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Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

In this Jan. 29, 2004 file photo, former boxer, Rubin, "Hurricane" Carter, holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison, during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Former heavyweight champion Norton dies

In this Sept. 10, 1973, file photo, Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head during their re-match at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Norton, a former heavyweight champion, has died, his son said, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. He was 70. AP

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility, his son said. He was 70.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Asia’s first IM Cardoso; 75

Rodolfo Tan Cardoso, the first Asian International Master and member of the first Philippine team that competed in the Moscow Chess Olympiad in 1956, died Wednesday after a heart attack.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Bobby Parks, seven-time PBA best import, 51

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Bobby Parks, the only seven-time winner of the Philippine Basketball Association’s Best Import award, passed away Saturday after more than a year of battling larynx and lung cancer. He was 51.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,PBA,Section | Read More »

Ex-PBA best import Bobby Parks Sr. dies

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San Miguel head coach Bobby Parks (left) and best player Froilan Baguion (right), being interviewed by Bianca Saldua. Photo by Celest Flores/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Seven-time PBA best import Bobby Parks Sr. died Saturday afternoon, according to San Miguel Corp. Sports Director Noli Eala.

Posted: March 30th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

2015 World Cup organizing committee chairman dies

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James Strong, chairman of the local organizing committee for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, has died after complications following surgery. He was 68.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Jerry Buss, Lakers’ flamboyant owner, dies at 80

In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Laker owner Jerry Buss, right, walks out onto the court during the NBA championship ring ceremony as Kobe Bryant, left, and Derek Fisher look on before a basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles. Buss, the Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, has died. He was 80. Bob Steiner, an assistant to Buss, confirmed Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 that Buss had died in Los Angeles. Further details were not available. AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File

Jerry Buss built a glittering life at the intersection of sports and Hollywood.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers’ owner Buss dies—report

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss.  AP FILE PHOTO

Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers owner who transformed the team into the glamor franchise of a revitalized NBA, died on Monday at the age of 79, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sportswriter’s pa passes away

EFREN B. Cadayona, father of Pilipino Star Ngayon sportswriter Russel Cadayona, died Friday due to a lingering illness. He was 67.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Section | Read More »

Reyes, ex-PNA sportswriter, 60

Judge Leo Saddul Reyes, who was a sportswriter with the Philippine News Agency before he became a lawyer, passed away on Thursday in Tuguegarao City. He was 60.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Section | Read More »

Sportswriter’s dad passes away

WILFREDO Timbang, step father of InterAKTV sportswriter Rey Joble, died Friday morning due to heart failure. He was 63. He is survived by his wife, Juana and children, Rey, Ace, Madonna, Joy, Mia and Ryan. His body lies in state at their family’s residence at 330 Bgy. Bungahan in Cuenca, Batangas. Details of interment will be announced later.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Section | Read More »

Puerto Rican boxing great Hector Camacho dies – doctor

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Puerto Rican boxing great Hector “Macho” Camacho, shot in the head last week, was declared dead Saturday after being removed from a respirator, a doctor said.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Former WBA champion Michael Dokes dies at 54

World Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe (R) stands face-to-face with Michael Dokes (L) after announcing 22 December 1992 their heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden, New York. Bowe will defend his title in the fight scheduled for 06 February.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Michael Dokes, a former World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, has died. He was 54.

Posted: August 14th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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