Obituaries

July 17, 2019 - 11:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ernie Broglio, a 21-game winner in 1960 who is remembered most as the player traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, has died. He was 83. Broglio's daughter, Donna Broglio Cavallaro, confirmed her father's death on social media. Another daughter, Nancy...
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FILE - In this April 1959 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Elijah "Pumpsie" Green poses for a photo, location not known. Green, the first black player on the Red Sox, has died. He was 85. A Red Sox spokesman confirmed his death Wednesday night, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)
July 17, 2019 - 9:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of...
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FILE - In this April 9, 1997, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker adjusts his head phones during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night, July 14, 2019. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
July 15, 2019 - 12:34 pm
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car...
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United States' Serena Williams holds her second place trophy after losing to Romania's Simona Halep in the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019. Halep defected Williams 6-2/6-2. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 13, 2019 - 9:06 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Centre Court crowd kept roaring whenever Serena Williams would win a point in the Wimbledon final, seemingly trying to will her to make things interesting against Simona Halep. Never happened. Instead of earning an eighth title at Wimbledon and record-equaling 24th...
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FILE - This 1967 file photo shows New York Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton. Jim Bouton, the New York Yankees pitcher who shocked the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book "Ball Four," has died, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was 80. (AP Photo/File)
July 11, 2019 - 6:19 am
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book "Ball Four," has died. He was 80. Bouton's family said he died Wednesday at the Great Barrington home he shared with wife Paula Kurman. He...
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FILW - In this Nov. 26, 2011, file photo, George Edmondson Jr., known to the University of Florida community as "Mr. Two Bits," leads a cheer on the field before the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla. The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader has died at age 97. The school announced Edmondson Jr.’s death two days after his passing. Edmondson was better known as "Mr. Two Bits" while riling up crowds at Florida home games for nearly 60 years. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
July 04, 2019 - 2:00 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader has died. George Edmondson Jr., better known as Mr. Two Bits while riling up crowds at Florida home games for 60 years, died Tuesday at age 97, the school announced Thursday. Edmondson officially retired from his role...
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United States' Cori "Coco" Gauff celebrates after beating Slovakia's Magdalena Rybaikova in a Women's singles match during day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 03, 2019 - 1:30 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:20 p.m. American teenager Coco Gauff just keeps winning at Wimbledon. After coming through qualifying and then upsetting five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round, the 15-year-old Gauff extended her stay at the All...
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June 27, 2019 - 1:30 pm
WESTCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The winningest boys basketball coach in Illinois history who gained national attention when he appeared in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams" has died. Gene Pingatore was 83. Ronald Hoover, principal at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, says Pingatore died Wednesday at...
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In this Jan. 5, 2011, photo, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen talks about Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway who he named Executive V.P. of football operations during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died. He was 75. (AP Photo/ Ed Andrieski)
June 14, 2019 - 1:28 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!" It came 18 years after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen had declared, "This one's for John!" following the franchise's first...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2011, file photo, Denver Broncos NFL football team owner Pat Bowlen looks on during training camp in Englewood, Colo. Pat Bowlen, who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar television deals, died late Thursday night, June 13, 2019, just under two months before his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was 75. In a statement posted on the Broncos' website, Bowlen's family said he died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
June 14, 2019 - 12:30 pm
DENVER (AP) — Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman realized Pat Bowlen wasn't your typical, meddlesome NFL owner his first Thanksgiving in Denver when he found a sign-up sheet for a turkey, surely a prank on the rookies and other newcomers like himself. What the heck, he figured he'd play along, so he...
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