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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 Conference championship in 1964 before becoming an NFL assistant, has died. He was 89.The university announced LaRue's death Monday.The Arizona Daily Star reported LaRue died Sunday night at an assisted...
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 university said Brayton died on Saturday morning."On behalf of Washington State University, I offer our condolences to Eileen and the entire Brayton family," WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos said. "In...
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 home in the Phoenix area.Hundley broadcast 3,051 Jazz games from 1974-2009. He joined the franchise before its first season in New Orleans in 1974-75 and moved with the team to Salt Lake City in 1979-80....
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 Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Eldora owner and three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart says Baltes "was the yardstick other track promoters measured themselves by. He constantly raised the bar, and he...
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 "Concrete Charlie," epitomized the tough-guy linebacker and also was an outstanding center for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1949 to 1962. He is best remembered for a game-saving tackle at the 9-yard...
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...
Antonio Betancort, 78 (1937 - 2015)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Real Madrid says its former goalkeeper Antonio Betancort died on Sunday. He was 78.Betancort made 177 appearances for Madrid from 1961-1971, helping the club win...
Al Rosen, 91 (1924 - 2015)
By TOM WITHERS, The Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — Al Rosen's success in baseball didn't end after he left the diamond for the final time.A muscular third baseman for the Cleveland Indians who...
Lou Spry (2015)
The Associated PressBREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — Lou Spry, a longtime NCAA executive and the official scorer at the College World Series for more than three decades, died Tuesday at his Louisiana home...
Alexis Vastine, 28 (1986 - 2015)
By DEBORA REY and PETER PRENGAMAN Mar. 10, 2015 12:04 AM EDT BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Two helicopters carrying passengers filming a popular European reality show crashed Monday in a remote area of...
Camille Muffat, 25 (1989 - 2015)
By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Camille Muffat, the French swimmer who won three medals at the 2012 London Olympics and then retired suddenly two years later, died in a...
Ryan Johanningmeier (2015)
The Associated PressLAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ryan Johanningmeier, a versatile offensive lineman for the University of Colorado, died Monday. He was 38.A cause of death has yet to be determined. There...
Florence Arthaud, 57 (1957 - 2015)
By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Florence Arthaud, the first woman to win the prestigious Route du Rhum trans-Atlantic sailing race, was killed when two helicopters filming a...
Ed "Big Mo" Modzelewski, 86 (1929 - 2015)
By ARNIE STAPLETON, The Associated PressEd "Big Mo" Modzelewski, a former star fullback who led the University of Maryland to an unbeaten season in 1951 and later won an NFL championship with the...
Dave Mackay, 80 (1934 - 2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Dave Mackay, a former Tottenham captain who also won the English league and FA Cup double with the club in 1961, has died. He was 80.Tottenham announced Mackay's...
Minnie Minoso, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By JAY COHEN, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the "Cuban Comet" was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the...
Jeff McKnight , 52 (1963 - 2015)
The Associated PressBEE BRANCH, Ark. (AP) — Jeff McKnight, a versatile player who spent six seasons with the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles, has died. He was 52.McKnight's family told the Mets...
Christian Welp, 51 (1964 - 2015)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Christian Welp, the 7-foot (2.13-meter) German center who holds the University of Washington's career scoring record and played three seasons in the NBA, has died...
Gordie Gillespie, 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressJOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Gordie Gillespie, one of the winningest coaches in college baseball history who also had success coaching football and basketball, has died. He was 88.The...
Alex Johnson (2015)
DETROIT (AP) — Alex Johnson, who played 13 years in the majors and won the AL batting title with the then-California Angels in 1970, has died. He was 72. Alex Johnson Jr. said Wednesday that his...
Anthony Mason, 48 (1966 - 2015)
By RICK FREEMAN, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48.New...
Earl Lloyd, 86 (1928 - 2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated Press Earl Lloyd was a player and coach, an NBA champion and later a Hall of Famer. Within the basketball world, he's something much bigger. He was a...
Oscar Diaz, 32 (1982 - 2015)
The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing contender whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has...
Jerry Lambert, 74 (1940 - 2015)
By BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lambert, a leading jockey on the Southern California circuit in the 1960s and '70s who rode Native Diver to three consecutive Hollywood...
Jerome Kersey , 52 (1962 - 2015)
By ANNE M. PETERSON, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jerome Kersey, the versatile small forward who helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals and won a title with the San...
Claude Criquielion, 58 (1957 - 2015)
The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Claude Criquielion, a former world cycling champion from Belgium, died Wednesday following a massive stroke over the weekend, Belgian Prime Minister Charles...
Steve Montador, 35 (1979 - 2015)
By JAY COHEN, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador was remembered Sunday for being a solid teammate and for his work with the players' union.Montador was found...
Wendell Kim, 64 (1950 - 2015)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Former Boston and San Francisco third base coach Wendell Kim has died.The Red Sox say he died at the age of 64 after a struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's...