Les Hunter, star on Loyola Chicago championship team, dies at 77

Basketball Mar 28, 2020

Les Hunter, star on Loyola Chicago championship team, dies at 77

Les Hunter, a star on Loyola Chicago's barrier-breaking 1963 NCAA championship team, died Friday. He was 77. The university announced Hunter's death, saying he battled cancer. Hunter helped Loyola — with four black starters — break down racial barriers and capture what remains the only NCAA ...

Bill Bartholomay, who moved Braves to Atlanta, passes away at 91

Baseball / MLB Mar 27, 2020

Bill Bartholomay, who moved Braves to Atlanta, passes away at 91

Bill Bartholomay, the former baseball owner who moved the Braves from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966 to become Major League Baseball's first team in the South, has died. He was 91. Bartholomay died Wednesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to his daughter, Jamie. Braves Hall of ...

Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77

Basketball Mar 27, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77

Fred "Curly" Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died. He was 77. The Globetrotters said Neal died in his home outside of Houston on Thursday morning. "We have lost one of the most genuine human ...

Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78

Baseball / MLB Mar 27, 2020

Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78

Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston Astros slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and '70s earned him the popular nickname "The Toy Cannon," has died. He was 78. The Astros said the three-time All-Star outfielder died Thursday in Houston, but did not provide further details. Just ...

Singer and welfare facility founder Mariko Miyagi dies

National Mar 23, 2020

Singer and welfare facility founder Mariko Miyagi dies

Singer Mariko Miyagi, who founded Nemunoki Gakuen, a welfare facility for children with physical disabilities, died of malignant lymphoma at a Tokyo hospital Saturday. She was 93. Originally from Ota Ward in Tokyo, Miyagi sang hit songs such as "Gado-shita no Kutsumigaki" ("Shoeshiner under the ...

Actor and singer Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Entertainment News Mar 21, 2020

Actor and singer Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as "Lucille," "Lady" and "Islands in the Stream" and embraced his persona as "The Gambler" on record and on TV died Friday night. He was 81. He died ...

Olympic javelin great Dana Zatopkova dies at 97

More Sports / Track & Field Mar 13, 2020

Olympic javelin great Dana Zatopkova dies at 97

Dana Zatopkova, the 1952 Olympic javelin champion and wife of four-time Olympic running champion Emil Zatopek, died at the age of 97 on Friday, the Czech Olympic Committee said. "Czech sport has lost one of its greatest personalities," the COC said in a statement. Besides the ...

Javier Perez de Cuellar, Peruvian diplomat and U.N. chief, dies at 100

World Mar 5, 2020

Javier Perez de Cuellar, Peruvian diplomat and U.N. chief, dies at 100

Javier Perez de Cuellar, the two-term United Nations secretary-general who brokered a historic cease-fire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in later life came out of retirement to help re-establish democracy in his Peruvian homeland, died Wednesday, Peru's foreign ministry said. He ...

Jack Welch, iconic General Electric CEO, dies

Business Mar 3, 2020

Jack Welch, iconic General Electric CEO, dies

Jack Welch, an iconic American businessman who built General Electric Co. into one of the world's industrial flagships, died Monday, the company said. He was 84. Dubbed the "manager of the century" by Fortune magazine in 1999, Welch transformed GE into a sprawling conglomerate during ...