Star skier taken by helicopter to hospital after terrifying crash in Italy

Skier Marc Gisin was airlifted to a hospital in Italy on Saturday after suffering a terrifying crash in the World Cup men’s downhill. The Swiss racer got into difficulties as he approached a section of the course known as “the camel hump,” careening into the air in front of horrified spectators. Gisin then landed awkwardly … Continue reading “Star skier taken by helicopter to hospital after terrifying crash in Italy”

Skier Marc Gisin was airlifted to a hospital in Italy on Saturday after suffering a terrifying crash in the World Cup men’s downhill.

The Swiss racer got into difficulties as he approached a section of the course known as “the camel hump,” careening into the air in front of horrified spectators.

Gisin then landed awkwardly on his back and side and slid down the piste for around 100 yards, before coming to a stop where he laid motionless.

Race winner Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway was seen looking away from the incident in obvious concern for Gisin’s safety.

The race was suspended for 30 minutes as doctors administered treatment to the stricken star, who remained unconscious.

A helicopter was then brought onto the slopes to airlift him to nearby Bolzano hospital.

A rescue helicopter leaves with on board Switzerland’s Marc Gisin after he crashed on the course during a men’s World Cup downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

Gisin’s sister, Michelle — gold medalist in the women’s combined discipline at the Olympics in Pyeongchang in February — told reporters that her brother regained consciousness before being put onto the helicopter.

She is reported to have told Swiss news site Blick: “Marc has woken up and his condition is stable.

“He was unconscious for a very long time… Let’s hope [for] the best. At the moment we do not know any more.”

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Speaking to the same publication, Kilde said: “It’s always a risk. If it happens, you cannot do much. I wish him all the best.”

According to Italian site Gazzetta dello Sport, Gisin has suffered a pelvic fracture; Blick state that no injuries to his head have been discovered.

Gisin suffered another significant crash in 2015 in the Super-G competition at Kitzbuhel in Austria, sustaining a head injury that ended his season.

This story originally appeared in The Sun.

Charlotte Hornets Frank Kaminsky carries baby down 40 stories during high-rise evacuation

When a bomb threat forced the evacuation of his high-rise building on Thursday, Charlotte Hornets center Frank Kaminsky quickly found himself serving as a good Samaritan.

Kaminsky had settled in after practice to play Fortnight and snack on some Cheez-Its, when he suddenly had to change his plans after fire alarms sounded and residents of the Charlotte building were told they have to leave.

Forced to walk down 49 floors after elevators were shut off, Kaminsky came across some neighbors in need of help after beginning his trek.

“About three stories down, there was a lady with a baby and a dog and a couple of other things she had to carry, so I just helped her carry the baby," he told the Charlotte Observer on Friday.

The bomb threat to his building was one of many in Charlotte and across the nation on Thursday that were not credible, but forced many people to evacuate while police investigated the situation.

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The 6-foot, 11-inch center told the Observer he's just "a good Samaritan," and said the entire situation dragged out when residents had to wait for the building's elevators to be reactivated.

“I’m not walking back up 49 floors,” Kaminsky told the paper. “That’s just not a thing that’s going to happen.”

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

Tim Tebow remembers final moments of ‘hero’ Chelsie Watts’ life: \”God’s got this\”

Tim Tebow had a special bond with Chelsie Watts, and although she died almost four years ago, her legacy continues to impact others.

After Texas-native Watts was diagnosed with cancer at 17-years-old, she fought with a smile and championed the slogan "God's got this" along with the Bible verse Psalm 27:1. A few years into her battle, after graduating from high school and as a student in college, cancer came back. That same year, she became a recipient of Tim Tebow Foundation’s W15H program, which gives children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to meet the famous Christian athlete.

“What a special girl she was,” Tebow said. “The attitude that she had, the legacy that she left. The number of people she impacted…in the midst of facing death but knowing that there’s light at the end of it, she was able to see past her temporary pain into eternal significance and because of that more lives will possibly change than we could ever imagine.

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“It meant the world to Chelsie,” Jana Watts said of the meeting in her home state of Texas for the weekend of the Texas A&M vs. Missouri game in November 2014. Tebow called Chelsie up on stage before he went on air prior to the start of the game.

