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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 Mayor's Office spokesman Steve Shular told The Associated Press that family members say the Memphis native died early Thursday. Shular said Mayor Mark H. Luttrell was close to Bramlett, who had been...
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 93.Daland died Monday in Thousand Oaks, according to a statement from the university. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the school said.Daland spent more than 45 years coaching at the...
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 Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.Beadle won 28 NHRA national events and titles from 1979-81. He was a two-time winner of the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis.Beadle fielded his first NASCAR team in...
Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, 64 (1950 - 2014)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, who won the Olympic gold in women's high jump for Czechoslovakia in 1968 aged 18, has died.The Czech athletics federation says Monday that Rezkova-Hubnerova died overnight after battling a serious long-term disease. She was 64.In a surprising victory, Rezkova-Hubnerova cleared 1.82 meters to claim gold at the Mexico Games. To stay...
Lou Lucier, 96 (1918 - 2014)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.The team says Lucier (LOO'-cee-ur) had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday.A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33...
Nobby Wirkowski, 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Nobby Wirkowski, the star quarterback who played for Woody Hayes in college before leading the Toronto Argonauts to the 1952 Grey Cup title and later coaching the...
Wayne McClain (2014)
Associated Press Wayne McClain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 60. McClain died at a hospital in Urbana after a...
Tommy Lewis, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama player Tommy Lewis, who gained fame for a play when he wasn't supposed to be on the field, has passed away.Lewis died Sunday in a...
Stan Saleski (2014)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series-bound San Francisco Giants say longtime major league scout Stan Saleski has died. He was 59.The team announced Friday that Saleski died...
Elbert Drungo, Jr., 71 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Elbert Drungo Jr., who played 120 games over nine seasons with the Houston Oilers and a season with Buffalo, has died. He was 71.Drungo died Saturday at...
Harley Clark (2014)
JIM VERTUNO, The Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Harley Clark, the former Texas cheerleader credited with introducing the "Hook'em Horns" hand signal used by tens of thousands of Longhorns...
Vic Braden, 85 (1929 - 2014)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Vic Braden, a tennis player in the late 1940s and early '50s who became one of the nation's top tennis teaching professionals, has died from...
Bill Campbell, 91 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia radio and TV sports announcer Bill Campbell, whose career spanned more than seven decades, has died.Editor and anchor Robin Culverwell at KYW...
Jimmy Feix, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Jimmy Feix, Western Kentucky's winningest football coach and its former athletic director, has died. He was 83.The school said Feix died Sunday.A...
Robbie Flower (2014)
The Associated PressMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former Melbourne Demons captain and Australian Football League Hall of Fame member Robbie Flower has died aged 59.The club said in a statement that...
George "Shotgun" Shuba, 79 (1934 - 2014)
The Associated PressYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor...
Dan Goossen, 64 (2014)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressBoxing promoter Dan Goossen, who handled a number of world champions in a lengthy career, has died after a short illness. He was 64.Goossen died early Monday...
Don Manoukian, 80 (1934 - 2014)
The Associated PressRENO, Nev. (AP) — Don Manoukian, a longtime Reno civic leader who starred as a lineman for the Oakland Raiders when they debuted in the American Football League in 1960 and was...
John Toner, 91 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — John Toner, athletic director emeritus who is credited with building the University of Connecticut into a basketball power and hiring its two best-known...
Jason Rabedeaux (2014)
The Associated PressEL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man who succeeded legendary coach Don Haskins at UTEP has died.UTEP spokesman Jeff Darby said that Jason Rabedeaux died Monday in Vietnam. He was 49...
Joel Krog (2014)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Joel Krog, the captain of SMU's only NCAA Final Four team, has died at the age of 79.SMU said Monday that Krog died Saturday in Houston. Details were not released...
Andriy Gusin, 41 (1972 - 2014)
The Associated PressKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said...
Alpha Ibraham Diallo (2014)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82.Diallo's death was announced Monday by the...
Frank Torre (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Frank Torre, the World Series star who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82.The Major League Baseball...
Bob Suter, 57 (1957 - 2014)
JON KRAWCZYNSKI, The Associated PressBob Suter, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the age...
Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin, 76 (1938 - 2014)
The Associated PressBEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin, a former Pro Bowl safety for the Denver Broncos and a member of the team's Ring of Fame, has died. He was 76.Gonsoulin died...
Carol Vadnais, 68 (1945 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star, has died. He was 68.The New York Rangers reported on their website that Vadnais, who spent seven...
Bjorn Waldegard (2014)
The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Automobile Sports Federation says Bjorn Waldegard, who won 16 world championship rallies during a career that spanned four decades, has died. He was...
Jack Kraft (2014)
The Associated Press VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jack Kraft, the Villanova basketball coach who guided the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA title game and coached such players as Wali Jones, Bill Melchionni...
Alfredo Martini, 93 (1921 - 2014)
The Associated PressROME (AP) — Alfredo Martini, Italy's former national cycling team coach who guided the squad to six world titles, has died. He was 93.The Italian cycling federation says Martini...