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DENVER — Caleb Moore, an innovative freestyle snowmobile rider who was hurt in a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado, died Thursday morning. He was 25.
Moore was being treated at a hospital in Grand Junction since the Jan. 24 crash. Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson confirmed his death, the first in the 18 year history of the X Games, which are produced by ESPN.
“He lived his life to the fullest. He was an inspiration,” Lawson said.
A former all-terrain vehicle racer, Moore switched over to snowmobiles as a teenager and quickly rose to the top of the sport. He won four Winter X Games medals, including a bronze last season when his younger brother, Colten, captured gold.
Caleb Moore was attempting a backflip in the freestyle event in Aspen when the skis on his 450-pound snowmobile caught the lip of the landing area, sending him flying More >
(Reuters) – The National League Cy Young Award winner, three MVP award winners and a host of Major League Baseball All-Stars were on Team USA’s provisional roster announced on Thursday for the World Baseball Classic.
The remaining 15 rosters for the third edition of the international tournament will be revealed later on Thursday. Formal rosters will be set on February 20 for the March tournament where Japan will go for their third successive Classic crown.
Four players return from the 2009 U.S. team which lost in the semi-finals to Japan – Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (2007 NL MVP), Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (2011 NL MVP) and Mets third baseman David Wright.
Other position players include first baseman Mark Teixeira (Yankees), second baseman Brandon Phillips (Reds), catcher Joe Mauer (Twins, 2009 AL MVP) and outfielders Adam Jones (Orioles) and Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins).
Knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey, the reigning NL Cy Young winner More >
AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career during an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported late Friday.
The interview, scheduled to be taped Monday and broadcast Thursday night on the Oprah Winfrey Network, will be conducted at Armstrong’s home in Austin.
Citing an anonymous source, USA Today reported that the disgraced cyclist plans to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs but likely will not get into details of the allegations outlined in a 2012 report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that led to Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from the sport.
His representatives declined comment late Friday, including attorney Tim Herman, but Armstrong sent a text to The Associated Press early Saturday morning saying: “I told her (Winfrey) to go wherever she wants and I’ll answer the questions directly, honestly, candidly. That’s all More >
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