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  • Many Clouds, winner of 2015 Grand National, dies after race

    LONDON (AP) — Many Clouds, the winner of Britain’s 2015 Grand National, has collapsed and died after winning a race at Cheltenham on Saturday. Having won the Cotswold Chase by a head, Many Clouds fell after the winning post and was treated by veterinary staff before his death was confirmed. Many Clouds was owned by […]
  • A billboard memorializing Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura is shown along I-29 in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. The Kansas City Royals organization gathered together Friday to remember Yordano Ventura in a private Celebration of Life for the pitcher who died Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Royals gather in private to remember, celebrate Ventura

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy remembered Yordano Ventura as a man who did everything with passion and lived for baseball. First baseman Eric Hosmer said Ventura was the fun-loving little brother that everyone watched out for as he slowly grew into a young man. Ventura’s fiery passion, million-watt smile […]
  • United States's Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill training, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

    Vonn avoids more serious injury in downhill training crash

    CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lindsey Vonn avoided more serious injury when she fell and crashed into the safety netting during a World Cup downhill training session Friday. The American, who returned this month from nearly a year out with knee and arm injuries, lost control after getting too much air at a tricky left […]
  • Marisol Hernandez, mother of the late Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, is embraced by a young woman during her son's wake in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic. The country, whose roads are among the world's most dangerous, has now lost four current or former major leaguers to traffic accidents in recent years. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez) (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)

    Family, fans mourn for Dominican pitcher Yordano Ventura

    LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dozens of children wearing blue T-shirts with the name “Ventura” emblazoned on the back gathered around a coastal home on Monday to pay their respects to their idol: Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura. He died Sunday in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic, where he was […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura reacts to a question during a news conference before Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets in New York. Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in their native Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Some notable deaths of active pro baseball players

    A look at some of the notable deaths of active pro baseball players in recent years: — Jan. 22, 2017: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, 25, was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. He went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 2014, his first full season in the big leagues, and helped […]
  • In this photo released by Dominican Republic Highway Police and Military Commission, locals and authorities stand at the fatal crash site of MLB player Yordano Ventura near Juan Adrian, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm and confident demeanor helped lead Kansas City to a long-awaited World Series championship in 2015, died in this car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. He was 25. (Dominican Republic Highway Police and Military Commission, via AP)

    Royals’ Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic. It was a chance tryout with the Kansas City Royals that changed the trajectory of his […]
  • This photo released by Dominican Republic Highway Police and Military Commission shows the fatal crash site of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura near Juan Adrian, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Ventura, whose electric arm and confident demeanor helped lead Kansas City to a long-awaited World Series championship in 2015, died in the car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. (Dominican Republic Highway Police and Military Commission via AP)

    Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic. Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo said Ventura died on a highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) northwest of […]
  • Chapecoense goalkeeper Follmann, one of the three players that survived the air crash almost two months ago, is wheeled on the pitch as he carries the Sudamericana trophy, during the Sudamericana trophy award ceremony prior to a match against Palmeiras, in Chapeco, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Almost two months after the air tragedy that killed 71 people, including 19 team players, Chapecoense plays at its Arena Conda stadium against the 2016 Brazilian champion Palmeiras. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Chapecoense survivors lift trophy 2 months after tragedy

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — The three surviving players of the air crash two months ago that killed 19 members of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer club lifted the Copa Sudamericana trophy on Saturday in honor of their dead teammates. The moving moment came just before the rebuilt side played its first match since the Nov. 28 tragedy, […]
  • Snow Safety Patroller Ryan Evanczyk stands on the mountainside at Arapahoe Basin ski area, where he works, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Arapahoe, Colo. Evanczyk has had his hands full lately performing avalanche mitigation, given the large amount of recent snowfall. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

    For ski resorts in Western US, too much snow is a good woe

    ARAPAHOE BASIN SKI AREA, Colo. (AP) — For ski resorts in Colorado and the Sierra Nevada, it’s a good problem to have: too much snow. Recent storms walloping mountains across the West dropped up to 10 feet of snow, creating thrilling powdery runs. But once avalanche danger emerged on roads and at the slopes, several […]
  • In this image taken Friday, Jan. 6, 2016, and released by Mississippi State Athletics, Mississippi State trainer Ryan Dotson, left, and an unidentified man aid a motorist who's car flipped over in front of the team bus in Mississippi, as they were heading to LSU for an NCAA college basketball game. (Drew Walker/Mississippi State Athletics via AP)

    Mississippi State team helps woman after car accident

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A change in travel plans for the Mississippi State basketball team proved to be good fortune for a woman who was pulled out of her vehicle after a one-car accident. The Bulldogs were supposed to fly from Columbus, Mississippi, to Baton Rouge for their Southeastern Conference game Saturday against LSU. […]