“This is Chelsie Watts, my hero,” Tebow said as he embraced her, and the crowd started chanting her name.

“Of course tears are streaming down my face,” Jana said. “It gave her that extra strength just to keep fighting.”

“He was praying with her and they both had tears in their eyes, and she got ready to walk away and he said ‘One more hug’…just a special connection,” she said.

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But it was the moments before Chelsie passed away that were really special to all of them.

Tebow called Chelsie and had a conversation with her that left her smiling – but her family didn’t know what they had talked about until Tebow’s book, Unshaken, came out sharing that precious moment.

Tebow hadn’t been able to sleep for three days, and when he found out about Chelsie’s condition he knew why.

“I could barely hear Chelsie’s labored breathing as I prayed for and shared Scriptures with her,” Tebow wrote. “I’m proud of you, Chels. You have had such an impact on this world and I know that God is proud of you too. You’ve been an amazing role model for me, for your family, for so many people.”

Tebow told her that if she wanted to keep fighting he would hop on a plane and be with her in a matter of hours, but he told her something he’d never shared with anyone who had a life-threatening illness.

“I never said this to a kid or anyone going through a sickness or an illness and I don’t know if I’ll ever do it again,” he said.

“Chels, if you want to stop fighting, stop fighting and go home. Remember, you are leaving a legacy. You are amazing! And I love you,” he said. “Not many minutes after that Chelsie went home to be with Jesus.”

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

Steph Curry’s bizarre US moon landing comments spark flood of hilarious Twitter questions

NBA star Steph Curry has been over the moon after winning each of his three championships — and, to him, that's closer to the lunar surface than anyone else has gotten.

Curry claims he doesn't want to "start conspiracies" but his loony lunar doubts about the U.S. moon landings is one giant leap too far for many fans, who questioned if the statement was a publicity stunt and peppered the Golden State Warriors' point guard with plenty of probing questions Tuesday.

A day earlier, speaking as a guest on the "Winging It" podcast, Curry asked hosts Vince Carter, Kent Bazemore and Annie Finberg, as well as his teammate Andre Iguodala, whether they believed man ever truly made it to the moon. When the group voiced skepticism about moon missions — despite NASA's insurmountable proof — Curry agreed and jokingly added, "They're going to come get us."

On Tuesday afternoon, Curry retweeted an article about his denial of the moon landings, sharing an emoji wearing a pair of shades.

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NASA even invited Curry to take a tour of one of its lunar labs, which contains hundreds of pounds of moon rocks and information about the Apollo moon missions.

"There's lots of evidence NASA landed 12 American astronauts on the moon from 1969-1972. We'd love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets," NASA spokesman Allard Beutel told Space.com.

Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly even requested a "talk" with Curry, inviting the player to direct message him on Twitter.

Curry hasn't expounded on his initial remarks, but he did host a Twitter Q&A about his new shoes Tuesday night — and the conversation was "out of this world," with many fans flooding the star's feed with hilarious moon-related questions.

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"#AskSteph Will there be a moon pair of the Curry 6's??" one Twitter user asked.

"#AskSteph are the Curry 6 built to walk on the moon? will u be the 1st to walk on the moon with the Curry 6?" another joked.

"I heard the first human footsteps on the moon were taken in Curry 6's can you confirm #AskSteph," one Twitter user pondered.

"Will you send the 6 to the Moon #AskSteph," a man prodded.

Curry, however, seemed to sidestep all of the space-related questions. Instead, he focused on inquiries about the design of his new shoe and one of his greatest achievements on the basketball court.

It's unclear whether Curry will ever clarify his position on U.S. moon landings, but he did promise another Q&A "soon," giving fans another opportunity to get a response.

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Steph Curry says he was ‘joking’ when he questioned moon landing, will visit NASA

NBA star Steph Curry told ESPN Wednesday he was "joking" earlier this week when he said he did not think humans had ever landed on the moon — and he revealed he'd accept an invitation from NASA to visit lunar artifacts at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Curry kicked off the controversy earlier this week when he appeared on a podcast called "Winging It" with fellow NBA veterans Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore, as well as Curry's Golden State Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala. At one point in the free-flowing conversation, Curry asked the group: "We ever been to the moon?" After the others responded no, Curry said: "They're going to come get us, I don't think so either. Sorry, I don't want to start conspiracies."

