Notable Sports Deaths

  • Conrado Marrero, 102 (1911 - 2014)

    Conrado Marrero

    PETER ORSI, The Associated PressHAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.Marrero's grandson said he died in the early afternoon."He woke up in the morning and it...

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  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, 76 (1937 - 2014)

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

    The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.His death was confirmed Sunday by John Artis, a caregiver and associate.Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a...

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  • Dylan Tombides, 20 (1994 - 2014)

    Dylan Tombides

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Emerging Australian forward Dylan Tombides, who broke into the West Ham first-team squad while receiving cancer treatment, has died. He was 20.The English Premier League club says Tombides, who was initially diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011, died on Friday having "courageously fought the disease for three years."Tombides, who joined West Ham at 15, made...

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  • Joe Curl, 59 (1954 - 2014)

    Joe Curl

    The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Former Houston women's basketball coach Joe Curl has died, the university announced Monday. He was 59.The university said Curl died on Monday morning, but gave no further details on his death.Curl was 193-167 in 12 seasons at Houston. His led the Cougars to the NCAA tournament in 2004 and 2005 and his wins are the most by a coach in school history.He resigned...

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  • Vin Yokabaskas (2014)

    Vin Yokabaskas

    The Associated PressSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — The first University of Connecticut men's basketball player to score 1,000 points has died. Former Husky Vin Yokabaskas was 84.UConn said Monday he died April 13.Yokabaskas starred at Bloomfield High School before entering UConn. He was a three-time All-New England and All-Yankee Conference pick between 1950 and 1952, finishing his career with 1,275...

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