Obituaries

A girl sits on a man's shoulders as she looks at gadgets and memorabilia commemorating soccer legend Diego Maradona outside the San Paolo stadium, in Naples, southern Italy, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Maradona died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 26, 2020 - 7:26 am
Move over St. Paul and make way for Maradona. The mayor of Naples started a formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday. The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released...
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November 26, 2020 - 12:31 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died. He was 87. Hanifan’s daughter, Kathy Hinder, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She...
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November 25, 2020 - 11:12 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys strength coach Markus Paul died Wednesday, a day after being taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at the team's facility. He was 54. The team said the cause of death was pending. Paul was in his third season with the Cowboys after previous...
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CORRECTS LOCATION - FILE - In this March 1987 file photo, Pele, left, and Diego Maradona, hold trophies during an awards ceremony in Italy. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/File)
November 25, 2020 - 8:27 pm
The most heated wrangling over the title of soccer’s greatest player could be found between Diego Maradona and Pelé themselves. So often, their squabbling would descend into acrimonious barbs and taunts launched between the finest to play the game. It was a feud in which FIFA did not want to takes...
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Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinched its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy, on May 10, 1987. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File )
November 25, 2020 - 7:46 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60. Maradona's spokesman, Sebastián Sanchi, said he died...
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Diego Maradona blows a kiss to fans in Cannes, France, on May 20, 2008. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (Gian Mattia D'Alberto/LaPresse via AP)
November 25, 2020 - 3:59 pm
Tributes to Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at age 60: ___ “A very sad day for all Argentinians and for football. He leaves us, but he is not gone because Diego is eternal. I stay with all the beautiful moments I lived with him and I wanted to send my condolences to his...
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This 2008 file photo shows Simon Haydon, former Associated Press international sports editor. Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, died early Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in a hospice in southern England, according to his wife Barbara. (AP Photo, File)
November 24, 2020 - 3:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has died. He was 64...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 1973, file photo, Miami Dolphins' Lloyd Mumphord, left, and Jake Scott (13) break up a pass to Washington Redskins' Charley Taylor near the goal line to stop a Redskins drive during NFL football's Super Bowl 7 in Los Angeles. Scott, the star safety who was the most valuable player in the Super Bowl that completed the Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. He was 75. Scott died after a fall down a stairway that left him in a coma, former teammate Dick Anderson said. (AP Photo, File)
November 19, 2020 - 9:24 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jake Scott, the star safety who was the most valuable player in the Super Bowl that completed the Miami Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season before his relationship with coach Don Shula soured, died Thursday in Atlanta. He was 75. Scott died after a fall down a stairway that left him in a...
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November 19, 2020 - 8:03 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jake Scott, the star safety who was the most valuable player in the Super Bowl that completed the Miami Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season, died Thursday in Atlanta. He was 75. Scott died after a fall down a stairway that left him in a coma, former teammate Dick Anderson said. Scott played...
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FILE - In this Oct 26, 2013 file photo, England's goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence poses for a photo during an event. Ray Clemence, the former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, has died. He was 72. The Football Association confirmed the news Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 without giving a cause of death. (Leon Neal/PA via AP, File)
November 15, 2020 - 1:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ray Clemence, the former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, has died. He was 72. The Football Association confirmed the news Sunday. Clemence had been living with advanced prostate cancer since 2005. Clemence, one of the greatest English goalkeepers of his generation, won...
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