Obituaries

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2004 file photo Texas running back Cedric Benson is shown in the bench area during the fourth quarter of his team's 56-35 victory over Oklahoma State in Austin, Texas. Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. He was 36. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, file)
August 18, 2019 - 4:40 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck...
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August 16, 2019 - 7:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jose "Mantequilla" Napoles, the Hall of Famer Mexican boxer who was a two-time welterweight world champion, has died. He was 79. The World Boxing Council said Friday that Napoles died in his home in Mexico City "with his children and grandchildren at his bedside". Napoles, who...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross watches his team before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Miami Gardens, Fla. Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by one of his players. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 07, 2019 - 5:22 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by one of his players. Receiver Kenny Stills' comments Wednesday followed a report by the Washington Post that Ross plans to host a fundraiser for the president...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 16, 2019 file photo, Gary Woodland posses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Woodland says he couldn't truly enjoy winning the Open until his wife gave birth to twin girls last week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 06, 2019 - 2:55 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gary Woodland made sure plans were in place for him to leave tournaments before he even arrived. And when he did show up, just the sight of officials in a golf cart made him nervous. Most of the time, they were on their way to administer a ruling. Woodland always assumed...
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In this July 25, 2019 file photo New York Jets' Trevon Sanders leaves the field after a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Sanders spent some time off from crushing ballcarriers on the football field to crunch numbers for the city budget. Lengthy meetings with local leaders, spirited conversations and hearty handshakes _ lots of them _ were all in a day's work for Hizzoner. The New York Jets rookie defensive lineman was honored in February as the Mayor for the Day in his hometown of North Charleston, South Carolina, trading in his jersey for a spiffy jacket and tie. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
August 04, 2019 - 3:24 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Trevon Sanders spent some time off from crushing ball carriers on the football field to crunch numbers for the city budget. Lengthy meetings with local leaders, spirited conversations and hearty handshakes — lots of them — were all in a day's work for Hizzoner. The New...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 1983, file photo Los Angeles Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch, right, catches a pass from quarterback Jim Plunkett for a 64-yard gain during the first quarter of a playoff game with the Cleveland Browns in Los Angeles. Branch, one of the Raiders’ career-leading receivers who won three Super Bowls, has died. He was 71. (AP Photo, File)
August 04, 2019 - 7:17 am
Cliff Branch, one of the Raiders' career-leading receivers who won three Super Bowls, has died. He was 71. Police in Bullhead City, Arizona, say Branch was found dead in a hotel room Saturday. They say an initial investigation revealed no foul play and that Branch died of natural causes. One of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2012, file photo, Nick Buoniconti, former Miami Dolphins player and member of the 1972 undefeated team, in introduced during the half time show of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Miami. Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL's only perfect season, has died at the age of 78. Bruce Bobbins, a spokesman for the Buoniconti family, said he died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Bridgehampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, FIle)
July 31, 2019 - 2:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL's only perfect season and became a leader in the effort to cure paralysis, has died. He was 78. Buoniconti died Tuesday in Bridgehampton, New York, said...
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July 31, 2019 - 8:23 am
MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL's only perfect season, has died at the age of 78. Bruce Bobbins, a spokesman for the Buoniconti family, says he died Tuesday in Bridgehampton, New York...
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July 29, 2019 - 4:18 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Keith Lincoln, a star on the San Diego Chargers' 1963 AFL championship team, has died. He was 80. Lincoln's death on Saturday was announced by Washington State University, where he was known as the "Moose of the Palouse" during his college career. Lincoln was a five-time AFL...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Maxim Dadashev, of Russia, left, hits Antonio DeMarco, of Mexico, during a junior welterweight bout in Las Vegas. Maxim Dadashev has died after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation said Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that Dadashev died "as a result of the injuries he sustained" in Friday's, July 19, 2019, light-welterweight fight with Subriel Matias at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 27, 2019 - 10:24 am
It's impossible to reconcile, so I won't even try. How can you love a sport so filled with tragedy and heartbreak? How can you cheer when you know getting hit in in the head can cause so much harm? Maxim Dadashev wasn't a world champion. He didn't have an entourage like Manny Pacquiao, and no one...
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