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List of basketball players who died during their careers

This is a list of players of basketball who died while still on a team roster or a free agent. Included are players in the NBA, college, and other leagues. Players who died following the conclusion of their career should not be included. Players are listed with the team they last played for before death, rather than the team the player spent most of their playing career with.

List of deaths due to injuries sustained in boxing

The following is a list of deaths due to injuries sustained in boxing. In February 1995, it was estimated that "approximately 500 boxers have died in the ring or as a result of boxing since the Marquess of Queensberry Rules were introduced in 1884." 22 boxers died in 1953 alone.

List of UK caving fatalities

This is a list of recreational caving fatalities in the United Kingdom. It includes all verified deaths associated with the exploration of natural caves and disused mines in the modern era. Deaths involving members of the general public who may have slipped down a shaft, or wandered into a cave without being aware of the risks, have been excluded. Caving cannot be considered a particularly dangerous pastime - in 2018, there were up to 4.000 regular cavers in the UK and about 70.000 people who went on instructor-led courses into caves in the Yorkshire Dales, but there were no fatalities.

List of cyclists with a cycling-related death

The first documented deaths of cyclists during competition or training date to the 1890s and early 1900s when the then recently-invented safety or two-wheel bicycle made cycling more popular to the masses, but by 1929 at least 47 professional riders and pacemakers had died at velodromes in track cycling. A number of professionals and competitive amateurs have been killed in accidents with motorized vehicles while training on public roads in the past few decades and after the death of Andrey Kivilev in a crash during the 2003 Paris-Nice race the Union Cycliste Internationale instituted a ma ...

List of horse accidents

This is a list of people and fictional characters who had severe injuries, or died from accidents related to horses. Some of the listed accidents had important political and historical consequences, which are given when relevant.

List of marathon fatalities

Below is a sortable list of individuals who died as a result of running a marathon. The most-frequent causes are: exertional heat stroke or severe hyperthermia. sudden cardiac death, triggered by a congenital or acquired heart disorder; exercise-associated hyponatremia or other electrolyte imbalance; The age distribution ranges widely, from the teens through the 60s. In 2016, a systematic medical review found that the risk of sudden cardiac death during or immediately after a marathon was between 0.6 and 1.9 deaths per 100.000 participants, varying across the specific studies and the metho ...

Fatalities in mixed martial arts contests

Mixed martial arts in the United States was sanctioned under the Unified Rules in the states of New Jersey and Nevada in 2001, and is now regulated in all but two states by their combat sport commissions, MMA regulation outside the US varies by country. As of April 2019, there have been seven recorded deaths resulting from sanctioned contests and nine from unregulated bouts. A 2006 study suggests that the risk of injury in general in MMA is comparable to that in professional boxing. For professional boxing matches, the Manuel Velazquez Boxing Fatality Collection lists 923 deaths during the ...

List of fatal accidents in motorboat racing

As motorboat racing is a dangerous sport, many individuals have been killed in crashes related to the sport, either in a race, in qualifying, in practice or a private testing session. For example, in offshore powerboat racing, one racer dies each year from accidents.

Rider deaths in motorcycle racing

This article lists motorcycle riders who have died competing at motorcycle racing events. This article lists rider deaths in all series, at any level.

Driver deaths in motorsport

Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing, many individuals, including drivers, team members, officials and spectators, have been killed in an accident related to the sport, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the beginning of the race. However, progress in the area of safety technology, and specifications designed by sanctioning bodies to limit speeds, have reduced deaths in recent years. Spectacular accidents have often contributed to the strengthening of security measures, and even changes i ...