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Bill Monbouquette, 78 (1936 - 2015)
BOSTON (AP) — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia, the Red Sox announced Monday. Monbouquette spent more than 50 years in professional baseball as a player, coach and scout. He was...
Toller Cranston , 65 (1949 - 2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated PressToller Cranston, a bronze medalist at the 1974 world championships and 1976 Olympics, died at his home in Mexico, Skate Canada said Saturday.He was 65.Cranston, a six-time Canadian senior men's champion, was known for his dramatic showmanship on the ice. Cranston was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and Montreal before...
Maria Cerra Tishman, 96 (1918 - 2015)
The Associated PressPARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Maria Cerra Tishman, a U.S. fencer who finished fourth in individual foil at the 1948 Olympics, has died. She was 96.The Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home in Fair Lawn said she died Saturday at a health-care center in Paramus.Competing as Maria Cerra at the London Games, she advanced through three preliminary rounds to reach the final eight. She missed...
Johan Martin Ferner, 87 (1927 - 2015)
The Associated PressOSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's royal household says the king's brother-in-law Johan Martin Ferner, who was part of the sailing team that won silver at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, has died. He was 87.In a statement, King Harald V announced "with great sadness" that Ferner died Saturday. The statement did not give a cause of death.Ferner was a commoner who married...
Ernie Banks, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By DON BABWIN, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday. With Banks' widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago and died later that day. He did not provide any other details. "I want you to...
Tommy Mason, 75 (1939 - 2015)
The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Running back Tommy Mason, the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history, has died. He was 75.Mason's sister-in-law, Suzanne MacNeil, told The Associated...
Robert Manzon, 97 (1917 - 2015)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Robert Manzon, the last surviving driver of Formula One's inaugural season in 1950, has died. He was 97.Manzon, a member of the 24 Hours of Le Mans hall of fame,...
Ray Lumpp (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ray Lumpp, the 1948 U.S. Olympic guard who appeared in two NBA Finals for the New York Knicks, died Friday. He was 91.The Knicks announced his death. They didn't...
Ray Nagel , 87 (1927 - 2015)
The Associated PressIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.The University of Iowa says Nagel died Jan. 15 in San Antonio. His daughter Nancy...
Bob Boyd, 84 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Boyd, the Southern California basketball coach who led the Trojans to four postseason appearances in the 1960s and '70s, died Wednesday. He was 84.The...
Roy Tarpley, 50 (1964 - 2015)
By TERRY WALLACE, The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Roy Tarpley, the former Dallas Mavericks star center whose NBA career was cut short by drug abuse, died Friday. He was 50.According to a Tarrant...
Nelson Townsend (2015)
Associated Press, The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M interim athletic director Nelson Townsend has died. He was 73.The school says Townsend was taken to a hospital Thursday...
J.P. Parise, 73 (1941 - 2015)
The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — J.P. Parise, a Minnesota North Stars standout who helped Canada beat the Soviet Union in the landmark Summit Series in 1972, has died. He was 73. ...
Jethro Pugh , 70 (1944 - 2015)
By SCHUYLER DIXON, The Associated PressIRVING, Texas (AP) — Jethro Pugh played alongside Hall of Famers Bob Lilly and Randy White in a long career as a defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys,...
Fidel Mendoza Carrasquilla (2015)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fidel Mendoza Carrasquilla, a former International Olympic Committee member from Colombia, has died. He was 89.The IOC announced his death Tuesday....
Vlastimil Bubnik, 83 (1931 - 2015)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Vlastimil Bubnik, a potent forward for the Czechoslovakia ice hockey and football teams, has died.His former hockey club, Kometa Brno, says Bubnik died on Tuesday....
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, 77 (1937 - 2015)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Jean-Pierre Beltoise, a former Formula One driver who won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1972, has died after a double stroke. He was 77.The French automobile federation ...
Jack Parr, 78 (1936 - 2015)
The Associated PressMANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jack Parr, the two-time All-America basketball player who helped Kansas State to a pair of conference titles and the 1958 Final Four, died Sunday at his...
Stu Miller, 87 (1927 - 2015)
By JOSH DUBOW, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stu Miller, the former Giants pitcher who committed perhaps the most famous balk in MLB All-Star game history, has died. He was 87.The Giants...
He Zhenliang, 85 (1929 - 2015)
The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — He Zhenliang, a former International Olympic Committee vice president who was instrumental in Beijing winning the 2008 Summer Olympics, has died. He was 85.He...
Hank Peters, 90 (1924 - 2015)
By TOM WITHERS, The Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — Hank Peters helped build championship baseball in Baltimore and revive the sport in Cleveland.A longtime executive who began his career after...
Allie Sherman, 91 (1923 - 2015)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Allie Sherman, the player-friendly coach who led the New York Giants to NFL championship games in his first three seasons with a star-studded but aging...
Joe Macko (2014)
The Associated PressARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joe Macko, who hit 306 home runs in nearly 2,000 minor league games before a long career as a clubhouse manager with the Texas Rangers, has died. He was...
Alvin Nelson (2014)
By BLAKE NICHOLSON, The Associated PressBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rodeo cowboy legend Alvin Nelson is being remembered as one of the best of his generation, an influence on younger riders and an...
Paul Walther, 87 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Walther, who played six seasons in the NBA in the 1950s after a stellar college career at Tennessee, has died. He was 87. Son Brian Walther said...
Ernie Terrell, 75 (1939 - 2014)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died. He was 75.The son of...
Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston, 80 (1933 - 2014)
The Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Packers guard Fuzzy Thurston, a member of the great Green Bay teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 80.The team confirmed Sunday that Thurston died...
Jim Swink, 78 (1936 - 2014)
The Associated PressRUSK, Texas (AP) — Jim Swink, a star TCU running back and College Football Hall of Fame inductee who bypassed a professional football career to become a doctor, died Wednesday....
Jean Beliveau, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — It is hard to imagine a classier hockey player, on and off the ice, than Jean Beliveau.A supremely skilled center who spent 20 seasons with the Montreal...
Marvin "Whitey" Helling (2014)
The Associated PressGRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Marvin "Whitey" Helling, the football coach who helped build the University of North Dakota into a Division II power, has died. He was 91.The school...