NAPA, Calif. — Cliff Branch, a four-time Pro Bowl and three-time All-Pro receiver with the Raiders, has died, the team announced Saturday.Branch turned 71 on Thursday.”Cliff Branch touched the lives of generations of Raiders fans,” the team said in a release. “His loss leaves an eternal void for the RaidersContinue Reading

Eight-time NWA world champion and WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race died Thursday at the age of 76, it was announced on his official Twitter page.Race, who had been battling lung cancer, was hospitalized in mid-July and was under doctors’ care for a week before returning home last Tuesday.Race’s in-ringContinue Reading

12:03 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Longtime women’s college basketball coach Cathy Inglese died Wednesday at age 60, a week after sustaining a traumatic brainContinue Reading

12:03 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Longtime women’s college basketball coach Cathy Inglese died Wednesday at age 60, a week after sustaining a traumatic brainContinue Reading

12:03 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Longtime women’s college basketball coach Cathy Inglese died Wednesday at age 60, a week after sustaining a traumatic brainContinue Reading

Maxim Dadashev has died from injuries suffered during Friday’s fight, according to trainer Buddy McGirt and Donatas Janusevicius, Dadashev’s strength and conditioning coach.Dadashev, 28, had been in UM Prince George’s Hospital Center since the 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias. He underwent a two-hour surgery to relieve a subdural hematoma, orContinue Reading

Prominent esports commentator and retired StarCraft pro Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson died on Saturday, according to posts made on his Twitter account and Facebook page. He was 33.The specific cause of death was not released. In the posts, it was noted that he died of a sudden illness. Robinson last livestreamedContinue Reading

Former professional boxer Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker died Sunday night after he was hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia.Virginia Beach police said Whitaker died at the scene. He was 55. The police are still investigating the incident.Whitaker was a four-time world champion who won an Olympic gold medalContinue Reading