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Death of mixed martial arts fighter another black eye for the sport

The death of a mixed martial arts fighter on Monday – the second fatality of an MMA competitor in the US since November 2007 – is renewing concerns about safety and regulation of the meteorically growing sport. Michael Kirkham died Monday morning after a bout two days earlier in Columbia, S.C. Kirkham collapsed after his [...]

MMA fighter Vasquez dies weeks after fight

By Dave Meltzer, Yahoo! Sports December 2, 2007 Yahoo! Sports Sam Vasquez of Houston may have become the first fighter to die from injuries sustained in mixed martial arts competition in North America. A report by The Fight Network cited the Harris County (Texas) medical examiner’s office confirming Vasquez’s death at 8:15 p.m. Friday. The [...]

Another winter sports tragedy: X-Games skier dies after fall at California ski hill

San Francisco Giants Fan Attacked in Dodgers Parking Lot the Sad Side of Sports

They’re calling in the Calvary at Dodger Stadium, This on the heels of a San Francisco Giants fan getting attacked by LA Dodgers fans in the parking lot following a Dodgers-Giants game. On Opening Day, 42-year-old Bryan Stow and two other men in Giants gear were assaulted by two men in Dodgers gear. Stow suffered [...]

Tragedy as man dies after running event

Published on Thursday 24 March 2011 10:06 TRAGEDY struck at the annual Specsavers Run Garioch event on Sunday, as local man Mark Sharp of Port Elphinstone collapsed nearing the end of the 10k race. Mark was treated at the scene by St Andrew’s Ambulance members, who were in attendance at the event and by paramedics, [...]

Fan beaten at Dodger game may have brain damage

(AP) – Apr 5, 2011 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten at Dodger Stadium after last week’s opening game shows signs of brain damage and remains in critical condition, a doctor said Tuesday. Meanwhile, detectives were looking into unconfirmed reports that the same suspects struck other Giants fans minutes [...]

Doctors try to keep Giants fan’s brain ‘calm’ and ‘quiet

Los Angeles (CNN) — Cardinal Roger Mahony visited Bryan Stow Tuesday to pray for the 42-year-old, who remains in a medically induced coma nearly two weeks after he was attacked after a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, a hospital spokeswoman said. “His condition remains critical and doctors are hoping [...]

Man with knife arrested in Staples Center standoff

JOE RESNICK From Associated Press March 19, 2011 7:45 PM EDT   OS ANGELES (AP) — A steak knife-wielding man held police and security guards at bay for nearly an hour at the Staples Center in a bizarre scene that played out just before the Los Angeles Clippers hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, authorities [...]

Is bull riding too dangerous for children? Young riders say you can’t beat the thrill, but “the most dangerous 8 seconds in sports” can be fatal

CARTHRAGE, Miss. – A 1,000-pound bull charges into a rodeo in Carthage, Miss. Teenage riders hang on and try to buck the odds of getting hurt, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann. “I’ve been on some big ones,” said bull rider Jacob Welch. At 18, Jacob Welch is considered a seasoned rider. He knows the [...]

Marathon runner collapses at Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon, revived by bystanders

Published: Sunday, February 13, 2011, 1:15 PM Updated: Monday, February 14, 2011, 9:12 AM By Katie Urbaszewski, The Times-Picayune During Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon, a 54-year-old man collapsed along the route on Esplanade Avenue, said New Orleans Emergency Medical Services spokesman Jeb Tate. MATTHEW HINTON / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Runners start the Rock [...]

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