Sports deaths in 2012

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Associated Press

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 31 at 5:05 PM

Notable sports deaths in 2012:

Administrators:

Edgar Barrett, 81; Roland Dale, 84; Paul Dee, 65; Bill Jones, 48; Louis Stout, 73; George Wine, 81.

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Art:

LeRoy Neiman, 91.

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Australian Rules Football:

John McCarthy, 22; Jim Stynes, 45.

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Auto Racing/Motorcycling:

Jorge Martinez Boero, 38; Jerry Grant, 77; Bill Jenkins, 81; Joseph Mattioli, 86; Cotton Owens, 88; Ferdinand Porsche, 76; Lee Richardson, 33; Gareth Roberts, 24; Carroll Shelby, 89; Sam Walther, 65; Sid Watkins, 84.

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Baseball:

Jeff Adcock, 51; Darrel Akerfelds, 50; Pedro Borbon, 65; Dave Boswell, 67; Gary Carter, 57; Brad Corbett, 75; Ryan Freel, 36; Gail Harris, 81; Herman Hernandez, 54; Kevin Hickey 56; Hal Keller, 84; Paul Keyes, 50; Frank Mattox, 49; Lee MacPhail, 95; Dave May, 68; Jerry McMorris, 71; Marvin Miller, 95; Don Mincher, 73; Leslie Mueller, 93; Andy Musser, 74; Louise Nippert, 100; Mel Parnell, 89; Frank Pastore, 55; Pascual Perez, 55; Johnny Pesky, 92; Ron Plaza, 77; Tom Saffell, 91; Doris Sams, 85; Bill Skowron, 81; Les Smith, 93; Marty Springstead, 74; Champ Summers, 66; Floyd Temple, 85; Joe Walsh, 58; Harry Wendelstedt, 73; Eddie Yost, 86.

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Basketball:

Ralph Abraham, 63; Gene Bartow, 81; Bob Boozer, 75; Pete Brennan, 75; Donnie Butcher, 76; Chuck Cherundolo, 96; Ed Conlin, 79; Pat Cummings, 55; Joseph Curran, 89; Dana Davis, 56; LeRoy Ellis, 72; Jim Fitzgerald, 86; Simon Gourdine, 72; Dennis Hamilton, 68; Dick Harter, 81; Michael Haynes, 22; Kenny Heitz, 65; Art Heyman, 71; Charlie Hoag, 81; Marv Kessler, 80; Fuzzy Levane, 92; Delvy Lewis, 68; Ted Luckenbill, 72; Rick Majerus, 64; Slater Martin, 86; Ian Naismith, 72; Neil Reed, 36; Nolan Richardson III, 47; Dan Roundfield, 59; Peter Sauer, 35; Dwayne Schintzius, 43; Charlie Spoonhour, 72; Ken Trickey, 79; Jack Twyman, 78; Lou Watson, 88; Kenny Williamson, 65; Orlando Woolridge, 52.

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Bobsled:

Forrest Morgan, 90.

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Bowling:

Don Carter, 85; Marty Piraino, 88.

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Boxing:

Carmen Basilio, 85; Jimmy Bivins, 92; Hector Camacho, 50; Michael Dokes, 54; Angelo Dundee, 90; Garip Erkuyumcu, 73; Don Fullmer, 72; Andy Ganigan, 59; Wayne Kelly, 63; Arnaldo Mesa, 46; Eddie Perkins, 75; Corrie Sanders, 46; Teofilo Stevenson, 60; Emanuel Steward, 68; Bert Sugar, 75; Johnny Tapia, 45.

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Climbing:

Bill Forrest, 73; Maurice Herzog, 93; Jack Roberts, 58.

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Cricket:

Tony Greig, 66; Tom Maynard, 23.

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Cycling:

Kyle Bennett, 33; Inaki Lejarreta, 29; Fiorenzo Magni, 91.

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Equipment/Merchandise:

Byron Donzis, 79; Robert Newton, 85; Bob Smith, 78; Norman Sas, 87; Tom Sims, 61; Larry Stevenson, 81; William Staub, 96.

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Extreme Sports:

Micah True, 58.

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Fencing:

Bob Anderson, 89; Edoardo Mangiarotti, 93.

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Figure Skating:

Barbara Ann Scott, 84.

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Football:

