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Dave Mackay, 80 (1934 - 2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Dave Mackay, a former Tottenham captain who also won the English league and FA Cup double with the club in 1961, has died. He was 80.Tottenham announced Mackay's death late Monday, but did not give a cause.Mackay joined Tottenham in 1959 from Scottish club Hearts and became "one of the most influential players of his era," Tottenham said on its website.Mackay...
Christian Welp, 51 (1964 - 2015)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Christian Welp, the 7-foot (2.13-meter) German center who holds the University of Washington's career scoring record and played three seasons in the NBA, has died. He was 51.The school confirmed the death Sunday. It didn't provide details.Welp finished his Washington career in 1987 as the school's career leader in points, rebounding and blocks. He scored 2,073...
Jeff McKnight , 52 (1963 - 2015)
The Associated PressBEE BRANCH, Ark. (AP) — Jeff McKnight, a versatile player who spent six seasons with the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles, has died. He was 52.McKnight's family told the Mets that McKnight died Sunday after having leukemia for 10 years. His father, Jim, who briefly played for the Chicago Cubs in the early 1960s, was born in Bee Branch.Jeff McKnight made his big league...
Minnie Minoso, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By JAY COHEN, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the "Cuban Comet" was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox. It was one amazing ride for the seemingly ageless slugger, who died early Sunday morning after...
Alex Johnson (2015)
DETROIT (AP) — Alex Johnson, who played 13 years in the majors and won the AL batting title with the then-California Angels in 1970, has died. He was 72. Alex Johnson Jr. said Wednesday that his father died Saturday of complications from prostate cancer. The elder Johnson played for eight teams in a career that began in 1964 with Philadelphia, batting .288 with 78 homers and 525 RBIs. The...
Gordie Gillespie, 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressJOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Gordie Gillespie, one of the winningest coaches in college baseball history who also had success coaching football and basketball, has died. He was 88.The...
Anthony Mason, 48 (1966 - 2015)
By RICK FREEMAN, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48.New...
Oscar Diaz, 32 (1982 - 2015)
The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing contender whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has...
Earl Lloyd, 86 (1928 - 2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated Press Earl Lloyd was a player and coach, an NBA champion and later a Hall of Famer. Within the basketball world, he's something much bigger. He was a...
Jerry Lambert, 74 (1940 - 2015)
By BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lambert, a leading jockey on the Southern California circuit in the 1960s and '70s who rode Native Diver to three consecutive Hollywood...
Jerome Kersey , 52 (1962 - 2015)
By ANNE M. PETERSON, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jerome Kersey, the versatile small forward who helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals and won a title with the San...
Claude Criquielion, 58 (1957 - 2015)
The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Claude Criquielion, a former world cycling champion from Belgium, died Wednesday following a massive stroke over the weekend, Belgian Prime Minister Charles...
Steve Montador, 35 (1979 - 2015)
By JAY COHEN, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador was remembered Sunday for being a solid teammate and for his work with the players' union.Montador was found...
Wendell Kim, 64 (1950 - 2015)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Former Boston and San Francisco third base coach Wendell Kim has died.The Red Sox say he died at the age of 64 after a struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's...
Wim Ruska, 74 (1940 - 2015)
The Associated PressTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Wim Ruska, the only man to win two judo gold medals at the same Olympics, has died. He was 74.The two-time world champion from the Netherlands won...
Jerry Tarkanian, 84 (1930 - 2015)
By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Strip dimmed its lights late Wednesday night to honor legendary University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball Coach...
Claude Ruel, 76 (1938 - 2015)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Claude Ruel, who coached the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup title in 1969, has died. He was 76.Ruel, a gifted hockey and baseball player in the 1950s...
Ed Sabol, 98 (1916 - 2015)
By RACHEL COHEN, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and reimagined pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch...
Mario Vázquez Raña, 82 (1932 - 2015)
The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mario Vazquez Rana, a Mexican businessman and former prominent member of the International Olympic Committee, has died. He was 82.The Mexican Olympic...
Billy Casper (2015)
By DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the "Big Three," died of a...
Dean Smith, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By AARON BEARD, The Associated Press CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has said its final farewell to Dean Smith. The school offered one more tribute to the late Hall of Famer on Sunday...
Norm Drucker (2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated PressNorm Drucker, the only NBA referee to toss Wilt Chamberlain from a game, died Friday. He was 94.Drucker's son, Jim, confirmed his father's death to the...
Charlie Sifford, 92 (1922 - 2015)
By DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated Press Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night, the PGA of...
Dave Bergman, 61 (1953 - 2015)
The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Dave Bergman, a member of the Detroit Tigers' 1984 World Series championship team, has died. He was 61.The Tigers extended condolences Monday to Bergman's family,...
Frank Borghi, 89 (1925 - 2015)
The Associated PressST. LOUIS (AP) — Frank Borghi, the goalkeeper in the United States' 1-0 upset victory over England in the 1950 World Cup, has died. He was 89.Borghi died Monday, according to...
Udo Lattek, 80 (1935 - 2015)
By NESHA STARCEVIC, The Associated PressFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Udo Lattek, one of Germany's top coaches who guided Bayern Munich to its first European Cup triumph in 1974, has died at age 80,...
Ann Mara, 85 (1929 - 2015)
By TOM CANAVAN, The Associated PressEAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP) — Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL's New York Giants for the past 60 years, died Sunday. She was 85.Giants co-owner John Mara...
Vic Howe, 85 (1929 - 2015)
The Associated PressSASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Vic Howe, Gordie Howe's younger brother and a former NHL player with the New York Rangers, has died. He was 85.Helen Cummine, the Howes' sister,...
Kel Nagle, 94 (1920 - 2015)
The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. He was 94.The PGA of Australia said in a...
Bill Monbouquette, 78 (1936 - 2015)
BOSTON (AP) — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and...