Review Category : National Sports

Drag-Racing Reality Star ‘Daddy Dave’ Comstock Recovering After Scary Crash

iStock/Thinkstock(AMARILLO, Texas) — Drag-racing reality star “Daddy Dave” Comstock is recovering after a serious crash during a race in which his car catapulted off the track and somersaulted at least six times.

The accident happened Saturday, during a no-prep race at Amarillo Dragway in Texas. Comstock’s hot rod, nicknamed “Goliath,” swerved and rolled, its front end mangled in the crash.

Comstock stars on the Discovery Channel series Street Outlaws.

His wife, Cassi, updated his fans about his condition in a Facebook post, writing that he suffered a serious concussion, a bruised lung and “plenty of bumps and bruises.”

“Still doesn’t remember anything that happened,” she wrote.

“I am thankful to have my husband alive! I’m sure he will be back, just need time to heal and go from there!” she added.

Steve Lamberson, race operations manager at Amarillo Dragway, was standing at the starting line when Comstock’s car spiraled out of control.

“It just overpowered the racetrack,” Lamberson said. “It was basically halfway down the racetrack where it made impact with the guardrail.”

Street Outlaws made its debut in 2013, and the show’s fourth season concluded in March.

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Kaiser Carlile, 9-Year-Old Bat Boy, Dies After Being Struck by Bat

Liberal Bee Jays(LIBERAL, Kan.) — A 9-year-old bat boy for a Kansas baseball team died Sunday, one day after he was accidentally struck by a bat during a game.

Kaiser Carlile, the bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays summer team in Liberal, Kansas, was struck in the head as a player took practice swings during Saturday’s game against the San Diego Waves. Carlile was wearing a helmet.

He was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by the bat.

“With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that Kaiser Carlile passed away earlier this evening,” team president Nathan McCaffrey wrote in a statement. “Please keep his family and our team in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you all for the support during this ordeal.”

Kadon Simmons, a player on the team, referred to Carlile as “a little brother I never had” in an Instagram post.

“No person or team could ask for a better bat boy,” Simmons wrote. “It is terrible to see you leave in such a way, but knowing your last moments were on the baseball field makes it easier through this whole process, because you were doing what you loved.”

The Liberal Bee Jays play in the Jayhawk Baseball League, a summer league for college players.

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Matt Kenseth Wins at Pocono Raceway

Chris Trotman/Getty Images(LONG POND, Pa.) — Kyle Busch’s win streak was snapped at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth, won the Sprint Cup Series’ Windows 10 400 at the Pennsylvania track.

Busch, making a bid for his fourth consecutive win, finished 21st after running out of fuel late.

Brad Keselowski, who finished second, slid through his pit stall and took out three crew members during a scary incident, but fortunately everyone was OK.

Jeff Gordon rounded out the top three.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the Windows 10 400, held at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania:

1. Matt Kenseth
2. Brad Keselowski
3. Jeff Gordon
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
5. Greg Biffle
6. Jimmie Johnson
7. AJ Allmendinger
8. Clint Bowyer
9. Tony Stewart
10. Carl Edwards

Here’s an updated look at the point standings:

1. Kevin Harvick — 780 points.
2. Joey Logano — 734 points.
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. — 717 points.
4. Jimmie Johnson — 713 points.
5. Martin Truex Jr. — 694 points.
6. Brad Keselowski — 681 points.
7. Matt Kenseth — 662 points.
8. Jamie McMurray — 631 points.
9. Kurt Busch — 620 points.
10. Jeff Gordon — 617 points.
11. Denny Hamlin — 614 points.
12. Paul Menard — 591 points.
13. Ryan Newman — 584 points.
14. Clint Bowyer — 574 points.
15. Kasey Kahne — 559 points.
16. Carl Edwards — 553 points.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/2/2015

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INTERLEAGUE
Houston 4, Arizona 1
Texas 2, San Francisco 1
L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 3 10 Innings

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 5, Kansas City 2
Detroit 6, Baltimore 1
Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3
N-Y Yankees 12, Chi White Sox 3
Seattle 4, Minnesota 1 11 Innings
Oakland 2, Cleveland 1 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 0
Miami 5, San Diego 2
Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 2
Chi Cubs 4, Milwaukee 3
St. Louis 3, Colorado 2
N-Y Mets 5, Washington 2

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UFC’s Ronda Rousey Destroys Bethe Correia in 34 Seconds

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Another big win for Ultimate Fighting Championship powerhouse “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.