Grady Allen, 66; George Anderson, 82; Joe Avezzano, 68; Dick Beam, 75; Jovan Belcher, 25; JR Boone, 86; Dean Brown, 44; Jerry Brown, 25: Frank Burns, 84; Jim Carlen, 79; Jimmy Carr, 79; Bob Chappuis, 89 Edward Christian, 20; Ray Costict, 56; Tom Coyle, 62; Kurt Crain, 47; Ben Davidson, 72; Ray Easterling, 62; Cleveland Elam, 60; Ron Erhardt, 80; Grant Feasel, 52; Vince Gibson, 78; Eddie Jones, 74; Edgar Kaiser Jr., 69; Alex Karras, 77; Eagle Keys, 89; Blair Kiel, 50; Johnie Kirton, 26; Joe Krivak, 77; Roland Lakes, 72; Mike Lynn, 76; Art Malone, 64; Tom Martinez, 67; Fred Matua, 28; Ken McRoyal, 22; Art Modell, 87; Larry Morris, 79; O.J. Murdock, 25; Cal Murphy, 79; Billy Neighbors, 72; Bob Odell, 90; R.C. Owens, 77; John Panelli, 85; Ladarious Phillips, 20; Joe Paterno, 85; Jesse Powell, 65; Merv Pregulman, 90; Jeff Richard, 19; Bud Riley, 86; Stacy Robinson, 50; Darrell Royal, 88; Steve Sabol, 69; Joe Sarra, 75; Rich Saul, 64; George Savitsky, 88; Junior Seau, 43; Freddie Solomon, 59; Jim Stanley, 77; Don Steinberg, 90; Bill Stewart, 59; Zavier Stringfellow, 19; Gary Tinsley, 22; Jerry Tubbs, 77; Steve Van Buren, 91; Ernie Warlick, 80; Alex Webster, 80; Ralph Wenzel, 69.

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Golf:

Doug Brecht, 62; Jim Flick, 82; Ramon Sota, 74; Scott Steele, 55; Colleen Walker, 56.

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Gymnastics:

Eduarda Mello Queiroz, 17.

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Hockey:

Emile Bouchard, 92; Herb Carnegie, 92; Ron Caron, 82; Bill Ezinicki, 88; Vladimir Krutov, 52; Ivan Pravilov, 48; Charles "Lefty" Smith, 81; Valeri Vasilyev, 62.

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Horse Racing:

Bill Baffert Sr., 88; John Cashman, 72; Lewis Cenicola, 66; Robert B. Cohen, 86; Marje Everett, 90; Peter Fuller, 89; Loyd "Boo" Gentry, 87; Jorge Herrera, 33; Frank Martin, 86; Pete Pedersen, 92; Mitch Shirota, 78. Horses: Arcadius, 8; Artax, 17; Benburb, 23; Deputed Testamony, 32; Dynaformer, 27; Giant Ryan, 6; Montjeu, 16; Pulpit, 18; Theatrical, 30.

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Media:

Furman Bisher, 93; Beano Cook, 81; Robert Creamer, 90; Bob Curtis, 87; Jim Durham, 65; Chris Economaki, 91; Mary Foster, 68; Trent Frayne, 93; Warner Fusselle, 68; Clive Gammon, 83; Jim Huber, 67; William Oscar Johnson, 81; Tom Kenville, 82; Joe Mooshil, 85; Jessica Redfield, 24; Bruce Stark, 79; Randy Starkman, 51; Dom Valentino, 83.

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Music:

Ernie Hays, 77.

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Olympics:

Henry Adefope, 84; LeRoy Walker, 93.

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Poker:

Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr., 83.

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Powerboating:

William Nocker, 47.

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Public Address Announcers:

Carl Beane, 59; David Courtney, 56; Budd Lynch, 95.

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Rodeo:

Broc Cresta, 25.

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Rowing:

John Fairfax, 74; Nemanja Nesic, 24.

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Rugby:

Jock Hobbs, 52; Ian Kirkpatrick, 82; Selorm Kuadey, 24; Nevin Spence, 22; Wilson Whineray, 77.

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Skiing/Ski Jumping:

Jill Kinmont Boothe, 75; Sarah Burke, 29; Sixten Jernberg, 83; Nils Karlsson, 94; Jiri Raska, 70; Bjorn Sieber, 23; Nik Zoricic, 29.

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Soccer:

Gary Ablett, 46; Arianna Alioto, 18; Jules Francois Bocande, 53; Miguel Calero, 41; Giorgio Chinaglia, 65; John Connelly, 74; Nigel Doughty, 54; Austen Everett, 25; Felix, 74; Helmut Haller, 73; Chinonso Ihelwere Henry, 21; Michael Jones, 25; Harry Keough, 84; Timo Konietzka, 73; Lefter Kucukandonyadis, 86; Robert Kutasi, 48; Jesus Lupian, 19; Marcos "Marquitos" Alonso Imaz, 78; Patrick Mafisango, 32; Joe McBride, 74; Miljan Miljanic, 81; Kenny Morgans, 73; Piermario Morosini, 25; Alkis Panagoulias, 78; Manuel Preciado, 54; Dave Sexton, 82; Wlodzimierz Smolarek, 54; John Souza, 91; Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah, 88; Kirk Urso, 22; Rashidi Yekini, 48; Jose Maria Zarraga, 81.

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Swimming/Diving:

Ron Ballatore, 71; Ann Curtis, 86; Mark Lenzi, 43; Philip Moriarty, 98; Alexander Dale Oen, 26; Murray Rose, 73.

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Tennis:

Margaret DuPont, 94; Robert Kelleher, 99; Art Larsen, 87.

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Track and Field:

Milt Campbell, 78; Jack Davis, 81; George Mattos, 83; Yves Niare, 35; Samia Yusuf Omar, 21; Reggie Pearman, 89; Pat Porter, 53.

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Volleyball:

Vigor Bovolenta, 37; Gene Selznick, 82.

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Wrestling:

Jeff Blatnick, 55. Pro: Chief Jay Strongbow, 83.

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Yachting:

Britton Chance Jr., 72.

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