Obituaries

FILE - In this July 18, 1972 file photo, cyclists (from left to right) Raymond Poulidor, France, Cyrille Guimard, France, Felice Gimondi, Italy , Eddy Merckx, Belgium and Julio Jimenez, Spain, lead the pack during the 14. stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Valloire-Le Galibier to Aix les Bains. Tour de France organizers have confirmed that former rider Raymond Poulidor, known as "the eternal runner-up" behind five-time winners Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx, has died. He was 83 years old.( AP Photo, File)
November 13, 2019 - 11:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up” whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. He was 83. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation where sports...
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November 11, 2019 - 9:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Olan, a sports writer and editor at The Associated Press for more than 50 years who was honored by the NHL Hall of Fame, has died. He was 96. Known for being nattily dressed during his days when AP headquarters was located at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, Olan passed away early Monday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2005, file photo, Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers listens to a reporter's question after working out in Allen Park, Mich. Former Michigan State University star and Lions' Rogers has died. A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in a phone call from The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
November 11, 2019 - 4:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan State star and Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers has died at the age of 38. A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday in a phone call from The Associated Press. Other details were not immediately known. Marshall Thomas...
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November 05, 2019 - 2:07 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Olympic basketball star Eli Pasquale has died at 59. Canada Basketball says in a statement he died Monday of cancer. Pasquale led Canada to a fourth-place finish at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and sixth place at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He played in four world...
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South Africa's Siya Kolisi celebrates after the Rugby World Cup semifinal at International Yokohama Stadium between Wales and South Africa in Yokohama, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. South Africa won 19-16. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 31, 2019 - 1:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — It was the week after Siya Kolisi's fourth birthday when Nelson Mandela presented Springboks captain Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup in a defining moment for rugby, and for South Africa. Kolisi was 16 when the Springboks won their second Rugby World Cup title. There was no...
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October 30, 2019 - 7:13 pm
Barry Frank, the pioneer sports programmer who negotiated Olympic TV deals and represented broadcasting stars John Madden, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz, has died. He was 87. Endeavor, the parent company of the International Management Group, confirmed Wednesday that Frank died Tuesday. "Barry was a...
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October 29, 2019 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Bianchi, who played for the Philadelphia 76ers and was later an NBA coach and executive, has died. He was 87. The New York Knicks said Bianchi died in Arizona of natural causes. He was the team's general manager from 1987-91, signing future All-Star John Starks. Bianchi was an...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. He was 82. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston File)
October 28, 2019 - 5:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, has died. He was 82. The Pulaski County coroner said Walker died at his Little Rock home Monday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Belgium's Marieke Vervoort poses for the photo as she holds her silver medal at a press conference during the Rio Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Paralympian Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life. The time came Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in her native Belgium, her death confirmed in a statement from her home city of Diest. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
October 23, 2019 - 5:49 am
Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life. That day came Tuesday in her native Belgium, her death confirmed in a statement from the city of Diest. Vervoort, who was 40, won gold and silver medals in wheelchair...
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Washington Nationals right fielder Adam Eaton can't get a glove on a RBI-double by Houston Astros' George Springer during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 22, 2019 - 11:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Houston Astros are closer, but still have some work to do in the ninth inning to avoid losing Game 1 of the World Series at home. Washington held on to a 5-4 lead after eight innings in its first-ever World Series game...
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