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Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident

In this Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 photo provided by Tomas Ovalle, extreme athlete Dean Potter stands in front of El Capitan after a speed climbing attempt up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, and his climbing partner Graham Hunt were killed Saturday, May 16, 2015 after jumping from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.  (AP Photo/Tomas Ovalle)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two wingsuit fliers who leaped from a cliff in Yosemite National Park were trying to zoom through a notch in a ridgeline and were airborne for about 15 seconds when they slammed into a rocky outcropping and were killed, a friend said Monday.

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Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was one of two men killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.

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Yosemite Park official: Extreme athlete Dean Potter among 2 killed in BASE jumping accident

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite Park official: Extreme athlete Dean Potter among 2 killed in BASE jumping accident.

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Wrestler who lost his leg after car crash hopes to recover

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska high school wrestling champion who lost his left leg after a car accident this spring is looking forward to his recovery and attending the University of Wyoming in the fall.

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Ed Carpenter crashes during the Indianapolis 500 practice

Ed Carpenter hits the wall in the second turn during practice before qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 17, 2015.  Carpenter walked away from the crash and has been released from he track hospital after being checked. (AP Photo/Jamie Gallagher)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar officials chose safety over speed Sunday.

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