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Former NHL hockey players, from left, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux speak during a news conference prior to an NHL 100 ceremony, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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  • Former NHL hockey players, from left, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux speak during a news conference prior to an NHL 100 ceremony, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    The NHL 100: Hockey’s greatest players honored in centennial

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr were among the easiest choices for The NHL 100, the group of enduring superstars chosen and honored by the league Friday night as the best players in hockey history. Yet if the Great One, Super Mario and No. 4 had to pick an NHL […]
  • A billboard memorializing Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura is shown along I-29 in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The Kansas City Royals organization gathered together Friday to remember Yordano Ventura in a private Celebration of Life for the pitcher who died Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Royals gather in private to remember, celebrate Ventura

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy remembered Yordano Ventura as a man who did everything with passion and lived for baseball. First baseman Eric Hosmer said Ventura was the fun-loving little brother that everyone watched out for as he slowly grew into a young man. Ventura’s fiery passion, million-watt smile […]
  • FILE - In this file photo dated May 20, 1984, Watford Football Club Chairman and pop singer Elton John, right, stands with team manager Graham Taylor on a balcony overlooking a crowd of well wishers.  Former England soccer coach Graham Taylor has died of a suspected heart attack aged 72, according to a family statement Thursday Jan. 12, 2017.  (PA via AP)

    Former England coach Graham Taylor dies at 72

    LONDON (AP) — Graham Taylor, the England coach derided for failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup after flourishing as a club manager working for pop star Elton John, has died. He was 72. Taylor, who won admiration by leading Aston Villa and Watford into the top-flight in the 1980s, died early Thursday of […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) participate with Bruins legends Milt Schmidt (15) and Bobby Orr in a ceremonial puck drop before an NHL hockey game in Boston. Schmidt, a hockey hall of famer, has died at the age of 98, Bruins team spokesman Matt Chmura said Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Schmidt, the NHL MVP in 1951, was the league's oldest living former player. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Hockey hall of famer Milt Schmidt, 1951 NHL MVP, dies at 98

    BOSTON (AP) — Milt Schmidt, the hockey hall of famer who led Boston to two Stanley Cup championships as the center of the “Kraut Line,” served Canada in World War II and returned to the NHL to win its MVP award and two more titles as the Bruins general manager, died on Wednesday, the team […]
  • FILE - In this June 9, 1999 file photo Ferdy Kuebler, Swiss cycling legend, is pictured in Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Kuebler, who came back from injury and the interruption of World War II to win the 1950 Tour de France died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at the age of 97. (Martin Ruetschi/Keystone via AP file)

    Ferdy Kuebler, 1950 Tour de France champion, dies at 97

    LONDON (AP) — Ferdy Kuebler, who came back from injury and the interruption of World War II to win the 1950 Tour de France, has died. He was 97. The Swiss won an epic battle with French rider Louison Bobet in the 1950 race, and became world champion the following year. Andre Haefliger, the chief […]
  • FILE - In a Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, former BYU head football coach LaVell Edwards poses before receiving the Lifetime Achievement award at the Paul "Bear" Bryant awards ceremony, in Houston. Edwards, who led BYU to national prominence with his dynamic passing offenses and ranks as one of the most successful coaches in college football history, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, said Athletic department spokesman Brett Pyne. He was 86.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    LaVell Edwards, who made BYU a football power, dies at 86

    Before LaVell Edwards was promoted to head coach, BYU ran a slogging run-first offense that yielded mediocre or worse records. Under Edwards, dizzying passing numbers became the norm, and college football fans stayed in front of their TVs late Saturday nights from the 1970s to ’90s to see just how many points the Cougars could […]
  • FILE - In this July 31, 2010, file photo, Buffalo Bills special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven talks to players at NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y. DeHaven, a longtime special teams coach who helped the Bills go to four consecutive Super Bowls, has died following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 68. Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold said DeHaven passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y., with his family by his side. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

    Longtime special teams coach DeHaven dies of prostate cancer

    Bruce DeHaven, a longtime special teams coach who helped the Buffalo Bills go to four consecutive Super Bowls, has died following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 68. Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold said DeHaven passed away Tuesday in Orchard Park, New York, with his family by his side. DeHaven spent 29 years as a […]