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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, has died. He was 88. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford helped steer the family business for more than five decades. He bought one of his own, the NFL...
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 Football Union says the 30-year-old striker died Friday morning at a hospital. He had complained of chest pains following training at Macqueripe with the Defense Force Football Club in preparation for...
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 Massachusetts after a short battle with cancer. He was diagnosed last summer.Nugent was San Francisco's trainer for 11 seasons from 1993-2003 — during much of the home run chase by slugger Barry Bonds —...
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.Robinson sustained neck and spinal injuries in a race accident on Feb. 12 while competing at the IPC World Cup finals in La Molina, Spain.The APC on Friday said after spending eight days in hospital in...
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 away earlier in the day. The school did not reveal a cause of death, but O'Brien had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's.O'Brien played basketball at Seattle from 1950-53, along with his twin...
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...
Luis Aragones, 75 (1938 - 2014)
PAUL LOGOTHETIS, The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Luis Aragones, the former Spain coach who shaped the team's rise from perennial underachiever to global powerhouse with a long-awaited title at...
Harry Gamble, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Harry Gamble, who coached the Philadelphia Eagles as well as Lafayette, Penn and New Jersey high school teams before retiring as the Eagles' president, died...
Tom Gola, 81 (1933 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tom Gola, the Hall of Famer who led La Salle to the 1954 NCAA title, still holds the Division I record for career rebounds and helped the Philadelphia...
Dave Strack (2014)
The Associated PressTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dave Strack, the former University of Arizona athletic director who hired the first black basketball coach at a major university, has died. He was 90...
Christopher Chataway, 82 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Christopher Chataway, a former 5,000-meter world record-holder who helped Roger Bannister break the four-minute mile, has died. He was 82. Chataway, who was...
Bert Williams, 93 (1920 - 2014)
ROB HARRIS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Bert Williams, the England goalkeeper who gave up the goal that allowed a team of journeymen Americans at the 1950 World Cup to produce one of soccer's...
Jose Sulaiman, 82 (1931 - 2014)
CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, The Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jose Sulaiman, the longtime head of the World Boxing Council who introduced rules to protect boxers, died on Thursday. He was 82. ...
Curtis Bray, 43 (1970 - 2014)
LUKE MEREDITH, The Associated PressAMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State defensive line coach Curtis Bray died Wednesday, the team said. He was 43.Cyclones spokesman Mike Green confirmed Bray's death to The...
Norm Parker (2014)
LUKE MEREDITH, The Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former longtime Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker has died. He was 72.School spokesman Steve Roe told The Associated Press that...
Bobby Collins, 82 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Bobby Collins, the diminutive former Scotland midfielder who played for Celtic, Leeds and Everton during a 25-year career in which he won the English Footballer of...
Jack Gardiner (2014)
The Associated PressSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Longtime NHL scout Jack Gardiner has died following a long battle with cancer. He was 69.The San Jose Sharks say Gardiner died on Sunday. He had worked...
Bill Conlin, 79 (1934 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter and columnist Bill Conlin, whose long career came to an end following allegations of child abuse, has died. He...
Todd Williams (2014)
The Associated PressBRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL and Florida State offensive tackle Todd Williams has been found dead in a Tampa Bay area hotel.The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that...
Karel Gut, 86 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Karel Gut, a high-scoring defenseman who also coached Czechoslovakia to two world ice hockey titles and an Olympic silver medal, has died. He was 86.The Czech ice...
Jerry Coleman, 89 (1924 - 2014)
BERNIE WILSON, The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres say Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman, a former major league ballplayer whose pro career was interrupted by two wars,...
Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, 71 (1942 - 2014)
BARRY HATTON, The Associated PressLISBON, Portugal (AP) — A half century later, Eusebio's goals are still a source of wonder in the country where he stood above all others in his sport.There was...
Terry Biddlecombe, 72 (1941 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Three-time English champion jockey Terry Biddlecombe has died. He was 72.His death was disclosed by his wife, Henrietta Knight, a former trainer. She wrote on her...