Dayton men’s basketball player Steve McElvene reportedly died at his family’s home today. He was 20.
Patrick Ekeng, a Dinamo Bucharest midfielder who also played for Cameroon’s national team, died Friday after collapsing on the pitch during a league match against Viitorul Constanța. He was 26.
Sean Murphy, a pitcher in the Oakland A’s minor league system since 2010, died in Arizona on Monday. He was 27.
Twenty-five year old Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitié was racing at Gent Wevelgem for Wanty-Groupe Gobert this morning, when he was hit by a race motorcycle after crashing. He was taken to the ICU at a nearby hospital in Lille, France, where his team announced that his condition was “extremely serious.”
Thunder part-owner and former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon died in a car crash this morning in Oklahoma City, a day after being indicted on charges that could have put him in prison for decades.
U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was reportedly found dead “of natural causes” at a luxury resort in Texas on Saturday, according to The San Antonio Express-News.
Last night, eight teens snuck into Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park (where the 1988 Winter Olympics were held) with a sled, and crashed while trying to take it down the bobsled track. According to emergency services personnel, they crashed into a wall separating the luge and bobsled tracks, and two twins died at the…
Dave Mirra, BMX biker and 24-time X-Games medalist, was found this afternoon dead in his truck of an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41 years old.
Baltimore Orioles prospect Ramon Ramirez died yesterday near his hometown of La Romana, Dominican Republic after a motorcycle accident. He was 23 years old.
Lawrence Phillips, a former running back who played at Nebraska and in the NFL, was found unresponsive in his cell at Kern Valley State Prison in California today, according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Phillips was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. He was…
Andrew Smith, who played basketball at Butler from 2009 to 2013, died today of cancer. He was 25. His wife, Samantha Smith, broke the news.
Last night, Keith Joseph Jr. and his father Keith Joseph Sr. were driving to attend a football game at Pascagoula High, where Joseph Jr. went to school, when they both died in a car crash. The younger Joseph was a redshirt freshman with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and his father played there in the early 90’s.
Flip Saunders helped Kevin Garnett as he turned into a dominant NBA player. Their reign on the Timberwolves was the most successful in the team’s short history, and Garnett waived his no-trade clause in February to reunite with Saunders and help the new, young foundation in Minnesota. When Saunders died on Sunday,…
Flip Saunders has died today of Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 60. He was diagnosed in August and initially planned to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves this season, where he was the coach and GM. Yesterday, it was announced that he would not return this season.
Bevo XIV, the Texas Longhorns’ mascot, died today. He was 13.
The Iowa Department of Public Health released the autopsy results for former New York Giants safety Tyler Sash, who was found dead in his Oskaloosa home on Sept. 8. According to the findings, the 27-year-old Sash died of an accidental overdose when he mixed two pain medications.
Al Arbour, the famed New York Islanders coach who led the team to four straight Stanley Cups and 19 consecutive playoff series wins in the ‘80s, has died. Arbour coached 1,500 games with the Islanders, and had the second most wins in NHL coaching history. He was 82.
Darryl Dawkins, the former NBA player and greatest enemy of backboards, has reportedly died today at the age of 58. Eastern Pennsylvania news station WFMZ reported Dawkins’s death, though details are scarce. For now, let’s watch Chocolate Thunder destroying rims, and sharing his beliefs that Stevie Wonder is not blind.