"Obviously I was joking when I was talking on the podcast," Curry told ESPN, adding that his public silence was "protesting how stupid it was that people actually took that quote and made it law as, 'Oh my God, he's a fake-moon-landing truther,' whatever you want to call it."

The comments quickly went viral and sparked a furor on social media, with many criticizing the two-time NBA MVP for doubting the moon landing. Curry did not comment publicly about his statements until Wednesday, intensifying the focus on him. NASA spokesman Allard Beutel publicly invited Curry to visit the Johnson Space Center in Houston, "perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets.

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"We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control," Beutel said. "During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay."

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Curry told ESPN he "definitely" would take Beutel and NASA up on their offer.

"I am going to educate myself firsthand on everything that NASA has done and shine a light on their tremendous work over the years," he said. "And hopefully people understand that education is power, informing yourself is power. For kids out there that hang on every word that we say, which is important, understand that you should not believe something just because somebody says it. You should do your homework and understand what you actually believe.

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"But I'm going to go to NASA and I'm going to enjoy the experience wholeheartedly."

However, Curry's trip to Mission Control may have to wait for a few months. Golden State isn't scheduled to visit Houston until March 13.

Gisele Bündchen can’t convince Tom Brady to retire from football

Gisele Bündchen can't get Tom Brady to leave the NFL — and she's tried.

The supermodel appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, where the hostess, a New Orleans Saints fan, urged Bündchen to get Brady to quit his job as quarterback for the New England Patriots.

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"I think you should talk with him about that. I haven’t been very successful [at it]," Bündchen, 38, said. "I want him to do whatever makes him happy, but maybe if you have a conversation with him — explain that you love the Saints."

She added that while she's concerned about the potential injuries Brady, 41, may suffer in the game, she can't stop him from his passion.

"I definitely wouldn't want to have his job … it's definitely something that you get concerned [about]," she said. "He loves it so much, and you got to let him do what he loves."

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The Brazilian-born bombshell also addressed rumors that she's retiring.

"I'm the farthest I've ever been from retiring," she said. "I've never worked so hard in my life actually. … I love working, I love creating. That’s why we’re here, to just keep creating and expanding and learning.”

Steph Curry says he doesn’t believe in US moon landings: report

He's been known to take long-distance shots, but this one might be the farthest out there.

NBA superstar Stephen Curry said he does not believe the U.S. landed on the moon, according to a podcast Monday.

The Golden State Warriors guard made the comments when he was a guest on the "Winging It" podcast, according to The New York Times.

Curry asked one of the hosts if he believed that the U.S. landed on the moon. When the host said no, Curry agreed, but said he didn't want to "start conspiracies."

Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake. Conspiracy theories have continued to pop up since man first walked on the moon on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to ever set foot on the lunar surface.

A proposed Russian mission to the moon will apparently include a task to verify that the American moon landings were actually real, a top Russian space official joked last month.

Later on in the podcast, another host said "do the research on Stanley Kubrick," referring to a story that the involved NASA hiring the famous director to stage and film the Apollo and 12 moon landings, but there is no evidence for this theory, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

NASA, upon hearing Curry's doubts, has invited the star point guard to tour their lab, the report said. NASA landed on the moon six times between 1969 to 1972, becoming the only space agency to accomplish a manned moon mission, The Times reported.

"We'd love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets," said Allard Beutel, a NASA spokesman. “We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.”

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

Lee Smith, Harold Baines elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame

Longtime closer Lee Smith and smooth-swinging Harold Baines have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.

Former outfielder and manager Lou Piniella fell one vote short.

The results by the 16-member Today's Game Era Committee were announced Sunday at the winter meetings.

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Smith and Baines both debuted in Chicago during the 1980 season — Smith began with the Cubs and went on to post a then-record 478 saves while Baines started out with the White Sox and had 2,866 career hits.

George Steinbrenner, Orel Hershiser, Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel also were on the ballot.

