Obituaries

October 16, 2019 - 4:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Boxer Patrick Day has died four days after sustaining head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell. Promoter Lou DiBella said Day died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 27. "He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including...
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October 09, 2019 - 10:02 am
MADRID (AP) — Andrés Gimeno, the Spanish tennis player who became the oldest man to win the French Open in the professional era, has died. He was 82. The Spanish tennis federation says Gimeno died Wednesday following a long illness. Gimeno was 34 years and 301 days old when he won the French Open...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 08, 2019 - 1:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest from ACC men's basketball media day on Tuesday (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Atlantic Coast Conference wrapped up media day with coaches and two players from each team participating in the event. Next up for the ACC will be to announce the results of its media...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2008, file photo, Pro Football Hall of Fame player Nick Buoniconti, right, and his son Marc Buoniconti arrive for the 23rd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner in New York. Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed and such sports stars as Dwyane Wade, Wladimir Klitschko, Chase Utley, Matt Biondi, Christian Vieri, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and Meghan Duggan will be honored by The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis on Monday night, Oct. 7, 2019, at the organization’s annual gala. The night really will be dedicated to the late Nick Buoniconti.(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, FIle)
October 04, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed and such sports stars as Dwyane Wade, Wladimir Klitschko, Chase Utley, Matt Biondi, Christian Vieri, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and Meghan Duggan will be honored by The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis on Monday night at the organization's annual gala. The night really...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2009, file photo, Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwell holds up the NFC Championship trophy after beating the Philadelphia Eagles in Glendale, Arizona. At left foreground is Cardinals President Michael Bidwell. At right foreground is Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt. William V. Bidwill, who owned the NFL’s Cardinals franchise in three cities, has died. He was 88. The team announced that Bidwill passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. A cause of death wasn’t immediately given. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)
October 02, 2019 - 2:57 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — He owned one of the oldest franchises in professional football and rarely talked about it. William V. “Bill'' Bidwill would much rather tell stories about growing up in Chicago, his days in the Navy or the great restaurants in St. Louis than about the current state of his...
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September 25, 2019 - 5:07 am
LEXINGTON, Okla. (AP) — A middle school football player in Oklahoma has died after competing in a game. Lexington High School football coach Dale Berglan told The Oklahoman that Riley Boatwright died Tuesday after playing a game in Stratford. A cause of death was not known and no other information...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2004, file photo, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State in 1955, autographs a Hula Bowl T-shirt for a fan in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Cassady, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back, died early Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., Jerry Emig, the Ohio State associate athletic director said. He was 85. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit, and got the nickname "Hopalong" from local sports writers after the black-hatted Western star of the 1950s. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 20, 2019 - 8:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in...
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September 16, 2019 - 10:21 am
YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A 16-year-old Oklahoma high school football player has died after suffering an apparent head injury during a game. Yanda and Son funeral home says Peter Webb died Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital. Funeral services are incomplete. The Oklahoman report s that Webb, who went...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt during the second round of the European Masters golf tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 2:19 pm
Seventeen days after Rory McIlroy cashed in by winning the FedEx Cup, a new season begins at The Greenbrier. That's nothing new. A year ago, there were only 10 open days between the final putt in the Tour Championship (Tiger Woods) and the first shot of the next season (Nick Taylor). It was an even...
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September 10, 2019 - 1:14 pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Brian Barnes, the charismatic English golfer who beat Jack Nicklaus twice in one day in Ryder Cup singles matches, has died after a short illness. He was 74. The European Tour said Barnes, who had cancer, died on Monday with family members by his side. A nine-time...
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