opportunities for black cowboys and of celebrating a little-known aspect of...
Adrian Robinson, 25 (1989 - 2015)
The Associated PressHAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Adrian Robinson, the former Temple defensive lineman who recently signed with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, has died. He was 25...
Peter Tallberg , 77 (1937 - 2015)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Longtime IOC member Peter Tallberg of Finland has died after a battle against cancer, the International Olympic Committee said Saturday. He was 77...
Garo Yepremian (2015)
By STEVEN WINE, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Cypriot native Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a...
Fran Fisher (2015)
The Associated PressSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91.Penn State athletics spokesman Jeff Nelson said...
Bill Guthridge, 77 (1937 - 2015)
By JOEDY McCREARY, The Associated PressCHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina basketball family has lost a second beloved coach in the last few months with the death of Bill Guthridge, Dean...
Tony Ayala, Jr., 52 (1963 - 2015)
The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Ayala Jr., a rising star in boxing before a 1983 rape conviction that led to the first of two prison terms, has died in his hometown of San Antonio. He...