Obituaries

In this Feb. 25, 2014, photo, longtime sportscaster and announcer Fred McLeod works with Austin Carr, right, at a Cleveland Cavaliers game in Cleveland. McLeod has died. He was 67. The Cavaliers said McLeod died suddenly Monday night, Sept. 9, 2019, but did not elaborate. They called him a "great friend and teammate" and a "heart-felt ambassador." (Lynn Ischay/The Plain Dealer via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 10:35 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Fred McLeod's passion poured through the TV no matter what game he was covering. The longtime sportscaster and announcer, who called Cleveland's NBA championship in 2016 and told his cameraman to keep rolling when Stanford's band was on the field in 1982, died Monday. He was 67...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2014, file photo, Jim Langer is introduced before the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest in Cleveland. Pro Football Hall of Fame center Jim Langer, who was literally in the middle of the Miami Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season, has died at the age of 71. Langer died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at a Coon Rapids, Minnesota hospital near his home of a sudden heart-related problem, said his wife, Linda. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
August 30, 2019 - 12:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame center Jim Langer, who was literally in the middle of the Miami Dolphins' 1972 perfect season, has died at the age of 71. Langer died Thursday at a Coon Rapids, Minnesota, hospital near his home of a sudden heart-related problem, said his wife, Linda. Langer...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze attends an NCAA college football practice in Lynchburg, Va. Freeze still does not know if he will be on the sidelines for his debut with the Flames against No. 22 Syracuse, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Freeze had back surgery on Aug. 16 and has been staying in a hotel near campus because he is not allowed to climb steps, including at his home. (Taylor Irby/The News & Advance via AP, File)
August 26, 2019 - 2:36 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — New Liberty coach Hugh Freeze still doesn't know if he will be on the sidelines for his debut with the Flames against No. 22 Syracuse Saturday night. Right now, he's not even on the field. He is helping to run practices from a hotel room. Freeze had back surgery on Aug. 16 and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2005, file photo, Tampa Bay Devil Rays managing general partner Vince Naimoli watches his team lose to the Baltimore Orioles, 6-2, in the last game of the season in St. Petersburg, Fla. Original Tampa Bay Rays owner Vince Naimoli has died at 81. The team said Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, he died Sunday nearly five years after being diagnosed with an uncommon brain disorder. (AP Photo/Robert Azmitia, File)
August 26, 2019 - 11:37 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Vince Naimoli, the original owner of the Tampa Bay Rays who ended the region's long pursuit to land a major league team, has died. He was 81. He died Sunday night, nearly five years after being diagnosed with an uncommon brain disorder, the team said Monday. His wife, Lenda, said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Wendy Anderson, center, wife of Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson, obscured at left, smiles after chatting with Nebraska head coach Mike Riley, rear, before an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Wendy Anderson has died after a two-year fight with breast cancer. Blake Anderson says his wife died Monday night, Aug. 19, 2019, just hours after the school announced he would be taking a leave of absence. He said on Twitter : "She passed as peacefully & gracefully as you could ever hope." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 20, 2019 - 7:54 am
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Wendy Anderson, the wife of Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson, has died after a two-year fight with breast cancer. She was 49. Blake Anderson says his wife died Monday night, just hours after the school announced he would be taking a leave of absence. He said on...
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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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