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Ashley Cooper dies following crash
A 27-year-old V8 touring car driver died Monday from injuries received in a race crash Saturday, Australian officials confirmed.
Ashley Cooper, of Ulladulla in New South Wales state, was critically injured when his vehicle hit a safety barrier at the exit of a corner at speeds of more than 200 kph.
Cooper was attended to by senior medical personnel at the Clipsal 500 support race and was later taken by ambulance to Royal Adelaide Hospital, where he remained in a coma and on life support until his death.
He was married with two young children.
McKinnie arrested
Minnesota Vikings tackle Bryant McKinnie was arrested for aggravated battery after a street brawl outside a nightclub on Sunday.
McKinnie also was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence, according to a police report.
Authorities were called to Club Space after a fight broke out. McKinnie had been thrown out by a nightclub security guard and was arguing and spat on Eric Otero, according to a police report.
Otero said he wouldn't press charges if McKinnie left. Authorities said the former University of Miami player then went to a nearby strip club, but later returned to Club Space and fought with Otero again.
Miami Police found McKinnie "in the middle of a large crowd, throwing punches and again yelling obscenities," according to the police report.
Police told McKinnie to stop. He refused and boarded a bus. The bus driver was ordered not to drive away.
McKinnie was arrested and bonded out for US$9,000, Miami-Dade County Corrections Department spokeswoman Janelle Hall said.
Leipheimer wins
Levi Leipheimer won the Tour of California for the second straight year on Sunday, beating Britain's David Millar by 49 seconds in the eight-day, 1,050-kilometer race.
Leipheimer led the event for the final five days, finishing in 29 hours, 24 minutes, 32 seconds. He finished in the main pack on Sunday in the rainy final stage, about a minute behind winner George Hincapie.
Hincapie, who was a teammate of Lance Armstrong in each of his seven Tour de France titles, won the 150-kilometer road race from Santa Clarita to Pasadena in 3:50:57.


Updated : 2021-10-22 22:15 GMT+08:00