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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)
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  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • Chapecoense to play 1st game since crash in 2 weeks

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, which lost most of its team in an air crash in November, will make its return later this month for a friendly match against defending league champion Palmeiras. The match will be held on Jan. 21 in Chapecoense’s 20,000-seat Arena Conda in Chapeco, a city of […]