Plenty of professional wrestlers were able to become kids’ heroes; it is, after all, a battle between good and evil. Being revered, however, is a different matter. Even when there were hundreds of full-time wrestlers across the United States, the overall reputation of the business as a sham and the outsized demeanor…
Friday night the Humboldt Broncos, a Canadian junior league hockey team, were on their way to a semi-final game in Western Canada when the team bus was involved in a highway collision that caused 14 fatalities, the bulk of which may have come from among the players and coaches of the team.
Zeke Upshaw, the Grand Rapids Drive player who collapsed on the court during a game Saturday, has died. He was 26.
One month after being hospitalized with the flu, Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson died this afternoon. He was 90 years old.
Famed climbers Marc-Andre Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are presumed dead nine days after disappearing in Alaska’s Mendenhall ice field. The climbers were on an expedition to climb the Mendenhall Towers near Juneau, and were expected to be back in town March 7. The last time the pair sent was heard from was on March 5,…
31-year-old Fiorentina captain Davide Astori died suddenly at the team hotel in Udine ahead of the team’s match at Udinese Sunday.
Roger Bannister, who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes—beating John Landy to it by less than two months—died last night in Oxford, England, the same city where he ran 3:59.4 64 years ago. He was 88 years old.
Marshall defensive tackle Larry Aaron died today, nearly two months after he was shot in the spine at a New Year’s Eve party. He was 19.
According to a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., assistant football coach and security guard Aaron Feis pushed her out of the line of fire during Wednesday’s school shooting that left 17 people dead, including Feis.
Olympic distance runner and American record holder David Torrence was found dead last August in his swimming pool in Scottsdale, Ariz. Today, Scottsdale police told Deadspin that Torrence’s death has officially been ruled an accident.
Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his rideshare driver were killed early Sunday morning on the shoulder of an Indianapolis highway, when a suspected drunk driver veered off the road and hit them both. Indiana State Police believe Jackson asked his driver Jeffrey Monroe to pull over because he was feeling sick, and…
According to TMZ Sports and CBS2, longtime NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle died in a car crash around 2:00 a.m. this morning in Los Angeles. Butler was 38, and LaBelle was 31. Their car apparently hit a parking meter, flipped over, and slammed into a wall after the driver lost control on Ventura…
Former Padres and Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers died Tuesday morning of thyroid cancer, which he was diagnosed with in late 2016. Towers was known as a popular and insightful executive, first entering the front office ranks as a scout before he became the Padres’ GM in 1995.
The legend goes that Warren Miller taught himself to ski back in 1937, when he was on a trip to the San Gabriel Mountains with his Boy Scout troop. He spent all of $2 on a pair of beat-up wooden skis and a set of bamboo poles, then looked out on “the most beautiful sight I had ever seen: my first view of an untracked…
Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has been found dead in his apartment in Pullman, Wash. Police are investigating the 21-year-old’s death as a suicide.
Gary Mays, who should have been really famous, died Monday night. He was 82.
Iconic ABC Sports college football broadcaster Keith Jackson reportedly passed away Friday, at the age of 89.
Derby, Team Bat Dog for the double-A Trenton Thunder, has died of cancer at nine years old. Derby was a beloved member of the Thunder, and he began his retrieving apprenticeship in 2008 under his father Chase. Even as his face got all gray, Derby continued to do his thing and go pick up bats. Thunder GM Jeff Hurley …
Mamie Johnson, one of three women to play in the Negro Leagues, has died at the age of 82.