--> SEATTLE, Wash. (Nov. 18, 2009) -- Two-time Professional Bowlers Association Tour champion Darylee Cox of Centralia, Wash., died Wednesday at age 72.
Cox was a top-flight bowler in the Northwest and he defeated two PBA all-time greats in winning his titles. In the 1962 Silver Lanes Open in Spokane, Wash., as an amateur he defeated Harry Smith in the final game of the tournament for the title, and in 1963, he won the Portland PBA Open by defeating Billy Hardwick in the final game.
According to long-time friend Gary Cooper, Cox died of respiratory failure as a result of complications from lung cancer.
Per Cox’s request no services are immediately planned.
--> Dave Diles, long-time sports director for Detroit's WXYZ-TV, died recently from complications after suffering a stroke. He was 78. Diles, who covered all major sports for more than 25 years, was especially partial to the PBA. "Dave Diles was one of the best ambassadors bowling ever had," said Detroit bowling legend Ed Lebanski.
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