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Robert Newhouse (2014)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, has died. He was 64.Newhouse's son, Rodd Newhouse, says his father died Tuesday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after a battle with heart disease.Newhouse had suffered a stroke in 2010.The burly running back was drafted by the Cowboys in 1972...
Kevin Skinner, 86 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Kevin Skinner, a famously rugged All Blacks prop who became part of New Zealand rugby folklore for his role in its first test series win over South Africa, has died. He was 86.New Zealand Rugby Union said Skinner, who was also a national heavyweight boxing champion, passed away Sunday night.Skinner played the last two tests of the 1956 series...
Sam Koch (2014)
The Associated PressAMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch (coke), who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer.The university said in a statement that Koch died Sunday at his Hadley home. He was 59.Koch had a 222-182-45 record in 23 seasons at UMass. He won four regular-season Atlantic 10 Conference titles...
Bob Torrance (2014)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressFormer Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance says on Twitter that his father Bob, a respected Scottish golf coach who had been fighting cancer, has died. He was 82.Torrance posted a message Friday saying "sad day my dad just passed away peacefully in his sleep."Bob Torrance built Padraig Harrington's swing before his 2007 victory at Carnoustie in the British...
Alice Coachman Davis, 90 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90. Davis' death was confirmed by her daughter, Evelyn Jones. Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London with an American and Olympic record of 1.68 meters (5.51 feet), according to USA Track and Field,...
Tom Veryzer, 61 (1953 - 2014)
The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Tom Veryzer, who played a dozen years in the major leagues and was Detroit's shortstop before Alan Trammell took over in the late 1970s, has died. He was 61.The...
Alfredo Di Stefano, 88 (1926 - 2014)
HAROLD HECKLE, The Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a global...
Samuel Henry "Errie" Ball (2014)
The Associated PressSTUART, Fla. (AP) — Samuel Henry "Errie" Ball, who played in the first Masters, died Wednesday. The golf pro was 103.Ball's daughter, Leslie Adams Gogarty, says her father died...
Frank Cashen (2014)
BEN WALKER, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Cashen, the general manager who wore a signature bow tie and fashioned a New York Mets team that rollicked its way to the 1986 World Series...
Ed Messbarger (2014)
The Associated PressSAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Ed Messbarger, who won 630 games in a 41-year college coaching career spent mostly at St. Mary's and Angelo State in Texas, has died. He was 81.Angelo...
Bobby Castillo, 59 (1955 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Castillo, a former Dodgers and Minnesota Twins pitcher credited with teaching Fernando Valenzuela how to throw a screwball, died Monday in a Los Angeles...
Jim Brosnan, 84 (1929 - 2014)
The Associated PressMORTON GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Former pitcher Jim Brosnan, known as much for writing about life in baseball as helping the Cincinnati Reds reach the 1961 World Series, has died. He...
David Taylor, 60 (1954 - 2014)
The Associated PressGLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's Football Association says former UEFA general secretary David Taylor has died. He was 60.The SFA says Taylor's death was confirmed by UEFA,...
Tony Gwynn, Sr., 54 (1960 - 2014)
BERNIE WILSON, The Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether it was driving the ball through the "5.5 hole" between third base and...
Rodney Thomas, 41 (1973 - 2014)
EMILY SCHMALL, The Associated PressFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Rodney Thomas, who played running back for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons during a seven-year NFL career, has...
Ray Fox (2014)
The Associated PressDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Ray Fox, a premier engine builder and top mechanic in the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 98.Fox died Sunday at Halifax...
Chuck Noll, 82 (1932 - 2014)
WILL GRAVES, The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Friday night at his home. He was 82...
Gyula Grosics, 88 (1926 - 2014)
PABLO GORONDI, The Associated PressBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Gyula Grosics, the goalkeeper of Hungary's Golden Team of the 1950s, has died. He was 88.Grosics' death on Friday was announced by his...
Gary Gilmour (2014)
The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Swing bowling allrounder Gary Gilmour, who played 15 cricket tests for Australia between 1973 and 1977 and was one of the stars of the inaugural World Cup in 1975,...
Bob Welch, 57 (1956 - 2014)
ANTONIO GONZALEZ, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner with the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a...
Junie Donlavey, 90 (1924 - 2014)
The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR car owner Junie Donlavey has died at the age of 90. Richmond International Raceway spokeswoman Aimee Turner said Donlavey died Monday...
Don Zimmer, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Don Zimmer wasn't a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way. He played alongside Jackie Robinson on the only Brooklyn Dodgers...
Bob Houbregs, 82 (1932 - 2014)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Bob Houbregs, the Hall of Fame basketball player who starred at Washington and played in the NBA, has died. He was 82.Houbregs died Wednesday morning, the school...
Malcolm Glazer, 85 (1928 - 2014)
FRED GOODALL, The Associated Press TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Malcolm Glazer, the self-made billionaire who led the takeover of English football's Manchester United and owned the NFL's Tampa Bay...
Dick Grimm (2014)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Dick Grimm, a golf executive who helped grow the sport in Canada, has died. He was 91.Golf Canada says he died Monday.Grimm played a key role in building Glen...
Matthew Saad Muhammad, 59 (1954 - 2014)
RON TODT, The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hall of Fame boxer and former light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad, who was abandoned as a child and rose to become "one of the...
Ricky Grigg (2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Grigg, a former top-ranked big-wave surfer and oceanographer whose work confirmed one of Charles Darwin's theories about the origin of tropical islands,...
Duncan Cole, 55 (1958 - 2014)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Duncan Cole, who played for New Zealand at the 1982 World Cup, has died. He was 55.Football New Zealand said Cole died suddenly at his Auckland...
Jack Brabham, 88 (1926 - 2014)
DENNIS PASSA, The Associated PressBRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Jack Brabham, the three-time Formula One champion who famously pushed his car to the finish line to claim his first season title, died...
Don Meyer, 69 (1944 - 2014)
DAVE KOLPACK, The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball who came back from a near-fatal car accident and liver cancer before...