Accidents and disasters

Robert Wickens, of Canada, waits in the pits before a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 21, 2018 - 5:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports just two days after top driver James Hinchcliffe failed to make the field for the showcase race. In addition to finding a way to get one...
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May 20, 2018 - 12:55 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Zoltan Stieber, Darren Mattocks and Yamil Asad scored to help D.C. United beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Saturday night. Stieber opened the scoring in the 15th minute, slipping behind the defense on Luciano Acosta's long ball and slotting it past goalkeeper Andrew...
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This booking photo released by the Frisco Police Department shows Terrance Williams. The Dallas Cowboys receiver was arrested on a charge of public intoxication early Saturday, May 19, 2018, in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, after police responded to an accident involving his Lamborghini and found Williams riding an electric bicycle on a road near his home. (Frisco Police Department via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 8:09 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was arrested on a charge of public intoxication early Saturday after police responded to an accident involving his car and found Williams riding an electric bicycle on a road near his home. Police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said...
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Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock lands awkwardly as he dives for a line drive hit by Milwaukee Brewers' Tyler Saladino, who ended up with an inside-the-park home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 14, 2018, in Phoenix. The Brewers defeated the Diamondbacks 7-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 15, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's already sputtering offense has taken a severe hit: center fielder A.J. Pollock is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks with a broken left thumb. Pollock was injured diving unsuccessfully for Tyler Saladino's line drive that turned into an inside-the-park home run in the...
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May 12, 2018 - 3:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a propane tank exploded during an event at Chicago's Soldier Field. The Chicago Tribune reports the Saturday afternoon incident occurred at a tent where the 60-year-old man was working. It sent smoke billowing into the air and...
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May 04, 2018 - 2:06 pm
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Brazilian driver Pietro Fittipaldi has been taken to hospital with suspected broken legs after crashing during a World Endurance Championship event on Friday. The 21-year-old Fittipaldi is the grandson of two-time Formula One champion Emerson Fittipaldi. He was...
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Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Newman race past the Talladega sign during a NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 29, 2018 - 5:31 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A 14-car accident with 22 laps remaining at Talladega Superspeedway has eliminated many top drivers. Jimmie Johnson's car drifted low into traffic to trigger the wreck. Among those collected...
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Toronto FC defender Ashtone Morgan, center, and Liam Fraser, right, react after Chicago Fire's Alan Gordon, center left, scored during second-half MLS soccer game action in Toronto, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 8:07 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Alan Gordon scored the equalizer in second-half injury time, and the Chicago Fire rallied for a 2-2 draw against Toronto FC on Saturday. Bastian Schweinsteiger had the other goal for the Fire. Jonathan Osorio and Victor Vazquez scored for Toronto. With Chicago trailing 2-0,...
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April 28, 2018 - 7:19 pm
CARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver James Hylton, the 1966 Rookie of the Year, was killed in a traffic accident Saturday, authorities said. He was 83. Hylton and his son, 61-year-old James Hylton Jr., died at the scene of the crash, which happened on Interstate 85 in Carnesville a little...
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April 27, 2018 - 3:36 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jamie McMurray rolled his car at least seven times at Talladega Superspeedway. McMurray's left rear tire appeared to fail in a practice session Friday and it began a four-car accident. McMurray's No. 1 Chevrolet spun horizontally along the track and was broadsided by Newman,...
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