This weekend, Min Bahadur Sherchan was preparing to climb Mt. Everest when he died of a suspected heart attack at base camp. The Nepalese climber was 85 years old, and he was preparing to summit Everest again and reclaim his record as the oldest person to climb the world’s tallest mountain. He is the second person…
Ueli Steck’s latest project was maybe the most ambitious undertaking of his long climbing career. The 40-year-old Swissman was preparing to summit Mt. Everest via the treacherous West Ridge, then traverse south along the Nepal-China border and reach the peak of Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain in the world. Steck…
Chad Young was racing the Tour of the Gila with Axeon Hagens Berman last Sunday when he fell on a descent while chasing back onto a breakaway. Young was airlifted out to a hospital in Tucson, Ariz., and his team announced that he had suffered a severe head injury. As of Tuesday, Young was in critical condition.
Michele Scarponi was perhaps the most seasoned rider in the professional peloton. The Italian had been racing as an amateur or a professional for almost 30 years, beginning as a domestique on some very good teams, working his way up to Grand Tour heavyweight, and then sacrificing his waning individual ambitions to…
Mt. Baldy is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, looming 10,064 feet above Los Angeles. If you hiked Baldy over the past few years, chances are you probably ran into Seuk Doo “Sam” Kim.
This morning, Mike Hall was setting out for the last leg of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, an unsupported race across Australia, when he was struck and killed by a car outside Canberra. Police say he died at the scene, and organizers called off the race shortly after. He was 35 years old.
Ed Whitlock owns more track and field records than almost anyone else. He’s held age-group records at every distance and middle distance event, from the 800 to the marathon. Whitlock died this morning in Toronto, a week after his birthday. He was 86 years old.
Former BYU coach LaVell Edwards died Thursday at the age of 86 after suffering complications following a broken hip, according to the Provo Daily Herald, which spoke with Edwards’s wife, Patti.
For nearly 35 years, Mell Lazarus knew exactly how the end would go for Momma. In 1982, when the cartoonist began dating Sally Mitchell, who would become his second wife, he confided to her that he had already decided what the final installment of his comic strip would be, and he told her the idea.
TNT basketball sideline reporter Craig Sager has died. He was 65.
Minnesota Twins minor leaguer Yorman Landa died in a car accident last night in his native Venezuela. He was 22.
Rashaan Salaam, winner of the 1994 Heisman Trophy and former Chicago Bears running back, was found dead outside a Boulder, Colo. park Monday night. He was 42.
Former NFL player Joe McKnight has been shot and killed in Terrytown, La., today in an “apparent road rage” incident, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was 28.
A 36-year-old Broncos fan fell from a “severe height” while leaving last night’s win over the Texans, and the Denver Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced him dead this afternoon. Jason Coy fell last night at 9:45 p.m. local time, and an emergency crew responded to a 911 call shortly after. Coy was taken to the…
Trinity Gay, high school track athlete and daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, was reportedly shot and killed early this morning in Lexington, Ky. She was 15.
Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died after suffering bleeding and swelling to his brain following a fight on Thursday.
Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández has been killed in a boating accident.