Alfredo di Stefano

July 7, 2014: Alfredo di Stefano, 88, Argentine-Spanish footfall player and coach who is regarded among the greatest players of the code. He was a longtime star of Real Madrid, and helped win five European Cup championships.
Links: Wikipedia; Guardian

Tony Gwynn

June 16, 2014: Tony Gwynn, 54, American Hall of Fame baseballer who played 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, of cancer.
Link: Wikipedia

Jack Brabham

May 19, 2014: Sir Jack Brabham, 88, Australian Formula 1 motor-racing champion. He built his own F1 car and won the title in 1959, 1960 and 1966.
Link: BBC

Roy Higgins

March 7, 2014: Roy Higgins, 75, Australian jockey known as "the Professor". He rode 2312 winners in a horse-racing career that spanned three decades.

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira

January 5, 2014: Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, 71, Portuguese footballer regarded as one of the game's greatest players.
Link: BBC

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

January 1, 2012: Christopher Martin-Jenkins, 67, British cricket journalist and commentator, known by his initials CMJ.
Link: BBC

Tony Greig

December 29, 2012: Anthony William Greig, 66, South Africa-born, England all-rounder who helped set up World Series Cricket, and was a popular cricket commentator for Channel 9's Wide World of Sports in Australia for decades.
Link: Wikipedia

Carroll Shelby

May 10, 2012: Carroll Shelby, 89, US racing car driver and designer of the Shelby Cobra.
Link: NPR

Junior Seau

May 2, 2012: Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau, Jr, 43, American football linebaker who played with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.
Link: Wikipedia

Murray Rose

April 15, 2012: Murray Rose, 73, Scotland-born champion Australian swimmer.
Link: Wikipedia

Jocky Wilson

March 24, 2012: John Thomas "Jocky" Wilson, 62, British darts champion.
Link: Wikipedia

Angelo Dundee

February 1, 2012: Angelo Dundee, 90, US professional boxing coach who guided the careers of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Link: NY Times

Joe Paterno

January 22, 2012: Joe Paterno, 85, American football coach who held the major-colleges all-time wins record, but whose career ended in scandal when it was revealed that he failed to act when one of his staff, Jerry Sandusky, was accused of sexual assaulting boys.
Link: WSJ

Sam Loxton

December 2, 2011: Sam Loxton, 90, Australian cricketer who was a member of the famed "Invincibles" national team captained by Don Bradman.
Link: Australian

Basil D'Oliveira

November 19, 2011: Basil D'Oliveira, 80, South African-born cricketer who was classified as "coloured" under the apathedi regims. His selection to play for England in South Africa in 1968 led to the cancellation of the tour and was a watershed moment in the sporting boycott of South Africa.
Link: Wikipedia

Joe Frazier

November 8, 2011: Joe Frazier, US boxer who became undisputed heavyweight champion in 1970 and defeated Muhammad Ali in the 1971 "Fight of the Century". Known as "Smokin' Joe", he died of liver cancer.
Link: USA Today

Dan Wheldon

October 16, 2011: Dan Wheldon, 33, British-born US Indycar champion, killed in a track accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Link: Wikipedia.

Graham Dilley

October 5, 2011: Graham Dilley, 52, English cricketer, who bowled in 41 test matches and is regarded as the unsung hero of the team's victory in the 1981 Ashes series.
Link: Wikipedia

Bubba Smith

August 3, 2001: Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith, 66, former US National Football Leagues star who became a Hollywood actor in films including the Police Academy series and the TV shows Good Times and Charlie's Angels.
Link: WSJ; Wikipedia

Rex Mossop

June 17, 2011: Rex Mossop, 83, Australian rugby league and rugby union player who became an iconic television commentator of league.
Link: SMH

Terry Jenner

May 25, 2011: Terry Jenner, 66, Australian test cricketer and commentator who was a mentor to spin bowler Shane Warne.
Link: BBC

Harmon Killebrew

May 17, 2011: Harmon Killebrew, 74, US baseballer who played with lthe Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, and Kansas City Royals.
Link: Wikipedia

Samuel Wanjiru

May 15, 2001: Samuel Wanjiru, 24, Kenyan Olympic champion athlete, in a fall from a balcony.
Link: Daily Mail

Lionel Rose

May 8, 2011: Lionel Rose, 62, Australian boxer who became world bantamweight champion in 1968. He was also the first indigenous Australian of the Year.

Seve Ballesteros

May 7, 2011: Severiano Ballesteros, 54, champion Spanish golfer, from a cancerous brain tumour.
Link: Telegraph

Henry Cooper

May 1, 2001: Henry Cooper, 76, British heavyweight boxing champ best known for knocking down Muhammad Ali.
Link: wikipedia

Tim Hetherington

April 20, 2011: Tim Hetherington, 41, British Oscar-nominated documentary maker and photojournalist, killed along with photographer Chris Hondros on assignment in Libya.
Link: Wikipedia

Kym Bonython

March 19, 2011: Kym Bonython, 90, Adelaide-based Australian racing-car driver who was also a music promoter and supporter of the visual arts.
Link: ABC

Tommy Burns

February 14, 2011: Tommy Burns, 88, Australian boxer, who was the sport's biggest drawcard in his hey-day in the late 1940s, and had a starring role in the 1949 Charles Chauvel film Sons of Matthew.
Links: Courier-Mail

Tom Walkinshaw

December 12, 2010: Tom Walkinshaw, 64, Scottish motor racing and rugby star who was also credited with discovering the band Simple Minds.
Link: Wikipedia

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