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Al Arbour, 82 (1932 - 2015)
Al Arbour, 82, who coached the NHL's New York Islanders from 1973 through 1994, winning four Stanley Cup championships along the way, has died following a long illness. As a player in the 1950s and '60s, Arbour was a defenseman for several teams, contributing to Stanley Cup wins with the Detroit Red Wings, the Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He moved into coaching in 1970 and was...
Justin Wilson, 37 (2015)
Known, as ESPN describes him, as the "Gentle Giant" of racing, IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday after a head injury sustained during a crash at Pocono Raceway, the Associated Press and his family report. ByJENNA FRYER, The Associated PressIndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.IndyCar made...
Bob Fillion, 94 (2015)
Bob Fillion, who won two Stanley Cup championships with the Montreal Canadiens, has died at the age of 94, according to the Associated Press. The team's alumni association said Thursday that Fillion attended most home games in recent years until he became ill near the end of last season. "He always came to the building and took notes," said Rejean Houle, head of the association. "He...
Buddy Baker, 74 (1941 - 2015)
Buddy Baker, a former Daytona 500 winner and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, has died after a brief battle with lung cancer, according to The Associated Press. Baker, who died early Monday, was 74.
Frank Gifford, 84 (1930 - 2015)
NFL Hall of Famer and veteran sports broadcaster Frank Gifford has died in Connecticut, his family announced on Sunday, according to NBC News and other sources. He was 84. In a statement, his family said: It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford. Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural...
Louise Suggs, 91 (2015)
By DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated PressLouise Suggs, an LPGA founder and among the best women to ever play with 61 wins and 11 majors, died Friday. She was 91.The LPGA Tour said she died in a hospice...
Mel Farr, 70 (1944 - 2015)
Mel Farr, an NFL running back who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his seven NFL seasons as a Detroit Lion, has died. He was 70.
Kaiser Carlile, 9 (2015)
Batboy Kaiser Carlile died Sunday, a day after he was accidentally hit by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle during the Liberal Bee Jays' game in Wichita, Kansas, according to multiple...
Billy Pierce, 88 (1927 - 2015)
By JASON KEYSER, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and spent most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White...
Van Miller, 87 (1927 - 2015)
Longtime Buffalo Bills radio broadcaster Van Miller died Friday, the team confirmed Saturday. He was 87. Miller was the Bills' play-by-play announcer from the team's first year in 1960 through 1970,...
Bill Arnsparger, 88 (2015)
Bill Arnsparger, the assistant coach whose "No Name Defense" helped the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl titles and the only perfect season in NFL history, died Friday The Associated PressMIAMI ...
Alcides Ghiggia, 88 (1926 - 2015)
Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a surprising 2-1 victory over soccer powerhouse Brazil which is still remembered as Brazil...
Ken Stabler, 69 (1945 - 2015)
Legendary NFL quarterback Ken Stabler has passed away in Gulfport, Mississippi from colon cancer at the age of 69, according to multiple news sources including Yahoo Sports. He played in the NFL...
Scot Breithaupt, Sr., 57 (1957 - 2015)
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died,...
Charlie Sanders, 68 (1946 - 2015)
Charlie Sanders, former Detroit Lion and Hall of Fame tight end, has died after a battle with cancer. Sanders played his entire 10-year career with the Lions, from 1968-1977. He was 68. The...
Jackson Vroman, 34 (1981 - 2015)
Former NBA player Jackson Vroman was found dead Monday at his home in Los Angeles, California, according to the Des Moines Register. He was 34. Vroman was chosen in the second round of the 2004...
Ron Clarke (2015)
The Associated PressGOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Ron Clarke, Australia's greatest middle distance runner and the man who lit the cauldron at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, died Wednesday at the...
John David Crow, 79 (1935 - 2015)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - John David Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, has died. He was 79. The university...
Peter Petherick, 72 (1942 - 2015)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former New Zealand off-spinner Peter Petherick, a late-bloomer who became one of only three cricketers to take a hat trick on his test debut, has...
Wayne Harris, 77 (1938 - 2015)
The Associated PressCALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Wayne Harris, the former University of Arkansas and Calgary Stampeders linebacker known as "Thumper" for his hard hits, has died. He was 77.The...
Clarence 'Bevo' Francis, 82 (1932 - 2015)
The Associated PressRIO GRANDE, Ohio (AP) — Clarence "Bevo" Francis, who had 113 points for Rio Grande College in a 1954 game and was one of college basketball's great scorers, has died. He was 82...
Lennie Merullo, 98 (1917 - 2015)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Lennie Merullo, the oldest former member of the Chicago Cubs and the last living person to play for them in the World Series, died Saturday. He was 98.Cubs owner...
Doris Hart, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By STEVEN WINE, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Tennis great Doris Hart, who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, and once won three Wimbledon titles in a single day, has died.Hart died...
John Siegal (2015)
The Associated PressLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — John Siegal, an end who helped the Chicago Bears win three NFL titles in the 1940s and was their oldest former player, has died. He was 97.The Bears...
Walter Byers, 93 (1922 - 2015)
By JIM O'CONNELL, The Associated PressWalter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics, has died. He was...
Richard Mulhall (2015)
The Associated PressARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Mulhall, a trainer who went on to manage the careers of 2001 Horse of the Year Point Given and 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem...
Marques Haynes, 89 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved...
Annarita Sidoti, 44 (1970 - 2015)
The Associated PressROME (AP) — Annarita Sidoti, a former world and European race walking champion form Italy, died Thursday. She was 44.The Italian Olympic Committee said Sidoti died at her home...
Steve Snapp (2015)
The Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Steve Snapp, a longtime Ohio State athletics spokesman and sports information director, has died. He was 69.The university confirmed his death on Thursday....
Marty Sheets (2015)
The Associated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Special Olympics pioneer Marty Sheets has died at 62.Forbis & Dick Funeral Service says he died Thursday at the Greensboro home he shared with his...