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Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

In this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.  A grand jury will decide whether Stewart will be charged in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Glenn Smith, File)

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

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Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wing apparently malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crashed, killing a retired Air Force pilot from California during qualification heats of the Reno National Championship Air Races in Nevada last week, according to a preliminary crash report.

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Bull rider dies after accident at Perry rodeo

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a bull rider died over the weekend during an accident at a rodeo in northern Oklahoma.

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Texas man in critical condition following fall

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a man remains in critical condition after falling more than 12 feet from the stands into a field-level suite during the Texas-UCLA college football game.

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Olathe East player rushed to hospital

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas high school football player is in critical condition after collapsing during a football game.

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