Champion John ​Moshoeu a South African colossus
Champion John ​Moshoeu a South African colossus

John `Shoes` Moshoeu, who died Tuesday in Johannesburg from stomach cancer aged 49, was a colossus of post-apartheid South African football.

Aussie media lavish tributes on Richie Benaud
Aussie media lavish tributes on Richie Benaud

Australia`s media reflected on the life of cricket great and esteemed broadcaster Richie Benaud in effusive tributes on Saturday.

Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Richie Benaud
Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Richie Benaud

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid tribute to former Australian captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud, who passed away in Sydney.

'Voice of cricket ' Richie Benaud: Selection of quotes
'Voice of cricket ' Richie Benaud: Selection of quotes

Richie Benaud, Australia`s celebrated former cricket captain and commentator, died on Thursday at the age of 84.

Veteran sports journalist TN Pillay dead

Veteran sports journalist T. N. Pillay died here on Friday, after prolonged illness. He was 85.

Philadelphia Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik dead at 89
Philadelphia Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik dead at 89

Chuck Bednarik, a 1950s offensive and defensive NFL star for the Philadelphia Eagles, died Saturday morning at age 89 following a brief illness, the team announced.

Former Olympic weightlifting champion Milen Dobrev dies at 35
Former Olympic weightlifting champion Milen Dobrev dies at 35

Bulgarian former Olympic weightlifting champion Milen Dobrev has died at just 35 after suffering a heart-attack, his family said Saturday.

Real Madrid goalkeeping great Antonio Betancort dies at 78
Real Madrid goalkeeping great Antonio Betancort dies at 78

A minute`s silence will be held before Real Madrid`s La Liga game at home to Levante later on Sunday and the players will wear black armbands following the death of former Real goalkeeper Antonio Betancort at the age of 78.

Scientists, stars take to Twitter to pay homage to Leonard Nimoy
Scientists, stars take to Twitter to pay homage to Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, who played the cult character Spock from the sci fi series ' Star Trek' passed away on Friday. He was 83. 

Belgian cycling great Claude Criquielion dies at 58
Belgian cycling great Claude Criquielion dies at 58

Belgium`s former world cycling champion Claude Criquielion died on Wednesday aged 58 following a severe stroke, the Alost hospital where he was being treated announced.

Golfing great Billy Casper dead at 83
Golfing great Billy Casper dead at 83

US golfing great Billy Casper, who had the seventh most PGA Tour wins but was still considered one of the game's most underrated players, died of a heart attack Saturday at the age of 83, ESPN reported.

President Barack Obama calls black golf trailblazer Charlie Sifford a ''legend''
President Barack Obama calls black golf trailblazer Charlie Sifford a ''legend''

Trailblazer Charlie Sifford was hailed as a "legend" by President Barack Obama and the "grandpa that I never had" by Tiger Woods as the golf world paused on Wednesday to remember the first black man to join the PGA Tour.

Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes passes away
Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes passes away

Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes passed away on Friday following a sudden heart-attack at a city hospital.

When comedian Deven Verma left us teary-eyed!

Comedy is not everyone's cup of tea, neither all are blessed with this exceptional trait. Bollywood's veteran actor Deven Verma however, ranks on a higher pedestal, when talking about great comedians in the history of Indian cinema.

Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies
Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies

Former international midfielder Jean-Jacques Marcel, who helped France to third in the 1958 World Cup, has died at the age of 83 years, his former club Marseille announced on Friday.

Veteran sports scribe A T P Sarathy dead

Veteran sports journalist A T P Sarathy, who had reported on several sporting disciplines with distinction during his long career, died here Sunday of old age.

Father of Malaysian Hockey, Sultan Azlan Shah passes away

The President of the Asian Hockey Federation, Sultan Azlan Shah passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86.

Madhav Mantri, doyen of Indian cricket – Obituary

Former India wicket-keeper, Madhav Mantri passed away on Friday morning at the Lilavati Hospital following a heart attack. He was 92. He was a contemporary of legendary cricketers like Polly Umrigar, Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar, Subhash Gupte and Lala Amarnath.

Family, friends bid farewell to Britain`s Baltacha

Elena Baltacha`s memory and spirit will live on, the former British tennis number one`s family and friends said following her funeral Monday.

Former British number one, Elena Baltacha dies of liver cancer

The former British number one, Elena Baltacha died of liver cancer Sunday. The Scot revealed she had the illness in March. She was 30.