obituaries

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
July 13, 2019 - 10:39 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all wore Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jerseys as they stood solemnly on the field while his mother, Debbie, delivered a heartbreakingly perfect strike with her first pitch. Three incredible hours later, the Angels walked back onto the Angel Stadium field, some...
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AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
June 09, 2019 - 12:49 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr is being remembered at a public memorial event in his native Alabama. An event celebrating Starr's legacy as a star of professional and college football will be held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham...
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AP Photo/Tom Hevezi, FILE
June 01, 2019 - 11:13 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Champions League says a moment of silence will be held in memory of former Spain midfielder José Antonio Reyes before the final kicks off. Reyes was killed early Saturday in a...
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May 27, 2019 - 2:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, has died. He was 69. Buckner's family said in a statement that he died Monday after a long battle with dementia. Buckner won an NL batting title, was an All-Star and got 2,...
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AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File
May 26, 2019 - 11:32 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Bart Starr, the gentlemanly quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s whose sneak won the famed "Ice Bowl" in 1967, died Sunday. He was 85. The Packers selected Starr out of the University of Alabama with the 200th pick in...
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May 11, 2019 - 11:54 am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died of cancer. He was 80. Tomey's family and the university said he died Friday night in Tucson. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. Tomey won 95 games against 64 losses and four ties at...
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Roger Emrich
May 05, 2019 - 11:12 am
DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - One of the best broadcasters and people to ever appear on our air is fondly remembered. Family, friends and broadcast colleagues paid tribute to longtime KRLD and 105.30The Fan sports anchor/reporter Roger Emrich at a memorial service in Mesquite Saturday. Roger, who died...
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Ted Emrich Twitter
April 28, 2019 - 12:19 pm
A Texas Broadcasting legend is dead. Roger Emrich, a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame and a long-time sportscaster and reporter for the Texas State Network died Saturday night. He was 62. Emrich's son Ted, a network sportscaster in his own right, announced the death this morning on a Facebook...
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AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File
April 22, 2019 - 6:23 pm
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator...
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AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File
March 10, 2019 - 1:44 pm
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced. Her family said Stevens died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in Henderson,...
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