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Dessie Hughes (2014)
The Associated PressCHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Dessie Hughes, a leading Irish racehorse trainer who rode Davy Lad to victory in the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1977, has died. He was 71.The British Horseracing Authority announced the death on Sunday. Hughes had been battling illness.Hughes enjoyed great success at the Cheltenham Festival, first as a jockey when he followed up his Gold...
Ian Craig, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Ian Craig, who was Australia's youngest test cricket player at 17 and its youngest captain at 22, has died aged 79, Cricket Australia said. A right-hand batsman, Craig became the youngest player to play a test for Australia when he made his debut against South Africa in 1953 aged 17 years, 239 days. He was made captain for the 1957-58 tour to South...
Peter Dalis (2014)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Dalis, who served as athletic director at UCLA during a 19-year stretch in which the school won 39 NCAA championships, died Saturday. He was 76. The school said he died of complications from multiple myeloma at his home in Pacific Palisades, where he was surrounded by his family. Dalis' tenure from 1983-2002 made him the Pacific-10's...
Bill "The Baker" Stimers (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A fan befriended by former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner who became a press box fixture for more than 30 years known as "Bill the Baker," has died. He was 67.The Yankees said Bill Stimers died Thursday at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx. They did not give a cause of death.Stimers worked for Entenmann's Bakery and first met Steinbrenner...
Alvin Dark, 92 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressEASLEY, S.C. (AP) — Alvin Dark, a player and manager on World Series champions who sparked perhaps the most famous rally in baseball history, died Thursday. He was 92.The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, said Dark died at his home.Dark was the 1948 Rookie of the Year and a three-time All-Star shortstop. He played alongside Willie Mays when the New York Giants...
Shep Goldberg (2014)
BARRY WILNER, The Associated PressShep Goldberg was more like a camp counselor than an agent."There was nothing phony or manipulative about him," Jo-Ann Barnas, Olympics reporter for the Detroit Free...
Kelvin Moore (2014)
The Associated PressCOVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57.The A's confirmed Wednesday, with...
Ernie Vandeweghe, 86 (1928 - 2014)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernie Vandeweghe, a New York Knicks player in the post-World War II era and father of former NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe and three other top...
Orlando Thomas, 42 (1972 - 2014)
DAVE CAMPBELL, The Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — As ALS began to destroy his body, Orlando Thomas lost his ability to move. Then he could no longer speak. His wife, Demetra,...
Tinus Linee, 45 (1969 - 2014)
The Associated PressCAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Tinus Linee, a former South Africa center, died Monday after suffering from motor neuron disease, the Western Province rugby union said. He was 45...
Brad Halsey, 33 (1981 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.Police in Comal County said an investigation was...
Clay Stapleton, 93 (1921 - 2014)
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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...