June 16, 2014: Tony Gwynn, 54, American Hall of Fame baseballer who played 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, of cancer.
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.
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.
January 5, 2014: Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, 71, Portuguese footballer regarded as one of the game's greatest players.
January 1, 2012: Christopher Martin-Jenkins, 67, British cricket journalist and commentator, known by his initials CMJ.
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.
May 10, 2012: Carroll Shelby, 89, US racing car driver and designer of the Shelby Cobra.
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.
April 15, 2012: Murray Rose, 73, Scotland-born champion Australian swimmer.
March 24, 2012: John Thomas "Jocky" Wilson, 62, British darts champion.
February 1, 2012: Angelo Dundee, 90, US professional boxing coach who guided the careers of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard.
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.
December 2, 2011: Sam Loxton, 90, Australian cricketer who was a member of the famed "Invincibles" national team captained by Don Bradman.
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.
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.
October 16, 2011: Dan Wheldon, 33, British-born US Indycar champion, killed in a track accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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.
June 17, 2011: Rex Mossop, 83, Australian rugby league and rugby union player who became an iconic television commentator of league.
May 25, 2011: Terry Jenner, 66, Australian test cricketer and commentator who was a mentor to spin bowler Shane Warne.
May 17, 2011: Harmon Killebrew, 74, US baseballer who played with lthe Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, and Kansas City Royals.
May 15, 2001: Samuel Wanjiru, 24, Kenyan Olympic champion athlete, in a fall from a balcony.
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.
May 7, 2011: Severiano Ballesteros, 54, champion Spanish golfer, from a cancerous brain tumour.
May 1, 2001: Henry Cooper, 76, British heavyweight boxing champ best known for knocking down Muhammad Ali.
April 20, 2011: Tim Hetherington, 41, British Oscar-nominated documentary maker and photojournalist, killed along with photographer Chris Hondros on assignment in Libya.
March 19, 2011: Kym Bonython, 90, Adelaide-based Australian racing-car driver who was also a music promoter and supporter of the visual arts.
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.
December 12, 2010: Tom Walkinshaw, 64, Scottish motor racing and rugby star who was also credited with discovering the band Simple Minds.