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Shane Del Rosario, 30 (1983 - 2013)
GREG BEACHAM, The Associated PressNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — UFC fighter Shane Del Rosario died Monday, nearly two weeks after the heavyweight had a heart attack. He was 30.The UFC and Del Rosario's family announced his death. Del Rosario had been hospitalized in his native Orange County since Nov. 26."It has been truly amazing to realize just how many lives Shane touched in such a positive...
Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala, 51 (1962 - 2013)
The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala, a four-time world champion in the flyweight and junior flyweight divisions and one of Nelson Mandela's favorite fighters, has died. He was 51.The death of the South African boxer Saturday was announced by family spokesman Ray McCauley.Matlala died two days after Mandela, who attended Matlala's last bout in 2002. At the time, the...
Evan Chambers , 24 (1989 - 2013)
The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates minor league prospect Evan Chambers died in his sleep over the weekend. He was 24.Pirates general manager Neal Huntington had no additional details, but he said in a statement the team was "shocked" and "saddened" by Chambers' passing.A third-round draft pick in 2009, Chambers spent five years in the team's minor league system. The...
Nilton Santos, 88 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nilton Santos, twice a World Cup winner for Brazil and one of soccer's great left backs, has died. He was 88.The Brazilian soccer federation said he died Wednesday of a lung infection in a Rio de Janeiro hospital.Santos played with Pele on the Brazilian teams that won the World Cup in 1958 and 1962.He was a pioneer at his position, one of the first...
Bill Foulkes, 81 (1932 - 2013)
ROB HARRIS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Bill Foulkes, a Manchester United defender who survived the 1958 Munich air crash that killed eight players and had a key role in the storied team's recovery, died Monday. He was 81. His death was announced by United, which did not give a cause. Foulkes won titles four times in the top tier of English soccer and helped the club capture the...
Jerry Seeman (2013)
The Associated PressBLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Former NFL supervisor of officials Jerry Seeman, who worked as the chief referee in two Super Bowls, has died after a long bout with cancer at age 77.Seeman...
Vern Mikkelsen, 85 (1928 - 2013)
JON KRAWCZYNSKI, The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vern Mikkelsen, a Hall of Fame basketball player who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers, has died. He was 85.Mikkelsen died on...
Michael Weiner, 51 (1961 - 2013)
RONALD BLUM, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players' union four years ago and...
Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon, 84 (1929 - 2013)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon, who wrestled for Canada in the 1948 Olympics before fighting in more than 13,000 bouts as a professional, has died at 84.His death was...
Frank Lauterbur, 88 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Frank Lauterbur, who coached Toledo to two undefeated seasons in football, before leaving to take over at Iowa for three seasons in the early 1970s, has died...
Adrian Dudzicki, 23 (1989 - 2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — One of Canada's top squash players has died after he was hit by a car while cycling in Toronto.Squash Canada says Adrian Dudzicki died from injuries after a...
Frank Chamberlin, 35 (1978 - 2013)
The Associated PressWYCKOFF, N.J. (AP) — Frank Chamberlin, an NFL linebacker who played with three teams from 2000 to 2005, has died from a rare form of brain cancer. He was 35.The Van Emburgh...
Joe Dean, 83 (1930 - 2013)
The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Dean, a former LSU basketball star and later the university's athletic director, died Sunday. He was 83. Dean, whose death in Baton Rouge was...
Jack Donaldson (2013)
The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Jack Donaldson, part of the Cincinnati Bengals' original coaching staff, has died. He was 86.The team said he died Saturday in Cincinnati.Donaldson was hired...
Billy Hardwick, 72 (1941 - 2013)
The Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Billy Hardwick, a two-time Professional Bowlers Association player of the year and 18-time winner in his Hall of Fame career, died Saturday. He was 72.The...
Mike McCormack, 83 (1930 - 2013)
STEVE REED, The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame offensive lineman Mike McCormack died Friday in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 83. During his nearly 50 years in professional...
Todd Christensen, 57 (1956 - 2013)
PAUL FOY, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With his penchant for poetry, Todd Christensen never fit the Raiders' renegade mold. But that didn't keep him from becoming one of the team's...
Peter Fatialofa, 54 (1959 - 2013)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Giant prop Peter Fatialofa, who captained Samoa at the 1991 Rugby World Cup and helped craft an image of Samoan rugby which mixed physical prowess...
Clarence "Ace" Parker, 101 (1912 - 2013)
The Associated PressPORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Clarence "Ace" Parker, the oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 101.Parker died Wednesday, according to Bryan Johnson of B.W....
Bob Owens (2013)
The Associated PressTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Former Arizona State football coach Bob Owens has died. He was 77.The university said he died from complications from cancer on Monday.Owens was named the...
Lambert Bartak (1918 - 2013)
MARGERY A. BECK, The Associated PressOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The organist who entertained baseball fans for more than half a century during the College World Series — and who was once ejected from a...
Herm Harrison (1942 - 2013)
The Associated PressCALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Herm Harrison, the former Arizona State player who starred at tight end for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, has died. He was 71...
Walt Bellamy, 74 (1939 - 2013)
ATLANTA (AP) — Walt Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who averaged 20.1 points and 13.7 rebounds in 14 seasons in the NBA, died Saturday. He was 74. The Atlanta Hawks confirmed the death, but...
Marcy Scott (2013)
The Associated Press HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Marcy Scott, the promotion and marketing director at Atlanta Motor Speedway who also worked with several drivers during a long career in NASCAR, died...
Johnny Kucks, 71 (1942 - 2013)
The Associated PressHILLSDALE, N.J. (AP) — Johnny Kucks, who pitched a three-hitter for the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 1956 World Series, has died. He was 81.Becker Funeral Home in Westwood...
Darryn Randall, 32 (1980 - 2013)
The Associated PressCAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A former first-class cricketer in South Africa has died after being hit in the head by the ball while batting. He was 32.The national body Cricket...
Bill Sharman, 87 (1926 - 2013)
GREG BEACHAM, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Sharman, the Hall of Famer who won NBA titles as a player for the Boston Celtics and a coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was...
Donald D. Smith (2013)
The Associated PressGRANTVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Donald D. Smith, the longtime jockey at Penn National who won more than 1,500 races, has died. He was 69.Penn National said Smith died Thursday.Known as D...
Bill Mazer, 92 (1920 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Bill Mazer, the sports-talk radio pioneer who also was a fixture in New York television during a 60-year career, died Wednesday. He was 92.Mazer's son, actor...
Bud Adams, 90 (1923 - 2013)
TERESA M. WALKER, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams, who helped found the American Football League and whose battles for players helped lead to...