Obituaries

FILE - In this Monday May 15, 2017 file photo, International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission Chair Patrick Baumann smiles as he visits the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Patrick Baumann, the CEO-like secretary general of basketball’s world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics it was announced on Sunday, Oct, 14 2018. He was 51. The International Basketball Federation says Baumann “unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack” in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
October 14, 2018 - 12:25 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. He was 51. Baumann "unexpectedly succumbed to a heart attack" in Buenos Aires despite getting immediate medical help...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1962, file photo, Green Bay Packers fullback Jim Taylor (31) is brought down by Detroit Lions' Dick Lane in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit. The Hall of Fame fullback died early Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, the Packers announced. He was 83. (AP Photo/Preston Stroup, File)
October 13, 2018 - 6:08 pm
Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers' unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles and the first Super Bowl, died Saturday. He was 83. He died unexpectedly at a hospital in his hometown of Baton Rouge,...
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FILE - In this May 18, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson argues a call against his team, as he sits next to assistant coach Tex Winter during the second quarter of an NBA basketball playoff game against the Orlando Magic in Chicago. Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
October 11, 2018 - 1:08 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Winter's family said he died Wednesday in Manhattan, where he began his coaching career at Kansas...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Indiana University alumnus and former NFL player George Taliaferro holds the "COLORED" sign he took from the Princess Theater during the 1940s, when all the Bloomington theaters were segregated, in Bloomington, Ind. He spoke at a celebration of the 90-year-old Indiana Theater. Taliaferro, a standout running back for Indiana who became the first black player to be drafted by an NFL team when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round of the NFL draft, has died. He was 91. Senior associate athletic director Jeremy Gray said Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, the Hoosiers had spoken with Taliaferro’s family about his death in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Bloomington Herald-Times, Jeremy Hogan)/The Herald-Times via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 4:26 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round, has died. He was 91. The university spoke with Taliaferro's family about his death in Mason,...
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FILE - In this July 14, 1997, file photo, San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos poses in front of the Spanos Park development in Stockton, Calif. Alex Spanos, who used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 09, 2018 - 2:33 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide...
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FILE - In this July 14, 1997, file photo, San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos poses in front of the Spanos Park development in Stockton, Calif. Alex Spanos, who used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 09, 2018 - 1:51 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide...
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FILE - In a Nov. 19, 2012 file photo, St. John's University head football coach John Gagliardi addresses the media after announcing his retirement in his 60th season as coach in Collegeville, Minn. Gagliardi died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, according to St. John’s University. He was 91. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 07, 2018 - 4:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — John Gagliardi was ahead of his time as a football coach, believing he did not need to make his players suffer for them to succeed. Using unconventional methods at a small private university in Minnesota, Gagliardi won more football games than anybody who has ever coached in...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2004, file photo, Dave Anderson, New York Times sports columnist, right, gestures while on a panel discussion with, from left, Jerry Izenberg, Newark Star-Ledger sports columnist, and Bill Conlin, Philadelphia Daily News sports columnist, while honoring the late Jimmy Cannon, New York Journal-American sports columnist, with the Red Smith Award during the Associated Press Sports Editors convention in Philadelphia. Anderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at an assisted living facility in Cresskill, N.J., The New York Times said. He was 89. (AP Photo/Mike Mergen, FIle)
October 04, 2018 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Anderson, a genteel sports writer whose elegant, descriptive prose won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary as a columnist for The New York Times, died Thursday. He was 89. He died at an assisted living facility in Cresskill, New Jersey, the Times said. He worked at the newspaper...
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FILE - This is a July 26, 1962, file photo showing Tommy McDonald of the Philadelphia Eagles football team, in Hershey, Penn. Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald has died at 84. His death was announced Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File)
September 24, 2018 - 12:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy McDonald, the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, has died. He was 84. His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2008, file photo, Uno, a 15-inch beagle, poses with his trophy after winning Best in Show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Uno, the beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog ever, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at the 200-acre ranch where he lived in Austin, Texas, longtime dog expert David Frei said, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. He was 13. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
September 21, 2018 - 7:16 pm
Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ. "Ah-roo!" Uno bayed that evening, a decade ago. "Ah-roo!" Uno, who became perhaps the most popular pooch to step...
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