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Doug Buffone, 70 (1944 - 2015)
The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, whose reputation for being a passionate football player carried over into his career as a sports broadcaster, was found dead Monday in his home, according to police. Paramedics and police were summoned to Buffone's home on Chicago's West Side and found a 70-year-old man dead due to natural causes, said...
Jaroslav Holik, 72 (1942 - 2015)
The Associated Press PRAGUE (AP) — Jaroslav Holik, an offensive forward who helped Czechoslovakia win a hockey world title and an Olympic bronze medal in 1972, has died. He was 72. The Czech ice hockey federation said Friday that Holik, the father of NHL player Bobby Holik, died after battling an unspecified, long-term illness. Holik scored 57 goals for Czechoslovakia in his 142...
Lee Remmel, 90 (1924 - 2015)
The Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Lee Remmel, whose six-decade relationship with the Green Bay Packers spanned a sports writing career and a 30-plus year stint in the team's front office, has died. He was 90.The team said Remmel died Thursday in Green Bay.Remmel is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, and the Lambeau Field press box was named after him in 2003.He joined the...
Mike Mitchell (2015)
The Associated PressARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mitchell, the all-time leading thoroughbred trainer at Del Mar racetrack with 476 victories, has died after a long struggle with brain cancer. He was 66.He died Tuesday at his home in Monrovia, not far from Santa Anita racetrack, where he won two training titles and 659 races. Track officials confirmed his death Wednesday. Mitchell had turned his...
Mark Reeds, 55 (1960 - 2015)
The Associated PressOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Reeds, an assistant coach for the playoff-bound Ottawa Senators and a former NHL player, died Tuesday. He was at 55.Reeds had been fighting cancer for more than a year, and the news came as a blow to a team already dealing with general manager Bryan Murray's cancer diagnosis.Owner Eugene Melnyk lauded Reeds' "charismatic fighting spirit ... right...
Thelma Coyne Long, 96 (1918 - 2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated PressThe International Tennis Hall of Fame says that Thelma Coyne Long, an Australian who won 19 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles or mixed doubles, has...
Jimmy Gunn, 66 (1948 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Gunn, a defensive end who was part of Southern California's "The Wild Bunch" defensive line in 1969 and later played seven years in the NFL, has died....
Lauren Hill, 19 (1995 - 2015)
By JOE KAY, The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill's teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: "Never give up." ...
Richie Benaud, 84 (1930 - 2015)
By DENNIS PASSA, The Associated PressThe cricket world is mourning the death of former Australia captain and pioneering television commentator Richie Benaud, described as a "national treasure" and...
Marc Marotta (2015)
The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marc Marotta, a former Marquette basketball star who became board chairman of the Milwaukee Bucks arena, has died. He was 52. The Milwaukee County...
Jose Capellan (2015)
By DIONISIO SOLDEVILA, The Associated PressThe wife of former major league pitcher Jose Capellan says he has died. He was 34.His wife Patricia Capellan told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she...
Art Powell, 78 (1937 - 2015)
The Associated PressALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Art Powell, who led the AFL in yards receiving in back-to-back years for the New York Titans and Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 78.Powell died at his...
Charlie Sumner, 84 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated PressALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Raiders defensive assistant and former NFL player Charlie Sumner has died. He was 84.Sumner's son, Colin, told the Bay Area News Group that his...
Dollard St. Laurent, 85 (1929 - 2015)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Dollard St. Laurent, a defenseman who won five Stanley Cups and played on the powerhouse Montreal Canadiens in the 1950s, has died. He was 85.His death was...
Lon Simmons, 91 (1923 - 2015)
By JANIE McCAULEY, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lon Simmons, a Hall of Fame broadcaster whose career spanned five decades calling San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and 49ers games...
Don Looney, 98 (1916 - 2015)
The Associated PressFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Don Looney, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and also starred at TCU, has died. He was 98.Looney died Sunday, according to an obituary posted by...
Dick Wood (2015)
The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dick Wood, the first starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, has died at the age of 79.The team said Wood died Saturday in Atlanta.He played for the expansion...
Elmer Lach (2015)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Hall of Fame forward Elmer Lach, who centered Montreal's famed Punch Line with Toe Blake on left wing and Maurice "Rocket" Richard on the right, has died. He was...
Billy DeLury (2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy DeLury, a Los Angeles Dodgers employee for nearly 65 years, dating to the team's roots in his hometown of Brooklyn, has died. He was 81.He died Saturday...
Natalia Bobrova, 36 (1978 - 2015)
The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — Natalia Bobrova, the first female gymnast to win a world championship medal for Russia, has died at the age of 36.Bobrova's bronze medal in the floor exercise in...
Riccardo Ingram, 48 (1966 - 2015)
The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Riccardo Ingram, a longtime minor league coach in the Minnesota Twins organization and a former football and baseball star at Georgia Tech, died at the age of 48...
Eddie LeBaron, Jr., 85 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated Press STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — College football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback and war hero Eddie LeBaron Jr. has died. He was 85. The University of the Pacific said...
Jim LaRue, 89 (1925 - 2015)
The Associated PressTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jim LaRue, who coached Arizona's football team for eight seasons and guided the Wildcats to an 8-1-1 record in 1961 and a share of the Western Athletic...
Chuck "Bobo" Brayton (2015)
The Associated PressPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Chuck "Bobo" Brayton, the long-time Washington State baseball coach and college Hall of Famer who had 1,162 career wins, has died at the age of 89.The...
Hot Rod Hundley, 80 (1934 - 2015)
The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80.The Jazz said Hundley died at his...
Earl Baltes, 93 (1921 - 2015)
The Associated Press ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway, has died. He was 93. Speedway officials say Baltes died Monday at Miami Valley...
Chuck Bednarik, 89 (1925 - 2015)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday the Eagles said. He was 89.Bednarik, known as...
Allen Jerkens, 85 (1929 - 2015)
By RICHARD ROSENBLATT, The Associated PressAllen Jerkens, the Hall of Fame trainer who pulled off some of horse racing's biggest upsets and was affectionately known as "The Chief," died on Wednesday....
Bob Appleyard, 90 (1924 - 2015)
The Associated PressLEEDS, England (AP) — Bob Appleyard, the former England medium-pacer whose unique bowling style made him a prolific wicket-taker for county side Yorkshire and in his short test...
Jack Haley, 51 (1964 - 2015)
By BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressJack Haley, who played nine seasons in the NBA including a reserve role on the Chicago Bulls' 1996 championship team, has died. He was 51.Haley's family confirmed...