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Epy Guerrero, 71 (1942 - 2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays held a moment of silence before Thursday night's game against Baltimore to mark the death of prolific scout Epy Guerrero.The Blue Jays said he died Thursday at 71 in his native Dominican Republic. The team didn't provide additional details.Guerrero signed All-Star outfielder Cesar Cedeno for Houston and brought several top players to the...
Ken Venturi, 82 (1931 - 2013)
DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated Press Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82. His son, Matt Venturi, said he died in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Venturi had been hospitalized the last two months for a spinal infection, pneumonia, and then an intestinal infection that he could no...
Dick Trickle, 71 (1941 - 2013)
STEVE REED, The Associated PressCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says authorities received a call believed to be from Trickle on Thursday saying that "there would be a dead body and it would be his." Authorities tried to call the number back...
Fred E. White, 76 (1936 - 2013)
The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Fred White died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 76.The Royals were informed of White's passing by his son, Joe. White died in hospice one day after the team announced his retirement after 40 years working for the organization.White was the sports anchor for Topeka's WIBW-TV and broadcast Kansas...
Victor Torres (2013)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants say former minor league coach Victor Torres has died. He was 61.Torres, a hitting coach and instructor in the club's player development department the past six years, died Wednesday in Florida, the team said Friday. No other details were provided.The Giants said Torres would be deeply missed. General manager Brian Sabean says ...
Stephen Martin, Sr. (2013)
The Associated PressNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane says former baseball player Stephen Martin Sr., the first black athlete to play any varsity sport in the Southeastern Conference, has died at age 66...
Chuck Muncie, 59 (1953 - 2013)
BRETT MARTEL, The Associated Press METAIRIE, Louisiana (AP) — Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60, the NFL clubs and...
Jack Butler, 85 (1927 - 2013)
WILL GRAVES, The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Butler, who helped revolutionize the way cornerbacks played in the NFL during his Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died...
George Sauer (2013)
The Associated PressWESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — George Sauer had a huge day in the biggest game in New York Jets history, and then surprisingly walked away from football a few years later.Sauer, a...
Brad Drewett, 54 (1958 - 2013)
The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Brad Drewett, a former tour player who led the ATP as executive chairman and helped increase prize money at Grand Slam tournaments, died Friday after a short...
Tim Taylor (2013)
The Associated PressNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Tim Taylor, a veteran Yale University hockey coach with the most hockey wins at the Ivy League school, has died of cancer. He was 71.Taylor's wife, Diana...
Bill Shapland (2013)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Georgetown sports information director Bill Shapland has died at the age of 57.The school said Shapland passed away Friday after being hospitalized...
Sam Williams, 82 (1931 - 2013)
The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Sam Williams, the former Detroit Lions defensive end who also played for the Rams and Falcons, has died. He was 82.Williams' son said his father died Thursday...
Rick Camp, 60 (1952 - 2013)
The Associated Press RYDAL, Ga. (AP) — Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp was found dead in his northwest Georgia home Thursday morning. The 60-year-old Camp was found at his home in...
Mike Denness, 72 (1940 - 2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Mike Denness, the only Scotsman to have captained England's cricket team, has died. He was 72.Kent County Cricket Club, where Denness played and had been serving...
Bob Gregory (2013)
The Associated PressWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Bob Gregory, a three-year basketball starter for Manhattan College who went on to teach and coach in the New York City public school system for almost...
Pat Summerall, 82 (1930 - 2013)
STEPHEN HAWKINS, The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — The voice of football. The NFL's narrator for generations. A master of restraint. Pat Summerall soothed American television audiences over...
Bob Yates, Jr. (2013)
The Associated PressFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bob Yates Jr., the former Syracuse offensive lineman who played for the Patriots in their first six seasons, had died. He was 74.The Patriots said...
Pentti Lund, 87 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressTHUNDER BAY, Ontario (AP) — Pentti Lund, the first Finnish-born player to score a goal in the NHL and the 1948-49 rookie of the year with the New York Rangers, has died. He was...
Julius Menendez (1922 - 2013)
The Associated PressSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Julius Menendez, who coached Muhammad Ali to the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics, has died. He was 90.San Jose State University says Menendez died April...
Frosty Westering, 85 (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressTACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Frosty Westering won four national titles and was among a select group of coaches to win more than 300 college football games.Yet he was just as well known...
Marv Harshman, 95 (1917 - 2013)
TIM BOOTH, The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Marv Harshman, who spent 40 years coaching college basketball in the state of Washington and was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985, died...
Grady Hatton, 90 (1922 - 2013)
The Associated Press WARREN, Texas (AP) — Grady Hatton, the former major league third baseman who managed the Houston Astros in the 1960s, has died. He was 90. Alyssa Hatton, his...
Dave O'Hara (2013)
HOWARD ULMAN, The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Dave O'Hara, who covered Boston sports greats from Ted Williams to Larry Bird during a 50-year career with The Associated Press, died Wednesday. He...
Chelone Miller, 29 (2013)
The Associated PressMAMMOTH LAKES, California (AP) — Snowboarder Chelone Miller, the younger brother of Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller, died Sunday in the area of Mammoth Lakes, Calif. He was 29...
Marty Blake, 85 (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Marty Blake, the NBA's longtime director of scouting, died Sunday. He was 86.Blake worked in the NBA for more than 50 years and is considered the "Godfather of...
Ian Walsh, 80 (1933 - 2013)
The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Former Australian rugby league captain Ian Walsh, who played 25 tests between 1959 and 1966, has died at the age of 80 after a long illness.Walsh first signed with...
Chuck Fairbanks, 79 (1933 - 2013)
KEN MILLER, The Associated PressOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chuck Fairbanks, who coached Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens at Oklahoma and spent six seasons as coach of the New England Patriots, died...
Nicolae Martinescu, 73 (1940 - 2013)
The Associated PressVEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Wrestling's governing body says former Olympic champion Nicolae Martinescu of Romania has died. He was 73.Martinescu won gold in the Greco-Roman...
Jack Pardee, 76 (1936 - 2013)
CHRIS DUNCAN, The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Jack Pardee, one of Bear Bryant's "Junction Boys" at Texas A&M who went on to become an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, died Monday. He was...