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Cal State Fullerton’s Austin Kingsolver only got two plate appearances in yesterday’s game against Arizona State, and he probably wishes that he could have skipped this one: In the top of the seventh inning, Arizona State pitcher Josh McAlister let a 3-2 slider get away from him and sent the pitch sailing into Kingsolver’s groin region. I don’t know how he was still able to stand after taking that hit.
Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov successfully carries out the world’s highest base jump, leaping off the north face of Mount Everest.
The extreme sports enthusiast leaped off Mount Everest to mark 60 years since Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay conquered the world’s highest mountain.
Valery Rozov, 48, spent more than two years preparing for the jump, including considerable time devoted to developing a special new wingsuit.
Rozov and his team, which included four sherpas as well as photographers and camera crew, spent nearly three weeks in the Himalayas before the jump on May 5.
The ascent began on the Chinese side on the famous north route. It took Rozov four days to climb from the base camp to the jumping location, which was at an altitude of 7,220 meters.
The initial moments of the leap were the most critical phase as Rozov needed more time than usual in the freezing, thin high-altitude air to transition from freefall to flying.
But after falling for a few seconds, he flew for nearly a full minute at speeds of around 125mph along the north face before landing safely on the Rongbuk glacier – at an altitude of 5,950 meters.
Rozov has made it into headlines around the world in recent years for his spectacular leaps. In 2009 he jumped into an active volcano in the Far East on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in 2010 he leaped from the Ulvetanna in the Antarctic and in 2012 he jumped from the Shivling mountain in the Himalayas.
penalty to Jared Cowen 5 minutes for Fighting (maj) Ryan White
penalty to Francis Bouillon 5 minutes for Fighting (maj) Zack Smith
penalty to Jarred Tinordi 5 minutes for Fighting (maj) Chris Phillips
penalty to Matt Kassian 5 minutes for Fighting (maj) Colby Armstrong
penalty to Francis Bouillon 10 minutes for Game misconduct
penalty to Colby Armstrong 5 minutes for Fighting (maj) Matt Kassian
penalty to Ryan White 2 minutes for Slashing Zack Smith(served by Michael Ryder)
penalty to Ryan White 5 minutes for Fighting (maj) Jared Cowen
penalty to Ryan White 10 minutes for Misconduct (10 min)
2013 nhl stanley cup playoffs – Montreal Canadien vs Ottawa Senators
Usually baseball fans run toward home run balls, hoping to snag a souvenir, but not at Tuesday night’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
It happened in the top of the seventh when the Cardinals Pete Kozma knocked a Heath Bell fastball over the wall in left-center field. A couple was sitting together until he saw the ball headed toward them and decided to bail, leaving his female companion to catch the ball — with her face.