Celebrity deaths

Baylor guard Moon Ursin (12) passes the ball against Oklahoma center Aspen Williston (31) and guard Gabby Gregory (12) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/ Jerry Larson)
April 04, 2020 - 5:52 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus. Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey, selected Saturday as part of the 2020 class for the Naismith...
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FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020, as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 04, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any. Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin...
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In this April 28, 2008, photo, radio broadcaster Ed Farmer is shown in the broadcast booth before a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox in Chicago. Farmer, a former All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox and became an advocate for organ donation, has died. He was 70. The White Sox said Thursday, April 2, 2020, he died the previous night in Los Angeles following complications from a previous illness. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
April 02, 2020 - 8:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Farmer rooted for the White Sox growing up on Chicago's South Side and went on to become an All-Star reliever for them. Where he really made his mark was in their radio booth the past three decades. Whether he was calling no-hitters, chronicling a championship season in 2005 or...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2007, file photo, former Montreal Canadiens' Henri Richard responds to questions in Ottawa, Ontario. Henri Richard, the speedy center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, died Friday, March 6, 2020. He was 84. His death was announced by the team. Richard had Alzheimer's disease. (Paul Chiasson, Canadian Press via AP)
March 06, 2020 - 6:08 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Henri Richard, the speedy and durable center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, died Friday. He was 84. The Canadiens announced the death of the Hall of Famer on Twitter, calling him “one of the organization's greatest legends and ambassadors.” Richard had...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland follows his tee off at the second during the final round for the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 04, 2020 - 4:09 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — So much for the notion the Arnold Palmer Invitational wouldn't be as attractive when its namesake was no longer around. Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and a host of other top players at Bay Hill this week give the tournament its strongest field since Palmer died in...
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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) looks to shoot between Stanford's Ashten Prechtel (11) and Lexie Hull, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 25, 2020 - 12:02 am
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu's strength inspired her Oregon coaches and teammates all day, from the way she courageously spoke at the memorial service for Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles earlier in the day, then flew back to the Bay Area and took the court shortly after vomiting in the locker...
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Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 24, 2020 - 8:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickups and wrote heartfelt cards and letters. Rob Pelinka, Bryant’s longtime agent and close friend, recalled his final texts from the NBA superstar minutes before he was killed last...
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Former NBA player Michael Jordan cries while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 24, 2020 - 7:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jordan says he didn't see Kobe Bryant as his rival for the mythical honor of being recognized as the best basketball player ever. Instead, he came to love Bryant as the little brother he never had, and as a student eager to learn from Jordan's experiences and skills. “He...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2017 file photo, from left, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, wife Vanessa and daughter Natalia Diamante Bryant are seen before a Connecticut-UCLA NCAA women's basketball game in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant's widow on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna last month. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles Superior Court said the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
February 24, 2020 - 5:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow sued the owner and operator of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month as she publicly mourned their deaths Monday in an emotional public ceremony. The wrongful death lawsuit...
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Houston Astros outfielders Josh Reddick and George Springer duck for cover as Michael Brantley runs after a fly ball during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 6:07 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the day Houston outfielder Josh Reddick said he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team's sign-stealing scandal, union head Tony Clark said safety had become an issue for some of his members. “There are undoubtedly concerns out there...
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