Sports deaths in 2016

December 27, 2016
Craig Sager
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Notable sports deaths in 2016:

Auto Racing:

Chris Amon, 73; Bryan Clauson, 27; Ronnie Davis, 66; Maria Teresa de Filippis, 89; Betty Jane France, 78; Carl Haas, 86; Lennie Pond, 75.

Boxing:

Muhammad Ali, 74; Howard Bingham, 77; Ed Brown, 25; Bobby Chacon, 64; Joe DeGuardia, 86; Pedro "Perico" Fernandez, 64; Aaron Pryor, 60; Alex Stewart, 52; Tom Suddes, 67; Mike Towell, 25.

Cricket:

Martin Crowe, 53; Matthew Hobden, 22; Hanif Mohammad, 81.

Golf:

Peggy Kirk Bell, 95; Dawn Coe-Jones , 56; Jay Fishman, 63; Christy O'Connor Jr., 67; Arnold Palmer, 87; Gary Planos, 62; Dave Renwick, 62; Max Zechmann, 56.

Horse Racing:

William Backer, 89; Rebecca Black, 39; Fred Bradley, 85; Morton Finder, 82; Garrett Gomez, 44; Jeff Lukas, 58; JT McNamara, 41; Harry Meyerhoff, 86; Dolphus Morrison, 82; Ogden Mills Phipps, 75; George "Bucky" Sallee, 87; Steve Sexton, 57; Steve Willard, 72. Horses: Gulch, 32; Monarchos, 18.
 

Media:

Bud Collins, 86; Peter Finney, 88; Barney Hall, 83; W.P. Kinsella, 81; Edward F. Kolenovsky, 87; Hubert Mizell, 76; Steve Pivovar, 63; Joe Resnick, 62; Craig Sager, 65; John Saunders, 61; Drew Sharp, 56; Blackie Sherrod, 96; Jim Simpson, 88; John F. Wolfe, 72; Brock Yates, 82.

Soccer:

Carlos Alberto, 72; Johan Cruyff, 68; Ted Dumitru, 76; Patrick Ekeng, 26; Rodrigo Espindola, 26; Silvio Gazzaniga, 95; Joao Havelange, 100; Fikayo Idowu, 19; Fatim Jawara, 19; Stephen Keshi, 54; Hannes Loehr, 73; Cesare Maldini, 84; Roberto Perfumo, 73.

Track and Field:

Iolanda Balas, 79; John Disley, 87; Stan Huntsman, 84; Isaiah Kiplagat, 72; Woldemeskel Kostre, 69; Theresa Manuel, 90; Faina Melnik, 71; Mamie Rallins, 74; Simone Schaller, 104; Dave Sime, 79; Ed Temple, 89.

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