Funerals and memorial services

Carli Skaggs, center in burgundy dress, walks into St. Monica Catholic Church for a memorial for her husband, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 22, 2019 - 11:28 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney urged those at a private memorial service to remember a gift fallen teammate Tyler Skaggs gave to them. "Take a moment, close your eyes and think of a story or even an image that reminds you of all the good times you had with Ty...
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Members of the Los Angeles Angels place their jerseys with No. 45 in honor of pitcher Tyler Skaggs on the mound after a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won 13-0. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 22, 2019 - 2:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAYING RESPECTS Ryan Braun will miss Milwaukee's home game against the Cincinnati Reds to attend the funeral of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room on July 1. Braun and Skaggs were workout buddies...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Ben Gamel hits a walk-off single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 14, 2019 - 12:25 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ben Gamel picked a great time to break out of a slump. Gamel's pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth drove in Ryan Braun with the winning run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Saturday night. "It was a big hit," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said...
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Lighting designers discuss the plan to install light in bronze pillars, as a memorial to victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings takes shape, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at one of the bombing locations near the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 10, 2019 - 4:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Four bronze spires that will make up part of a memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings have been put in place near the finish line. The spires, ranging in height from about 17 feet (5 meters) to 21 feet (6 meters), will serve as light poles for the memorial. They were...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr smiles during an NFL football news conference in Dallas. Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 09, 2019 - 6:45 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr was remembered Sunday at a public memorial event in his native Alabama. An event celebrating Starr's legacy as a star of professional and college football was held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham. Starr...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2006, file photo, former Green Bay Packers' Bart Starr carries in the Vince Lombardi Trophy following the Super Bowl XL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, in Detroit. The Steelers won, 21-10. Bart Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 06, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A public memorial service is being planned in Alabama for former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr. A statement from the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame says an event celebrating Starr's legacy will be held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham. The...
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Birgit Lauda, center, widow of the former formular Formula One driver Niki Lauda, attends a funeral service for Lauda in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died on May 21, 2109. He was 70. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
May 29, 2019 - 5:22 am
VIENNA (AP) — Family, friends and fans gathered Wednesday at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna for a last farewell to Formula One great Niki Lauda. The wooden coffin of the three-time champion was decorated with his red racing helmet and surrounded by six white candles and rose wreaths with two...
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May 24, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sports legends were in Boston to honor basketball great John Havlicek. Former Celtics and Bruins stars gathered at Trinity Church in Boston on Thursday for a memorial service. The Hall of Fame Celtics player died in April at the age of 79. The Boston Herald reports that Celtics greats...
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In this Sept. 2, 2017 photo, fans fill the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during a University of Southern California NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. United Airlines offered Friday, March 29, 2019, to withdraw from a $69 million deal to change Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum into United Airlines Memorial Coliseum following criticism that adding a corporate name is disrespectful to the facility's history of honoring troops who fought and died in World War I. (AP Photo/John Antczak)
March 29, 2019 - 5:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on controversy over plans to change the name of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (all times local): 2 p.m. The University of Southern California says it's amenable to accepting the wishes of veterans and modifying a name change for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as long as...
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In this photo provided by Purdue University, Sean English, right, the inaugural recipient of the Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award, speaks as Tyler's parents Kelly, left, and Tony Trent, and Purdue President Mitch Daniels look on during a news conference at the entrance of Ross-Ade Stadium, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in West Lafayette, Ind. A rendering of the memorial gate honoring Tyler Trent at the entrance of Ross-Ade Stadium is displayed between the couple. (Rebecca Wilcox/Purdue University via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A memorial gate leading to the student section entrance of Purdue University's football stadium will be built to honor Tyler Trent, the school's superfan and cancer activist who died in January. University President Mitch Daniels announced plans Wednesday for the...
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