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Conrado Marrero, 102 (1911 - 2014)
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...
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, 76 (1937 - 2014)
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...
Dylan Tombides, 20 (1994 - 2014)
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...
Joe Curl, 59 (1954 - 2014)
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...
Vin Yokabaskas (2014)
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...
Beverly Hanson, 89 (1924 - 2014)
DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated PressIt didn't take Beverly Hanson long to realize that playing golf was more rewarding than writing about it.The pay was better, too.Equipped with a journalism degree...
Hal Smith (2014)
The Associated PressFORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort Smith, Ark., has died.Edwards Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was...
Lou Hodson, 69 (1944 - 2014)
CHARLES ODUM, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Lou Hudson, a smooth-shooting star for the Hawks who averaged more than 20 points during 13 NBA seasons, died Friday. He was 69.He died in Atlanta,...
Joe Aquilino (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Joe Aquilino, a longtime New York trainer whose 58-1 shot Badge finished third at the 1999 Preakness, has died. He was 76.His death was announced by the New York...
Royce Waltman, 72 (1942 - 2014)
MICHAEL MAROT, The Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Royce Waltman captivated Indiana's basketball fans with his folksy attitude and a penchant for winning.Being Bob Knight's right-hand man...
Lynda Petty (2014)
The Associated PressRANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) — Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, has died after battling cancer. She was 72.Jeff Dennison of Petty Motorsports says in a...
Hank Lauricella, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressJEFFERSON, La. (AP) — Hank Lauricella, the 1951 Heisman Trophy runner-up at Tennessee who went on to serve more than three decades as a Louisiana state legislator, has died. He...
Ralph Wilson, 95 (1918 - 2014)
Bills to hold public memorial for Ralph Wilson The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will honor late owner Ralph Wilson with a public celebration and remembrance...
Mickey Duff, 84 (1929 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Mickey Duff, the celebrated British boxing manager and promoter, has died. He was 84.The London Ex-Boxers' Association says Duff, who was born in Krakow, Poland,...
Frank Hannigan (2014)
The Associated PressFAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Frank Hannigan, a former executive director of the USGA who offered blunt opinions on television and in print long after he retired, died Saturday morning...
Jack Fleck, 92 (1921 - 2014)
The Associated PressFORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Jack Fleck, who produced one of golf's greatest upsets by beating Ben Hogan in a playoff to win the 1955 U.S. Open, died Friday. He was 92.He had been...
Dominic Galluscio (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Galluscio, a trainer with more than 1,000 winners during 34 years on the New York racing circuit, has died. He was 55The New York Racing Association said...
Gary Bettenhausen , 72 (1941 - 2014)
The Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway say race car driver Gary Bettenhausen has died. He was 72.Bettenhausen was a member of a famous racing family...
Frank Oliver, 65 (1948 - 2014)
The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Frank Oliver, who captained New Zealand in four tests and whose son Oliver also became an All Blacks captain, has died, his provincial rugby union...
Sam Lacey, 66 (1948 - 2014)
The Associated PressSACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Sam Lacey, a former NBA All-Star center who spent most of his 13-year career with the Kansas City Kings, has died. He was 66.The Sacramento Kings,...
Shawn Kuykendall, 32 (1982 - 2014)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Former D.C. United midfielder Shawn Kuykendall has died from a rare form of cancer at the age of 32.United and MLS announced that Kuykendall died early...
William Clay Ford, 88 (1925 - 2014)
LARRY LAGE, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions football team, has died. He was...
Larry Dee Scott, 75 (1938 - 2014)
The Associated PressSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Larry Dee Scott, a trailblazing bodybuilder who rose to fame in the 1960s and became the first Mr. Olympia by winning the top international competition,...
Kevon Carter, 30 (1983 - 2014)
The Associated PressPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad and Tobago international soccer player Kevon Carter has died of a suspected heart attack after training with his club team.The Caribbean...
Barney Nugent (2014)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barney Nugent, a former athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants, died Saturday. He was 61.The Giants announced Monday that Nugent died in...
Matthew Robinson (2014)
The Associated PressMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Paralympic Committee says Australian snowboarder Matthew Robinson died while being transported home after a race crash in Spain...
Ed O'Brien (2014)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle University basketball and baseball star Ed O'Brien has passed away at age 83.The school announced O'Brien's death on Friday afternoon. He passed...
Sir Tom Finney, 91 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Former England and Preston forward Sir Tom Finney has died at the age of 91.Preston confirmed the "extremely sad news" Friday night, adding "Sir Tom was the...
Jim Fregosi, 71 (1942 - 2014)
CHARLES ODUM, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Jim Fregosi's big league career got off to a real quiet start. His first three at-bats, as a teenager for the expansion Los Angeles Angels, he hit...
Richard Moller Nielsen (2014)
The Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Richard Moller Nielsen, who led Denmark to its greatest football triumph at the 1992 European Championship, died on Thursday. He was 76. Moller...