• Sports car owner-driver Bruce Leven dies at 79

    SEATTLE (AP) — Bruce Leven, a self-made businessman whose sports car race teams won the Twelve Hours of Sebring three times in the 1980s, has died at 79.

  • Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died. He was 78.

  • Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood expose and a confession to an adulterous affair, has died at age 99.

  • Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95

    MIAMI (AP) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.

  • Former UPI executive sports editor Joe Carnicelli dies at 75

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Joe Carnicelli, a former executive sports editor for United Press International in the 1970s and ’80s, has died. He was 75.

  • Ferguson leads Memphis to 48-45 upset of No. 25 UCLA

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns, Jacobi Francis broke up a fourth-down pass in the closing seconds and Memphis held off No. 25 UCLA 48-45 on Saturday.

  • Correction: Miles Coach Dies story

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about the death of Miles College assistant football coach Tony Oglesby, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oglesby and wife Vanessa had three children. Oglesby is survived by wife Vanessa and three children.

  • Flags to fly at half-staff in New Mexico to honor Domenici

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered flags to fly at half-staff around New Mexico on Friday and Saturday in honor of former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici.

  • Former NHL defenseman Noel Picard dies at 78

    MONTREAL (AP) — Noel Picard, the former St. Louis Blues defenseman pictured in the famous shot of Boston star Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring a Stanley Cup-winning goal, has died. He was 78.

  • Stars honor country singer Troy Gentry at Opry memorial

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Troy Gentry of the popular duo Montgomery Gentry was memorialized Thursday by friends and Grand Ole Opry singers as funny and kind, an artist with a huge appetite for life who loved his family, his music, his band and his fans.