Saturday night in Rio, UFC star Ronda Rousey (12-0) defeated Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia (9-1) in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 190 in 34 seconds. Correia was knocked out cold by a right hand.

“I’m prepared to deal with anything,” said Rousey. “That’s why I’m the champ.”

The former U.S. Olympian in judo continues to cement her legend status in the UFC and currently holds the UFC record for fastest finish in a title fight, at 14 seconds.

Her nickname, “Rowdy,” comes from “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who passed away on Friday.

“We lost a close friend,” Rousey told ESPN. “‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper gave me permission to use his name. I hope he had a good time watching this today.”

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Young Bat Boy Accidentally Struck by Bat, Hospitalized in Kansas

Nathan McCaffrey(LIBERAL, Kan.) — A 9-year-old bat boy for a Kansas baseball team is in critical condition after he was struck by a bat Saturday.

Kaiser Carlile, the bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays summer team in Liberal, Kansas, was accidentally struck by a bat during Saturday afternoon’s game, the team’s President Nathan McCaffrey said in a Facebook post. Kaiser was wearing a helmet, McCaffrey said.

Kaiser was hospitalized and remained in critical condition as of Sunday, McCaffrey told ABC News via email.

“He’s still in critical condition, but hanging in there,” McCaffrey said.

“He has been our bat boy for most of the games this summer,” McCaffrey said in the Facebook statement. “He was a part of the team.”

The Liberal Bee Jays is a summer league team for college players, according to its Facebook page.

“Please continue to pray and keep Kaiser and his family in your thoughts,” McCaffrey’s statement said.

“Please also keep the player, his family, and the rest of the team in your thoughts and prayers as everyone struggles to process and cope with this tragedy,” he added.

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Jameis Winston ‘Accepting My Role’ on Buccaneers

(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)(TAMPA, Fla.) — Rookie and number one overall draft pick Jameis Winston, recently named starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, told ESPN that he has “matured,” since his time at Florida State University.

Winston, who was notably involved in some off-field incidents at Florida State, said Saturday that he has “matured since I was an 18-year-old kid, just getting into mischievous things.” Now, Winston says, “I love this opportunity that I’ve been given. It’s a blessing.”

“My dream always was to be a professional quarterback and I’ve achieved that dream,” he said.

Winston won the Heisman trophy in his freshman season at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to a national championship. During his two seasons there, Winston was accused of sexual assault, cited for shoplifting and suspended for shouting a vulgar phrase on campus.

Winston was never charged in the alleged sexual assault after prosecutors noted flaws in a police investigation.

“On this team, I’m just accepting my role,” Winston told ESPN. “We have a lot of veterans…those guys are our leaders. My job right now is just to play quarterback.”

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Wrestler ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Dies at 61

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wrestling icon “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61.

Roderick Toombs, commonly known as Roddy Piper, died in his sleep Friday night, according to a statement from his agent.

“He was an icon, a legend, an amazing man and a true friend,” said the statement. “He was also one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all.”

The wrestling legend, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1954,was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and had more than 30 titles to his name.

“Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of fans around the world,” said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon in a statement. “I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”

Piper was known for appearing in the ring wearing a kilt and blowing bagpipes to honor his Scottish heritage, even though he was Canadian.

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Tom Brady Outcome Expected in September

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The NFL and the player’s union have agreed it’s “in everyone’s best interest” for Tom Brady to know beforehand whether he can be the starting quarterback when the Patriots open for the regular season on September 10.

The union wants a federal judge in New York to vacate Brady’s suspension.

The league wants its punishment over deflated footballs affirmed.

There was talk of a temporary injunction to let Brady play until the court fight is resolved but both sides agreed to work things out so the judge can rule by September 4.

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Roundup of MLB Trades

David Lee/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) — After a glut of moves earlier in the week, Friday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline passed with a series of smaller deals.

The biggest name to be shipped out before the deadline was Yoenis Cespedes. The Detroit Tigers outfielder was sent to the New York Mets, who just days earlier saw a trade for outfielder Carlos Gomez fall apart at the last minute. The Mets will be Cespedes’ fourth team in the last two seasons.

Also on the move Friday, Philadelphia Phillies speedster Ben Revere. Sent to the Toronto Blue Jays to strengthen an already formidable lineup, Revere will join shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and ace David Price as the newest players north of the border.