With Trump in attendance, Army beats Navy for 3rd straight time

PHILADELPHIA – PHILADELPHIA - Army had the corps bouncing in front of the president and kept the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

The No. 22 Black Knights recovered two fumbles in the fourth quarter, Kelvin Hopkins Jr. had two rushing touchdowns and Army beat Navy 17-10 on Saturday to win its third straight game in the series.

President Donald Trump attended the 119th game between the rivals and flipped the coin before spending a half on each side in a show of impartiality. No matter his view, Army (10-2) always had the edge.

President Donald Trump tosses the coin before the Army-Navy NCAA college football Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Army retained the CIC Trophy — awarded to the team with the best record in games among the three service academies — after winning it for the first time in 22 years last season and snuffed a late Navy (3-10) rally to retain possession of the patriotic prize

With Navy down 10-7, quarterback Zach Abey lost a fumble on fourth-and-12 deep in its own territory. Hopkins would score on a 1-yard run to make it 17-7 and give Army the cushion it needed to win in front of 66,729 fans at Lincoln Financial Field.

Army hopped and waved hands in celebration during a replay timeout and got the cadets in the stands to bounce along. They had good reason to celebrate: Army has regained its grip in a series that had gotten out of hand. Navy had a series-best 14-game winning streak from 2002-2015 and leads the series leads 60-52-7.

Trump sat on the Army side in the first half and crossed the field to the Navy side at halftime. Trump officiated the coin toss and was introduced by public address announcer Dan Baker to a cheering crowd. Navy called "tails," and that's what it was when Trump's flipped coin landed on the turf. Navy elected to kick off.

That was a mistake.

Navy’s Zach Abey leaps for a high snap during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Kell Walker ran 51 yards to the 10 on the fourth play from scrimmage and Hopkins dashed in for the TD on the next play for a 7-0 lead.

In a series steeped in tradition — the "March On" and drumline battles, among them — perhaps none is more ingrained than the running game. Last year's game had a combined three pass attempts and quarterbacks for each team are usually the leading rushers. But Army and Navy passed on the rush and tried to throw, with mixed results. Army safety Jaylon McClinton had an interception in the first half. Army also dropped a key third-down pass that led to John Abercrombie's missed 33-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Abercrombie rebounded to kick a 33-yarder in the third for a 10-0 lead.

Last season's game was an instant classic and was decided by a field goal: Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yarder in the snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13.

Moehring made the extra point on Lewis' score and he kicked a 45-yard field goal with 29 seconds left. Malcolm Perry's 43-yard run to the 5 set up Garret Lewis' 1-yard rushing TD with 7:10 left in the game that pulled Navy to 10-7.

There were reminders all around the Linc, home of the Super Bowl champion Eagles, that this was no ordinary game. The Navy "Leap Frogs" parachute team earned a roar from the crowd with each safe landing on the field. Bill the Goat, Navy's mascot, was safely leashed and secured from a possible abduction attempt from overzealous cadets. And each side safely returned "captives" in the Prisoner Exchange — when seven midshipmen and seven cadets swap service academies for a semester. The Army prisoners spelled out "3-PEAT on the back of their uniforms.

Heisman winner Kyler Murray’s past homophobic tweets deleted hours after award: report

Hours after Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy, several homophobic tweets from his past resurfaced.

As a teenager, Murray used an anti-gay slur in a tweet to friends, USA Today reported. Oklahoma University did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

The tweets were deleted from Murray’s account early Sunday.

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The re-discovered tweets put Murray, 21, in the company of other athletes finding themselves in a negative light just as they achieve success.

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Racist tweets from Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s teenage years resurfaced ahead of last year's NFL Draft.

After helping the Villanova Wildcats win the 2018 national men's basketball championship, a tweet by Donte DiVincenzo that contained racist rap lyrics was also brought to light.

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Tweets by Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers featured racist, homophobic and misogynistic words. The tweets — which Hader posted as a teen — drew attention earlier this year as he became one of the top relievers in the majors.

While he is known for football, Oklahoma's Murray was selected by baseball's Oakland A’s with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft. He plans to report to spring training next year after his college football career ends. He led the Sooners to a Big 12 championship the season.

Oklahoma faces No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff on Dec. 29.