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Heinz Flohe & Ottmar Walter (2013)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Heinz Flohe and Ottmar Walter, soccer stars who played on World Cup-winning teams for West Germany, have died.Flohe, a member of the 1974 squad, died Saturday at 65. Walter, part of the team that won the 1954 title, died Sunday at 89.Flohe died in his home city of Euskirchen, the German Football Association said Sunday. He had been in a coma for more than three...
Gene Mako, 97 (1916 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Tennis great Gene Mako, who won four major doubles titles and was ranked in the world top 10 during the 1930s, has died in Southern California. He was 97 years old.The International Tennis Hall of Fame said Mako died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The hospital confirmed his death.Mako and his friend Don Budge won two doubles titles...
Scott Winkler (2013)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars prospect Scott Winkler has died in his home country of Norway after recently completing his senior season at Colorado College. He was 23.School officials said in a news release that Winkler died unexpectedly Wednesday at his parents' home. The native of Asker, Norway, was a third-round pick by the Stars in 2008.The school said Winkler graduated...
Miller Barber, 82 (1931 - 2013)
The Associated Press, The Associated Press Miller Barber, the unique-swinging golfer who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, has died. He was 82. The PGA Tour said Wednesday that Barber died Tuesday. The tour didn't provide details of the death. Barber, nicknamed "Mr. X," played in 1,297 tournaments on the PGA Tour and 50-and-over circuit. He won 11 times in 694...
Charlie Coles, 71 (1942 - 2013)
DAN SEWELL, The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Longtime Miami (Ohio) basketball coach Charlie Coles, the school's all-time leader in victories, died Friday in Oxford, Ohio, the school said. He was 71. No cause of death was reported immediately, but Coles had a long history of heart issues. Known for his colorful wit and a coaching competitiveness as the mid-major RedHawks often...
David "Deacon" Jones, 74 (1938 - 2013)
The Associated Press, The Associated Press David "Deacon" Jones, the original sackmaster, has died. The Hall of Fame defensive end, credited with coining the word "sack" for how he knocked down...
Henry Lee Parker (2013)
The Associated PressFLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Henry Lee Parker, who played a role in the SMU football scandal that resulted in the NCAA shutting down its football program for two seasons, has died. He...
Cliff Meely, 65 (1947 - 2013)
The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Cliff Meely, one of the best basketball players to ever play at the University of Colorado, has died. He was 65. The school said in a news release...
Dick Evey, 72 (1941 - 2013)
The Associated PressKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dick Evey (EE'-vee), a tackle who played most of his eight seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, has died at age 72.Smith Funeral & Cremation...
Flynn Robinson, 72 (1941 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Flynn Robinson, the former NBA guard who played on the Los Angeles Lakers' 1971-72 championship team, has died after a two-year fight with cancer. He was 72...
Epy Guerrero, 71 (1942 - 2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays held a moment of silence before Thursday night's game against Baltimore to mark the death of prolific scout Epy Guerrero.The Blue Jays said...
Ken Venturi, 82 (1931 - 2013)
DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated Press Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82. His son,...
Dick Trickle, 71 (1941 - 2013)
STEVE REED, The Associated PressCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.The Lincoln...
Victor Torres (2013)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants say former minor league coach Victor Torres has died. He was 61.Torres, a hitting coach and instructor in the club's player...
Fred E. White, 76 (1936 - 2013)
The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Fred White died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 76.The Royals were informed of White's passing by...
Stephen Martin, Sr. (2013)
The Associated PressNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane says former baseball player Stephen Martin Sr., the first black athlete to play any varsity sport in the Southeastern Conference, has died at age 66...
Chuck Muncie, 59 (1953 - 2013)
BRETT MARTEL, The Associated Press METAIRIE, Louisiana (AP) — Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and...
Jack Butler, 85 (1927 - 2013)
WILL GRAVES, The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Butler, who helped revolutionize the way cornerbacks played in the NFL during his Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died...
George Sauer (2013)
The Associated PressWESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — George Sauer had a huge day in the biggest game in New York Jets history, and then surprisingly walked away from football a few years later.Sauer, a...
Brad Drewett, 54 (1958 - 2013)
The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Brad Drewett, a former tour player who led the ATP as executive chairman and helped increase prize money at Grand Slam tournaments, died Friday after a short...
Tim Taylor (2013)
The Associated PressNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Tim Taylor, a veteran Yale University hockey coach with the most hockey wins at the Ivy League school, has died of cancer. He was 71.Taylor's wife, Diana...
Bill Shapland (2013)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Georgetown sports information director Bill Shapland has died at the age of 57.The school said Shapland passed away Friday after being hospitalized...
Sam Williams, 82 (1931 - 2013)
The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Sam Williams, the former Detroit Lions defensive end who also played for the Rams and Falcons, has died. He was 82.Williams' son said his father died Thursday...
Rick Camp, 60 (1952 - 2013)
The Associated Press RYDAL, Ga. (AP) — Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp was found dead in his northwest Georgia home Thursday morning. The 60-year-old Camp was found at his home in...
Mike Denness, 72 (1940 - 2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Mike Denness, the only Scotsman to have captained England's cricket team, has died. He was 72.Kent County Cricket Club, where Denness played and had been serving...
Bob Yates, Jr. (2013)
The Associated PressFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bob Yates Jr., the former Syracuse offensive lineman who played for the Patriots in their first six seasons, had died. He was 74.The Patriots said...
Pat Summerall, 82 (1930 - 2013)
STEPHEN HAWKINS, The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — The voice of football. The NFL's narrator for generations. A master of restraint. Pat Summerall soothed American television audiences over...
Bob Gregory (2013)
The Associated PressWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Bob Gregory, a three-year basketball starter for Manhattan College who went on to teach and coach in the New York City public school system for almost...
Pentti Lund, 87 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressTHUNDER BAY, Ontario (AP) — Pentti Lund, the first Finnish-born player to score a goal in the NHL and the 1948-49 rookie of the year with the New York Rangers, has died. He was...
Julius Menendez (1922 - 2013)
The Associated PressSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Julius Menendez, who coached Muhammad Ali to the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics, has died. He was 90.San Jose State University says Menendez died April...