News from the Field

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N.C. College Cyclist Killed by Truck

A freshman cyclist at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina died on Thursday after she was truck by a truck on an afternoon training ride. Megan Baab, 19, died when the driver of the vehicle fell... Read More

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Sachi Amma Climbs Pachamama

Japanese climber Sachi Amma has made the second ascent of Chris Sharma's route Pachamama (5.15a) in Oliana, Spain. Amma, who took third overall in this year's World Cup, spent seven days last year... Read More

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XC Coach Wanted for Sex Assault Missing

A Denver cross country coach who was credited with reviving a struggling cross country program is now missing after his arrest last week for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. Oscar Ponce, 34,... Read More

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Grand Canyon to Ban Plastic Bottles

The National Park Service announced on Thursday that it will ban the sale of plastic bottles in the Grand Canyon, reversing a 2010 decision made under pressure from Coca Cola. Vending machines and... Read More

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FIS Testing Ski Racing Air Bag System

An Italian manufacturer is collecting data for an air bag system that could help protect ski racers in high-speed crashes. The company, Dainese, has installed chips to track speed, acceleration,... Read More