Accidents and disasters

September 02, 2019 - 2:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Tigers minor league catcher Chace Numata died Monday, days after being injured in a skateboarding accident in Pennsylvania. He was 27. Numata's family and the team announced the death. Numata, who was playing for Detroit's Double-A Erie affiliate, was found unresponsive Friday...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone talks to reporters after an NFL football preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette insists he’s made professional progress. Coach Doug Marrone is hesitant to agree. Marrone says “we are going to see.” This much everyone is certain: Fournette’s performance on and off the field will go a long way toward determining whether the Jaguars remain at the bottom of the AFC South or return to being conference contenders in 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 02, 2019 - 9:52 am
AP Sports Writer (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will have one less day to prepare for their season opener. The Jags canceled practice and meetings scheduled for Wednesday because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian, leaving them to cram two days of work into one before hosting the Kansas City Chiefs...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas ruled in a report released Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 31, 2019 - 1:39 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The family of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs says it was startled to learn that a club employee "may" be part of the investigation into the 27-year-old's death from an accidental drug overdose. A Texas coroner said in a report made public Friday that Skaggs died...
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This GOES-16 satellite image taken Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at 14:20 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian, right, moving over open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to grow into a potentially devastating Category 3 hurricane before hitting the U.S. mainland late Sunday or early Monday somewhere between the Florida Keys and southern Georgia. (NOAA via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 3:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The college football season opener for Boise State and Florida State will kick off a few hours sooner and a little further inland with discounted ticket prices because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian. Officials announced Thursday that the game will be played Saturday at...
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Spectators are tended to after a lightning strike on the East Lake Golf Club course left several injured during a weather delay in the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 25, 2019 - 7:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say six people injured by debris from a lightning strike at the Tour Championship have been treated and released. Authorities say the injured were five were men and one female juvenile. One was treated at East Lake Golf Club. The other five were taken to hospitals and...
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Spectators are tended to after a lightning strike on the course left several injured during a weather delay in the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 25, 2019 - 1:55 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes...
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August 21, 2019 - 7:33 am
HOBART, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver J'Mon Moore has been cited for driving too fast for conditions after he lost control of his car in heavy rainfall and collided with a pickup truck. A police report says Moore was driving in the village of Hobart on Friday when his Mercedes Benz...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, the Mid-Atlantic Region Champion Little League team from Elizabeth, N.J. participates in the opening ceremony of the 2019 Little League World Series baseball tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. With each game it plays at the Little League World Series, the Elmora Youth League team from Elizabeth, New Jersey, shares the memory of Thomas Hanratty, a state trooper who was killed during a traffic stop in 1992. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 19, 2019 - 1:11 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Ray Amato takes in the scene from the very top of Lamade Stadium as the signature chant of the New Jersey Little League team echoes through the stands: "Let's go Troopers! Let's go Troopers!" Amato smiles, but not because New Jersey has the rowdiest fans around —...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2004 file photo Texas running back Cedric Benson is shown in the bench area during the fourth quarter of his team's 56-35 victory over Oklahoma State in Austin, Texas. Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. He was 36. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, file)
August 18, 2019 - 4:40 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck...
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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, left, consoles center fielder David Dahl, who suffered and injury to his right leg while catching a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Scooter Gennett during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 02, 2019 - 8:08 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies center fielder David Dahl was carted off the field clearly in pain after injuring his right leg making a diving catch Friday night. There was no immediate word on the extent of his injury. Dahl, a first-time All-Star this season, slightly overran a sinking flyball...
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