Accidents

January 12, 2021 - 1:12 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out the manslaughter conviction for the man who shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith to death in 2016. Monday's order in favor of Cardell Hayes had been expected. In December 2017, a jury convicted Hayes by a vote of 10-2 on charges of manslaughter and...
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FILE - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles, in this Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, file photo. Bryant is the game’s fourth-leading scorer. He spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, 18 as an All-Star, and won five titles. Then came the helicopter crash in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
December 29, 2020 - 1:21 pm
There were so many this year. Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another luminary fell, bringing a cascade of condolence and remembrance. It began New Year’s Day, a harbinger of what the year held, with the deaths of David Stern and Don Larsen...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2020, file photo, Utah running back Ty Jordan (22) scores against Washington State during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Salt Lake City. Authorities say Jordan died at a hospital in the Dallas area after accidently shooting himself. University officials announced Ty Jordan’s death Saturday, the day after he was named Pac-12’s newcomer of the year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 27, 2020 - 4:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah, died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidently shooting himself, authorities said Sunday. University officials announced Jordan's death Saturday, a day after he was named Pac-12’s newcomer of the year, but did not...
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Boxers Errol Spence Jr., left, and Danny Garcia, right, pose after weigh-ins for their title match in Dallas, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Spence Jr. is putting his WBC and IBF welterweight titles on the line against Danny Garcia in his first fight since escaping serious injury in a high-speed car wreck in Dallas that led to misdemeanor drunken driving charges and could have derailed a promising career. The 30-year-old Spence is undefeated in 26 fights with 21 knockouts. Garcia, a 32-year-old from Philadelphia, is 36-2 and has 21 knockouts as well. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 04, 2020 - 5:51 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. changed his lifestyle after escaping serious injury in a high-speed car wreck that led to misdemeanor drunken driving charges in Dallas and could have derailed a promising boxing career. The welterweight champion moved out of downtown Dallas for a quieter...
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Flames seen from the crash scene after Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France crashed out at the start of the race during the Formula One race in Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Brynn Lennon, Pool via AP)
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November 29, 2020 - 4:09 pm
It was like a scene from an action movie, except totally unscripted and genuinely life-threatening, involving a stunning escape that Harry Houdini would have struggled to match. Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was trapped in a burning car after it sliced in half and exploded into a fireball,...
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Photo credit Flames seen from the crash scene after Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France crashed out at the start of the race during the Formula One race in Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Brynn Lennon, Pool via AP)
November 29, 2020 - 4:09 pm
Grosjean escapes F1 fireball at Bahrain GP after huge crash…
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Marshall University athletic director Mike Hamrick speaks next to the Memorial Fountain on the school’s campus in Huntington, W.Va., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. The fountain is dedicated to the memory of 75 people killed in a Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash. Among the victims were 36 Marshall football players. (AP Photo/John Raby)
November 11, 2020 - 11:05 am
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — After a plane crash killed most of Marshall University's football team in 1970, school administrators could have resorted to the simplest choice — dropping the losing sport altogether. They didn't. They couldn't bring themselves to do it. From the 75 lives lost in the worst...
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Georgia defensive back Richard LeCounte (2) tackles Kentucky quarterback Joey Gatewood (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Oct. 31, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
November 01, 2020 - 2:09 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia star safety Richard LeCounte was injured in a motorcycle accident shortly after the Bulldogs returned to Athens from their victory at Kentucky. LeCounte, one of the team's top defensive players, was taken to the trauma center at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. He...
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October 29, 2020 - 8:26 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed a longtime police captain who was the father of New England Patriots running back James White. Authorities said Thursday that 32-year-old Daniel Tucker Chamblin of Hollywood surrendered and was being held in...
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Denny Hamlin (11) races William Byron (24) and Matt DiBenedetto (21) to the finish line during the YellaWood 500 NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Talladega, Ala. Hamlin won. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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October 04, 2020 - 8:14 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin put himself in position to finally win in the playoffs by hanging at the back to avoid the carnage of the messiest and longest race in Talladega Superspeedway history. His sweeping three-wide pass in triple overtime Sunday brought an end to the sloppiest race of...
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