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Joe Curl, 59 (1954 - 2014)
The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Former Houston women's basketball coach Joe Curl has died, the university announced Monday. He was 59.The university said Curl died on Monday morning, but gave no further details on his death.Curl was 193-167 in 12 seasons at Houston. His led the Cougars to the NCAA tournament in 2004 and 2005 and his wins are the most by a coach in school history.He resigned...
Hal Smith (2014)
The Associated PressFORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort Smith, Ark., has died.Edwards Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was not released.Smith was a native of Barling who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a catcher in 1949. He played for the Cardinals from 1956-61 and was named to three National League All-Star teams...
Lou Hodson, 69 (1944 - 2014)
CHARLES ODUM, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Lou Hudson, a smooth-shooting star for the Hawks who averaged more than 20 points during 13 NBA seasons, died Friday. He was 69.He died in Atlanta, where he was hospitalized and listed in grave condition last month after a stroke, the Hawks said.Hudson, a six-time All-Star nicknamed "Sweet Lou," played for the Hawks in St. Louis and Atlanta. The...
Joe Aquilino (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Joe Aquilino, a longtime New York trainer whose 58-1 shot Badge finished third at the 1999 Preakness, has died. He was 76.His death was announced by the New York Racing Association, where Aquilino worked for more than three decades. He died Wednesday of congestive heart failure.Aquilino's biggest win came in 1999 when Badge took the Gotham at Aqueduct. Two...
Royce Waltman, 72 (1942 - 2014)
MICHAEL MAROT, The Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Royce Waltman captivated Indiana's basketball fans with his folksy attitude and a penchant for winning.Being Bob Knight's right-hand man helped, too.On Monday night, the man who became a familiar face on college basketball sidelines throughout the state died at age 72 after a long battle with health problems. Waltman's wife, Carole,...
Lynda Petty (2014)
The Associated PressRANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) — Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, has died after battling cancer. She was 72.Jeff Dennison of Petty Motorsports says in a...
Hank Lauricella, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressJEFFERSON, La. (AP) — Hank Lauricella, the 1951 Heisman Trophy runner-up at Tennessee who went on to serve more than three decades as a Louisiana state legislator, has died. He...
Ralph Wilson, 95 (1918 - 2014)
Bills to hold public memorial for Ralph Wilson The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will honor late owner Ralph Wilson with a public celebration and remembrance...
Frank Hannigan (2014)
The Associated PressFAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Frank Hannigan, a former executive director of the USGA who offered blunt opinions on television and in print long after he retired, died Saturday morning...
Mickey Duff, 84 (1929 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Mickey Duff, the celebrated British boxing manager and promoter, has died. He was 84.The London Ex-Boxers' Association says Duff, who was born in Krakow, Poland,...
Jack Fleck, 92 (1921 - 2014)
The Associated PressFORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Jack Fleck, who produced one of golf's greatest upsets by beating Ben Hogan in a playoff to win the 1955 U.S. Open, died Friday. He was 92.He had been...
Dominic Galluscio (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Galluscio, a trainer with more than 1,000 winners during 34 years on the New York racing circuit, has died. He was 55The New York Racing Association said...
Gary Bettenhausen , 72 (1941 - 2014)
The Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway say race car driver Gary Bettenhausen has died. He was 72.Bettenhausen was a member of a famous racing family...
Frank Oliver, 65 (1948 - 2014)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Frank Oliver, who captained New Zealand in four tests and whose son Oliver also became an All Blacks captain, has died, his provincial rugby union...
Sam Lacey, 66 (1948 - 2014)
The Associated PressSACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Sam Lacey, a former NBA All-Star center who spent most of his 13-year career with the Kansas City Kings, has died. He was 66.The Sacramento Kings,...
Shawn Kuykendall, 32 (1982 - 2014)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Former D.C. United midfielder Shawn Kuykendall has died from a rare form of cancer at the age of 32.United and MLS announced that Kuykendall died early...
William Clay Ford, 88 (1925 - 2014)
LARRY LAGE, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions football team, has died. He was...
Larry Dee Scott, 75 (1938 - 2014)
The Associated PressSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Larry Dee Scott, a trailblazing bodybuilder who rose to fame in the 1960s and became the first Mr. Olympia by winning the top international competition,...
Kevon Carter, 30 (1983 - 2014)
The Associated PressPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad and Tobago international soccer player Kevon Carter has died of a suspected heart attack after training with his club team.The Caribbean...
Barney Nugent (2014)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barney Nugent, a former athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants, died Saturday. He was 61.The Giants announced Monday that Nugent died in...
Matthew Robinson (2014)
The Associated PressMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Paralympic Committee says Australian snowboarder Matthew Robinson died while being transported home after a race crash in Spain...
Ed O'Brien (2014)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle University basketball and baseball star Ed O'Brien has passed away at age 83.The school announced O'Brien's death on Friday afternoon. He passed...
Sir Tom Finney, 91 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Former England and Preston forward Sir Tom Finney has died at the age of 91.Preston confirmed the "extremely sad news" Friday night, adding "Sir Tom was the...
Jim Fregosi, 71 (1942 - 2014)
CHARLES ODUM, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Jim Fregosi's big league career got off to a real quiet start. His first three at-bats, as a teenager for the expansion Los Angeles Angels, he hit...
Richard Moller Nielsen (2014)
The Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Richard Moller Nielsen, who led Denmark to its greatest football triumph at the 1992 European Championship, died on Thursday. He was 76. Moller...
Betty Jaynes (2014)
DOUG FEINBERG, The Associated PressBetty Jaynes, the first executive director of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, died Monday after a brief illness, the WBCA announced. She was 68.Jaynes,...
Maicon Pereira de Oliveira, 25 (1988 - 2014)
The Associated PressDONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shakhtar Donetsk Brazilian striker Maicon Pereira de Oliveira died in a traffic accident early Saturday, the club said."He was a talented footballer,...
Betty Moffitt (2014)
The Associated PressPRESCOTT, Arizona (AP) — Betty Moffitt, the mother of tennis great Billie Jean King and former major league pitcher Randy Moffitt, died Friday in Arizona. She was 91.She died at...
Ralph Kiner, 91 (1922 - 2014)
BEN WALKER, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Kiner was a smash as a slugger, launching so many home runs over the left-field wall at old Forbes Field that fans nicknamed it his corner....
Keith Allen, 90 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Keith Allen, the first coach of the Philadelphia Flyers who became the general manager that built the organization's Stanley Cup championship teams of 1974...