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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 CFL team, has died. He was 88.His death was confirmed by the team Thursday.Wirkowski also played for Hamilton and Calgary in the 1950s before returning to Toronto in 1960 when a knee injury during an...
Wayne McClain (2014)
DAVID MERCER, The Associated PressCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Wayne McClain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 59.McClain died at a hospital in Urbana after a brief, unspecified illness, Champaign Central High School Principal Joe Williams said. McClain had coached Central's boys basketball team since last season.Before...
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 Huntsville retirement home at age 83, according to Laughlin Funeral Home.Lewis came off the sideline in the 1954 Cotton Bowl and tackled Rice All-America halfback Dicky Maegle near the 50-yard line.Maegle had...
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 unexpectedly last Saturday in Baltimore while scouting the AL Championship Series.Saleski spent more than three decades scouting at the major league level for the Giants, Marlins and New York Yankees. He...
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 home after battling cancer the past six years, his wife, Deborah, said Monday.The Houston Oilers drafted Drungo in 1969 in the third round out of Tennessee State, and he played 107 games with the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Andriy Gusin, 41 (1972 - 2014)
The Associated PressKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said...
Alpha Ibraham Diallo (2014)
The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82.Diallo's death was announced Monday by the...
Frank Torre (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Frank Torre, the World Series star who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82.The Major League Baseball...
Bob Suter, 57 (1957 - 2014)
JON KRAWCZYNSKI, The Associated PressBob Suter, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the age...
Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin, 76 (1938 - 2014)
The Associated PressBEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin, a former Pro Bowl safety for the Denver Broncos and a member of the team's Ring of Fame, has died. He was 76.Gonsoulin died...
Carol Vadnais, 68 (1945 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star, has died. He was 68.The New York Rangers reported on their website that Vadnais, who spent seven...
Bjorn Waldegard (2014)
The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Automobile Sports Federation says Bjorn Waldegard, who won 16 world championship rallies during a career that spanned four decades, has died. He was...
Jack Kraft (2014)
The Associated Press VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jack Kraft, the Villanova basketball coach who guided the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA title game and coached such players as Wali Jones, Bill Melchionni...
Alfredo Martini, 93 (1921 - 2014)
The Associated PressROME (AP) — Alfredo Martini, Italy's former national cycling team coach who guided the squad to six world titles, has died. He was 93.The Italian cycling federation says Martini...
Jason Bitsko, 21 (1993 - 2014)
TOM WITHERS, The Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.Police believe he...
Hashim Khan (2014)
PAT GRAHAM, The Associated PressDENVER (AP) — Hashim Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, died of congestive heart failure Monday night. He was believed to be 100.His son, Mo, said...
Gordy MacKenzie, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Gordy MacKenzie, the longtime minor league manager and coach and scout who had a short stint in the majors as a catcher with the Kansas City Athletics, has died....
Vladimir Beara, 85 (1928 - 2014)
The Associated PressSPLIT, Croatia (AP) — Vladimir Beara, a Yugoslavia international who is considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, has died in Croatia, his family said Monday...
Kevin Ward, Jr. (2014)
MARY ESCH, The Associated Press TURIN, New York (AP) — They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a motorsport family and buried with racing flags in his...