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Sports deaths in 2017

December 29, 2017

Notable sports deaths in 2017:

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Australian Rules Football:

Lou Richards, 94

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Auto Racing:

Sam Ard, 78; Jean Argetsinger, 97; Eric Broadley, 88; Ted Christopher, 59; Pete Hamilton, 74; Bruce Leven, 79; Jim McElreath, 89; Bud Moore, 92; Jim Nabors, 87; Harry Scott Jr., 51; John Surtees, 83; Jim Watson, 55; Robert Yates, 74.

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Badminton:

Erland Kops, 80.

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Baseball:

Ruben Amaro Sr., 81; Don Baylor, 68; Gene Bennett, 89; Jackie Brown, 73; Jim Bunning, 85; Darren Daulton, 55; Mel Didier, 90; Bobby Doerr, 99; Katy Feeney, 68; Daniel Flores, 17; Pete Flynn, 79; Miguel Gonzalez, 21; Dallas Green, 82; Roy Halladay, 40; Jamie Hildreth, 72; Maime Johnson, 82; Ken Kaiser, 72; Jimmy Kent, 40; Jerry Kindall, 82; Joe Klein, 75; Jim Landis, 83; Frank Lary, 87; Andy Marte, 33; Lee May, 74; Sam Mele, 95; Gene Michael, 79; Harry Minor, 88; Dan O’Brien Sr., 87; Luis Olmo, 97; Steve Palermo, 67; Jimmy Piersall, 87; Jim Rivera, 96; Roy Sievers, 90; Tracy Stallard, 80; Rick Stelmaszek, 69; Ryan Teixeira, 20; Casey Thomas, 24; Yordano Ventura, 25; David Vincent, 67; Daniel Webb, 28; Anthony Young, 51.

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Basketball:

Tom Amberry, 94; Ashley Beatty, 20; Jerry Bird, 83; Frank Brian, 94; Jeff Capel Jr., 64; Sid Catlett, 69; Hal Childs, 84; Gene Conley, 86; Lewis D’Antoni, 103; Neil Fingleton, 36; Joe Ford, 64; Michael Goldberg, 73; Frank Hamblen, 70; Jordan Hankins, 19; Connie Hawkins, 75; Tommy Hawkins, 80; Jud Heathcote, 90; Dickie Hemric, 83; Bill Hougland, 86; Margaret Hutson, 78; Darrall Imhoff, 78; George Irvine, 69; Steve Jones, 75; Toby Kimball, 74; Jerry Krause, 77; John Kundla, 101; Rollie Massimino, 82; Jim McDaniels, 69; Jack McCloskey, 91; Fab Melo, 26; Kenny Sears, 83; Charles Shackleford, 50; Dave Stallworth, 75; Solly Walker, 85; Perry Wallace, 69; Bobby Watson, 86; Glen Williams, 63.

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Bobsled:

Steven Holcomb, 37.

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Boxing:

David Bey, 60; Joe DeNucci, 78; Lou Duva, 94; Tim Hague, 33; Jake LaMotta, 95; Ferdie Pacheco, 89; Sugar Ramos, 75; David Sanchez, 25; Rodrigo Valdes, 70.

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BMX:

Kevin Robinson, 45.

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Climbing:

Fred Beckey, 94; Norman Dyhrenfurth, 99; Ravi Kumar, 27; Francesco Enrico Marchetti, 54; Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85; Vladimir Strba, 50; Roland Yearwood, 50.

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College Sports Administration:

Ted Bredehoft, 84; Wayne Duke, 88; Jack Grinold, 81; Bert Henderson, 60; Fred Miller, 86; Bob Patterson, 84; Lynn Snyder, 75.

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Cycling:

Mike Hall, 35; Michele Scarponi, 37; Hein Verbruggen, 75; Roger Walkowiak, 89; Chad Young, 21.

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Doping:

Gary Wadler, 78.

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Equestrian:

Gillian Rolton, 61; Bill Steinkraus, 92.

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Equipment:

Creighton Hale, 93.

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Figure Skating:

Ludmila Belousova, 81.

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Fishing:

Bud Lilly, 91; Tom Morgan, 76.

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Football:

Dave Adolph, 79; Bill Anderson, 80; Hal Bedsole, 76; Nicholas Blakely, 19; Pete Brown, 74; Frank Broyles, 92; J.C. Caroline, 84; Bernie Casey, 78; Dave Cloutier, 78; Don Coleman, 88; Ken Cooper, 80; Bernie Custis, 88; Bob DeMoss, 90; Spike Dykes, 79; Bob Elliott, 64; Willie Evans, 79; Bill Fischer, 89; Joe Fortunato, 87; Jim Gallagher, 88; Ed Garvey, 76; Terry Glenn, 43; Larry Grantham, 78; Robert Grays, 19; Dave Grayson, 78; Ralph Guglielmi, 83; Wayne Hardin, 91; James Hardy, 31; Alex Hawkins, 80; Ben Hawkins, 73; Tyler Heintz, 19; Mitchell Henry, 24; Aaron Hernandez, 27; John Jackson, 81; Michael Jackson, 48; Derrick Jensen, 60; Ryan Jones, 26; Cortez Kennedy, 48; Frank Kush, 88; Yale Lary, 86; Keith Loneker, 46; Dick MacPherson, 86; George Maderos, 83; Dennis Marcin, 75; Mickey Marvin, 61; Clay Matthews Sr., 88; Don Matthews, 77; Ron Meyer, 76; Red Miller, 89; David Modell, 55; Tom Modrak, 74; Quentin Moses, 33; Leonard Myers, 38; Richard Nelson, 18; Tommy Nobis, 74; Babe Parilli, 87; Ara Parseghian, 94; Bob Patterson, 84; Bill Peck, 90; John Reaves, 67; Sonny Randle, 81; Tubby Raymond, 91; Larry Reisberg, 77; Walter Reyes, 36; John Risher, 107; Len Rohde, 79; Dan Rooney, 84; Max Runager, 61; Lyle Smith, 101; Ken Sparks, 73; Joe Tiller, 74; Y.A. Tittle, 90; Wayne Walker, 80; Chuck Weber, 87; Lester Williams, 58.

