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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 Wednesday. He was 41.Gusin made 71 appearances for Ukraine, including in all five matches at the World Cup in Germany.According to local reports, Gusin was killed when he fell off a motorbike while...
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 International Olympic Committee. The cause was not given.Diallo joined the IOC in 1994 and served on the policy-making executive board from 2002-06. He retired from the IOC in 2012 and became an honorary...
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 commissioner's office said Torre died Saturday at a hospice in Palm Beach, Florida. He had previously received heart and kidney transplants, and had been ill in recent years with cancer.Torre played seven...
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 of 57.Suter died suddenly in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, and is the first player from the famed 1980 Olympic men's hockey team that upset the Soviet Union and beat Finland for the gold medal...
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 Monday while in hospice care in Beaumont, said Kathy Levingston of Levingston Funeral Home in nearby Groves, Texas. She did not have a cause of death but said Gonsoulin was battling prostate cancer...
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...
Jason Bitsko, 21 (1993 - 2014)
TOM WITHERS, The Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.Police believe he...
Hashim Khan (2014)
PAT GRAHAM, The Associated PressDENVER (AP) — Hashim Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, died of congestive heart failure Monday night. He was believed to be 100.His son, Mo, said...
Gordy MacKenzie, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Gordy MacKenzie, the longtime minor league manager and coach and scout who had a short stint in the majors as a catcher with the Kansas City Athletics, has died....
Vladimir Beara, 85 (1928 - 2014)
The Associated PressSPLIT, Croatia (AP) — Vladimir Beara, a Yugoslavia international who is considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, has died in Croatia, his family said Monday...
Kevin Ward, Jr. (2014)
MARY ESCH, The Associated Press TURIN, New York (AP) — They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a motorsport family and buried with racing flags in his...
June Krauser (2014)
The Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — June Krauser, who helped establish the Masters adult swimming program and set hundreds of records, has died at age 88.Krauser continued to swim...
Pete Van Weiren (2014)
PAUL NEWBERRY, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Pete Van Wieren, the bespectacled broadcaster who was part of the landmark team that carried Atlanta Braves games throughout the nation on Ted...
Julio Grondona (2014)
VICENTE L. PANETTA, The Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentine Football Association, has died. He was 82.The announcement was made...
Ed Sprinkle, 90 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressPALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Ed Sprinkle, a star defensive end for the Chicago Bears in the 1940s and '50s who was called the "meanest man" in football, has died. He was 90.He...
Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, 88 (1926 - 2014)
GARY B. GRAVES, The Associated PressLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school...
Dale Schlueter (2014)
The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.The Trail Blazers...
Robert Newhouse (2014)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, has died. He was 64.Newhouse's son, Rodd Newhouse,...
Sam Koch (2014)
The Associated PressAMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch (coke), who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus...
Kevin Skinner, 86 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Kevin Skinner, a famously rugged All Blacks prop who became part of New Zealand rugby folklore for his role in its first test series win over...
Bob Torrance (2014)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressFormer Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance says on Twitter that his father Bob, a respected Scottish golf coach who had been fighting cancer, has died. He was 82...
Alice Coachman Davis, 90 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90. Davis' death was confirmed by...
Tom Veryzer, 61 (1953 - 2014)
The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Tom Veryzer, who played a dozen years in the major leagues and was Detroit's shortstop before Alan Trammell took over in the late 1970s, has died. He was 61.The...
Alfredo Di Stefano, 88 (1926 - 2014)
HAROLD HECKLE, The Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a global...
Samuel Henry "Errie" Ball (2014)
The Associated PressSTUART, Fla. (AP) — Samuel Henry "Errie" Ball, who played in the first Masters, died Wednesday. The golf pro was 103.Ball's daughter, Leslie Adams Gogarty, says her father died...
Bobby Castillo, 59 (1955 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Castillo, a former Dodgers and Minnesota Twins pitcher credited with teaching Fernando Valenzuela how to throw a screwball, died Monday in a Los Angeles...
Ed Messbarger (2014)
The Associated PressSAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Ed Messbarger, who won 630 games in a 41-year college coaching career spent mostly at St. Mary's and Angelo State in Texas, has died. He was 81.Angelo...