Accidents

This photo provided by Tom Straschnitzki shows Ryan Straschnitzki as he plays with an orangutan during a visit to the Safari World zoo in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Ryan was left paralyzed from the chest down after the bus carrying his Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a truck at a rural intersection in Canada 17 months ago. The former hockey prospect went to Thailand to have a stimulator implanted in his back so electrical currents can communicate with his nerves. He took his first small steps and hopes for a better life. (Tom Straschnitzki/ via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 9:56 am
The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating a shoulder told his dad he was afraid of...
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Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, center, poses with Aurel Lala and Alesio Cakoni, in Rome on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The two Albanian children were injured when they escaped their collapsing flat jolted from the Nov. 26 6.4-magnitude earthquake, that killed 51 persons and injured more than 3,000 others. They lost each two family members but their dream came true when Rama took them to Rome, Italy to meet with their sport idols Ronaldo and Buffon. (Albanian Prime Minister Office via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 5:32 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football idols. Aurel Lala, 7, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the...
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FILE - In this July 18, 1972 file photo, cyclists (from left to right) Raymond Poulidor, France, Cyrille Guimard, France, Felice Gimondi, Italy , Eddy Merckx, Belgium and Julio Jimenez, Spain, lead the pack during the 14. stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Valloire-Le Galibier to Aix les Bains. Tour de France organizers have confirmed that former rider Raymond Poulidor, known as "the eternal runner-up" behind five-time winners Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx, has died. He was 83 years old.( AP Photo, File)
November 13, 2019 - 11:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up” whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. He was 83. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation where sports...
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November 11, 2019 - 4:35 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died following a serious spinal cord injury suffered in a training accident. Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, Connecticut, was training Friday at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden when she was injured, said her...
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In this Aug. 3, 2019, photo provided by Avi Goodman, elite runner Kaitlin Goodman approaches the finish line of the Beach to Beacon 10K race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Goodman, who suffered a severe injury while jumping out of the way of a distracted driver near her home in Providence, R.I., launched "Safe on the Road" in October, a new campaign to help pedestrians and motorists coexist on the nation's roadways. (Avi Goodman via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 8:45 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly dashed her Olympic dreams. Bruised, bloodied and bewildered, Goodman channeled her anger into "Safe...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2018 file photo, Mexico's Patricio "Pato" O'Ward celebrates winning the Indy Lights race #2 during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, Ala. James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard. Hinchcliffe learned Sunday he was being replaced by 2018 Indy Lights Champion Pato O'Ward and said his farewells at the team shop Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, the two people said. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
October 30, 2019 - 3:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — From the moment McLaren said it was teaming with Sam Schmidt's IndyCar team, all participants stressed that popular veteran James Hinchcliffe would be part of the team in 2020. Then a pair of young drivers became available and the Canadian was unexpectedly dumped from his...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto hits a two-run scoring double during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 23, 2019 - 1:54 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals quickly derailed the Cole Express. A 20-year-old prodigy with a passion for the big moment, Soto homered onto the train tracks high above the left field wall and hit a two-run double as the Nationals tagged Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros 5-4...
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October 17, 2019 - 1:24 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two NASCAR teams on their way to Kansas Speedway were involved in separate traffic incidents that damaged race cars. JTG Daugherty Racing owner Tad Geschickter said Thursday the team transporter for Ryan Preece's No. 47 Cup Series entry caught fire while traveling to Kansas...
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October 16, 2019 - 9:40 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Boxer Errol Spence Jr. has been discharged from a hospital and charged with drunken driving after crashing his speeding Ferrari. Dallas police charged Spence on Wednesday with driving while intoxicated. Police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Oct. 10 when Spence's Ferrari...
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FILE - IN this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Errol Spence Jr., center, celebrates his victory over Shawn Porter during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match in Los Angeles. Authorities say welterweight boxing champion Spence was seriously injured but is expected to survive after crashing his Ferrari in Dallas. Dallas police say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, when Spence's Ferrari crossed the median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several times. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
October 10, 2019 - 7:34 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said. The crash happened just before 3 a.m., when Spence's Ferrari crossed a median into oncoming traffic and flipped over several...
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