Celebrity deaths

FILE - In this June 19, 1977, file photo, Hubert Green holds the U.S. Open Championship trophy he won at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. He was battling throat cancer when he passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
June 20, 2018 - 2:10 pm
Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. Green won the 1977 U.S. Open and the 1985 PGA Championship in a career that included 19 PGA Tour victories and four on the seniors circuit. The PGA Tour...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2004, file photo Australian golfer Peter Thomson poses for a photo after an exhibition match at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney. Golf Australia says on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, the family of five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson has announced his death. He was 88. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
June 20, 2018 - 3:31 am
Hailed as a hero to some and as golf royalty to others, Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and the only player in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, died Wednesday. He was 88. Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for more than four...
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June 19, 2018 - 9:30 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Golf Australia says the family of five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson has announced his death. He was 88. Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for more than four years and died at his Melbourne home surrounded by family members on Wednesday...
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June 18, 2018 - 5:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — Central African Republic's foreign minister reportedly says that retired German tennis star Boris Becker doesn't have diplomatic status in his unpaid role as a sports attache for the country. Becker claims that his role gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in...
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June 15, 2018 - 4:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to say goodbye to Red Schoendienst. Among them are current and past St. Louis Cardinals players as well as fans. The Hall of Fame second baseman's public funeral was Friday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis. He died last week at 95. Current...
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FILE - In a February 2009 file photo, Red Schoendienst of the St Louis Cardinals poses for a photo in Jupiter, Fla. Schoendienst, the Hall of Fame second baseman who managed the Cardinals to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was 95. The Cardinals announced Schoendienst's death before the top of the third inning during their game against the Miami Marlins. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 07, 2018 - 1:39 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — If there was ever anyone who lived his life The Cardinal Way, it was Red Schoendienst. Right down to his ruby name. The team color, of course. Schoendienst, the Hall of Fame second baseman who managed St. Louis to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, died...
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Sherra Wright arrives for a bond hearing in Criminal Court Division 7, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Memphis, Tenn. Wright has been charged in the 2010 death of her NBA basketball star ex-husband Lorenzen Wright. A $20 million bond was set by Judge Lee Coffee during the hearing. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 3:45 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge issued a $20 million bond Wednesday for the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright in his shooting death nearly eight years ago. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee said his decision to give Sherra Wright such a high bond was partly driven by...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, reaches for the ball held by Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
May 18, 2018 - 6:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by an area school shooting that left 10 people dead. Paul says: "It's tough, man. It's scary that that's become the norm here. We've got to do something about it." The...
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FILE - In this July 30, 1966 file photo, England's soccer captain Bobby Moore, center, is carried by teammates Geoff Hurst, center left, and Ray Wilson as he holds FIFA World Cup after England defeated Germany 4-2 in the final at London's Wembley Stadium. Ray Wilson, the left back for all six of England's games in its World Cup-winning campaign in 1966, has died. He was 83. Former club Huddersfield announced Wilson’s death on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (AP Photo, file)
May 16, 2018 - 1:04 pm
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Ray Wilson, the left back in all six of England's games in its World Cup-winning campaign in 1966, has died. He was 83. Huddersfield announced Wilson's death on Wednesday. The northern English team said Wilson, who played for the club for most of his career, continued...
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FILE - In this April 8, 1957, file photo, Doug Ford, left, gets assistance from Jack Burke Jr., as he slips into the traditional green jacket worn after winning the Master golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Ford, the oldest surviving Masters champion and a Hall of Famer, died Monday, May 14, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Horace Cort, File)
May 15, 2018 - 7:32 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Doug Ford, the oldest surviving Masters champion who won 19 times on the PGA Tour and was the player of the year in 1957, has died. He was 95. The PGA Tour said Ford's family notified the tour that he died Monday night. Details of his death were not immediately...
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