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Cardinals Players React To Death Of Teammate

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.26.2014 | Sports

The death of St. Louis Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras sent shockwaves through Major League Baseball. Prominent among those expressing sadness upon lea...

Another Worker Dies In Accident At World Cup Stadium

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2014 | Sports

MANAUS, BRAZIL, Dec 14 (Reuters) - A construction worker died in Brazil early on Saturday after falling off the roof of a stadium in the Amazon jungle...

High School Football Star Dies After In-Game Stroke

Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports

High school football standout Andre Maloney died on Friday after suffering a stroke during a game on Thursday evening near Kansas City, Mo., according...

REPORTS: UCLA Football Player Killed In Car Accident

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2013 | Sports

UCLA freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale has died in a car accident, according to local media reports. The Orange County coroner’s office told ...

High School Football Player Dies After Scrimmage

Posted 08.18.2013 | Sports

De'Antre Turman, a standout high school football player in Georgia, tragically died after being injured during a scrimmage on Friday, according to the...

3-Time MLB All-Star Dies

Associated Press | Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — George "Boomer" Scott, a three-time All-Star first baseman during the 1960s and 1970s who slugged 271 career homers, has di...

LeBron's Injury and Why the Cult of Toughness in Sports Must End

Dan Treadway | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Dan Treadway

James' injury -- both the shot he made when he briefly returned to the game while still cramping, and his time on the bench during the game's final moments -- became the main topic of conversation among fans and pundits alike. And that's a shame.

NHL Year In Review

The Hockey Writers | Posted 12.29.2011 | Sports

The year of 2011 is coming to an end. For some, it couldn’t have gone by any slower. Others don’t want it to end so soon. Either way, it’s still...

Preventing Sudden Death in Sports

Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC | Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC

The ongoing incidence of youth sports injuries and catastrophic events resulting in death has highlighted a need for immediate and improved health care on the playing fields and courts.

Former Miami Dolphin Dies At 34

NFL FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Anthony Cesario, a former Miami Dolphin and All-American offensive guard at Colorado State, died Saturday of an apparent heart attack near Steamboat S...

Another Ex-Wrestler Dies

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Professional wrestler Mike Shaw, most famous for his roles as Norman the Lunatic in World Championship Wrestling and Bastion Booger in the then-World ...

Denver Broncos Receiver Found Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley is dead of an apparent suicide, according to multiple reports. The Denver Post reports that the 23-year-ol...

Former WWE Wrestler Dies At 48

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Gertrude "Luna" Vachon, former wrestler for the World Wrestling Entertainment, died this morning at age 48, TMZ reports. The news comes shortly afte...

Man Who Hit 'Shot Heard 'Round The World' Dead

AP/Huffington Post | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Bobby Thomson, whose "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951 has echoed through baseball history as perhaps the game's most famous home run...

British Soccer Forward Dead At 31

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

After a four-month battle with cancer, BBC reports that Exeter City forward Adam Stansfield died yesterday. He was 31. "It is with great sadness th...

Ex-Cop Urges Police To Reopen Mysterious Steve McNair Death Case

NFL FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Nearly a year after the death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair, the Nashville Police Department still hasn't offered satisfactory answers to all...

Report: Former Florida Gator Found Dead At 24

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Former Florida Gators safety John Curtis is dead, reports. He was 24 years old. According to the web site, Curtis's death is thought to...

Former Top NBA Draft Pick Reportedly Found Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Lorenzen Wright has been found dead, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Wright, a former NBA lottery pick who played in the league for more than a...

AWFUL: Kickboxer Dies After Suffering Devastating Blow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Adrienne Simmons, a 30-year-old kickboxer, died on Monday after suffering a devastating blow during a competition the day before, the Orlando Sentinel...

Former Green Bay Packer Dead At 45

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Harry Galbreath, a former NFL lineman who spent nearly a decade playing professional football, has died, the Green Bay Press Gazette reports. An ESPN ...

Jarvis Williams Dead: Ex-Dolphins Star Dies Of Apparent Heart Attack

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Jarvis Williams, who played six NFL seasons after a spectacular collegiate career at the University of Florida, died Tuesday at the age of 45 of an ap...

Former Raven Dead After Surgery At 36

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Former Baltimore Ravens fullback Kenyon Cotton has died in Louisiana, the Minden Press-Herald reports. He was 36. According to the newspaper, Cotton ...

Darius Johnson, Dexter Pittman's Brother, Shot And Killed

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Texas big man Dexter Pittman is amid the most impactful days of his professional basketball career, with the NBA Draft coming up in a little over a mo...

Nick Rogers DEAD: Car Crash Kills Ex-NFL Linebacker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Nick Rogers, an NFL linebacker from 2002-05, died in a car crash Monday morning, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The newspaper reports that ...

Andrew McFarlane DEAD: Motocross Star Dies In Crash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Star Motocross rider Andrew McFarlane died Sunday from injuries suffered during a crash in Melbourne, Australia. According to AFP, the crash occurred ...