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Ernie Terrell, 75 (1939 - 2014)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died. He was 75.The son of Mississippi sharecroppers and long-time Chicago resident worked as fight promoter after his boxing career ended and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. Terrell also twice ran unsuccessfully for...
Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston, 80 (1933 - 2014)
The Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Packers guard Fuzzy Thurston, a member of the great Green Bay teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 80.The team confirmed Sunday that Thurston died after several years of health issues.Born Fred Thurston, he was best known for his blocking on the Packers' famed power sweep. He helped Green Bay win five NFL championships. He also won a title with...
Jim Swink, 78 (1936 - 2014)
The Associated PressRUSK, Texas (AP) — Jim Swink, a star TCU running back and College Football Hall of Fame inductee who bypassed a professional football career to become a doctor, died Wednesday. He was 78.Swink died at his home in Rusk on Wednesday afternoon because of complications of lymphoma, said his wife, Jeanie Swink.The 6-foot-1, 180-pound "Rusk Rambler" was the nation's leading scorer...
Jean Beliveau, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — It is hard to imagine a classier hockey player, on and off the ice, than Jean Beliveau.A supremely skilled center who spent 20 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens during his Hall of Fame career, Beliveau died Tuesday at 83. The team confirmed his death.One of the most beloved players in Canadiens history, Beliveau also was a popular ambassador for the sport....
Marvin "Whitey" Helling (2014)
The Associated PressGRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Marvin "Whitey" Helling, the football coach who helped build the University of North Dakota into a Division II power, has died. He was 91.The school says Helling, a native of Luverne, Minnesota, died Sunday in Florida.Helling was the school's head coach for 11 years, from 1957 to 1967, and had a record of 60-35-3. He guided his teams to three North...
Pete Rodriquez (2014)
The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Pete Rodriquez, one of the first Hispanic coaches in pro football, has died. He was 75.The family said Wednesday that Rodriguez died on Sunday and will be...
Dick Bresciani, 76 (1938 - 2014)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Longtime Boston Red Sox head of public relations Dick Bresciani has died at age 76.The Red Sox say he died Saturday of complications from leukemiaKnown as "Bresh,"...
Jack Kyle, 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Jack Kyle, the dashing flyhalf for Ireland in the 1940s and '50s and one of rugby's greatest players, has died. He was 88. The Irish Rugby Football Union...
Phillip Hughes, 15 (1998 - 2014)
By DENNIS PASSA, The Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's opening cricket test against India was postponed on Saturday hours after captain Michael Clarke wiped away tears as he spoke of...
Gilles Tremblay, 75 (1938 - 2014)
The Associated Press MONTREAL (AP) — Gilles Tremblay, a former Montreal Canadiens forward who played on four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, has died. He was 75. The team announced...
Viktor Tikhonov, 84 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long...
Murray Oliver, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Murray Oliver, a five-time NHL All-Star who briefly coached the Minnesota North Stars, has died from a heart attack. He was 77.Oliver, who died on Sunday,...
Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 98 (1916 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open,...
Pat Quinn, 71 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades,...
Larry Kelm, 49 (1964 - 2014)
The Associated PressCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Larry Kelm, a linebacker on Texas A&M's Wrecking Crew defense who went on to play in the NFL, has died. He was 49.The university said Monday he...
Ray Sadecki, 73 (1940 - 2014)
The Associated PressMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Ray Sadecki, who pitched in the major leagues for 18 seasons and won 20 games for the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, has died from...
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...
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...
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. ...
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...