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Golf:

Roberto De Vicenzo, 94; R.J. Harper, 61; Simon Hobday, 76; Tommy Horton, 76; John Jacobs, 91; Hootie Johnson, 86; Charles Owens, 85; Frank Tatum, 96.

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Hockey:

Josef Augusta, 70; Johnny Bower, 93; Augustin Bubnik, 88; Mike Ilitch, 87; Michael Mantenuto, 35; Bryan Murray, 74; Sergei Mylnikov, 58; Gerald Owen, 25; Vladimir Petrov, 69; Noel Picard, 78; Pierre Pilote, 85; Jeff Sauer, 73; Milt Schmidt, 98; Dave Semenko, 59; Bill White, 77; Zarley Zalapski, 49.

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Horse Racing:

Manny Azpurua, 88; Charles Cella, 81; Mario Chavez, 42; Penny Chenery, 95; Herve Filion, 77; LeRoy Jolley, 79; Leonard Lavin, 97; James Long, 62; Diane Nelson, 51; Ivan Puhich, 89; Jack Van Berg, 81; Lynn Whiting, 77. Horses: Charismatic, 21; Many Clouds, 10.

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Kickboxing:

Jordan Coe, 21.

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Marathon:

Tom Fleming, 65; Don McNelly, 96; Allan Steinfeld, 70; Hariette Thompson, 94; Ed Whitlock, 86.

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Media:

Russ Adams, 86; John Andariese, 78; Joe Carnicelli, 75; Ray Christensen, 92; Frank Deford, 78; Dick Enberg, 82; Stuart Evey, 84; Michael Feldman, 70; Rick Freeman, 40; Beth Howard, 52; Anne Morrissy Merick, 83; Bob Murphy, 86; Les Murray, 71; Don Ohlmeyer, 72; Edwin Pope, 88; Rafael Ramirez, 94; Ray Robinson, 96; Dave Strader, 62; Armando Trovati, 73; Mike Walden, 89; Bill Webb, 70; Bob Wolff, 96.

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Mixed Martial Arts:

Tim Hague, 34; Donshay White, 37.

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Motorcycling:

Nicky Hayden, 35; Daniel Hegarty, 31; Davey Lambert, 48; Angel Nieto, 70.

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Olympics:

Minos Kyriakou, 75.

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Outdoors:

Royal Robbins, 82.

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Rowing:

Simon Dickie, 66; Mohammed Ramzan, 19.

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Rugby:

Colin Meads, 81; Ric Suggitt, 58; Joost van der Westhuizen, 45; Dan Vickerman, 37.

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Sailing:

Doug Peterson, 71.

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Skiing:

Tom Corcoran, 85; David Poisson, 35; Jean Vuarnet, 83.

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Soccer:

Chuck Blazer, 72; Horace Burrell, 67; Roberto Cabanas, 55; Tony DiCicco, 68; Ugo Ehiogu, 44; Tommy Gemmell, 73; Amilcar Henriquez, 33; Choirful Huda, 38; Piet Keizer, 73; Raymond Kopa, 85; Bradley Lowery, 6; Ronnie Moran, 83; Felix Mourinho, 79; Louis Nicollin, 74; Shun-Ichiro Okano, 85; Waldir Peres, 66; Frantisek Rajtoral, 31; Hans Schaefer, 90; Graham Taylor, 72; Cheick Tiote, 30; Francois Van der Elst, 62; Josip Weber, 52.

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Speedskating:

Robert Fenn, 73.

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Surfing:

Bruce Brown, 80; Jack O’Neill, 94.

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Swimming:

Adolph Kiefer, 98; Chuck Wielgus, 67.

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Tennis:

Peter Doohan, 56; Jerome Golmard, 43; Nancy Jeffett, 88; Jana Novotna, 49; Pancho Segura, 96; Mervyn Rose, 87.

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Track & Field:

Jim Bush, 90; Jeffrey DeCock, 22; Betty Cuthbert, 79; Germaine Mason, 34; Margaret Bergmann Lambert, 103; Brian Oldfield, 71; Nadiya Olizarenko, 63.

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Weightlifting:

Velichko Cholakov, 35; Naim Suleymanoglu, 50.

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Wrestling:

Pro: Bobby Heenan, 72; Ivan “The Russian Bear” Koloff, 74; Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, 73; George “The Animal” Steele, 79.

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