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Andrew Lewis, 44 (1970 - 2015)
The Associated PressGEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Former professional boxer Andrew Lewis has died in his native Guyana after a motorist struck him on his bicycle. He was 44.Police in the South American country say Lewis was struck Monday on a major road outside the capital. The retired boxer, nicknamed "Six Heads," was pronounced dead at a hospital.Lewis became the first boxer from Guyana to earn a...
Geoff Duke (2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Geoff Duke, who won six world motorcycling titles and became the sport's first global star, has died. He was 92.Duke, who retired from the sport in 1959 with 33 grand prix wins, died on Friday, the official MotoGP website said.Son Peter Duke was quoted as telling bikesportnews.com that his father had been "ill for some time but he passed away peacefully" in the...
Pete Brown (2015)
The Associated PressAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Pete Brown, the first black player to win a PGA Tour event, died Friday. He was 80.PGA Tour officials say Brown died in Augusta. Details on the cause of death weren't immediately available.Brown won the 1964 Waco Turner Open in Burneyville, Oklahoma, and the 1970 Andy Williams-San Diego Open.A native of Port Gibson, Mississippi, Brown survived polio as a...
Gregory Mertens, 24 (1991 - 2015)
The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Lokeren says defender Gregory Mertens died on Thursday, three days after he suffered heart failure during a training match.The club in Belgium's top division said, "With sadness, we announce the passing of Gregory Mertens."The 24-year-old player collapsed early in Monday's game, and was kept in a coma.Lokeren said doctors tried to operate on the player on...
Vardan Militosyan, 64 (1950 - 2015)
The Associated PressYEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Vardan Militosyan, an Olympic silver medalist and two-time European champion weightlifter for the Soviet Union, has died. He was 64.The Armenian Olympic Committee said Militosyan died Wednesday evening "following a serious illness."Competing for the Soviet Union, Militosyan won the silver medal in the 75-kilogram category at the 1976 Montreal Olympics...
Calvin Peete, 71 (1943 - 2015)
The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Calvin Peete, who taught himself how to play golf at 24 and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died...
Randy Bennett (2015)
The Associated PressVICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Longtime Canadian swim coach Randy Bennett has died. He was 51.Swimming Canada, the sport's domestic governing body, said he died Monday night....
Verne Gagne, 89 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Verne Gagne, one of professional wrestling's most celebrated performers and promoters, has died. He was 89. Gagne died Monday at his daughter's home in...
Gene Fullmer, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By KAREEM COPELAND, The Associated PressSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gene Fullmer, a former middleweight boxing champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame whose 55 career victories...
Marcel Pronovost, 84 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated PressWINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost, who spent 15 years with the Detroit Red Wings before capping his playing career with a five-year run in Toronto, has died...
Mike Phillips, 59 (1956 - 2015)
The Associated PressMADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Mike Phillips, who formed the "Twin Towers" with Rick Robey on the Kentucky team that won the 1978 NCAA title, has died in western Kentucky. He was 59...
Jim Fanning, 87 (1927 - 2015)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. He was 87.The Toronto Blue Jays...
John Moshoeu, 49 (1965 - 2015)
The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African Football Association says former international midfielder and African Cup of Nations winner John Moshoeu has died. He was 49.Moshoeu's...
Doug Buffone, 70 (1944 - 2015)
The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, whose reputation for being a passionate football player carried over into his career as a sports broadcaster,...
Bob St. Clair, 84 (1931 - 2015)
By JANIE McCAULEY, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler with a big personality who played all 11 of his seasons with his...
Jaroslav Holik, 72 (1942 - 2015)
The Associated Press PRAGUE (AP) — Jaroslav Holik, an offensive forward who helped Czechoslovakia win a hockey world title and an Olympic bronze medal in 1972, has died. He was 72. The Czech...
Lee Remmel, 90 (1924 - 2015)
The Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Lee Remmel, whose six-decade relationship with the Green Bay Packers spanned a sports writing career and a 30-plus year stint in the team's front office,...
Mike Mitchell (2015)
The Associated PressARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mitchell, the all-time leading thoroughbred trainer at Del Mar racetrack with 476 victories, has died after a long struggle with brain cancer. He was...
Mark Reeds, 55 (1960 - 2015)
The Associated PressOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Reeds, an assistant coach for the playoff-bound Ottawa Senators and a former NHL player, died Tuesday. He was at 55.Reeds had been fighting cancer...
Thelma Coyne Long, 96 (1918 - 2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated PressThe International Tennis Hall of Fame says that Thelma Coyne Long, an Australian who won 19 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles or mixed doubles, has...
Jimmy Gunn, 66 (1948 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Gunn, a defensive end who was part of Southern California's "The Wild Bunch" defensive line in 1969 and later played seven years in the NFL, has died....
Richie Benaud, 84 (1930 - 2015)
By DENNIS PASSA, The Associated PressThe cricket world is mourning the death of former Australia captain and pioneering television commentator Richie Benaud, described as a "national treasure" and...
Lauren Hill, 19 (1995 - 2015)
By JOE KAY, The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill's teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: "Never give up." ...
Marc Marotta (2015)
The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marc Marotta, a former Marquette basketball star who became board chairman of the Milwaukee Bucks arena, has died. He was 52. The Milwaukee County...
Jose Capellan (2015)
By DIONISIO SOLDEVILA, The Associated PressThe wife of former major league pitcher Jose Capellan says he has died. He was 34.His wife Patricia Capellan told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she...
Art Powell, 78 (1937 - 2015)
The Associated PressALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Art Powell, who led the AFL in yards receiving in back-to-back years for the New York Titans and Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 78.Powell died at his...
Charlie Sumner, 84 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated PressALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Raiders defensive assistant and former NFL player Charlie Sumner has died. He was 84.Sumner's son, Colin, told the Bay Area News Group that his...
Dollard St. Laurent, 85 (1929 - 2015)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Dollard St. Laurent, a defenseman who won five Stanley Cups and played on the powerhouse Montreal Canadiens in the 1950s, has died. He was 85.His death was...
Lon Simmons, 91 (1923 - 2015)
By JANIE McCAULEY, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lon Simmons, a Hall of Fame broadcaster whose career spanned five decades calling San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and 49ers games...
Don Looney, 98 (1916 - 2015)
The Associated PressFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Don Looney, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and also starred at TCU, has died. He was 98.Looney died Sunday, according to an obituary posted by...