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CANANDAIGUA, N. http://www.galaxymlsshop.com/Authentic-Leonardo-Jersey/ .Y. -- The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track. In a sport steeped with bravado, what happened next was another familiar, but treacherous, move: Wearing a black firesuit and black helmet, the 20-year-old Ward unbuckled himself, climbed out of the winged car into the night and defiantly walked onto the track at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. He gestured, making his disgust evident with the driver who triggered the wreck with a bump: three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. Ward, a relative unknown compared to NASCARs noted swashbuckler, was nearly hit by another passing car as he pointed with his right arm in Stewarts direction. As he confronted Stewart in his passing car, disaster struck. Ward was standing to the right of Stewarts familiar No. 14 car, which seemed to fishtail from the rear and hit him. According to video and witness accounts, Wards body was sucked underneath the car and hurtled through the air before landing on his back as fans looked on in horror. Ward was killed. Stewart, considered one of the most proficient drivers in racing, dropped out of Sundays NASCAR race at Watkins Glen, hours after Saturdays crash. And the sport was left reeling from a tragedy that could have ripple effects from the biggest stock car series down to weeknight dirt track racing. "There arent words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr.," Stewart said in a statement. Authorities questioned the 43-year-old Stewart once on Saturday night and went to Watkins Glen to talk to him again Sunday. They described him as "visibly shaken" after the crash and said he was co-operative. On Sunday, Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said that investigators also dont have any evidence at this point in the investigation to support criminal intent. But he also said that criminal charges have not been ruled out. The crash raised several questions: Will Wards death cause drivers to think twice about on-track confrontations? Did Stewart try and send his own message by buzzing Ward, the young driver, only to have his risky move turn fatal? Or did Ward simply take his life into his own hands by stepping into traffic in a black firesutsuit on a dark track? The only one who may have that answer is Stewart. David S. Weinsten, a former state and federal prosecutor in Miami who is now in private practice, said it would be difficult to prove criminal intent. "I think even with the video, its going to be tough to prove that this was more than just an accident and that it was even culpable negligence, which he shouldve known or shouldve believed that by getting close to this guy, that it was going to cause the accident," he said. The sheriff renewed a plea for spectators to turn over photos and videos of the crash. Investigators were reconstructing the accident and looking into everything from the dim lighting on a portion of the track to how muddy it was, as well as if Wards dark firesuit played a role in his death, given the conditions. Driver Cory Sparks, a friend of Wards, was a few cars back when Ward was killed. "The timing was unsafe," he said of Wards decision to get out of his car to confront Stewart. "When your adrenaline is going, and youre taken out of a race, your emotions flare." Its often just a part of racing. Drivers from mild-mannered Jeff Gordon to ladylike Danica Patrick have erupted in anger on the track at another driver. The confrontations are part of the sports allure: Fans love it and cheer wildly from the stands. Stewart, who has a reputation for being a hothead nicknamed "Smoke," once wound up like a pitcher and tossed his helmet like a fastball at Matt Kenseths windshield. "Ive seen it many times in NASCAR, where a driver will confront the other one, and a lot of times theyll try to speed past them. And thats what it appeared to me as if what Tony Stewart did, he tried to speed past Ward," witness Michael Messerly said. "And the next thing I could see, I didnt see Ward any more. It just seemed like he was suddenly gone." The crash also raised questions about whether Stewart will continue with his hobby of racing on small tracks on the side of the big-money NASCAR races. He has long defended his participation in racing on tracks like the one where the crash happened, even as accidents and injury have put his day job in NASCAR at risk. Saturdays crash came almost exactly a year after Stewart suffered a compound fracture to his right leg in a sprint car race in Iowa. The injury cost him the second half of the NASCAR season and sidelined him during NASCARs important Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Stewart only returned to sprint track racing last month. The crash site is the same track where Stewart was involved in a July 2013 accident that seriously injured a 19-year-old driver. He later took responsibility for his car making contact with another and triggering the 15-car accident that left Alysha Ruggles with a compression fracture in her back. "Everybody has hobbies," he said last month, adding that "there are a lot of other things I could be doing that are a lot more dangerous and a lot bigger waste of time with my time off do than doing that." Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said Stewart felt strongly he should not race after the wreck. Regan Smith replaced him in his car. "Were racing with heavy hearts," Smith said. http://www.galaxymlsshop.com/Authentic-Dan-Gargan-Jersey/ . - The numbers keep climbing — and this time the rise was anything but gradual. http://www.galaxymlsshop.com/Authentic-Andrew-Wolverton-Jersey/ . Marseille forward Dimitri Payet opened the scoring in the 27th minute before Ajaccio defender Grenddy Perozo levelled with a downward header in the 31st.SEATTLE - Derek Holland was more satisfied with how he finished than his perfect start against the Seattle Mariners. Holland, the Texas Rangers 25-year-old left-hander, was perfect for the first five innings and finished with a five-hitter as the Rangers rolled to a 5-0 decision for their eighth straight victory. It was Hollands fourth career complete game -- all shutouts -- his third this season and second straight. He went the route in his previous outing July 7 against Oakland, a 6-0 decision. He is the first Ranger to throw back-to-back shutouts since Charlie Hough had three straight Aug. 28-Sept. 7, 1983, two years before Holland was born. The last Ranger lefty to have successive shutouts was Jim Umbarger (May 23 and 28, 1976). Holland (8-4), who matched his career high for wins, retired the first 15 batters until walking Franklin Gutierrez on a 3-2 pitch to open the sixth. He then lost his no-hitter when the next batter, Chone Figgins slashed a single to right. "I just got caught looking at the scoreboard at the wrong time," Holland said. "I got a reminder when I walked that guy and the crowd started cheering. I knew I needed to bear down. I gave up the perfect game but had to keep going from there." He retired the next three batters to end the threat. He gave up a pair of singles in both the seventh and ninth but also settled down and kept the Mariners off the board. "Thats huge for me, part of the maturing process," Holland said. "It was starting to build right there but I made my pitches where I needed to do and the defence was making the plays. Im sure everyone else saw it (coming), but I got out of it. Seventh and ninth, too." Mike Napoli, Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz each homered for Texas. Jason Vargas (6-7) went six innings for Seattle, allowing five runs, a season-high 12 hits. "Really the story was their guy (Holland) and the way he pitched," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said, "and what we did not do against him." Holland threw just 54 pitches in the first five innings and the closest the Mariners came to a hit was Ichiro Suzukis slow-hit bouncer to second baseman Ian Kinsler in the fourth. Kinsler raced to his left and had time only too slap the ball with his glove to first baseman Mike Napoli to beat Suzuki by a half step. http://www.galaxymlsshop.com/Authentic-Oscar-Sorto-Jersey/. Miguel Olivo had two of the Mariners four hits. The Mariners have lost six straight to fall 8 1/2 games behind the AL West-leading Rangers. "Thats two in a row throwing the ball the way we know hes capable of throwing," Rangers Manager Ron Washington said. "He had his breaking ball, he moved it around, he elevated, he threw down, he moved their feet. He pitched very well tonight. "He was in attack mode. Thats where he has to be. He has to attack with quality strikes, not just throwing the ball over the plate." Hamilton got it started in the first, hitting a 2-2 pitch into the right-field seats for his 12th home run. Since May 23 when he came off the disabled list, Hamilton has a major league-leading 43 RBI. Cruz hit a 1-0 pitch over the right-field wall in the second for his 21st home run. Right-fielder Suzuki appeared to have a chance of catching it, but hit his back on the wall to curtail his jump. Cruz also came off the DL May 23 and has the second-most RBI (38) in the majors since then. "We finished first half strong. Its good to start second half the way we started today," Cruz said. "The way Holland threw is amazing. It look like he doesnt need that many runs for support." Michael Young knocked in his 60th run in the third, a two-out single to right scoring Elvis Andrus from second. Napoli connected on his 13th home run, hitting a 1-0 pitch into the right-centre bleachers in the fifth. Napoli has nine hits in his 23 at-bats (.391) since coming off the DL July 4. Andrus added an RBI single later in the inning. NOTES: The Rangers relievers struggled for much of the first half but Manager Ron Washington believes the bullpen is turning the corner. "The way they are pitching right now, it definitely can be an asset," he said. "Mark Lowe caused that. Tommy Hunter caused that." ... Mariners manager Eric Wedge addressed the players before the game, telling them, "expect a lot of yourselves, expect good things to happen." He said the primary goal in the second half "is a more consistent ballclub. Its a process. It takes time." Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 
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