The Milwaukee Brewers sent away a pair of players, dealing outfielder Gerardo Parra to the Baltimore Orioles and relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton to the St. Louis Cardinals.

See a list of deadline deals below:

Cincinnati Reds traded RHP Johnny Cueto and cash to Kansas City Royals for LHP Brandon Finnegan, LHP Cody Reed and LHP John Lamb.

Oakland Athletics traded RHP Tyler Clippard and cash to New York Mets for RHP Casey Meisner.

Boston Red Sox traded LF Shane Victorino and cash to Los Angeles Angels for 2B Josh Rutledge.

Philadelphia Phillies traded RHP Jonathan Papelbon and cash to Washington Nationals for RHP Nick Pivetta.

Colorado Rockies traded SS Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins to Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes, RHP Miguel Castro, RHP Jeff Hoffman and RHP Jesus Tinoco.

Oakland Athletics traded 2B Ben Zobrist and cash to Kansas City Royals for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea.

Tampa Bay Rays traded LF David DeJesus to Los Angeles Angels for RHP Eduar Lopez.

Cleveland Indians traded LF David Murphy to Los Angeles Angels for SS Eric Stamets.

Kansas City Royals traded RHP Joe Blanton to Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.

Cleveland Indians traded 1B Brandon Moss to St. Louis Cardinals for LHP Rob Kaminsky.

Detroit Tigers traded LHP David Price to Toronto Blue Jays for LHP Matt Boyd, LHP Daniel Norris and LHP Jairo Labourt.

Seattle Mariners traded LF Dustin Ackley to New York Yankees for RHP Jose Ramirez and LF Ramon Flores.

Cincinnati Reds traded RHP Mike Leake to San Francisco Giants for 1B Adam Duvall and RHP Keury Mella.

Miami Marlins traded RHP Mat Latos, 1B Michael Morse and cash to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Victor Araujo, RHP Jeff Brigham and RHP Kevin Guzman.

Atlanta Braves traded LHP Alex Wood, RHP Jim Johnson, LHP Luis Avilan, 2B Jose Peraza, RHP Bronson Arroyo and cash to Los Angeles Dodgers for 2B Hector Olivera, LHP Paco Rodriguez and RHP Zack Bird.

Milwaukee Brewers traded CF Carlos Gomez, RHP Mike Fiers and Other Considerations to Houston Astros for RHP Adrian Houser, OF Brett Phillips, RF Domingo Santana and LHP Josh Hader.

Detroit Tigers traded RHP Joakim Soria to Pittsburgh Pirates for SS JaCoby Jones.

Milwaukee Brewers traded RHP Jonathan Broxton and cash to St. Louis Cardinals for LF Malik Collymore.

Philadelphia Phillies traded LHP Cole Hamels, LHP Jake Diekman and cash to Texas Rangers for LHP Matt Harrison, C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, OF Nick Williams, RHP Alec Asher and RHP Jake Thompson.

Milwaukee Brewers traded LF Gerardo Parra to Baltimore Orioles for RHP Zach Davies.

Seattle Mariners traded RHP Mark Lowe to Toronto Blue Jays for LHP Rob Rasmussen, LHP Jacob Brentz and LHP Nick Wells.

Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Kevin Jepsen to Minnesota Twins for RHP Chih-Wei Hu and RHP Alexis Tapia.

Philadelphia Phillies traded LF Ben Revere and cash to Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Jimmy Cordero and RHP Alberto Tirado.

Toronto Blue Jays traded LHP Felix Doubront to Oakland Athletics for cash.

Miami Marlins traded RHP Dan Haren and cash to Chicago Cubs for RHP Ivan Pineyro and SS Elliot Soto.

Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Tommy Hunter to Chicago Cubs for RF Junior Lake.

Seattle Mariners traded LHP J.A. Happ to Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Adrian Sampson.

San Diego Padres traded CF Abraham Almonte to Cleveland Indians for LHP Marc Rzepczynski.

Detroit Tigers traded LF Yoenis Cespedes to New York Mets for RHP Luis Cessa and RHP Michael Fulmer.

Miami Marlins traded RHP Sam Dyson to Texas Rangers for C Tomas Telis and LHP Cody Ege.

Oakland Athletics traded RHP Ryan Cook to Boston Red Sox for Player To Be Named Later.

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