| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Colorado Rockies President Keli McGregor was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room at 9 a.m. MDT Tuesday, according to local police. Salt Lake police Det. Rick Wall said nothing suspicious was found after police responded to a......
| Apr 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
I'm sorry, New Orleans. Your prized quarterback, Drew Brees, will grace the cover of this year's Madden NFL video game. Brees, who led the Saints to a 31-17 Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts in February, was chosen to......
| Sep 27, 2010
| 10:10 PM
George Blanda, the Hall of Fame quarterback and kickerwho played a record 26 seasons of professional football and once almost single-handedly won five consecutive games for the Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 83.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame said...
| Mar 26, 2010
'16 Candles' singer with the Crests
Johnny Maestro, 70, a singer who performed the 1958 doo-wop hit “16 Candles” with the Crests and enjoyed a decades-long career with the Brooklyn Bridge, died of cancer Wednesday in Florida,...
| Oct 9, 2011
Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
| Jun 13, 2010
Les Richter, twice a key force in establishing big-league auto racing in Southern California after a career as an all-pro linebacker with the Los Angeles Rams, died Saturday. He was 79.
Richter died at Riverside Community Hospital after suffering a brain...
| Apr 26, 2011
Joe Perry, a Hall of Fame fullback with the San Francisco 49ers who became the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, has died. He was 84.
Perry, nicknamed "the Jet" because of his speed, died Monday in Tempe, Ariz., of...
| Feb 20, 2011
Ollie Matson, a remarkably versatile football player who had the misfortune during a 14-year career in the National Football League to play on mostly bad teams, among them some of the worst Los Angeles Rams clubs in history — and made it to the Hall...
| Jul 8, 2011
John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69.
Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore after a 10-year battle with frontal...
| Aug 4, 2011
Bubba Smith, a former All-Pro football player turned actor and commercial pitchman who delighted TV viewers by wrenching off the tops of "easy-opening cans" of beer, was found dead Wednesday at his Los Angeles home. He was 66.
| Aug 16, 2011
College athlete in point-shaving scandal
Sherman White, 82, a 1950s college basketball star at Long Island University who served jail time for point shaving, died Aug. 4 of congestive heart failure at his home in Piscataway, N.J., said his...