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Dick Modzelewski, star tackle for Giants, dies at 87

Oct. 20, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

Dick Modzelewski, a star defensive tackle who appeared in eight NFL titles game with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns during the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 87. He died Friday at his home in Eastlake, Ohio, outside Cleveland, the Giants said in a statement Saturday. No cause was given. Modzelewski...

Pistons play recording of Aretha Franklin singing anthem

Oct. 17, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener Wednesday night by playing a recording of her singing the national anthem. Former Pistons star Isiah Thomas spoke briefly, asking for a moment of silence for Franklin, who died in August. After the moment of silence, and...

America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

Oct. 17, 2018 2:37 AM EDT

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels. Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the...

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

Oct. 16, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday. Hof was...

The Latest: Porn star says he and woman found Hof's body

Oct. 16, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the death of Nevada brothel owner and Republican political candidate Dennis Hof (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A porn star who attended Dennis Hof's birthday party says he and a woman found the pimp's body. Ron Jeremy says he went to check on Hof on Tuesday after he failed to...

Nevada law enforcement says brothel owner who starred in HBO show and GOP legislative candidate Dennis Hof has died.

Oct. 16, 2018 3:02 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada law enforcement says brothel owner who starred in HBO show and GOP legislative candidate Dennis Hof has died.

Longtime Eastern Illinois football coach Bob Spoo dies at 80

Oct. 15, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo, whose players included future NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo, has died at age 80. The university says Spoo died Monday in Rockford, Illinois. School spokesman Rich Moser says Spoo had been ill in recent weeks. Spoo retired in...

Coroner: Verne Troyer death suicide by alcohol intoxication

Oct. 10, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mike Myers' comical sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported Wednesday. Troyer had a potentially fatal level of alcohol in his...

George Taliaferro, 1st black drafted by NFL team, dies at 91

Oct. 9, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round, has died. He was 91. The university spoke with Taliaferro's family about his death in Mason, Ohio,...

Former Southern California DB Kevin Ellison dies at 31

Oct. 8, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Southern California defensive back Kevin Ellison, who was a captain for the Trojans before a brief NFL career, has died, He was 31. USC's athletic department confirmed Ellison's death with a Twitter post on Saturday. The Los Angeles Times reported records from the Los Angeles...