Heart Attack Killed French Tennis Player

French tennis star Mathieu Montcourt, 24, suffered cardiac arrest when he died Monday, an autopsy has revealed. Montcourt, ranked No. 119 in the world and who reached the second round of the French Open in June, collapsed and died Monday night. His girlfriend raised the alarm when she found...

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Mobley forced to retire

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — New York Knicks guard Cuttino Mobley retired from the NBA on Thursday because of heart disease that he said has gotten worse. Mobley said doctors told him he faced significant risks if he kept playing. The 11-year veteran said by walking away now, he could live...

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North Carolina A&T player collapses, dies after workout

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina A&T State University said a football player died from complications of heat illness on Tuesday. The school said Wednesday that senior Chad Wiley collapsed after a voluntary workout on campus Tuesday. Officials said he was transported to a hospital after an athletic trainer stabilized...

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Glen Oaks Basketball

Glen Oaks’ star Veal collapses, dies during game

NEW ORLEANS — Shannon Veal stepped to the foul line, steadied herself and sank two free throws. Then she signaled her coach that she needed a breather. Before her coach could replace her, the 17-year-old Louisiana high school star collapsed and died. “It’s the kind of thing I’ll always...

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Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires captain Mickey Renaud dead at 19

Mickey Renaud, captain of the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, died suddenly on Monday. Renaud, a native of Tecumseh, Ont., was 19 years old. Dr. Roy Diklich, the team physician, said in a statement that Renaud “suddenly collapsed at his Tecumseh home and was transported to Windsor Regional Hospital...

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Phil O’Donnell: 1972-2007

Phil O’Donnell was born and died in the shadow of Fir Park, the home of Motherwell Football Club. It was where he made his name in the professional game. It was where he was enjoying an indian summer to his injury-plagued career before it was so cruelly ended by...

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Misc. News

  “ESPN looks at Herrion case” by Tom FitzGerald, September 17, 2005 discussed the sudden death of 23 year old Thomas Herrion, 49ers guard, after an exhibition game. Herrion had passed all physical examination tests. His autopsy report revealed death due to HCM. Dr. Steve Ommen, a cardiologist at...

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