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Clay Stapleton (2014)
The Associated Press AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa State football coach and Florida State and Vanderbilt athletic director Clay Stapleton has died. Cyclones spokesman Mike Green said Stapleton's son, Van, notified the school that his father died Thursday morning in Missouri City, Missouri. He was 93. Stapleton was the coach for the Cyclones from 1958 until 1967, compiling a record of...
John "Mr. Mizzou" Kadlec (2014)
The Associated PressCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — John Kadlec, the University of Missouri sports icon whose Tigers career spanned more than a half-century as player, coach, administrator and broadcaster, has died. He was 86.The school said Kadlec, known as "Mr. Mizzou," died early Wednesday. Football coach Gary Pinkel said in a statement that Kadlec "was a ball coach, plain and simple."Kadlec played for...
Klas Ingesson, 46 (1968 - 2014)
The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Klas Ingesson, a former Sweden midfielder who played at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, has died. He was 46.Swedish club Elfsborg said Ingesson, the team's coach, died Wednesday. He was diagnosed with incurable cancer in 2009.Ingesson played 57 times for Sweden, taking part in two World Cups and reaching the semifinals at the 1994 tournament in the United...
Tay Wilson, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former International Olympic Committee member of New Zealand Tay Wilson has died. He was 89.The IOC announced the death Wednesday. The cause was not disclosed.Wilson joined the IOC in 1988 and served on the new sources of financing commission from 1989-1993 and the finance commission from 1994-2006. He retired and became an honorary member in...
Gordon Soltau, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated PressSANTA CLARA, California (AP) — Gordon Soltau, a wide receiver and kicker who played nine NFL seasons with San Francisco, has died. He was 89.The three-time All-Pro passed away on Sunday, according to the 49ers.Soltau had 249 receptions for 3,487 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also kicked 70 field goals and 284 PATs. He remains one of only three players in NFL history to score...
Oscar Taveras, 22 (1992 - 2014)
DIONISIO SOLDEVILA, The Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday he was stunned by the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar...
Mo Collins, 38 (1976 - 2014)
The Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The West Charlotte high school athletic director says former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman and the school's football coach Mo Collins died Sunday. He...
Jeff Robinson (2014)
The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Jeff Robinson, who helped the Detroit Tigers to an AL East championship as a rookie in 1987 and went on to pitch in the major leagues through 1992, has died. He...
Phindile Mwelase (2014)
The Associated PressPRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A female boxer in South Africa has died after being in a coma for two weeks following a bout, another sports death in a country already mourning...
John "Bull" Bramlett, 73 (1941 - 2014)
The Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — John "Bull" Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the "Meanest Man in Football," has died. He was 73.Shelby County...
Peter Daland, 93 (1921 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Daland, who coached the University of Southern California swim team to nine NCAA championships and mentored Olympic gold medal winners, has died. He was...
Raymond Beadle, 70 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressWACO, Texas (AP) — Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.The NHRA said Beadle died Monday at...
Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, 64 (1950 - 2014)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, who won the Olympic gold in women's high jump for Czechoslovakia in 1968 aged 18, has died.The Czech athletics federation says Monday...
Lou Lucier, 96 (1918 - 2014)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.The team says Lucier (LOO'-cee-ur) had a stroke earlier this month...
Nobby Wirkowski, 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Nobby Wirkowski, the star quarterback who played for Woody Hayes in college before leading the Toronto Argonauts to the 1952 Grey Cup title and later coaching the...
Wayne McClain (2014)
Associated Press Wayne McClain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 60. McClain died at a hospital in Urbana after a...
Tommy Lewis, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama player Tommy Lewis, who gained fame for a play when he wasn't supposed to be on the field, has passed away.Lewis died Sunday in a...
Stan Saleski (2014)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series-bound San Francisco Giants say longtime major league scout Stan Saleski has died. He was 59.The team announced Friday that Saleski died...
Elbert Drungo, Jr., 71 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Elbert Drungo Jr., who played 120 games over nine seasons with the Houston Oilers and a season with Buffalo, has died. He was 71.Drungo died Saturday at...
Harley Clark (2014)
JIM VERTUNO, The Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Harley Clark, the former Texas cheerleader credited with introducing the "Hook'em Horns" hand signal used by tens of thousands of Longhorns...
Vic Braden, 85 (1929 - 2014)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Vic Braden, a tennis player in the late 1940s and early '50s who became one of the nation's top tennis teaching professionals, has died from...
Bill Campbell, 91 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia radio and TV sports announcer Bill Campbell, whose career spanned more than seven decades, has died.Editor and anchor Robin Culverwell at KYW...
Jimmy Feix, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Jimmy Feix, Western Kentucky's winningest football coach and its former athletic director, has died. He was 83.The school said Feix died Sunday.A...
Robbie Flower (2014)
The Associated PressMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former Melbourne Demons captain and Australian Football League Hall of Fame member Robbie Flower has died aged 59.The club said in a statement that...
George "Shotgun" Shuba, 79 (1934 - 2014)
The Associated PressYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor...
Dan Goossen, 64 (2014)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressBoxing promoter Dan Goossen, who handled a number of world champions in a lengthy career, has died after a short illness. He was 64.Goossen died early Monday...
John Toner, 91 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — John Toner, athletic director emeritus who is credited with building the University of Connecticut into a basketball power and hiring its two best-known...
Don Manoukian, 80 (1934 - 2014)
The Associated PressRENO, Nev. (AP) — Don Manoukian, a longtime Reno civic leader who starred as a lineman for the Oakland Raiders when they debuted in the American Football League in 1960 and was...
Jason Rabedeaux (2014)
The Associated PressEL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man who succeeded legendary coach Don Haskins at UTEP has died.UTEP spokesman Jeff Darby said that Jason Rabedeaux died Monday in Vietnam. He was 49...
Joel Krog (2014)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Joel Krog, the captain of SMU's only NCAA Final Four team, has died at the age of 79.SMU said Monday that Krog died Saturday in Houston. Details were not released...