Man dies after fall from Turner Field upper deck
Man dies after fall from Turner Field upper deck
ATLANTA — A man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta's Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game died Monday night, police said.
Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee confirmed the death of the man, whose name has not been released. The man fell during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.
"At this time there's no indication of foul play and the fall appears accidental," Chafee said late Monday. "It appears he fell from an upper-level platform to a secured lot below."
He said he did not know if wet conditions or alcohol were factors. Heavy rains had led to a nearly two-hour delay of the game, which was scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m.
Eagles get WR Maehl from Texans for OL Menkin
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired wide receiver Jeff Maehl from Houston for offensive lineman Nate Menkin.
Maehl, who played for Eagles coach Chip Kelly at Oregon, appeared in three games for the Texans in 2011 and spent last year on the practice squad.
Monday's move gives the Eagles another option at a position where they lost starter Jeremy Maclin and potential backup Arrelious Benn to season-ending knee injuries.
Maehl starred for Kelly at Oregon, catching 77 passes for 1,076 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior season. He signed with Houston as a rookie free agent in 2011.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Veteran kicker Ryan Longwell is retiring as a Green Bay Packer.
Longwell is the all-time leading scorer in Packers' history. He scored 1,054 points during his nine-year career in Green Bay (1997-2005). He connected on 226 field goals and 376 extra points.
Longwell set a team record by leading the Packers in scoring in nine consecutive seasons, beating the previous mark of seven by Don Hutson from 1939-45.
Longwell played his final six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and ranks No. 13 on the NFL's all-time scoring list with 1,687 career points. The team made the announcement Monday.
OXNARD, Calif. — The Dallas Cowboys are near a deal that would end a four-decade affiliation with Irving and move the team's practice facility to another Dallas suburb.
The Frisco City Council on Monday approved a $115 million agreement to build a complex that will include an indoor stadium and new headquarters for the Cowboys in the city 30 miles north of Dallas.
The city's school district is contributing $30 million, and its high schools will play games in the stadium. The Cowboys aren't contributing any money up front but will have to pay any extra costs. The team also has agreed to develop the remaining land on the 91-acre tract.
Frisco officials want to have the facility ready for the 2016 season.
Dillon chosen to drive Stewart's car at Michigan
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Haas Racing has tabbed Austin Dillon to drive Tony Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet this week at Michigan International Speedway.
Stewart continues to recover from a broken right leg suffered in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) continues to field his No. 14 Chevrolet SS in the Sprint Cup Series. It will be Dillon's 10th Sprint Cup start.
The 23-year-old Dillon, who won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title two years ago, competes this year in the Nationwide Series and holds the points lead.
Hardy leads U.S. Amateur, Raymond best at TCC
BROOKLINE, Mass. — Nick Hardy shot a 5-under-par 65 to take an early lead at the U.S. Amateur on Monday.
But he still has to play a round at The Country Club, the more difficult of the two courses hosting this year's tournament.
England's Neil Raymond shot 3-under at the par-70, 7,310-yard Country Club. The event is being held in Brookline, Mass., to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of Francis Ouimet's landmark victory in the 1913 U.S. Open at The Country Club.
The event consists of two days of stroke play followed by six rounds of match play.
Blake, Venus Williams, Stosur advance in Ohio
MASON, Ohio — James Blake upset No. 16 seed Jerzy Janowicz 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday.
The 33-year-old Blake reached the tournament's second round for the second straight year.
Janowicz, ranked 16th, lost in his first appearance at the tournament. He lost to eventual champion Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semifinals.
Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur moved into the second round of the tournament with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova.
In the first night session match, 37th-ranked Venus Williams lost the first three games before roaring back for a 6-4, 6-1 win over qualifier Jana Cepelova.
Williams was playing just her second match since losing in the first round of the French Open. She lost in the first round of the Rogers Cup at Toronto last week.
Compiled from wire reports